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by gerwin.degraaf
18:44 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft 1977 VP
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

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: 3705

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: 3705

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: 19842

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: 19842

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: 19842

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: 21
Views: 6313

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: 20
Views: 6843

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: 1207

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: 2795

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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: 2194

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: 2194

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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: 1414
Views: 206993

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...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:25 Tue 22 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

1998 Taylor's Vargellas VP x 6
1991 Cálem VP 12x (bargain at auction)
1990 Kopke Colheita 3x (part of the 1991 lot, again a bargain)

It turned out a nice Sunday afternoon for following the auction online! :mrgreen:
by gerwin.degraaf
21:38 Fri 18 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

2 magnums of 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens VP. I've been looking for a long time to find a (any) 2005 VP, as it's my oldest son's birthyear. So one of these will go to him, the other will maybe be opened at an apropiate time by me :mrgreen: When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these ...
by gerwin.degraaf
20:36 Tue 15 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

2003 Fonseca VP (6x)
by gerwin.degraaf
18:02 Sat 04 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

2x 1974 Kopke Colheita (bottled 2004)
1x 1977 Kopke Vintage
1x 1989 Borges & Irmao Vintage

Both were 2-bottle lots at auction last weekend.
by gerwin.degraaf
21:23 Sun 15 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best bargain purchase at auction
Replies: 14
Views: 3943

Re: Best bargain purchase at auction

I've had some good auction deals in the last couple of years, including: - sixpacks of Vesuvio 1995, 1997 and 1998 all at €30 a bottle - Fonseca 2000, 7 bt @ € 48 a bottle - Mix lot of 9 bt. Borges & Irmao 1970 (2), C da Silva 1977 (2), Niepoort 1978, Dow's 1980, Warre Cavadinha 1984, Burmester Noss...
by gerwin.degraaf
17:13 Sun 08 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

We'll done. Good purchases. Fair prices? Not too bad I guess, I did not totally realise that there was 21% VAT to be added to my bid (not the auctioneer's fault, they did indicate it, I just overlooked). In total, including shipping I paid about €41 a bottle. The bottles are in pristine condition, ...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:58 Fri 06 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206993

Re: Latest buy

5 x Kopke 1994 VP