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by smisse
20:37 Sat 31 May 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Bordeaux Recommendations
Replies: 246
Views: 23203

Re: Bordeaux Recommendations

Do you have any recommendations for 2013? As it is for my youngest, I would need something that will last at least 20-25 years. For the oldest I bought Sociando Mallet (2010) but it appears that 2013 is a difficult year... Any recommendation from other regions is welcome as well. Budget 20-30€ per b...
by smisse
17:50 Sat 31 May 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London
Replies: 98
Views: 14687

Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Something arrived from Paris. http://www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140603_FG58_label1.jpg http://www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140603_FG58_label2.jpg http://www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140603_FG58_label3.jpg Did the other 2 "specials" arrive as well? Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met behulp van Tapatalk
by smisse
19:17 Fri 16 May 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London
Replies: 98
Views: 14687

Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Sorry, just realised it'll be next week when you're in Paris. Could you possibly leave it at the hotel? I can pick up when I get to Paris? Or, you can drop it off at my sister's who lives in the 1er arrondissement, dead center Paris. -SCP-DFF Dropping it off at your sister is probably the most conv...
by smisse
14:56 Fri 16 May 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London
Replies: 98
Views: 14687

Re: Tue 03 June 2014, Oscar Quevedo in London

Hi Wolfgang, I'm the one who offered the bottle for trade. Unfortunately Frankfurt will not be possible. I will have 2 business trips next week: Monday / Tuesday : Paris Thursday / Friday : Hamburg As I live in the Netherlands, I will do both by car. This means that any town between s-Hertogenbosch ...
by smisse
18:09 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 361473

Re: One quiz at a time

Cruz 89


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by smisse
15:20 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 361473

Re: One quiz at a time

Jagermeister? Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met behulp van Tapatalk Is this a conspiracy? If no-one guesses in the the next three goes I will 'award' the question to the person of my choosing. Actually, according to some, Jagermeister is a conspiracy. Google on "The Jaegermeister Conspiracy" :) Verzo...
by smisse
15:04 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 361473

Re: One quiz at a time

Jagermeister?


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by smisse
21:09 Tue 15 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13192

Re: Wanted Thread

Gerwin, my local Gall & Gall has Dow 2007 for €60. On their "crazy wine days" you even get 50% reduction on the 2nd bottle. I would not be suprised if they have been standing there for over 3 years but guess that with such a young port and our cool climate this should not be be major issue. Maybe wo...
by smisse
15:27 Tue 13 Aug 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A new Port in Town
Replies: 20
Views: 2477

Re: A new Port in Town

Very nice initiative and will for sure follow this.

Any "en primeur" sales expected?
by smisse
11:34 Tue 06 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 147230

Re: Latest buy

Actually I also purchased 3 bottles of Cruz 89 during my holiday in France in September.
As well for the ridiculous price of I believe 14EUR. (even in a small wooden crate)

And they are actually not that bad...
by smisse
12:51 Fri 24 Aug 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine cellar unit
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: Wine cellar unit

Received the new unit yesterday and will install it today.
Right on time since I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks as of tomorrow :sun:
by smisse
18:46 Wed 15 Aug 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine cellar unit
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: Wine cellar unit

Good to hear that at least it is a known brand. I did not consider repairing the old one. It must be approx 20yrs, is very noisy and consumes a lot of elektricity....
by smisse
10:30 Tue 14 Aug 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine cellar unit
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Wine cellar unit

Finally the inevitable happened and my Eurocave unit died a few days ago :evil: Of course these things seem to happen always at the most inconvenient time of the year with temperatures rising to +30C this week. If you know that my wine cellar is actually in my attic (since most people have no cellar...
by smisse
19:26 Mon 21 May 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13192

Re: Wanted Thread

uncle tom wrote:
Number 2,3 and 4 acquired today! Now I can finally open number 1
Well done! - I'd like to acquire a couple as I have no '81 VP - do you have a source?[/Quote]

Sent you a PM
by smisse
21:04 Sat 12 May 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: 2007 Quinta do Infantado LBV

Tried this yesterday as well. Indeed virtually no tannins and seems lower on the alcohol. I personally enjoyed this and the Colheita the most. Also their Colheita is somewhat different to 'normal' with more hints of ruby and virtually no interrference of wood.
by smisse
20:52 Fri 11 May 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13192

Re: Wanted Thread

smisse wrote:I finally have my Quinta do Infantado 1981 :D

Now I need a 2nd one to drink :tpf:
Number 2,3 and 4 acquired today! Now I can finally open number 1 :nirvana:
by smisse
18:01 Mon 26 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 147230

Re: Latest buy

2 Taylor's 1992
2 Taylor's 1994
by smisse
20:03 Tue 20 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 179134

Re: Port for sale by retailer

DRT wrote:The label appears to say "Bottled by Sogevinus Fine Wines" so this is probably produced by Barros Almeida. Given that their specialty is tawny rather than ruby ports there is no reason why this shouldn't be a good bottle, especially at that price.

Good luck!
Maybe I should indeed try it.
by smisse
19:49 Tue 20 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 179134

Re: Port for sale by retailer

The German discounter Aldi has a Almeida 20y old for sale in Holland. 14,99eur

Would be interested to know if anyome knows this port or dares trying it :oops:


Edited to add link with picture
http://www.aldi.nl/TIPP_NL_SA/index51.shtml
by smisse
13:31 Mon 19 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Mystery bottle

Hi Derek,

Great research. I guess my mistake was to use google.com.
It indeed looks to be made by Roicom. Roicom is based in Garriguella and the symbols on the escutcheon (?) resemble the ones from the town (grapes, oak leafs, tower).

I will send them an email for more information.

rgrds,

Dries
by smisse
12:08 Sun 18 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Mystery bottle

Last photo.
by smisse
12:07 Sun 18 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Mystery bottle

Hi all, A while ago I obtained a bottle which was sold by the owner as Port and believed to be at least 40 yrs old. I'm not convinced at all this this is actually Port. Although it mentions "Portoluz", the bottle, decorations and text remain a complete mystery to me. As you can see on the below pict...
by smisse
13:49 Tue 13 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas port
Replies: 21
Views: 3024

Re: Christmas port

What are people planning for Christmas? I have my eye on an Offley 70 for Xmas eve, and my Xmas day port is likely to be a Graham 83 or Fonseca 85 (for something a bit more robust!). I have the Fonseca 85 and Niepoort 85 lined up. I hope to be lucky again with the Niepoort 85. For "normal" wine we'...
by smisse
13:06 Wed 26 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 147230

Re: Latest buy

That's a nice purchase Gerwin.

I'm interested how the 40YO will turn out after 30 years in the bottle.
by smisse
19:36 Wed 19 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Birth year port
Replies: 11
Views: 2279

Re: Birth year port

Have seen this a bit recently...the marketing of 30 yr tawny as a 1981 anniversary/birth year gift... Two online examples: here and here I'm not sure that either explicitly claim to be "vintage 1981", but both come close to implying it - the first link in particular. I think there's a fair bit of "...