What would you buy?

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What would you buy?

Post by mapmap » 01:28 Thu 26 Jan 2017

Here in Quebec, there is a law that forbids anyone to import alcohol from other countries, along with a few exceptions that can not be used by me for the moment. Every alcohol sold has to go through a monopoly called the Société des alcools du Quebec (SAQ).

Right now, there are a few bottles of port that are cheaper these days at the SAQ and I wonder if I should buy a few, saying that I have a few pennies to spend. Meanwhile, I must say that I have 3 bottles pre-1990, 2 bottles of 2003, and 7 of 2011 in my wine cellar. I wonder if buying some in the 90ies would be a good idea, in order to buy able to drink them soon, though I wouldn't mind buying something younger if it's a great deal in your opinion!

Here's the link for the deals of the week at the SAQ (I hope the link is going to work):

http://www.saq.com/webapp/wcs/stores/se ... &metaData=

Merci for your suggestions!

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by /2alph » 07:40 Thu 26 Jan 2017

i recommend to buy Grahams 1970

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by PhilW » 10:08 Thu 26 Jan 2017

From that list, taking the prices into account, I would suggest one (or more) of three potential choices, depending on your preference for younger/older port and your budget:
- The Graham '70 : much more expensive than the others, but also fully mature and lovely port
- The Dow '94 : a good '94 at a fair price, just entering (or at least, heading towards) maturity
- The Cockburn Canais 2000 : I personally think this is lovely port, and very good value (as well as the fact that I like the label). Slightly earlier maturing than the standard Cockburn release from the same year, but I also prefer it.
So, I'd almost certainly buy some Canais, and then possibly either some G70 or D94 depending on budget, taste and current cellar content.

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by mapmap » 18:29 Thu 26 Jan 2017

Thank you both of you! Since I already have a few graham's 70, I might go for both Dows 94 and cockburn 2000. I like the idea of having a few bottles that are around 21 years old!

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