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Re: Latest buy

Posted: 08:45 Fri 12 Feb 2016
by djewesbury
AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:A small collective nabbed 9 perfect condition, Irish-bottled F70 at auction for €424 all in.
Wow! Fabulous bargain - nicely done, small collective.
*small round yellow face wearing sunglasses and looking smug*

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 21:53 Fri 11 Mar 2016
by Justin K
Warre's 1922 @ £194 including buyer's premium. Plus a lot of unknown old ports; will report back on that!

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 21:38 Fri 18 Mar 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
2 magnums of 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens VP.
I've been looking for a long time to find a (any) 2005 VP, as it's my oldest son's birthyear. So one of these will go to him, the other will maybe be opened at an apropiate time by me :mrgreen:
When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these magnums were numbers 3 respectively 11 of 12 mags in total bottled especially for The Netherlands. Gives it something extra special in my book! :D

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 08:04 Sat 19 Mar 2016
by AHB
gerwin.degraaf wrote:When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these magnums were numbers 3 respectively 11 of 12 mags in total bottled especially for The Netherlands. Gives it something extra special in my book! :D
That's really rather nice.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:25 Tue 22 Mar 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
1998 Taylor's Vargellas VP x 6
1991 Cálem VP 12x (bargain at auction)
1990 Kopke Colheita 3x (part of the 1991 lot, again a bargain)

It turned out a nice Sunday afternoon for following the auction online! :mrgreen:

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 15:12 Tue 24 May 2016
by /2alph
2012 Malvedos VP in 3l bottle 5x
1965 Malvedos VP 1x

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 16:29 Tue 24 May 2016
by jdaw1
/2alph wrote:2012 Malvedos VP in 3l bottle 5x
GM12 in 3l: only five dozen were bottled.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 18:47 Tue 24 May 2016
by /2alph
jdaw1 wrote:
/2alph wrote:2012 Malvedos VP in 3l bottle 5x
GM12 in 3l: only five dozen were bottled.
I know. I bought 5 and sold 2 on a friend.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 20:41 Tue 24 May 2016
by Andy Velebil
gerwin.degraaf wrote:2 magnums of 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens VP.
I've been looking for a long time to find a (any) 2005 VP, as it's my oldest son's birthyear. So one of these will go to him, the other will maybe be opened at an apropiate time by me :mrgreen:
When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these magnums were numbers 3 respectively 11 of 12 mags in total bottled especially for The Netherlands. Gives it something extra special in my book! :D
If can get some 2005 Roeda it's perhaps the finest SQVP from that year I've had. FG is also excellent, good buy. Your son best be happy when he's of age to consume it...if not at least you'll be happy 88)

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 11:30 Wed 25 May 2016
by SCP
Andy Velebil wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:2 magnums of 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens VP.
I've been looking for a long time to find a (any) 2005 VP, as it's my oldest son's birthyear. So one of these will go to him, the other will maybe be opened at an apropiate time by me :mrgreen:
When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these magnums were numbers 3 respectively 11 of 12 mags in total bottled especially for The Netherlands. Gives it something extra special in my book! :D
If can get some 2005 Roeda it's perhaps the finest SQVP from that year I've had. FG is also excellent, good buy. Your son best be happy when he's of age to consume it...if not at least you'll be happy 88)
If helpful, Fine+Rare in the UK periodically have had loads of case of Croft Roeda 2005 (not currently showing). I seem to remember that they had 200cs for sale last time!

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:11 Thu 16 Jun 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
6 x Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1986 (at auction last Sunday). I didn't know this was made (I know of the 1986 Guimaraens).

