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by jonker1541
20:01 Tue 05 May 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Re: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?

So can I find the "official" flavour profiles anywhere?
by jonker1541
20:14 Mon 04 May 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Re: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?

Thanks again for all your info.

One of your comments sparks another question: 20 yo is just a flavour profile? Are there general flavour profiles that all producers adhere to? And 20 yo tawny does consist of tawny port all minimum 20 yo right? Or is that another whisky parallel gone awry?
by jonker1541
19:14 Sun 03 May 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Re: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?

Thanks for your discussion, I have learned a lot.
by jonker1541
17:06 Sun 03 May 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Re: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?

Thanks for your reply. Because I am traditionally a whisky drinker, I am even stricter than that. I felt it was a 9 yo colheita, that just hasn't been opened in the past 27 years. I draw the parallel with whisky because, like whisky, colheita doesn't age in the bottle, but only in the barrel. So a 1...
by jonker1541
16:44 Sun 03 May 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Is it misleading to sell a 79-88 colheita as 36 yo?

Hi there, I am currently in contact with the auctioneer of a big auction house. I messaged him that I felt they made a mistake in the description of a bottle of colheita. They clearly stated it was a 1979 colheita, and that it was 36 yo. I therefore assumed it to be bottled in 2015. However, the bot...
by jonker1541
21:54 Thu 07 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Questions about tawny, colheita and vintage years
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: Questions about tawny, colheita and vintage years

Awesome response. Even though I was wrong about a LOT of things, I have not been able to find answers to these questions with a couple of evenings worth of Google, so I'm pretty grateful for your extensive explanations. Now the question that remains is: How do you know whether or not you are buying ...
by jonker1541
15:12 Thu 07 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Questions about tawny, colheita and vintage years
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Questions about tawny, colheita and vintage years

Hi guys, I'm sort of a newbie at this whole port thing, so I'm hoping you bear with me. Recently I discovered the fact that a 1999 Colheita I bought was much better than the 10 yo Tawny by the same house. This got me wandering and reading about tawny style port, and I have the following questions: -...
by jonker1541
13:53 Thu 07 Mar 2013
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Introduction

Hi there, I'm a dutch guy who used to be mainly into whisky, up until an after dinner ferreira 20 in a Portuguese restaurant caught my interest. Since that point friends and I have been drinking Tawny ports like the Graham's/Dow's/Kopke 10/20/30 yo tawnies. And ferreira whenever someone would fly to...