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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 22:10 Wed 15 Mar 2017
by PhilW
I have opened a Quevedo 40yr this evening. It is both good and bad in that it seems to be emptying itself rather quickly ;)

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 22:37 Wed 15 Mar 2017
by Glenn E.
PhilW wrote:
13:03 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Glenn E. wrote:
22:48 Tue 14 Mar 2017
I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana:
So what have you been drinking all week which has kept you away from the S. Leonardo? (I can't imagine the whole bottle lasting a week otherwise, never mind one remaining glass!)
Well it wasn't 1 glass for the whole week!

The BBQ people at last week's class were more interested in drinking beer while talking about Port, so most of the bottle remained after the class. I drank it down to about 1 glass left over the week. (I rarely have more than a single glass of Port on any given night.) I was also still working on the remainder of a 1995 Porto Souza that I'd opened the week before that.

My New Year's Port Resolution is proving challenging... but that's the point isn't it? I realize it's a trivial challenge for most of you, but it seems that I buy far (far) more often than I drink. So I resolved to open at least 2 bottles of Port from my cellar every month. So far, so good! (I drink more than 2 bottles on month on average, but often buy an LBV or 20-yr old rather than opening something from my cellar.)

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 21:13 Thu 16 Mar 2017
by gerwin.degraaf
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 excellent experience to taste these all in one tasting.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 21:20 Thu 16 Mar 2017
by LGTrotter
gerwin.degraaf wrote:
21:13 Thu 16 Mar 2017
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 excellent experience to taste these all in one tasting.
Lovely line up and a good year to be born!

Does anyone know if there is an importer for Quevedo wines in the UK? There doesn't seem to be a retailer for the 40yo listed on wine searcher in the UK.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 08:10 Fri 17 Mar 2017
by PhilW
LGTrotter wrote:
21:20 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Does anyone know if there is an importer for Quevedo wines in the UK? There doesn't seem to be a retailer for the 40yo listed on wine searcher in the UK.
I don't think they have an importer, though they do sell into the UK to at least a small number of specialists; perhaps directly. The 40yr (bottled 2012) however is unlikely to be available, as there was only limited quantity and I believe is now only sold at the Quevedo lodge (at least by the glass; it used to be available by the bottle there, but depending on the level of stock remaining that may/not be the case still). The back label of the Q40yr even says:
This is the legacy we received from our grandparents, which we finally decided to share with our friends. Enjoy it in moderation as there is very little remaining.
Kudos for the appreciative nod to the prior generation and history of the wine, which I very much enjoy (though only rarely as I have so little and can't find more to buy).

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 10:39 Fri 17 Mar 2017
by Doggett
If you join Naked Wines (now owned by Majestic), you can get quevedo's LBV and a 10yo Tawny. There is also some of his table wine normally available and occasionally a 20yo Tawny. I don't believe they have sold VP though.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 18:21 Fri 17 Mar 2017
by forest26
This weekend - 1974 Barros Colheita and a 1967 Taylors Single Harvest. The latter was rather kindly given to me as an early birthday gift by the importer.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 23:05 Sat 01 Apr 2017
by Old Bridge
Cálem Vintage Port 1985.
Decanted 13 hours, beautiful port. 90+

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 23:14 Sat 01 Apr 2017
by AHB
I fell off the wagon this weekend and opened a bottle of non-Port - a beautiful bottle of Hermitage La Chapelle from Jaboulet Ainé which I found as a bin end when rummaging around at the Wine Society warehouse. Tasting note has been posted and the last sip from the glass has been sipped. **sniff**

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow when I'll open a bottle of port.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 00:14 Sun 02 Apr 2017
by RonnieRoots
1991 Vargellas. It's lovely.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 10:33 Sun 02 Apr 2017
by Doggett
AHB wrote:
23:14 Sat 01 Apr 2017
I fell off the wagon this weekend and opened a bottle of non-Port
A very convincing April Fool Mr Bridgeman :-)

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 11:15 Sun 02 Apr 2017
by flash_uk
Doggett wrote:
10:33 Sun 02 Apr 2017
AHB wrote:
23:14 Sat 01 Apr 2017
I fell off the wagon this weekend and opened a bottle of non-Port
A very convincing April Fool Mr Bridgeman :-)
I thought April Fool moves had to be made before midday??