Also the label is somewhat of a mystery to me (I'll try to post a couple of pictures). Does anyone know these kind of labels from Fonseca? And since I don't have a clou when these came onto the market, any thoughts on number of years left in this VP.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:24 Thu 16 Jun 2016
by Alex M
The only time I've had the Fonseca QdP 1986 was at the East India Club, London in 2006. It had those labels too. I remember it was drinking rather well then so possibly one to drink up over these next few years.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 21:41 Thu 16 Jun 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
Alex M wrote:The only time I've had the Fonseca QdP 1986 was at the East India Club, London in 2006. It had those labels too. I remember it was drinking rather well then so possibly one to drink up over these next few years.
Thanks!! So it is on the market at least ten years then.
I'm sure I can be persuaded (should my arm be twisted 88) to open up one once in a while the coming years :wink: :wink:

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 21:47 Sat 20 Aug 2016
by LGTrotter
Having just drunk and enjoyed a bottle of 1980 Warre (note here) I happened to notice a half case for £150 in bond at Berrys. I almost wonder if it was a mistake, so overpriced are most listings on BBX. However I do not feel I can cavil at £25/bottle for a 36 year old port. Alright I know l shall have to pay duty and VAT on it eventually, but still...serendipity.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 15:35 Sun 21 Aug 2016
by PopulusTremula
LGTrotter wrote:Having just drunk and enjoyed a bottle of 1980 Warre (note here) I happened to notice a half case for £150 in bond at Berrys. I almost wonder if it was a mistake, so overpriced are most listings on BBX. However I do not feel I can cavil at £25/bottle for a 36 year old port. Alright I know l shall have to pay duty and VAT on it eventually, but still...serendipity.
That's a bargain for sure! Very fine port. I hope the condition is OK but BBX and IB should go a very long way towards guaranteeing that. Congratulations.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 11:44 Sat 03 Sep 2016
by richmills
1x Taylor '94
1x Taylor '77
1x Kopke colheita '66
1x Kopke colheita '57

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 09:50 Thu 22 Sep 2016
by /2alph
1 case Cockburn's Canais 2014 SQV
1 case Vale D. Maria 2014 SQV

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 15:13 Fri 23 Sep 2016
by Alex M
6 x Vesuvio 1994. Purchased on BBX for £260 IB. I fear I paid slightly over the 'going rate' but when reviewing my cellar inventory I paid £225 for 6 in 2010.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 18:09 Fri 23 Sep 2016
by LGTrotter
Alex M wrote:6 x Vesuvio 1994. Purchased on BBX for £260 IB. I fear I paid slightly over the 'going rate' but when reviewing my cellar inventory I paid £225 for 6 in 2010.
That sounds like a really good price and it is not too much to pay retail for such a lovely port.

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:33 Fri 28 Oct 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
- Quarles Harris 1977 VP (6x, shared a case of 12 with my uncle)

- Quinta do Noval 1973 LBV bottled 1979 (2x, finally a bottle of port (or any wine for that matter) from my birthyear ). Hope that it will be still drinkable.

- Tait's 1937 old port (1x, a gamble, no idea what it is exactly) with a t-stopper. Don't know when this was bottled.

Will post some pics after this, maybe someone can shed some light on what the 1937 is ..

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:35 Fri 28 Oct 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
The pics of the 1937 Taits

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 19:35 Fri 28 Oct 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
and the capsule
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Re: Latest buy

Posted: 12:00 Sat 29 Oct 2016
by DRT
Gerwin,

I think it is safe to assume that is a 1937 Colheita, which should make it delicious if it has been properly stored :D

Here is some information on the shipper/merchant from another thread on :tpf: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4649

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 16:12 Sat 29 Oct 2016
by gerwin.degraaf
DRT wrote:Gerwin,

I think it is safe to assume that is a 1937 Colheita, which should make it delicious if it has been properly stored :D

Here is some information on the shipper/merchant from another thread on :tpf: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4649
Thanks for the info! I have no idea about how it has been stored, but there are some positive signs:
- very good fill level;
- colour (as far as is visible) looks quite ok;
- perhaps a fraction of seepage (which suggests that the bottle has been lying down at least for some time.

I will try to find a good occasion somewhere this year to open and try it (birthday, Christmas, new year's eve, there are options :D )

Re: Latest buy

Posted: 22:34 Sun 30 Oct 2016
by John M
gerwin.degraaf wrote:6 x Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1986 (at auction last Sunday). I didn't know this was made (I know of the 1986 Guimaraens).

Also the label is somewhat of a mystery to me (I'll try to post a couple of pictures). Does anyone know these kind of labels from Fonseca? And since I don't have a clou when these came onto the market, any thoughts on number of years left in this VP.
I got some Panascal a few years ago...2001 & 2008...both had the same/similar labels as this one.