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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 06:17 Thu 05 Sep 2013

landed some Grahams stone terraces which i'm being generous and sharing with a fellow forumite
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Alex M » 21:48 Thu 12 Sep 2013

12 x Warre 1977 'from the cellars of an Oxford College' at the Bonhams auction today. £40 a bottle so not to bad for something to drink over the next few years. Of note from the auction was that most lots went for far over their estimate.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 11:41 Fri 13 Sep 2013

Didn't get a thing at Bonhams, but scored some cheap T85 at Christies..

Away from London I went scuttling up to the midlands last night for an evening sale of what was mostly vinous crap (and an auctioneer who was knocking down lots at 200/hr!) and scored two little gems - an unknown '17 and a G27 - both very nice bottles with levels in neck.

I've been trying to land a decent G27 ( - or three..) for eight years now, and have only clocked two others along the way, neither pristine.

- What's the betting six more come to auction before the year's out?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 22:03 Sat 14 Sep 2013

I feel a little crestfallen when I read about Uncle Tom at last getting the '27 Graham he was looking for. However my purchase of a case of '94 Graham on BBX is probably just as exhilarating to me. I do like buying port that needs keeping, it gives me a sense of hope.

That pesky BBX is a bit on a hair trigger though, all rather too easy.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 22:06 Sat 14 Sep 2013

LGTrotter wrote:That pesky BBX is a bit on a hair trigger though, all rather too easy.
Quite. Damn them.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by DRT » 22:09 Sat 14 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:That pesky BBX is a bit on a hair trigger though, all rather too easy.
Quite. Damn them.
Or as General Melchett might say, "Damn this Château Lafite".
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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 00:59 Sun 15 Sep 2013

3x 1983 Casa ferreirinha barca vehla
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 08:10 Sun 15 Sep 2013

g-man wrote:3x 1983 Casa ferreirinha barca vehla
very nice haul.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 21:56 Thu 10 Oct 2013

3x 1991 Gould Campbell
1x 2003 Niepoort LBV
4 x 2004 Niepoort LBV

Mixed lot at auction. Average price p/bottle 21 euro (incl. buyers premium). Good price on the VP, reasonable price on the LBV's I think (for Dutch normal prices that is).
:D

Also received my first case (6) of 2011 VP, my Kopke has arrived Now comes the hard part, leaving it at peace for the coming 15-20 years before trying the first bottle :shock:

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 22:07 Thu 10 Oct 2013

24 Warre unfiltered LBVs.

A nice surprise.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 01:04 Sat 12 Oct 2013

6x 2011 Grahams Stone Terrace
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 13:39 Sat 12 Oct 2013

g-man wrote:6x 2011 Grahams Stone Terrace
...just like that...
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Re: Latest buy

Post by TLW » 04:45 Sun 13 Oct 2013

12 of 1970 Graham
12 of 1994 Taylor

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 19:01 Mon 14 Oct 2013

djewesbury wrote:
g-man wrote:6x 2011 Grahams Stone Terrace
...just like that...

yea i picked up a case of all the 2011s from this one store (8 houses) so they said i could get the allocation of the 6x
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 12:17 Tue 15 Oct 2013

djewesbury wrote:24 Warre unfiltered LBVs.

A nice surprise.
Nice. Which vintage?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 13:19 Tue 15 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:24 Warre unfiltered LBVs.

A nice surprise.
Nice. Which vintage?
84 and 86 I believe...
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 17:10 Tue 15 Oct 2013

Good choices.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Alex M » 20:12 Tue 15 Oct 2013

1 x Taylor's QdV 1976.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 09:39 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Alex M wrote:1 x Taylor's QdV 1976.
So what are you still missing?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Alex M » 12:24 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Going by ones that were released to the public (iaw the website) 61, 70, 72, and 74. If I go by your list, many more unfortunately.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 15:51 Thu 17 Oct 2013

last of my 2011 purchases
12 x dow
6x taylor vvv
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Re: Latest buy

Post by mpij » 19:24 Thu 17 Oct 2013

2xGraham's Crusted bottled 2004 on offer in sainsburys at £13.99
1x Tesco Finest 10yr old tawny reduced to clear at £7.50

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AW77 » 16:47 Fri 18 Oct 2013

6 x Niepoort LBV 2008 ( 15,75 Euro/13,33 Pounds each) for laying down
Part of my "project" of maturing Niepoort LBVs
The 08 is quite good, I really recommend laying down some bottles
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 16:52 Fri 18 Oct 2013

A dozen animal skins.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Zelandakh » 11:38 Sun 20 Oct 2013

28 x Croft Purple Reserve (4 for trial then 2 cases)
31 x Dow Trademark (I went for 48 but they could only find 31!)
12 x Graham's 10 year old tawny
12 x Gaia LBV
12 x 3 year old tawny
1 x Taylor's 10 year old tawny
1 x Fonseca Guimaraens 95
1 x Krohn 20 year old tawny

Putting this away I uncovered 24 x D92 I picked up from Seckfords last summer and had forgotten.

This ought to last me until Christmas ;-)

The purple reserve is on offer at the moment. First bottle was uninspiring but I persevered. Second bottle was sufficiently better that I picked up 2 further cases. The Krohn is sublime.
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