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by marc j.
18:23 Sat 23 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 6076

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

If I recall correctly, my first VP was a bottle of 1977 Taylor. Up to that point in time I had tried plenty of tawnies/colheitas as well as a number of LBVs...the Taylor blew me away. It had a great nose, powerful on the palate and the finish was never ending.

It was quite the experience...
by marc j.
23:47 Tue 13 May 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Five bottles of Niepoort’s port, vintage 1977
Replies: 13
Views: 3923

Re: Five bottles of Niepoort’s port, vintage 1977

I'm in SoCal and I'm also interested in possibly purchasing those bottles. PM sent!
by marc j.
22:31 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar #4
Replies: 94
Views: 13937

Re: Cellar #4

Congratulations Tom!!!
by marc j.
21:32 Mon 03 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?
Replies: 24
Views: 4694

Re: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?

The 1933 Niepoort would be a Garrafeira. I have a bottle of the 1931 Niepoort Garrafeira which has the identical label and verbiage as the 1933.
by marc j.
00:17 Fri 21 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 7192

Re: Keeping track

I too use CellarTracker, although when I first tried it out I was unimpressed. Over time I was able to increase its functionality by using many of the tools and features that are available. It took a bit of time to figure out all of the bells & whistles, but once those are understood it becomes a gr...
by marc j.
01:53 Thu 20 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ramos-Pinto: Tuesday 21st October 2014
Replies: 128
Views: 30772

Re: Ramos-Pinto: a vertical

Depending on the dates, I'd be interested in possibly flying over the pond for this tasting. I can't say that I've had the opportunity to taste Ramos-Pinto in a vertical format. Sounds very interesting! As far as bottles go I have the 1945, 1970, 1983 (750 & mag), 1985, 1994 and 1995. In addition I ...
by marc j.
04:08 Wed 01 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Happy New Year to the Port Forum
Replies: 33
Views: 3519

Re: Happy New Year to the Port Forum

DRT wrote:I found the antidote to my Batailley crisis:

1 x Moet & Chandon
1 x Talisker
1 x Lagavulin

"1" = A New Year Standard Measure
Whew! That was a close call...
by marc j.
22:38 Tue 31 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Happy New Year to the Port Forum
Replies: 33
Views: 3519

Re: Happy New Year to the Port Forum

The Champagne is chilling, a bottle of 1974 Taylor has been decanted and shortly I'll start preparations for our celebratory leg of lamb dinner. It is shaping up to be quite an enjoyable evening!
by marc j.
02:03 Fri 20 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: WOTY 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: WOTY 2013

I'd say that the one port that blew me away in 2013 was a stunning bottle of 1927 Fonseca. I must say that it was a close call between the Fonseca and a bottle of 1945 Noval Nacional that was spectacular.
by marc j.
05:55 Fri 29 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What ARE we drinking for 2013 Xmas?
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: What ARE we drinking for 2013 Xmas?

For X-mas I'm planning on opening a 1963 Ferreira as well as a 1955 Cockburn & a 1966 Delaforce.
by marc j.
19:58 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oldest bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 5091

Re: Oldest bottles

The oldest vintage port would a 1830 Ferreira. In terms of Colheitas, the oldest would be a 1875 A.J.S. Da Silva.
by marc j.
18:24 Sun 03 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 13356

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

I'm in total agreement with DRT on this point. If it is actually a W&K product, then it should be labeled as such. Slapping a Taylor label on wine that had taken W&K over 40 years to produce doesn't seem fair or equitable and is at best dishonest.
by marc j.
23:56 Sat 02 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 667578

Re: One quiz at a time

DRT wrote:A Jack Russell?
Wow! That was good...
by marc j.
23:48 Sat 02 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Personal port traditions
Replies: 25
Views: 3847

Re: Personal port traditions

I have around 100 empty VP bottles in my garage waiting for a time when I have a room in which to display them. I wonder if we could find somewhere that could use Julian's software to produce placemat wallpaper? I also display many of the more memorable bottles either in the bar area or down in the...
by marc j.
20:43 Tue 29 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's vertical
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Graham's vertical

I believe that Graham also declared 1954 I suspect this is an error by Suckling, and that the .se site lifted some of its data from his book. There was a 1954 Malvedos, rarely seen, but noted by Broadbent. Although Graham rattled off some consecutive declarations up until 1901, their declaration st...
by marc j.
03:59 Tue 29 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's vertical
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Graham's vertical

Glenn,

I believe that Graham also declared 1954. Check out Suckling's book, he has TN on it and it is also listed on vintageport.se. If I recall correctly it was a small declaration so finding bottles of it 60 years later is a tad difficult..
by marc j.
22:43 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Advance Happy Birthday for AHB
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Advance Happy Birthday for AHB

Happy Birthday Alex!!!
by marc j.
16:57 Thu 26 Sep 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: O-PORT-UNIDADE Kick off
Replies: 16
Views: 3891

Re: O-PORT-UNIDADE Kick off

Way to go! Putting this together is quite an impressive accomplishment and I must say that the image you posted is one for the ages.
by marc j.
08:59 Thu 29 Aug 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottles for occassions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Bottles for occassions?

Typically I try to save the pre-1960 stuff for get-togethers with other Port lovers that can appreciate the nuances of a 50+ year old Port. Anything younger is fair game!
by marc j.
01:47 Mon 12 Aug 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to re-wax bottles
Replies: 65
Views: 13280

Re: How to re-wax bottles

This process requires some trial & error before it can be perfected. I've rewaxed quite a few bottles over the past few years and just by doing it a few times I've perfected the process a bit which has resulted in a much better, cleaner capsule.
by marc j.
22:23 Wed 03 Jul 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1997 Niepoort
Replies: 65
Views: 6272

Re: 1997 Niepoort

AHB wrote:But if you have bought some you should open it and drink it and hope it shows as well as the one which Gerwin had.

And if you bought more than one, you should drink more than one.
Time to pop some corks...
by marc j.
08:50 Sun 03 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What else do VP drinkers put in their cellar?
Replies: 17
Views: 3446

Re: What else do VP drinkers put in their cellar?

Let' see...94% of my cellar is Port with the remainder being being First Growths/Cali reds/Burgs. The other 6% (non-Port) tends to cycle through rather quickly and forms the basis of much of my day-to-day drinking (with meals ect.). With that being said, I also tend to open quite a few Single Quinta...
by marc j.
08:42 Sun 03 Mar 2013
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Selling Port
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Re: Selling Port

I believe that the 1950 vintage was widely declared, but the wines were on the lighter side and have not really stood up well to the rigors of time. Actually 1950 was very similar to 1960, nice gentle wines that tended to mature early, but really didn't have the stuffing for the long haul. In retros...
by marc j.
08:21 Thu 14 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vesuvio sales at Christies
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Vesuvio sales at Christies

I have a feeling that this is related to the collectability of T77 vs. T80/T75 Collectability pushes up price, which in turn reduces consumption; but is it really the case that for every surviving bottle of T75, there are 14 surviving bottles of T77? T77 trades at around double the price of T75. If...
by marc j.
01:02 Thu 14 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vesuvio sales at Christies
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: Vesuvio sales at Christies

uncle tom wrote:
for example, 266 bottles of T80 vs 2973 bottles of T77, and only 213 bottles of T75
I have a feeling that this is related to the collectability of T77 vs. T80/T75 which aren't viewed in the light as some of the more classic bottlings (T77, F77, T70, ect.)