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Post by ac-fast » 09:33 Mon 24 Mar 2008

What is your latest you have bought. ???

I just bought a Noval 66 and 2 bottels of Qta. do Pego vintage 2000
Looking forward to taste the Noval 66 again. :D
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Post by AHB » 18:43 Mon 24 Mar 2008

I've just been away for the weekend in Cornwall and bought a bottle of Ramos Pinto 1991 from Wadebridge Wines (which I thoroughly recommend worthy of a visit if you are in Cornwall for its selection of ports and madeiras).

I recently tried both the '97 and '94 Ramos Pintos and was pleasantly surprised.

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Post by Axel P » 10:33 Tue 25 Mar 2008

My latest buy were a couple of cases of the Vesuvio 2005.

Alex, I just bought a single bottle of Ramos Pinto 91 as well and Im very curious how this is.

Unfortunately the official price level of the general importeur of Ramos Pinto is unacceptable, but this producer, which I havent paid much attention to their VPs, seems to have done good recently.

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Post by ac-fast » 19:04 Wed 26 Mar 2008

Today the postman came with a packace for me.

Sandeman Vau vintage 1997
Portal Colheita 1994
Warres Warrior
Optima 10 years

Looking forward for tasting, juhuuuu
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Post by DRT » 22:45 Thu 03 Apr 2008

In recent weeks my Annual Port Bonus went on this lot...
  • Malvedos 1996
  • Vesuvio 1996
  • Gould Campbell 1994
  • Martinez 1994
  • Kopke 1994
  • Morgan 1991
  • Graham's 1991
  • Quinta de la Rossa 1991
  • SW Madalena 1988
  • Dow 1983
  • Offley 1983
  • Dow 1980
  • Croft 1977
  • Gonzalez Byass 1970
  • Noval 1970
  • Fonseca 1963
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Post by Conky » 23:04 Thu 03 Apr 2008

Oh dear.....

and before seeing that list I was chuffed with

Sandeman 60
Cockburn 63
12 bottles of Morgan 91
Pocas 91
and those 2 bottles you got me Derek, or have you scoffed them :D

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Post by DRT » 23:27 Thu 03 Apr 2008

Conky wrote:Oh dear.....

and before seeing that list I was chuffed with

Sandeman 60
Cockburn 63
12 bottles of Morgan 91
Pocas 91
and those 2 bottles you got me Derek, or have you scoffed them :D
Nope. You can add SW Madalena 1988 to your list.

You should try to avoid necking the Sandeman 1960 as that is one of the Horizontals that has been discussed for sometime this year :wink:

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Post by AHB » 21:44 Fri 04 Apr 2008

I think that while a Sandeman 1960 horizontal :? would be of great interest to some of us retentive port-pedants, I am slightly surprised to hear that we are thinking of such an event.

However, sign me up!
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Post by DRT » 01:07 Sat 05 Apr 2008

AHB wrote:I think that while a Sandeman 1960 horizontal :? would be of great interest to some of us retentive port-pedants, I am slightly surprised to hear that we are thinking of such an event.

However, sign me up!
For your information, Sandeman 1960 is one of many ports that can be used as the subject of both a Horizontal and Vertical tasting simultaneously. That is why it has been chosen. :wink:
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Post by AHB » 08:17 Sat 05 Apr 2008

Oh! You mean that there will be other ports, not just 10 different bottles of Sandeman '60.

Lots of different bottles from different shippers and vintages doesn't sound very pedantic.

Perhaps I'll give it a miss then...
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Post by SushiNorth » 03:31 Sun 06 Apr 2008

And here i thought I was buying too much -- then i see these lists!

I've sadly lost track of all the recent buys, it's mingled together now, but there've been 1/2 bottles of 88 Taylor Vargellas, a 2000 S&W, some calem from 96, 97, and 2000, churchill 95, and Noval 00.

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Post by mosesbotbol » 14:54 Mon 07 Apr 2008

Splendid case of '85 Dow. One of the smoothest ports I have tried, almost spirit-less tasting!

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Post by g-man » 17:37 Wed 09 Apr 2008

I said I wasn't going to buy anymore
but i gave in and bought Fonseca 83 and 97

75$ and 65$ respectively.

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Post by SushiNorth » 18:59 Wed 09 Apr 2008

speaking of acquisitions, I'd like to make a trip to sohowines on the 17th. if anyone wants to come (perhaps we can pack our collective purhases into a case for savings?) please let me know. I'd like to go around 4pm.

