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Vintage Port by retailer in London

Post by JB vintage » 20:25 Sat 14 Apr 2018

We are going to London in May and would appreciate if anyone know about what is available by retailer?

Sometimes there are good deals available at shops like Tesco or Marks & Spencer.

Anyone who has some recommendations for Vintage ports currently available in London?

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Post by uncle tom » 11:52 Sun 15 Apr 2018

Looking for anything in particular?

Tesco's offering at the moment is extremely minimal (at least, in my nearest one..)
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Post by JB vintage » 15:39 Sun 15 Apr 2018

I'm looking for something we haven't tasted before and when the retail shops have vintages on offer we usually haven't tasted them as they are not available in Sweden. Anything but the ones we have sampled are of interest. We have tried the following: http://www.vintageport.se/producers.php
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Post by uncle tom » 16:41 Sun 15 Apr 2018

I'm looking for something we haven't tasted before
I picked up sixty bottles of Passadouro '92 from Christies just before Xmas. This is one of the ones made by Niepoort. I wasn't planning to go for them, but the price was too good to pass on. As I don't need that many, I'm happy to part with up to a couple of dozen @ £25/btl

(Note: Most of the labels are bin-soiled to varying degrees)
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Post by AHB » 13:13 Mon 16 Apr 2018

The Boot & Flogger is selling Quinta da Silveira 10 Year Old tawny and claims Davy's is the exclusive UK distributor and retail outlet.

As I visit the supermarkets over the next few days I will take a look at what they have in stock at the moment.
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Post by JB vintage » 22:29 Thu 19 Apr 2018

AHB wrote:
13:13 Mon 16 Apr 2018
The Boot & Flogger is selling Quinta da Silveira 10 Year Old tawny and claims Davy's is the exclusive UK distributor and retail outlet.

As I visit the supermarkets over the next few days I will take a look at what they have in stock at the moment.
Thank you, we would like to find some new vintage port and do not have the time to visit too many stores. Some guidance will be much appreciated.

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Post by DRT » 08:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018

H_Sterling wrote:
07:15 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Berry Bro.s surely?

https://www.bbr.com/about/shops
If you visit BBR you should also visit Fortnam & Mason, which is just a 5-10 minute walk from BBR.

You could also try Hedonism in Mayfair, also close to BBR, who have an extensive Port list: https://hedonism.co.uk/wines/fortified- ... leID=Douro

Harrods also have quite a few VP's available off-the-shelf, but at Harrods' prices.
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Post by flash_uk » 08:28 Fri 20 Apr 2018

DRT wrote:
08:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Harrods also have quite a few VP's available off-the-shelf, but at Harrods' prices.
As do Selfridges, at Selfridges' prices.

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Post by JB vintage » 20:48 Sat 21 Apr 2018

Thank you all for good advice. We are grateful.

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Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

Post by JB vintage » 20:49 Sat 21 Apr 2018

uncle tom wrote:
16:41 Sun 15 Apr 2018
I'm looking for something we haven't tasted before
I picked up sixty bottles of Passadouro '92 from Christies just before Xmas. This is one of the ones made by Niepoort. I wasn't planning to go for them, but the price was too good to pass on. As I don't need that many, I'm happy to part with up to a couple of dozen @ £25/btl

(Note: Most of the labels are bin-soiled to varying degrees)
Thank your uncle tom for your generous offer. However, I have plenty of Passadouro '92. Very good offer though.

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