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by DRT
15:18 Mon 03 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: 2017 Declarations

Seen on Instagram...
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by DRT
08:17 Sun 02 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information
Replies: 8
Views: 2613

Re: 2017 Vintage Port Tasting Recap with Notes and other information

Richard Mayson's first impressions of the 2017 vintage

Richard attended the same tasting as AHB, Christopher and I in London on 23rd May 2019.
by DRT
17:44 Thu 30 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port
Replies: 24
Views: 3950

Re: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port

The picture on vivino certainly seems to validate the style of label but as Andy said earlier the main problem with this bottle is the fill level.

EJINPA, as others have said I think you would be well advised to use this as a ticket to a tasting ;-)
by DRT
08:43 Sun 26 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The cork fell in... and other excuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: The cork fell in... and other excuses

winesecretary wrote:
21:09 Sat 25 May 2019
Other than 'my glass is empty' what are the other standard justifications employed by TPF-ites for opening a bottle of port for one?
I only open bottles of VP for one if the day has a "y" in it.
by DRT
08:21 Sat 25 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 20431

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Apologies, I can no longer attend as I need to be in Leeds on 11th June.
by DRT
18:56 Fri 24 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Two Vintage Bottles - The Chairman's and Porto Adriano Ramos-Pinto
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: Two Vintage Bottles - The Chairman's and Porto Adriano Ramos-Pinto

I'm surprised the pinto is that low. I've seen online stores just now with places selling it for £50 - £85. Winedecider states that the average is £59 for the 1985. I'm not saying you are wrong or anything, just curious why you value it lower, have you seen it sell for that recently? I think you mi...
by DRT
11:43 Fri 24 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Two Vintage Bottles - The Chairman's and Porto Adriano Ramos-Pinto
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: Two Vintage Bottles - The Chairman's and Porto Adriano Ramos-Pinto

I'm surprised the pinto is that low. I've seen online stores just now with places selling it for £50 - £85. Winedecider states that the average is £59 for the 1985. I'm not saying you are wrong or anything, just curious why you value it lower, have you seen it sell for that recently? I think you mi...
by DRT
11:16 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 63
Views: 16271

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

AHB wrote:
18:48 Sun 19 May 2019
I’m unlikely to arrive before 6pm
I'm likely to arrive with AHB.
by DRT
01:25 Sun 12 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: 2017 Declarations

Tadhg555 wrote:
23:08 Fri 03 May 2019
Have the frequency of vintage declarations increased over the recent decades? If so, what is the cause? Better technology and more efficient methods? Or am I suffering from recency bias?
What Glenn and Andy said, and don't expect a 2018 or 2019 declaration :wink:
by DRT
15:58 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 63
Views: 16271

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
09:05 Mon 22 Apr 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
21:34 Sun 24 Mar 2019
I’m democratically declaring it to be “Port fit for a Queen”.
Which, in my case, will be Warre 1966.

Others: please reveal.
Fonseca 1970.
by DRT
15:56 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 34
Views: 14330

Re: The Standard Food Order

Alex M wrote:
10:13 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Starter: Truffle mac and Cheese

Main: Rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days)
+ skinny chips and green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
Thank you. Default order updated.
by DRT
00:50 Sun 14 Apr 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Fonseca 1970 vintage port
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: Fonseca 1970 vintage port

Hi, Fonseca 1970 is a wonderful Port so the gift from your grandparents was very special. The current retail price for a bottle with very good provenance would be around £180. At auction it would be significantly less and in a private sale perhaps a bit more than half of that amount. The good news i...
by DRT
23:23 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Dirk has offered to send members of TPF a handful of half bottles of his 2017 Vintage Port for us to try on condition we post our impressions of his wine. If anyone would like to take up his offer, please drop me a private message and let me know. I assume that 96 half bottles to my Seckfords accou...
by DRT
18:23 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

The first message I received on this subject was this morning at 10:16.

The WhatsApp messages are still coming thick and fast from Alex and Julian, but now they are having a blind tasting in a wine bar with Dirk some 8 hours after they started.

Good stamina from the team :GoldStar:
by DRT
13:21 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experience with BI Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: Experience with BI Wines

I got my 2 cases of 12. Pied with debit card on their site. The bottles themselves are in mint condition. However 11 of the 24 had lost the front label (They were with the shipment, but dislodged). Quite disappointing. The cases cost £480 each. What compensation would you feel was in order to corre...
by DRT
12:07 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

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by DRT
12:02 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

1 litre bottle of Niepoort Vintage 1942
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by DRT
11:04 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Tasting notes: Niepoort Vintage 2017 Julian: Red purple, as opaque as young Port. Nose dominated by red grape, with prune and plum. Also something exotic. I thought pineapple, but not quite that. Palate is sweet and approachable, large but not gigantic, deliciously balanced. And stuffed hard with ra...
by DRT
11:02 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

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by DRT
10:48 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Two of our members are currently attending the official UK launch of Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port at Lyle’s Restaurant in Shoreditch, London, accompanied by some older goodies... Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.42.07.png Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.41.18.png Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.41.40.png Screen...
by DRT
14:10 Wed 10 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: 2017 Declarations

On FTLOP Thomas V wrote:2017 The Stone terraces consist of
  • 6360 individually numbered bottles
    180 Magnums
    120 Tappit Hens
...

Full specs here
The Dow 2017 data sheet is the only other to mention format quantities, being 5,250 cases, including 240 magnums and 200 Tappit Hens.
by DRT
12:18 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: 2017 Declarations

by DRT
09:56 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: 2017 Declarations

The Symingtons have declared this morning: https://vintageportsite.com/campaign/20 ... t-declared
by DRT
13:45 Wed 03 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

Now all I need is some sunshine, tonic, lime and ice and I'm ready for summer :sun: :FFCC00: 88)
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