What do you have most of?

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What do you have most of?

Post by AHB » 13:24 Mon 02 Oct 2017

Here Old Bridge talks about the port that he has most of in his cellar. That made me wonder what our favourite port was collectively - what do we have most of in our cellars? I had a quick look at my cellar list and found that I have more (half) bottles of Croft 2004 LBV than anything else! I clearly gave into temptation when Tesco discounted their stocks a few years ago.

In terms of vintage port, it's a tie between Fonseca 1985, Sainsbury Taste the Difference 2003 (the 2011 release, just in case it's different from the current release) and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994. Not a bad trio of ports to be seeing me through to my dotage.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 15:34 Mon 02 Oct 2017

I first thought it was Vargellas 1991 VP, but a quick check showed that I have a couple more of the Croft Q. da Roeda 2005

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by DRT » 22:29 Mon 02 Oct 2017

Warre LBV1986, Fonseca 1970, Fonseca 1985 & Croft 1970 all in first equal place 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Axel P » 09:38 Tue 03 Oct 2017

For me it is O-PORT-UNIDADE in various formats..
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by PopulusTremula » 10:24 Tue 03 Oct 2017

Undisputed first place - Graham 1994; then Fonseca 1985, Offley Boa Vista 1994 and Graham 1970, where only a few bottles differ between second and fourth place.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by PhilW » 13:04 Tue 03 Oct 2017

Warre 1986 LBV and F70 top, then W70, W77 and F85 all in equal third.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by DaveRL » 14:34 Tue 03 Oct 2017

F85 top, then Martinez 94 followed by G94.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Glenn E. » 16:03 Tue 03 Oct 2017

Hmm... I would have to say that I'm not sure because I don't have an accurate inventory!

That said, I suspect the answer is 1987 Porto Souza. I had some in inventory (~6 bottles), purchased 2 more cases, and have since consumed a few. So I probably have around 2 cases left, which is a lot for me.

Others where I have 12-15 bottles:

1964 Krohn Colheita Branco
1964 Noval Colheita
1976 Krohn Colheita (not sure about this one... I may be under a case left)
1987 Kopke Colheita (mixed bottles, but at least 24 x 375 and a couple of 750s)
S. Leonardo 40 Year Old Tawny Port (do I get to count the one that's open on the kitchen counter?)
Quinta do Mourao "60" Very Old Tawny Port (I think 10 x 750 and 6 x 500)
2003 Noval VP
1997 Porto Souza
1995 Porto Souza
1994 Vesuvio VP
1985 Graham VP
1985 Fonseca VP (I find these scattered all throughout my fridges, but it may not actually add up to 12 total)

Sadly, 2011 Graham's Stone Terraces no longer makes the list. Though I've owned 14 over time, I think I only have 11 left.

Oh, but I did just arrange shipping for 4 x 4-packs of 2014 Quevedo!
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by CPR 1 » 21:02 Tue 03 Oct 2017

An interesting question and a surprising result:

1st - T03 just too tempting at a ridiculous price last year
2nd = F70 and T85

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Alex M » 21:52 Tue 03 Oct 2017

The only VP I have in excess of 12 bottles of is Vesuvio 1994.
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by uncle tom » 21:58 Tue 03 Oct 2017

Of VP, I bought heavily into the 2009 vintage, and the Skeffington '09 is the only VP I have over 100 bottles of..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:04 Wed 04 Oct 2017

uncle tom wrote:
21:58 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Of VP, I bought heavily into the 2009 vintage, and the Skeffington '09 is the only VP I have over 100 bottles of..
Planning a big party for 2109? :lol:

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by uncle tom » 17:43 Wed 04 Oct 2017

Planning a big party for 2109?


I'm quietly confident that the '09s (and the Taylor in particular) have the depth and integrity to show very well, come their centenary..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Old Bridge » 19:07 Wed 04 Oct 2017

uncle tom wrote:
17:43 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Planning a big party for 2109?


I'm quietly confident that the '09s (and the Taylor in particular) have the depth and integrity to show very well, come their centenary..
A bit OT, but do you think T09 will outlive T11?

ps. Winesearcher seems to think so by a fair bit.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by uncle tom » 19:34 Wed 04 Oct 2017

A bit OT, but do you think T09 will outlive T11?

I think T09 has the potential to be one of those VPs that emerges as a true classic. It is an exceptionally dark and intense wine.
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Old Bridge » 20:33 Wed 04 Oct 2017

uncle tom wrote:
19:34 Wed 04 Oct 2017
A bit OT, but do you think T09 will outlive T11?

I think T09 has the potential to be one of those VPs that emerges as a true classic. It is an exceptionally dark and intense wine.
Thank you, uncle tom.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by idj123 » 13:01 Thu 05 Oct 2017

If we're only talking about bottles that I have to hand in my 'cellar' at home then (having undertaken a recent inventory) I don't have double figures of any bottle as I have been trying to concentrate on breadth rather than depth; the most I have is nine bottles of the Sainsbury TTD 03.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by AHB » 14:04 Thu 05 Oct 2017

idj123 wrote:
13:01 Thu 05 Oct 2017
If we're only talking about bottles that I have to hand in my 'cellar' at home then (having undertaken a recent inventory) I don't have double figures of any bottle as I have been trying to concentrate on breadth rather than depth; the most I have is nine bottles of the Sainsbury TTD 03.
And what if we're not only talking about bottles that you have to hand in your "cellar" at home? We noticed those weasel words to allow you wriggle room.
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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by idj123 » 20:43 Fri 06 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
14:04 Thu 05 Oct 2017
idj123 wrote:
13:01 Thu 05 Oct 2017
If we're only talking about bottles that I have to hand in my 'cellar' at home then (having undertaken a recent inventory) I don't have double figures of any bottle as I have been trying to concentrate on breadth rather than depth; the most I have is nine bottles of the Sainsbury TTD 03.
And what if we're not only talking about bottles that you have to hand in your "cellar" at home? We noticed those weasel words to allow you wriggle room.
In that case it's likely to be (no overall inventory undertaken) the Dow 94 probably followed by either the Vesuvio 94 or Warre 70.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by RonnieRoots » 00:40 Mon 09 Oct 2017

Interesting. I appear to have most of Niepoort 77, followed by Fonseca 03 and Dow 07.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Christopher » 10:53 Fri 13 Oct 2017

Bit left field
Croft 2000
Niepoort 2005
Vesuvio 2006
Graham 1970

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Doggett » 01:11 Fri 27 Oct 2017

My quantities are much lower than most members, but the port I [will] have most of will be 12 bottles of the Graham Malvedos 2015 Vintage if and when it is released, as I had a port bond from this year to celebrate my wedding. The port i actually have the most of in my procession is Sandeman 2000 VP.

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by TLW » 08:34 Sun 05 Nov 2017

Taylor 2009
Graham 1994 (there was a time when vast quantities were available for a remarkably low price)
Fonseca 2009
Fonseca 2000

I kind of wish I had waited for the 2011 to come out, and bought more heavily then; then again, by the time the 2011 is mature, I will probably be well past ripe.

Of what is drinking nicely now...

Graham 1977
Graham 1970
Dow 1985
Fonseca 1963

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Re: What do you have most of?

Post by Old Bridge » 19:59 Sat 11 Nov 2017

After the most resent buys:
Smith Woodhouse traditionel LBV 2003 bottle matured
Taylor Vintage Port 2009
Cálem Vintage Port 1985

In that order.

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