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by christopherpfaff
15:29 Wed 27 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: This year's Pro Wein fair in Duesseldorf
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: This year's Pro Wein fair in Duesseldorf

I´m looking forward to your lectures and also for the birthday party afterwards (hoping to get some good stuff from your birthyear :lol: )
by christopherpfaff
10:06 Sat 23 Feb 2013
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 20 Years of Port - wine fair in Leverkusen Germany 9th Nov.
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Re: 20 Years of Port - wine fair in Leverkusen Germany 9th N

and now the "official" video from this fair is published: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z--Tz90VAos The video includes a summarize of the fair, two interviews and tasting notice. The interview partner were David Guimaraens, who tells a little bit about the situation of the 1991 and 1992 Vintage and...
by christopherpfaff
00:20 Fri 04 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Penfolds Great-Grandfather Tawny
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: NV Penfolds Great-Grandfather Tawny

I was very surprised, when I read, that the average of the blend is only 15 years... if this is true I think they name is a great misnomer, if you ask any winelover what he expect from a wine how´s name is "GREAT Grandfather", no one would suggest a 15 year old blend...
by christopherpfaff
00:11 Fri 04 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1912 Niepoort Colheita
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: 1912 Niepoort Colheita

Red-brown colour with a strong green rim. Elegant, but concentrated Nose, multilayered. Sllightly sweet, very good balancing acidity, Honey, Karamell. The palate is far more intense and complex than the nose reveals at this stage. Very deep and strong with milk-chocolate, hints of mints, strong hon...
by christopherpfaff
16:40 Mon 24 Dec 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2012 Harvest news
Replies: 38
Views: 4017

Re: 2012 Harvest news

It would be a big surprise for me, if the two big producers for Vintage Port will declare both as classic years.

but I think that much of the smaller producers (when we speak about the quantity of their average vintage production) maybe declare both.
by christopherpfaff
23:42 Sun 23 Dec 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2012 Harvest news
Replies: 38
Views: 4017

Re: 2012 Harvest news

Finally I want to came back to this theme: in November I interviewd David Guimaraens about the harvest 2012, here is the video with his statement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3JtZi8qWiQ&list=HL1356302219&feature=mh_lolz I think it is very interesting, to see, that in style the 2012 maybe could s...
by christopherpfaff
11:48 Thu 20 Dec 2012
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Madeira Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 4175

Re: Madeira Recommendations

Leacocks 1950 Sercial would be my choice
Did you taste also Rutherford & Miles Sercial 1950? I have a bottle of this sister brand of Leacocks and will open it at a nice tasting during X-Mas and silvester.
by christopherpfaff
16:23 Wed 19 Dec 2012
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Very old Madeira Wine tasting - Munich Dec 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Very old Madeira Wine tasting - Munich Dec 2012

In Munich a great Madeira Wine tasting took place, with 12 Madeira wines, most of them from 18.th and 19.th century. The line up includes: 1794 Ad. de Torreao Real Madeira - Verdelho Reserves 1795 Southside (brand of the formerly existing CVM) Terrantez 1845 Cossart Gordon Centenary Bual 1850 Souths...
by christopherpfaff
10:20 Mon 26 Nov 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 20

thanks for your feedback. The 1931 was much paler than I would have expected! yes this is right. the 1931 was the lightest from the VP of the first half from 20th century. even the 1924 VP had a bright brick red color and was much darker than 1931. but maybe the bottle of the 1931 was not in perfect...
by christopherpfaff
11:37 Sun 25 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Video about old Vintage Port vertical of Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Video about old Vintage Port vertical of Ramos Pinto

I made a video about the great Ramos Pinto vertical tasting (Vintage Ports from 1880 - 2007) which took place in October in Leverkusen. It is now published on You Tube and on my website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNX3IIO3Jak The video is in english with german subtitles and includes apart a rev...
by christopherpfaff
11:27 Sun 25 Nov 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 20

From this gorgeous tasting I made a video which is now published on You Tube and on my website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNX3IIO3Jak The video is in english with german subtitles and includes apart from a review of the tasting a very interesting interview with Mr. Joao Nicolau de Almeida. It w...
by christopherpfaff
09:51 Fri 16 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1942 Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: 1942 Graham

this question was not very clever. due to war time, it might be sure, that this was an oport bottling. Am I right, you don´t need to reply.
by christopherpfaff
09:08 Fri 16 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1942 Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: 1942 Graham

was this an oporto bottling or an english merchant one?
by christopherpfaff
18:05 Sun 11 Nov 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 20 Years of Port - wine fair in Leverkusen Germany 9th Nov.
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

