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by mosesbotbol
15:50 Tue 05 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Some advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Some advice needed

40 year old Taylor tawny is great stuff. Tough choice between a 1970 vintage and a 40 year tawny. If it has to be "40", go with the tawny. No gamble on whether it'll be corked, etc...
by mosesbotbol
15:42 Wed 06 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: half bottles of vintage port for novice?
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: half bottles of vintage port for novice?

I would not buy that bottle of 2000. If you are just starting out, stick with aged tawny and LBV. LBV is close enough to vintage to get your feet wet. Your investment dollars should go to proper port glasses and a decanter. Have you considered buy port online? In and of itself, I don't think half bo...
by mosesbotbol
17:57 Tue 05 Feb 2013
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: RWC madeira in NJ, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: RWC madeira in NJ, USA

Ask RWC who their vendors are in NJ
by mosesbotbol
05:01 Mon 04 Feb 2013
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: No idea what I've inherited. Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: No idea what I've inherited. Help

jdaw1 wrote:Alex’s replies are all very fair except that I’m not at all fond of Taylor 1975. Your mileage might vary.
Everything else is pretty good.
by mosesbotbol
04:57 Mon 04 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Re: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education

Tawny ends the night in my opinion unless Madeira is being served. Well, if a vintage port is older than the tawny or colheita, I would have to have them side by side. Tawny or colheita shold more oxidized and acidic.
by mosesbotbol
18:45 Fri 01 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a 1991 Niepoort colheita
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: How to serve a 1991 Niepoort colheita

I like Colheita and Tawny on the cooler side, it brings out the acidity more. Think of it as this, the port will warm up no matter what, but it won't cool down unless you put it somewhere cold.
by mosesbotbol
18:56 Thu 31 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a 1991 Niepoort colheita
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: How to serve a 1991 Niepoort colheita

AHB wrote:Personal preference speaking here, but I would decant a colheita 4-6 hours before drinking and serve it slightly chilled - pop the decanter into the fridge for half an hour before drinking.
Sounds about right to me.
by mosesbotbol
18:53 Mon 28 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Re: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education

How many people are attending and what is the "per head" cost you'd like keep it at. I'd go with one house like Graham, Dow, or Taylor; picking basic bottles of each style, with one 20+ old VP, basic, 10 and 20 year tawny, basic ruby, and current LBV. The current LBV vs. older VP will be close enoug...
by mosesbotbol
18:49 Mon 28 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 5680

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

There's no shortage of good port wine stores in person or online in NY-NJ area. Shouldn't be hard to find convincing deals.
by mosesbotbol
17:45 Thu 17 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that is the question. (1963 Cockburn)
Replies: 11
Views: 3801

Re: To buy or not to buy, that is the question. (1963 Cockb

I've had '63 Cockburn many times. Some bottles are close to the big boys, others are just nothing special, but they "tend" to be priced well. I'd put '63 Cockburn on the level of '63 Croft; glad to drink it any day, but it's hardly Fonseca, Dow, or Graham. Would give even Sandeman a slight nod to th...
by mosesbotbol
18:57 Tue 15 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Italian and port?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Italian and port?

Sure, why not?
by mosesbotbol
16:24 Mon 14 Jan 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 111
Views: 15192

Re: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013

Elys and I should be able to attend if it is on a Saturday in NYC. Pretty light on Grahams, have '63, '70, and '94.
by mosesbotbol
22:41 Thu 10 Jan 2013
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from a portuguese the tri-state area
Replies: 5
Views: 3866

Re: hello from a portuguese the tri-state area

If you are ever in Boston and want to do a port tasting, let me know. If you have family in Fall River or New Bedford who may be interested in one, I can travel!
by mosesbotbol
22:38 Thu 10 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: buying a holding of port
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: buying a holding of port

I've been close to working with a producer to bring something over special, but it would follow the 3 tier process all the way to my local B&M. Nothing ever materialized because I did not push the topic, but I think if you know a producer and everyone is getting their cut, it shouldn't be an issue u...
by mosesbotbol
22:28 Thu 10 Jan 2013
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Portuguese Wine Tasting Jan 24th in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: Portuguese Wine Tasting Jan 24th in NYC

Would like to see the list before considering going.
by mosesbotbol
18:39 Mon 07 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: 1963 Dow

I recently had a stunning '63 Dow that still had 20+ years to it, easily. Bottle was shared with SeanC and we both gave it around 97 points which is much higher than I expected. Bottle had great color, and was from a cellar that was not very humid. I would be in no rush to drink, but 50 years stored...
by mosesbotbol
18:36 Mon 07 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Tongs
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Port Tongs

I don't like the stand over style tongs as much, but I know others feel the opposite. For me, the stand over style assume the bottle is dinner table height and I usually tong bottle on my kitchen counter. Secondly, it is much easier to touch the wax (which you don't want to do) withe stand over styl...
by mosesbotbol
18:32 Mon 07 Jan 2013
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: An Ancient Inheritance
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: An Ancient Inheritance

How about post some pictures? If one bottle is a tawny and that old, very slim chance it will drink like anything you'd want to try again.
by mosesbotbol
22:01 Thu 03 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Ports with the maximum points
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Ports with the maximum points

Highest rated ports I have had without thinking too much:

1908 Grahams
1931 Noval
1945 Croft
1948 Taylor
1952 Delaforce Colheita
1970 Niepoort

None were scored "100", but probably should've been.
by mosesbotbol
21:12 Wed 02 Jan 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Olive Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 4967

Re: Olive Oil

Portal's olive oil is just out of this world.
by mosesbotbol
21:02 Wed 02 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Question about a Dow's 1985 VP bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Question about a Dow's 1985 VP bottle

1985 Dow is far from being ready to drink IMO...


What Symington vintages have been recorked by them are available?
by mosesbotbol
21:00 Wed 02 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The "Perfect" Bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: The "Perfect" Bottle

I had a stunning Dow and Graham 1963 a few weeks ago. Both SeanC and I rated the Dow 97ish points. One of the best Dow's I have ever had and have had this vintage many times. Could not think of one thing wrong with either bottle.
by mosesbotbol
18:55 Sun 11 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Largest bottle of port?
Replies: 27
Views: 2513

Re: Largest bottle of port?

The largest bottles in my collection are 3L's of 77 Taylor. The largest bottle I know about of a recent vintage is 9L from 2007.
by mosesbotbol
15:14 Wed 31 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Sandeman
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: 1970 Sandeman VP

RAYC wrote:But for some reason i have in my mind that Derek and Julian are among the least convinced of the merits of old Sandeman VP.

Really? Old Sandeman rocks. The went downhill quick after 1980 and emerged came back 1994. Similar story with Croft.
by mosesbotbol
15:11 Wed 31 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and the Douro
Replies: 21
Views: 3584

Re: Port and the Douro

I'll take one too if this applies to USA