Latest buy

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LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: Latest buy

Post by LGTrotter » 19:58 Wed 01 Mar 2017

Needing to top up my port for drinking now-ish locker I have bought today a mixed dozen, one Fonseca 83, one Warre 83, two Warre 85, two Graham 80, two Graham 83 (in deference to Glenn's opinion), two Graham 85 (in deference to my own opinion), and two Croft 77. The cupboard is now looking much healthier. Entirely coincidentally a parcel from Paxton & Whitfield arrived today, so now I am torn between opening a proper bottle to go with the cheese or soldiering on with this open bottle of 2009 Quinta do Convento. I will open a bottle of Chateuneuf to aid my deliberations.

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Old Bridge
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Old Bridge » 19:57 Sat 11 Nov 2017

Over the last few weeks I have bought:

Dow's Vintage Port 1985
Warre's 1985 Vintage Port
Smith Woodhouse traditionel LBV 2003 bottle matured
Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered 2011
Pocas LBV 2009
Taylor Vintage Port 2009
Graham's Vintage Port 2000
Quinta do Infantado Vintage 2000 (150 cl)
Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port 2015
Quinta do Vallado Tawny 40 YO

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richmills
Fonseca Bin 27
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Re: Latest buy

Post by richmills » 14:45 Tue 23 Jan 2018

Since the new year I have done my usual annual stocking up and bought:

3x Offley '94
3x Taylor '85
1x Graham '70
1x Kopke colheita '57
1x Graham 40yr tawny

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 14:00 Fri 26 Jan 2018

I'm proud to say that while I haven't bought anything this year I have just taken delivery of some things I bought last year:

12 x 20cl bottles of Graham 30YO tawny
2 x 75cl Quinta do Noval 1968 colheita
1 x 150cl Berry Brothers own selection 2011 vintage port
4 x 74 cl Dow 1963
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

PhilW
Dow 1980
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Re: Latest buy

Post by PhilW » 18:28 Fri 26 Jan 2018

AHB wrote:
14:00 Fri 26 Jan 2018
4 x 74 cl Dow 1963
Deliberate unusual size? (or just a typo?)

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uncle tom
Dow 1980
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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 13:53 Mon 29 Jan 2018

12 x 20cl bottles of Graham 30YO tawny
2 x 75cl Quinta do Noval 1968 colheita
AHB buying brown sticky stuff? Whatever next!
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 15:44 Mon 29 Jan 2018

PhilW wrote:
18:28 Fri 26 Jan 2018
AHB wrote:
14:00 Fri 26 Jan 2018
4 x 74 cl Dow 1963
Deliberate unusual size? (or just a typo?)
A typo, although I don't know how I would ever find out a bottle was 74cl rather than 75cl (these have no labels).
uncle tom wrote:
13:53 Mon 29 Jan 2018
12 x 20cl bottles of Graham 30YO tawny
2 x 75cl Quinta do Noval 1968 colheita
AHB buying brown sticky stuff? Whatever next!
Indeed, it doesn't happen often. However, on occasions when I know I will be away for a week or two I don't want to open a bottle of VP or LBV the night before I leave, but I do want to have a glass of port. I've enjoyed using my share of the half bottles of Pocas Junior 40YO tawny that I split with Charles for this purpose but now only have one or two bottles left. I wanted to have something to open once they had all gone and the 20cl bottles work really well — small enough to finish in a night but large enough to get a couple of decent glasses from one.

And the Noval 1968 comes with a track record. The first time I tried it was in 2010. I was at a tasting where several bottles of vintage port were opened (Cockburn 1963, Gould Campbell 1970, Martinez 1967, Noval 1963, Noval 1962/63 blend, Nacional 1983 and Taylor 1970). In there was a ringer — a bottle of Noval 1968 bottled earlier in 2010. It was easy to spot the colheita from the colour, nose and flavour profile - but boy was it good. Alongside the Noval 1962/63 blend it was my wine of the night, intensely flavoured, concentrated acidity and a finish that I was still tasting the next morning. By choice, I don't drink much tawny but when I do I like to drink well.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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gerwin.degraaf
Fonseca LBV
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 21:00 Sun 04 Feb 2018

1970 Messias Quinta do Cachao VP 2x (@ well under €40 a bottle, I thought it was an acceptable gamble :-)

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