20 Years of Port - wine fair in Leverkusen Germany 9th Nov.

Last friday the port wine fair takes place in Leverkusen, Germany. It was organised by Axel Probst (thanks again) with the support of the IVDP. As always when Axel is organising something, it was perfect. very good location and a brilliant ability to taste some ports. The main theme of the fair were...
by christopherpfaff
17:47 Sun 11 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2012 Harvest news
Replies: 38
Views: 4017

Re: 2012 Harvest news

I was in the Douro this year in July. At this time I spoke to a lot of wine growers, and at this time I hav´nt had the feeling that the mood for this year was good. But after the harvest it seems, that everthing changes. I spoke recently to Dirk Niepoort, David Guimaraens and Joao Nicolau de Almeid...
by christopherpfaff
17:05 Mon 05 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2012 Harvest news
Replies: 38
Views: 4017

Re: 2012 Harvest news

Is this correct (low acidity but high malic acid)? But the fact that the acid was so low and the wines have much malic acid, that makes the wines fat and chubby, so that the wines quickly misses their freshness. May be the translation (of course I talked to Dirk in German) is not 100% perfect. I th...
by christopherpfaff
15:20 Mon 05 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2012 Harvest news
Replies: 38
Views: 4017

Re: 2012 Harvest news

I talked with Dirk Niepoort about the quality of the harvest and the unusual conditions of this year. The interview can be found on my website: http://www.passion-port.de/berichte.php?lang=en&berichtid=66 Overall I think the most wineries are really satisfied with quality of 2012, may be even better...
by christopherpfaff
10:41 Thu 18 Oct 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 20

Hi Rob,

Yes it was fantastic. Apart from the pictures and my tasting notices I mad also a video from the tasting including an interview with Mr. Almeida. Actually I make it ready, and soon if it is finished I will inform you and sent you the link to YuoTube. :D
by christopherpfaff
19:36 Tue 16 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Andresen
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: 1963 Andresen

Also a surprise, that I´ve had never expected, from a producer without any reputation for vintage ports. Andresen 1963 makes me a lot of fun.
by christopherpfaff
19:31 Tue 16 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: 1966 Smith Woodhouse

I agree with you Axel, suprisingly good port! It was a pleasure to share it with serious port lovers. :CC3300:
by christopherpfaff
14:27 Tue 16 Oct 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 20

thanks for the feedback Alex. I think you´re right, they don´t shipped to UK. And that is maybe to most important point, why there vintage ports are often underrated and underestimated. But be sure, it is also very difficult to find older vintage ports from Ramos Pinto in Germany. But it is worth ...
by christopherpfaff
12:16 Tue 16 Oct 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Sat. 13th Oct; great Ramos Pinto vertical from 1880 - 2007

A large Ramos Pinto vertical in October in Leverkusen, with ports of three centuries. Apart from 13 wine lovers, also Mr. Joao Nicolau de Almeida (chief winemaker of Ramos Pinto) and Mr. Joao Machete (export manager of Ramos Pinto) joined this unique tasting, who was perfect organized by Axel Probst...
by christopherpfaff
14:27 Wed 05 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to pronounce Port terms? new video with Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 356

How to pronounce Port terms? new video with Oscar Quevedo

Dear Gents, the correct pronouciation of portugese wine terms isn´t an easy thing, so during my last visit to the Douro i did a new video with Oscar Quevedo about this topic. The video is in english with german subtitles and contains three lessons: 1) portugese wine regions 2) portugese grape varie...
by christopherpfaff
14:22 Fri 20 Jul 2012
Forum: Travel
Topic: Solar do Vinho do Porto (Lisbon)
Replies: 4
Views: 4792

Re: Solar do Vinho do Porto (Lisbon)

I´m just came back from a trip to Lisboa, and of course for me it was one duty to visit the Solar do Vinho do Porto. It is located in the quarter Bairro Alto (just in front of the elevador when you go up from Metro station Restauradores), which is very well know as party and bar headquarter of Lisb...
by christopherpfaff
14:14 Fri 20 Jul 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vintage Port Vertical 1955 - 2000, Oct Sat.27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: Cockburn Vintage Port Vertical 1955 - 2000, Oct Sat.27th

The date of Cockburn tasting is shifted.

Maybe we will do this pretty vertical in 2013 and we will publish the new date as soon as possible.