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 20:25 Sun 02 Apr 2017
by Justin K
Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi) drinking nicely but no fear of me crossing over to the brown side!

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 20:42 Sun 02 Apr 2017
by DRT
Justin K wrote:
20:25 Sun 02 Apr 2017
Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi)
Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol:

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 13:34 Mon 03 Apr 2017
by AHB
Doggett wrote:
10:33 Sun 02 Apr 2017
AHB wrote:
23:14 Sat 01 Apr 2017
I fell off the wagon this weekend and opened a bottle of non-Port
A very convincing April Fool Mr Bridgeman :-)
What a good idea. I must do that next year.
But true to my statement, I was back on Port on Sunday and opened a bottle of Quarles Harris 2008 LBV. Very young and punchy.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 15:49 Mon 03 Apr 2017
by Justin K
Justin K wrote: ↑Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi)
Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol:

Derek,

Still haven't worked out how to refer to other comments!

Glad you both enjoyed it, Jonny Mitchell told me that they always worried about that bottling seeing as it coincided with that awful hepatitis a outbreak the company experienced in '57😢

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 18:11 Mon 03 Apr 2017
by DRT
Justin K wrote:
15:49 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Justin K wrote: ↑Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi)
Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol:

Derek,

Still haven't worked out how to refer to other comments!

Glad you both enjoyed it, Jonny Mitchell told me that they always worried about that bottling seeing as it coincided with that awful hepatitis a outbreak the company experienced in '57😢
:lol:

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 14:10 Sun 30 Apr 2017
by CranBurgundy
Finishing up a bottle of 2003 Warre's LBV Port that's been opened for a few days. Damn good stuff, and easily as good as a few of the vintage Ports I've had before.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 19:53 Sun 30 Apr 2017
by AHB
I'm also in "finishing off" mode now I'm back home. I have a Tesco Tawny, Cockburn Special Reserve, Tesco 2011 LBV and a Sandeman 20yo tawny. All are leftovers from an introductory port seminar I presented on Wednesday. The Dow 1977 I opened was unaffected by TCA and was the overall winner of WotN, but not by all!

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 21:28 Sun 30 Apr 2017
by PhilW
Last couple of weeks have seen me drinking a couple of light-coloured bottles from previous auction houses; the first was (a) a Ferreira '60; too light (and much lighter than other bottles bought in the same batch); still drinkable, but nothing special, and not what it should have been; and (b) a Warre '60 which was also light, and not worth drinking. So tonight I opened a nice looking Warre '77, which is lovely, and as a consequence is mostly gone :)

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 04:24 Sat 27 May 2017
by CranBurgundy
A '76 Krohn's Colheita has been opened for a few days, and now an '86 Graham's Malvedos joined it in the fridge.

Suffice it to say it doesn't suck to be drinking Port at my house this week.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 09:23 Sat 27 May 2017
by /2alph
Malvedos 99

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 14:00 Sat 27 May 2017
by flash_uk
A GC83 and a T70 which has sprung a leak.

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 19:08 Sun 28 May 2017
by AHB
I opened a bottle of Vargellas 1986 yesterday, having been inspired by a splendid bottle of Malvedos 1986 that Ben opened earlier in the week. The Vargellas had what I thought was a spauled cork but turns out it was probably heat damaged. However, the good news is that despite the port being a lovely shade of orange and heavily oxidised, it is rather tasty and comes across just like a 30 year old tawny.

And to think I nearly threw it away!

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Posted: 05:09 Fri 02 Jun 2017
by CranBurgundy
Now I've got an '88 Graham's Malvedos open. Doesn't play in the same league as the '86, but still enjoyable.