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by gerwin.degraaf
14:57 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 109
Views: 18754

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

If at all possible, I would like to be added to the Reserves list. As I'll be just 77 at this time I expect to be able to attend. 2011 VP's that I could bring along are: Not yet on the list: - Kopke - Krohn - Krohn Quinta do Retiro Novo - Pocas Junior Already on the list: - Cockburn's - Fonseca - Qu...
by gerwin.degraaf
18:18 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

That’s a lot of bottles of Latour and Warre’s for that many people. For 170 people who won't be drinking much that's about 3 to 4 cases of Latour 90 and 1 case of Warre 77. The Latour is £9-10k per case on WS so I think I'd rather be paying for the Port :roll: Yes, quite :D . I presume that the Lat...
by gerwin.degraaf
12:40 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

Our royal Family is on state visit in the UK. :D One member of the Dutch press was invited to attend the dinner (in total there were about 170 people), the menu served (including the wines), and he shared the menu. Excellent wines (1990 Latour :shock: ) were served, and Warre's 1977 VP with desert. ...
by gerwin.degraaf
18:46 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160390

Re: Latest buy

1977 Delaforce VP (2x Magnum)
by gerwin.degraaf
18:35 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160390

Re: Latest buy

1970 Butler Nephew VP (belgian botteling, G Thienpont "Red rich Alto Douro Portwine), 12 bottles
by gerwin.degraaf
14:31 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160390

Re: Latest buy

2011 Fonseca VP, 8 halves
2000 Q. do Noval Silval, 12 bottles
by gerwin.degraaf
22:32 Sat 09 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7499

Re: 2016 Declarations

by gerwin.degraaf
15:31 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I know of one other label which produced a 1970 (of which I have a couple of bottles):
Amandio (Real Companhia Vinicola do Norte de Portugal)

I also have some Kopke Q. Sao Luiz, Cálem and Messias Cachao form 1970 (If possible, I would like to sign up for this tasting :-) )
by gerwin.degraaf
10:14 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160390

Re: Latest buy

Fonseca 1997 VP (Magnum). Just bought this at auction over here. I realised (about 20 seconds after the fact), that I overbid myself online by putting in a higher bid on the standing bid (which was my own written bid, that I put in earlier) :lol: . But at least I prevented another online bidder to s...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:00 Sun 04 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160390

Re: Latest buy

1970 Messias Quinta do Cachao VP 2x (@ well under €40 a bottle, I thought it was an acceptable gamble :-)
by gerwin.degraaf
12:41 Tue 26 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas wine and port
Replies: 20
Views: 4866

Re: Christmas wine and port

on Christmas eve, I opened up a 1963 Avery's VP, it seemed a tiny bit corked. Yesterday, after Christmas dinner, we had a 1995 Kopke VP, and later on the evening I returned to the 1963, which seemed to have improved a bit (still not a great showing but quite enjoyable).
by gerwin.degraaf
20:24 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Impressions from the Port fair in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: Impressions from the Port fair in Germany

Was a great event Axel (even spotted myself on the 4th picture :-) ! Hope to be able to join again next year!
by gerwin.degraaf
12:08 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend

Hi all, I don't know if anyone is taking part in the wine/port auction which is being held in Belgium this weekend, but if so, please take note of the following. There is 1 lot of 2 1927 VP bottles (Royal Oporto). Because I had some questions about this lot, I asked around a bit (It wasn't quite cle...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:10 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: 1955 Croft

Andy, Glenn,
Thanks for your reactions.

Given the good level of my remaining bottle, I will keep it untill its 70th birthday in 2025 :-)
by gerwin.degraaf
14:19 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: 1955 Croft

Mature, brick red colour wih a pale rim, 30% opaque. Gentle sous bois nose, with soft wild strawberry. Lovely entry, slightly woody but with sweet fruits of the forest adding a pleasant complexity. Balanced and well structured but starting to dry out. A nice profile on the aftertaste with nutty dri...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:22 Wed 11 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft 1977 VP
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

Re: Croft 1977 VP

Bottles are sold to a fellow port lover (and soon to be delivered) :-)
by gerwin.degraaf
15:34 Mon 02 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 3800

Re: What do you have most of?

I first thought it was Vargellas 1991 VP, but a quick check showed that I have a couple more of the Croft Q. da Roeda 2005
by gerwin.degraaf
20:26 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2015 Vintage Port Tasting: Leverkusen, Germany, 03 November
Replies: 10
Views: 3112

Re: 2015 Vintage Port Tasting: Leverkusen, Germany, 03 November

I found a hotel, and hopefully my wife and I can get things worked out with our work.
Can we still apply to join (with 2 attendees)?
by gerwin.degraaf
18:44 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft 1977 VP
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

Croft 1977 VP

I got the chance to buy a case of Croft 1977 VP quite recently (I need to collect them yet), at what seemed to me a very decent price. With this purchase, I have exceeded the number of 1977 VP's that I ideally want to have. So if anyone is interested, I would like to part with 5 bottles of Croft 197...
by gerwin.degraaf
18:21 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Need help
Replies: 11
Views: 2442

Re: Need help

From the look of that bottle, I think I was one of the bidders against you (if you got these at a recent auction that is). Good to see a true portlover got them! HI Gerwin, let s come together here: http://theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11462 and share a bottle. Best Axel Hi Alex, That's an e...
by gerwin.degraaf
18:15 Wed 20 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Need help
Replies: 11
Views: 2442

Re: Need help

Axel P wrote:
10:58 Sat 16 Sep 2017
Can anyone let me know who the producer might be. Unfortunately no selo:

Thienpont.JPG

Thanks in advance

Axel
Hi Axel,
From the look of that bottle, I think I was one of the bidders against you (if you got these at a recent auction that is). Good to see a true portlover got them! :D :tpf:
by gerwin.degraaf
22:20 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 14659

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Old Bridge wrote:
22:14 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Very neat. You will have one for each guest, of course?
Of course :wink: , first I ordered just the one, to see how it is, but now there's no reason what so ever not to order many more. That shall be some dinnerparty :nirvana: :mrgreen: :660000:
by gerwin.degraaf
22:02 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 14659

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

1999 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim VP 37,5 cl, to try out my new small decanting caraf which I received today :D :663300:
by gerwin.degraaf
21:13 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 14659

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Since it was my wife's birthday last week (turning 40) I opened the following bottles as a small port tasting for our wine- and portliking friends & family: - Quevedo 40 yo Tawny (2012 bottling); - Dalva 1977 Colheita (bottled 2014); - Warre 1977 Vintage Port; All showed very well, and it was an exc...
by gerwin.degraaf
22:27 Sun 12 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 5th November 2064 - a Quevedo Salmanazar..
Replies: 21
Views: 4546

Re: 5th November 2064 - a Quevedo Salmanazar..

uncle tom wrote:
06:18 Sat 11 Feb 2017
I’d love to accept, but expect to be ‘unavailable’ on that date.
You'll only be 96 - I'll be a sprightly 104..
Would love to attend, should I be allowed and/or invited. I'll be only 90 (almost 91 at that date :lol: )