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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 23:48 Mon 15 Dec 2014

differentdave wrote:3x 2011 Dow 6 pack 750 ml in owc
10X 1997 Sandeman Vau Vintage Port Magnums
12x 1994 Rozes Vintage Port
12x 2011 Fonseca
12x 2011 Grahams
12x 2011 Taylor
12x 2011 Warres
Now that's stocking up for the future.
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Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 02:48 Wed 17 Dec 2014

6 x Churchill Agua Alta 87 for under £23 a bottle all in.

Half a 12-case shared with a new port convert. TPF works its magic again.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 03:03 Wed 17 Dec 2014

You hit that one clean out of the park. Nice find.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 08:55 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Well thank you, you say the nicest things.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by DaveRL » 13:50 Wed 17 Dec 2014

12 Dow 85 £26 each from local auction (they have only just started selling wine and spirits) :D

Two of which I am swapping for a small freezer, such is the way of things.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by idj123 » 14:42 Wed 17 Dec 2014

DaveRL wrote:12 Dow 85 £26 each from local auction (they have only just started selling wine and spirits)
Daniel, your raise I believe!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 14:53 Wed 17 Dec 2014

idj123 wrote:
DaveRL wrote:12 Dow 85 £26 each from local auction (they have only just started selling wine and spirits)
Daniel, your raise I believe!
In the New Year… I have a cellar plan for 2015 :wink:
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Re: Latest buy

Post by DaveRL » 15:20 Wed 17 Dec 2014

Excellent. I suspect that you will need it when the next few pallets of port arrive :wink:

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 21:37 Fri 23 Jan 2015

I know, I know, I know. I'm not supposed to be buying anything. But when I had the chance to buy a six-pack of Graham's 6 Grapes Old Vines I couldn't resist. Expect to see these from time to time at tastings.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Martin Peeters » 19:08 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Hi,
Last Thursday I bought 6x Quinta de Sta. Eufemia LBV 2007 on auction for just over €100,~ including shipping. This week I try to purchase a lot of 18 different bottles of Ware's

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Also small houses are worth trying.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by jdaw1 » 20:38 Wed 28 Jan 2015

A 2007 LBV at €17 per bottle seems good, though I don’t know how good is the Quinta Santa Eufêmia.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 20:41 Wed 28 Jan 2015

8 x 1970 Croft for ~$110/bottle all-in including shipping. That's a little pricey at auction, but since it's all-in it isn't too bad. Retail in the US would normally be $120-$150 though at the moment there are two bottles listed on Winesearcher at $100.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 20:46 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Martin Peeters wrote:Hi,
Last Thursday I bought 6x Quinta de Sta. Eufemia LBV 2007 on auction for just over €100,~ including shipping. This week I try to purchase a lot of 18 different bottles of Ware's

Martin
Good score! I know the auction and have bought there before, regularly (I find sometimes the prices get quite high though). I will be sure not to be bidding against you on the Warre's.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Martin Peeters » 21:43 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Tnx Gerwin . But you can try the Dalva Golden White in the same auction. You'll be surprised.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Martin Peeters » 23:16 Wed 28 Jan 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
A 2007 LBV at €17 per bottle seems good, though I don’t know how good is the Quinta Santa Eufêmia.
You have to try Quinta de Sta. Eufemia some time. It's a small house with remarkably good tawnies. The 30 and 40 years are really worth buying. I have never tried the LBV'07 before and I am very curious about this wine.


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Re: Latest buy

Post by AW77 » 23:30 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Gerwin and Martin: you made me curious. Which auction are you talking about? (Or which auction house?)
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Martin Peeters » 23:35 Wed 28 Jan 2015

If I tell you, I've to shoot you :P
Allright because I am new here I will tell you :wink: Only don't go after the Ware's

http://auction.catawiki.com/wineauction/Thursday
http://auktion.catawiki.de/wein-auktion/Donnerstag

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AW77 » 00:00 Thu 29 Jan 2015

Thanks for the info. I didn't know this auction platform. I won't bid for the Warre. Promised!
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 12:19 Thu 29 Jan 2015

Martin Peeters wrote:Tnx Gerwin . But you can try the Dalva Golden White in the same auction. You'll be surprised.

Martin
Thanks for the tip! Actually, I've got one of those already (via this auction as well some time ago). Be aware that this is a 500ml bottle (not full size), which is not stated (I think) in the description of the lot.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Martin Peeters » 14:29 Thu 29 Jan 2015

Have you tried it already? I know it's a 0.5 l but still worth it. I have two in my collection and really want to try the '63 too. I have tasted the '52 and that one is the top of whites in my humble opinion.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 14:39 Thu 29 Jan 2015

Martin Peeters wrote:Have you tried it already? I know it's a 0.5 l but still worth it. I have two in my collection and really want to try the '63 too. I have tasted the '52 and that one is the top of whites in my humble opinion.

Martin
This humble opinion says that the 52 is sublime, the 63 is good, but the 71 is really very good indeed. If this is a 0.5l that means it's the same bottling as the one we drank with Glenn at this event - am I right? It doesn't seem to be recorded there.

EDIT: no, of course, I'm wrong - what was notable about Glenn's bottle was that it was a 0.75.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by djewesbury » 14:57 Thu 29 Jan 2015

And I see that Lot 19 is indeed a Dalva GWC71 - Martin, you should give this lot a go, the current price is very good...
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 16:59 Thu 29 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:
Martin Peeters wrote:Have you tried it already? I know it's a 0.5 l but still worth it. I have two in my collection and really want to try the '63 too. I have tasted the '52 and that one is the top of whites in my humble opinion.

Martin
This humble opinion says that the 52 is sublime, the 63 is good, but the 71 is really very good indeed. If this is a 0.5l that means it's the same bottling as the one we drank with Glenn at this event - am I right? It doesn't seem to be recorded there.

EDIT: no, of course, I'm wrong - what was notable about Glenn's bottle was that it was a 0.75.
Yes, the bottle I brought to London was one of the old 750ml bottles. 2008 bottling according to my notes. I tasted a 2007 bottling 3 days later at O Paparico in Porto with some other denizens of this forum.

I agree that 52 > 71 > 63. The '52 is almost gone forever, so treasure any opportunity you have to try it.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 17:58 Thu 29 Jan 2015

My take.. The 1952 from the earlier bottlings (2006/2007) were awesome. The ones bottled after that were very good but not great like the previous bottlings. The 1963 is ok, but a good distance from the quality of any of the 1952. The 1971 isn't worth the price, unless you can buy it very cheap. It's also very different stylistically than the 1952/63, though a bit closer in style to the 63 than the 52. I would venture a guess they bought some lesser quality casks from the Casa do Douro after we drove the popularity of the '52 through the roof.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 21:11 Thu 29 Jan 2015

Martin Peeters wrote:Have you tried it already? I know it's a 0.5 l but still worth it. I have two in my collection and really want to try the '63 too. I have tasted the '52 and that one is the top of whites in my humble opinion.

Martin
You've convinced me :D . Earlier tonight I got another 1971 Golden White. 88)

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