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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by DRT » 20:47 Fri 05 May 2017

AHB wrote:
21:46 Fri 06 Jan 2017
- any other 1963 vintage port I've not tried yet (anyone want the list?)
jdaw1 wrote:
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AHB wrote:(anyone want the list?)
Post it anyway, for the reasons you gave.
AHB has not yet posted the list. Does this mean there are no other 1963 ports that he wants to taste?
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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by Andy Velebil » 21:55 Fri 05 May 2017

DRT wrote:
20:47 Fri 05 May 2017
AHB wrote:
21:46 Fri 06 Jan 2017
- any other 1963 vintage port I've not tried yet (anyone want the list?)
jdaw1 wrote:
15:11 Sat 07 Jan 2017
AHB wrote:(anyone want the list?)
Post it anyway, for the reasons you gave.
AHB has not yet posted the list. Does this mean there are no other 1963 ports that he wants to taste?
I know of two that AHB wants to taste. One, if he's nice, may get to sooner rather than later. :twisted:

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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Fri 05 May 2017

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00:35 Sun 08 Jan 2017
jdaw1 wrote:Dow 1878.
Care to say why?
George Saintsbury, in ‘Notes on a Cellar Book’ (1920), pages 31-32 wrote:For some years, however, after the book was started I did not drink much port, being in the heat of my devotion to Claret or Burgundy after dinner. … During that interval I was accused and convicted of acute rheumatism, and sentenced, as usual, to give up port altogether—which was all the harder as I had just returned to my natural allegiance thereto. The result was that several dozens of what was going to be one of the best wines of the century, Dow’s ’78, comforted the sick and afflicted of a Cambridgeshire village

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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by uncle tom » 10:17 Sat 06 May 2017

comforted the sick and afflicted of a Cambridgeshire village
Before the nanny state outlawed claims that alcohol could be beneficial - 'Guinness is good for you' - ' Invalid port' etc..

- I wonder when it was that Port was first marketed as an aid to recuperation?

(I actually think that Invalid Port was a valid product - did the producers ever challenge its prohibition?)
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Post by g-man » 02:06 Wed 10 May 2017

My wishlist is to try a Noval Nacional that will fascinate my taste buds.

Barring that,

I'd love to do a horizontal of the 55's as the only 55's I've had are the cockburn and the dow's which was graciously opened by Uncle Tom
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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by griff » 12:17 Mon 15 May 2017

g-man wrote:
02:06 Wed 10 May 2017
My wishlist is to try a Noval Nacional that will fascinate my taste buds.

Barring that,

I'd love to do a horizontal of the 55's as the only 55's I've had are the cockburn and the dow's which was graciously opened by Uncle Tom
I admire your ambition! The 55 vintage is, in my opinion, the ne plus ultra. I have also relied on the kindness of colleagues.

Yet to have a Noval Nacional, let alone a 31.

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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by uncle tom » 15:45 Mon 15 May 2017

Yet to have a Noval Nacional, let alone a 31
Try finding a reliable TN on NN31 from the last forty years that does not include a measure of disappointment..

That bird has flown I think - the regular N31 is still drinking extremely well though.
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Post by Axel P » 07:32 Fri 19 May 2017

Fonseca 1927 it is for me
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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by AHB » 13:06 Sun 21 May 2017

Axel P wrote:
07:32 Fri 19 May 2017
Fonseca 1927 it is for me
Track down a bottle of SW63 for me and we have the theme for a dinner - "Bucket List Ports".

Other 1963 vintage ports that I am aware of which I have not yet tasted include:
Barros
Butler Nephew
Douro Wine Shipper's & Grower's Association
Feist
Ferreira's Quinta do Vesuvio
Gilbert's
Kopke
Ramos Pinto
Rocheda
Rozes
Tuke Holdsworth

If anyone knows of any of these or would be willing to share one with me over dinner (and I'll bring something equally special) then please let me know!
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Post by Axel P » 19:06 Thu 25 May 2017

I would be game for RP 63.

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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by AHB » 18:55 Sun 28 May 2017

Axel P wrote:
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I would be game for RP 63.
That would be brilliant. Any plans to visit London before December?
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Post by Axel P » 10:43 Mon 29 May 2017

No, but I happen to have more than one bottle, so if you come to Germany prior....
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Post by Axel P » 10:43 Mon 29 May 2017

... and just met someone who has Fonseca 27 on the weekend in the Douro...
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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by AHB » 21:35 Mon 29 May 2017

Axel P wrote:
10:43 Mon 29 May 2017
... and just met someone who has Fonseca 27 on the weekend in the Douro...
That's a tremendous and very pleasant surprise. Do tell us what you think of it. I've only had it once and that was from a small sample bottle which Tom kindly kept for me from a bottle shared some years ago.
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Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

Post by Axel P » 07:47 Wed 31 May 2017

Well, I just met someone who has a bottle in his possession and is willing to open...
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