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by gerwin.degraaf
18:02 Sat 04 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

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: 4358

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: 1437
Views: 242146

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: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

5 x Kopke 1994 VP
by gerwin.degraaf
21:11 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

Martin Peeters wrote:Have you tried it already? I know it's a 0.5 l but still worth it. I have two in my collection and really want to try the '63 too. I have tasted the '52 and that one is the top of whites in my humble opinion.

Martin
You've convinced me :D . Earlier tonight I got another 1971 Golden White. 88)
by gerwin.degraaf
12:19 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

Tnx Gerwin . But you can try the Dalva Golden White in the same auction. You'll be surprised. Martin Thanks for the tip! Actually, I've got one of those already (via this auction as well some time ago). Be aware that this is a 500ml bottle (not full size), which is not stated (I think) in the descr...
by gerwin.degraaf
20:46 Wed 28 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

Hi, Last Thursday I bought 6x Quinta de Sta. Eufemia LBV 2007 on auction for just over €100,~ including shipping. This week I try to purchase a lot of 18 different bottles of Ware's Martin Good score! I know the auction and have bought there before, regularly (I find sometimes the prices get quite ...
by gerwin.degraaf
22:06 Mon 26 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?

Earlier this evening went to check the bottles. I decided to take them, they look in pretty good shape (all three have levels in the upper shoulder of the bottles, no signs of leakage). The capsules mention (as far as I can read): shipped solely by Guimaraens & Co Porto. I've not seen this statment...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:00 Mon 26 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?

Earlier this evening went to check the bottles. I decided to take them, they look in pretty good shape (all three have levels in the upper shoulder of the bottles, no signs of leakage). The capsules mention (as far as I can read): shipped solely by Guimaraens & Co Porto. I've not seen this statment ...
by gerwin.degraaf
23:42 Sat 17 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?

Thanks for everyone's reactions and advice (from the other forum as well, will post over there too)! :330000: I've made an appointment to check the bottles sometime next week. I received confirmation that the bottles are mine if I want them (sellers has accepted my offer so we are on agreement price...
by gerwin.degraaf
19:45 Thu 15 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Is this Fonseca (Guimaraens) 1947?

Hi all, I would like to ask your expert opinion on the following. I have the chance to buy a couple of bottles of Finest 1947 Vintage Port. The label states: Shipped by Guimaraens & Co Porto (bottled by) N.v. Wijnhandel Hendrik Kruimel Amsterdam. I only have seen one picture (I'll attach it). I will...
by gerwin.degraaf
08:35 Fri 26 Sep 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

C da Silva Dalva Golden White Colheita 1971
C da Silva Presidential Colheita 1967
by gerwin.degraaf
13:18 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 18289

Re: Wanted Thread

Gerwin, my local Gall & Gall has Dow 2007 for €60. On their "crazy wine days" you even get 50% reduction on the 2nd bottle. I would not be suprised if they have been standing there for over 3 years but guess that with such a young port and our cool climate this should not be be major issue. Maybe w...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:14 Fri 11 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

Smith Woodhouse 2000 VP (12)
Smith Woodhouse 2007 VP (6)
:D
by gerwin.degraaf
20:26 Sun 09 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Farr Vintners / 1963 Avery / Appalling Customer Service
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Farr Vintners / 1963 Avery / Appalling Customer Service

only to be emailed to say the Avery case is no longer available. Not me guv — I didn’t snaffle it. But Gerwin bought a case of this rather rare port a few days ago. At least it went to a good home :) Indeed, they've arrived last Thursday (shipping done by Connoisseurs) at my home. I've ordered my c...
by gerwin.degraaf
20:44 Sun 02 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Avery
Replies: 15
Views: 4684

Re: 1963 Avery

RAYC wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:Farr had been offering a case of this wine for <$100 per. That is now gone, ,
To my knowledge, members of this board have been responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 of those bottles!
I have a case of these on the way over at this moment (seems I was just in time to get them) 88)
by gerwin.degraaf
09:21 Wed 26 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

- Averys 1963 VP (12)
- Graham's 1966 VP (5)
by gerwin.degraaf
22:17 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

Noval Nacional 1996
:nirvana:
by gerwin.degraaf
12:46 Wed 12 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

- Fonseca 1997 VP x 1
- Smith Woodhouse 2000 VP x 2
- Cálem 1970 VP x 4
88)
by gerwin.degraaf
11:05 Tue 04 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 18289

Re: Wanted Thread

I've finally compiled my wishlist as well (to sort of 'complete' my VP collection): - Warre 2007 (3) - Dow 2007 (3) - Any 2003's (12 in total) with, if possible, better than average Price-Quality ratio's - Fonseca 1997 ( 3 2 ) - Taylor 1997 (3) - Martinez 1994 (3) - Gould Campbell 1994 (3) - Smith W...
by gerwin.degraaf
20:35 Tue 28 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

1977 Dow's VP 1983 Croft Q da Roeda. :shock: I know :D , both have a questionable reputation to say the least, but it's always a bit of a gamble, which I got at a reasonable price. And the good bottles (non-corked) of D77 seem to be very good (according to the reviews, never had it myself before), ...
by gerwin.degraaf
21:56 Sat 25 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242146

Re: Latest buy

1977 Dow's VP
1983 Croft Q da Roeda

Oh right, I also received my 2011 VP's from the UK about 10 days ago :D :D :mrgreen:

6x Warre 2011
6x Cockburn's 2011
my 6x Fonseca 2011

Now all I have to do is to pick up my order of Quevedo 2011 when visiting Oscar this summer.
by gerwin.degraaf
20:39 Wed 04 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What ARE we drinking for 2013 Xmas?
Replies: 27
Views: 3435

Re: What ARE we drinking for 2013 Xmas?

g-man wrote:friends coming into town now

so the port got upgraded to a 45' Sandeman

and my generous friends are bringing a 86' Cheval Blanc, Latour and a Margaux ;-);-)
Sounds like a plan!

Please let us know how the Sandeman '45 is holding up. I have a couple, and am planning on opening the first in 2015.
by gerwin.degraaf
14:15 Mon 02 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Calem Foz
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: 1987 Cálem Quinta da Foz VP

djewesbury wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:happily consuming one bottle of this every year until they're all gone.
Your self-restraint is quite amazing.
Thanks! That was of course what I was going for 88) . Maybe I should have, in all fairness, added the number of bottles from other producers / vintages that are comsumed annually :)
by gerwin.degraaf
23:16 Sun 01 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Calem Foz
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

1987 Calem Foz

1987 Cálem Quinta da Foz VP Probably not the best known house and or Quinta. Nevertheless (in my opinion) an utterly enjoyable VP. Nice and mature at this point. Lovely fruit (a bit jammy), good balance in terms of acidity and sweetness. Tannins and alcohol nicely integrated. I have some bottles le...