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by gerwin.degraaf
14:31 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1394
Views: 144503

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: 43
Views: 2954

Re: 2016 Declarations

by gerwin.degraaf
15:31 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 22
Views: 683

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: 1394
Views: 144503

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: 1394
Views: 144503

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: 3553

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: 816

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: 1027

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: 920

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: 920

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: 1201

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: 2646

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: 1977

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: 1201

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: 1743

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: 1743

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:

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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: 11847

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: 11847

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: 11847

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: 3235

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: )
by gerwin.degraaf
18:59 Tue 27 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas wine and port
Replies: 20
Views: 3553

Re: Christmas wine and port

At dinner on Boxing day we enjoyed some:
- Louis Jadot - Domaine Gagey Beaune Gréves Le Clos Blanc- Beaune 1er Cru - 2005
- Domaine Digioia-Royer - Chambolle-Musigny "Les Fremieres"Veilles Vignes - 2007
- Avery's Finest Reserve Vintage 1963
by gerwin.degraaf
12:00 Fri 09 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Avery
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: 1970 Avery

Interesting; I would very much like to taste this port, along with it's '63 predecessor which I have never tried but has an excellent reputation also, and which I understand was a 2:2:1 ratio blend of Fonseca:Sandeman:Taylor respectively. I love the idea of them trying to out-blend the originals, a...
by gerwin.degraaf
22:25 Thu 03 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1971 Dalva Golden White Colheita
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Re: 1971 Dalva Golden White

Bottled 2012. Lovely deep golden amber colour. Initial flavour of soft caramel, cut across by superbly balanced acidity (no bite, just balance); hints of citrus (mandarin), peach and honey. Very long finish, amazingly smooth all the way. Delicious. Rating: Excellent- Nice bottle! And a very good ta...
by gerwin.degraaf
16:12 Sat 29 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1394
Views: 144503

Re: Latest buy

Gerwin, I think it is safe to assume that is a 1937 Colheita, which should make it delicious if it has been properly stored :D Here is some information on the shipper/merchant from another thread on :tpf: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4649 Thanks for the info! I have no idea about how...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:35 Fri 28 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1394
Views: 144503

Re: Latest buy

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