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Re: Latest buy

Post by RAYC » 12:49 Sun 20 Oct 2013

A lot of port!
Zelandakh wrote: 12 x Gaia LBV
What's this? Are you referring to the "Tesco Finest" LBV (link to picture)?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Zelandakh » 13:02 Sun 20 Oct 2013

Waitrose.
LBV Vila Nova de Gaia 2008 badged as Waitrose in partnership with Symington Family Estates.

Yet to open one but should be nice.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 13:30 Thu 24 Oct 2013

The last remaining case of Croft Roeda 87 in Oporto.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by mpij » 18:34 Sun 03 Nov 2013

4 bottles Dow's Crusted bottled 2006. £12.50 in Asda.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 18:38 Sun 03 Nov 2013

mpij wrote:4 bottles Dow's Crusted bottled 2006. £12.50 in Asda.
Good price and I need a replacement for some 97 Dows crusted that I have run through all too quickly. Keeps well too.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 22:18 Thu 07 Nov 2013

1 case (12) Fonseca 1985. And relax...

(I blame Alex for bigging it up on :ftlop: )

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 02:38 Fri 08 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:1 case (12) Fonseca 1985. And relax...

(I blame Alex for bigging it up on :ftlop: )
Nicely done. A great port. Where did you get them?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 11:52 Fri 08 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Nicely done. A great port. Where did you get them?
Only had it once but loved it. Bought from Berrys, I noticed that stocks were getting low and there seemed to be less around at other merchants as well. I only hope that all these ex-cellars stock are as good as the ones shipped originally.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 00:54 Sat 09 Nov 2013

Bought a vertical of vesuvio and notice my surprise when this OWC shipped with it.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-10244.aspx
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 15:15 Mon 11 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:1 case (12) Fonseca 1985. And relax...

(I blame Alex for bigging it up on :ftlop: )
That's fair. When my wife asks why I've been buying more Port I always blame you.
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Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 15:19 Mon 11 Nov 2013

g-man wrote:Bought a vertical of vesuvio and notice my surprise when this OWC shipped with it.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-10244.aspx
Did you buy it knowing that it was one of the 10th anniversary chestnut cabinets? I forget how many of the cabinets were made, but they are pretty rare these days and to find one with the original bottles is a good find. Nicely done.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 15:31 Mon 11 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:Bought a vertical of vesuvio and notice my surprise when this OWC shipped with it.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-10244.aspx
Did you buy it knowing that it was one of the 10th anniversary chestnut cabinets? I forget how many of the cabinets were made, but they are pretty rare these days and to find one with the original bottles is a good find. Nicely done.
i didn't even know about these cabinets at all

I personally was shocked when the wine merchant charged me 80$ to ship an OWC.

They simply said it was heavy, only when it arrived, was I appeased.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 17:30 Thu 14 Nov 2013

6 x Quinta de la Rosa 2011 from JN Wines in Northern Ireland at a keen price, £39.99 DP. They have more lying in bond so another dozen might be required when funds allow.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 18:58 Thu 14 Nov 2013

I forget how many of the cabinets were made, but they are pretty rare these days
I think I've only once seen one at auction, and that was a long time ago..
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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 21:32 Thu 14 Nov 2013

Fun little bet on the spectator forums.

they think the dow 2011 is going to be crowned wine spectator's wine of the year due to the 99 pt rating.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 22:46 Thu 14 Nov 2013

12 x Taylor LBV 2008 5cl miniatures from Amazon! Thankyou RAYC. I have cracked one open.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by TLW » 05:29 Sat 16 Nov 2013

Having only tasted a couple so far - am thinking about getting some Vesuvio. I have the 1994s, which might be ready in my lifetime - just, but would be interested in everyone's opinion regarding which of the other vintages they rate most highly - as well as how they compare to the 1994.

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Post by DRT » 09:51 Sat 16 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:Having only tasted a couple so far - am thinking about getting some Vesuvio. I have the 1994s, which might be ready in my lifetime - just, but would be interested in everyone's opinion regarding which of the other vintages they rate most highly - as well as how they compare to the 1994.
This thread might be useful to you.

I have attended two complete Vesuvio verticals, one at the quinta in 2006 and the one linked to above in 2010. My memory of both events is that, 1989 and 1990 aside, the consistency in the quality of Vesuvio VPs is fantastic. Those first two vintages are quite different beasts due to the fact they were stored in the Douro for a period of time an have a Douro bake character. That doesn't make them bad, just different to the later vintages. Whilst I can recall tasting a small number of duff bottles of Vesuvio I can't think of a duff vintage. Fill your boots :wink:
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Post by g-man » 16:22 Sat 16 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:Having only tasted a couple so far - am thinking about getting some Vesuvio. I have the 1994s, which might be ready in my lifetime - just, but would be interested in everyone's opinion regarding which of the other vintages they rate most highly - as well as how they compare to the 1994.
i've got 6x of most vintages minus the 89 and 90

i've enjoyed drinking the 95s as they hit the US auction blocks around 30$. I recall the 97s drinking well too but i'd pick up the 95s over
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 17:51 Sat 16 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:Having only tasted a couple so far - am thinking about getting some Vesuvio. I have the 1994s, which might be ready in my lifetime - just, but would be interested in everyone's opinion regarding which of the other vintages they rate most highly - as well as how they compare to the 1994.
Four Walls have good prices on Vesuvio, I seem to remember..
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gardenhose » 03:16 Sun 17 Nov 2013

Just bought 12x Graham's 2011 along with what seem to be the last 4 Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 in Alberta. I will also be buying 12x Dow's 2011 tomorrow.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 16:35 Sun 17 Nov 2013

gardenhose wrote:Just bought 12x Graham's 2011 along with what seem to be the last 4 Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 in Alberta. I will also be buying 12x Dow's 2011 tomorrow.
very sensible ;-)

tho nothing from the taylor fladgate partnership?
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gardenhose » 18:15 Sun 17 Nov 2013

I was supposed to grab some taylor vinha velha but the stores I've contacted didnt get any in, even the ones that thought they would. Is there a shortage?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 19:24 Sun 17 Nov 2013

gardenhose wrote:I was supposed to grab some taylor vinha velha but the stores I've contacted didnt get any in, even the ones that thought they would. Is there a shortage?
Well they produced very little. Others here know exactly much.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 23:58 Sun 17 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
gardenhose wrote:I was supposed to grab some taylor vinha velha but the stores I've contacted didnt get any in, even the ones that thought they would. Is there a shortage?
Well they produced very little. Others here know exactly much.
they made 300 cases
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