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by gerwin.degraaf
20:24 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Impressions from the Port fair in Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 182

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: 379

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: 394

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: 394

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: 412

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: 1162

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: 1082

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: 412

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: 727

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: 727

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: 5904

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: 5904

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: 5904

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: 16
Views: 1735

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: 12
Views: 1216

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: 380

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: 2076

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: 1376
Views: 115772

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: 1376
Views: 115772

Re: Latest buy

and the capsule
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by gerwin.degraaf
19:35 Fri 28 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115772

Re: Latest buy

The pics of the 1937 Taits
by gerwin.degraaf
19:33 Fri 28 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115772

Re: Latest buy

- Quarles Harris 1977 VP (6x, shared a case of 12 with my uncle) - Quinta do Noval 1973 LBV bottled 1979 (2x, finally a bottle of port (or any wine for that matter) from my birthyear ). Hope that it will be still drinkable. - Tait's 1937 old port (1x, a gamble, no idea what it is exactly) with a t-s...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:15 Thu 01 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying port in the U.K.
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Buying port in the U.K.

Why have a few ‘groups’ on TPF, such as London tasters and New York tasters . If wanted I’d be happy to create a group, perhaps called ‘Dutch Port collectors’. If one of you is transporting Port from the UK to the Netherlands, that group could be messaged suggesting a larger single delivery, which ...
by gerwin.degraaf
09:13 Thu 01 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying port in the U.K.
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Buying port in the U.K.

Hi Monique, I'm also from the Netherlands, and have bought VP in the UK a couple of times. I've bought VP on release at Uncorked.co.uk: VP 2007, which I have collected over there, and VP 2011 which I have had deliverd from the UK to my house (delivery by Connaisseur international, not cheap but, wit...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:41 Thu 16 Jun 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115772

Re: Latest buy

The only time I've had the Fonseca QdP 1986 was at the East India Club, London in 2006. It had those labels too. I remember it was drinking rather well then so possibly one to drink up over these next few years. Thanks!! So it is on the market at least ten years then. I'm sure I can be persuaded (s...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:11 Thu 16 Jun 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115772

Re: Latest buy

6 x Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1986 (at auction last Sunday). I didn't know this was made (I know of the 1986 Guimaraens). Also the label is somewhat of a mystery to me (I'll try to post a couple of pictures). Does anyone know these kind of labels from Fonseca? And since I don't have a clou when the...