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Remind me nearer the time and if I can,

Post by jdaw1 » 20:21 Wed 09 Apr 2008

SushiNorth wrote:speaking of acquisitions, I'd like to make a trip to sohowines on the 17th. if anyone wants to come (perhaps we can pack our collective purhases into a case for savings?) please let me know. I'd like to go around 4pm.
Remind me nearer the time and if I can, I’ll stop in to say hello.

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Post by ajfeather » 20:25 Wed 09 Apr 2008

Vesuvio 2005 which I have decided I like young (well the 6 I have I do and I have 6 kept away from my mucky paws)

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Post by g-man » 20:50 Wed 09 Apr 2008

SushiNorth wrote:speaking of acquisitions, I'd like to make a trip to sohowines on the 17th. if anyone wants to come (perhaps we can pack our collective purhases into a case for savings?) please let me know. I'd like to go around 4pm.
1986 Branaire Ducru $75.00
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are pretty decent prices if you're into dry reds.

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Post by AHB » 22:19 Wed 09 Apr 2008

ajfeather wrote:Vesuvio 2005 which I have decided I like young (well the 6 I have I do and I have 6 kept away from my mucky paws)
Mmm. I rather like the Vesuvio 2005 at the moment, it is rather delicious. Sadly, the others who tried this with me were not so taken.
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Post by DRT » 22:25 Wed 09 Apr 2008

AHB wrote:
ajfeather wrote:Vesuvio 2005 which I have decided I like young (well the 6 I have I do and I have 6 kept away from my mucky paws)
Mmm. I rather like the Vesuvio 2005 at the moment, it is rather delicious. Sadly, the others who tried this with me were not so taken.
Leave it alone :shock:

There are lots of other things to drink that have been given the chance to have a good crack at life. I have no issue with tasting the odd bottle of a young wine for scientific purposes buy drinking a half case of 2005 seems rather wastefull to me. :x - come on guys, let the children grow up and concentrate on wiping out some of those pesky teenagers :wink:
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Post by Axel P » 12:37 Thu 10 Apr 2008

Mmm. I rather like the Vesuvio 2005 at the moment, it is rather delicious. Sadly, the others who tried this with me were not so taken.

Alex: I love the 05 Vesuvio and if you are ever in need of getting someone to drink a bottle with you, give me a call.

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Post by SushiNorth » 14:09 Thu 10 Apr 2008

Axel P wrote:Mmm. I rather like the Vesuvio 2005 at the moment, it is rather delicious. Sadly, the others who tried this with me were not so taken.

Alex: I love the 05 Vesuvio and if you are ever in need of getting someone to drink a bottle with you, give me a call.

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There seems to be a bit of praise for this wine and in an off-year. Is that an encouragement for us to seek out a few bottles of it to stash in the cellar?

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Post by Conky » 15:11 Thu 10 Apr 2008

SushiNorth wrote:
Axel P wrote:Mmm. I rather like the Vesuvio 2005 at the moment, it is rather delicious. Sadly, the others who tried this with me were not so taken.

Alex: I love the 05 Vesuvio and if you are ever in need of getting someone to drink a bottle with you, give me a call.

Axel
There seems to be a bit of praise for this wine and in an off-year. Is that an encouragement for us to seek out a few bottles of it to stash in the cellar?
Sushi,

I think you better had stash it away, or we'll never know what it tasted like in its prime, what with our illustrious colleagues quaffing it all far to early. :(

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Post by ajfeather » 19:14 Thu 10 Apr 2008

I think I mentioned it before (maybe elsewhere) I am under to pressure to drink Vesuvio's to house the growing wooden train collection my son has. Given the cost of suitable boxes for family rooms I think I can legitimately exclude Vesuvio from my wine budget since it is clearly household storage :)

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… added to the family spending, which you can then match …

Post by jdaw1 » 19:45 Thu 10 Apr 2008

ajfeather wrote:I think I mentioned it before (maybe elsewhere) I am under to pressure to drink Vesuvio's to house the growing wooden train collection my son has. Given the cost of suitable boxes for family rooms I think I can legitimately exclude Vesuvio from my wine budget since it is clearly household storage :)
No. Your hobby is allowed the same budget as the family stuff, so the cost of the Vesuvio — being added to the family spending — is therefore also added to your allowance. Great deal!

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Post by SushiNorth » 21:39 Sun 13 Apr 2008

More bad news:
Warre 1985
Dow 1985
2 Quinta do Vale Meao 2003

The 85's are from sohowines, sorry i wound up there early. The Vale Meao i think was a little underpriced at $50/bottle, and came from Total Wines in Hackensack NJ (a huge warehouse, whose main VP selection is overpriced relative to sohowines).

This should conclude my spending on port for a while. Now back to drinking.

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