Bottle Watch

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Bottle Watch

Post by SushiNorth » 15:00 Thu 19 Nov 2009

While chatting with Glenn and g-man about bottles missing for some offlines, I realized that there were several bottles that kept appearing as "hard to find." So I thought perhaps we'd make a list of hard-to-find bottles (and perhaps indicate the country you're in if they "ought" to be plentiful but aren't) so that we could each keep our eyes open for rarities.
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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by SushiNorth » 15:01 Thu 19 Nov 2009

In the US:

Dow 1980
Dow 1972

Sandeman 1980
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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by mosesbotbol » 19:10 Thu 19 Nov 2009

SushiNorth wrote:In the US:

Dow 1980
Dow 1972

Sandeman 1980
Never had 1972 Dow beofre :oops: 1975 is also pretty.
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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by jdaw1 » 22:13 Sun 22 Nov 2009

All ’72s are rare.

Somebody has to say it: Nacional 1931 not frequently seen; nor Dow 1878 (which I’m particularly keen to sample).

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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by Andy Velebil » 16:35 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Anything from 1973 :crying:

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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by g-man » 01:33 Mon 15 Oct 2018

Dredging u p an old thread. But sushi if you find this, I've got a bottle of the 1972' dows.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 10:09 Mon 15 Oct 2018

I can say as of about 2 weeks ago I am now in possession of a 1973 Port. A gift from a Port producer. No idea where this person found it but we opened one and we tried it and I was also given an unopened bottle for me to take home for a later bday. Very thoughtful and nice of the person. It's a 1973 Vinho Velho do Douro "Berco do Vinho do Porto" "Regua" "Garrafeira Particular". I can only gather it came from a property somewhere in or around Regua. It was quite sweet, delicate, and past it's best days but slightly chilled was enjoyable.

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Post by JB vintage » 14:08 Mon 15 Oct 2018

I have a few Dow 72 as well as Dow 80. 1972 is not a very good year though, suffering from the alcohol scandal of using synthetic industrial spirit for the fortification (1972-1974). Dow 1972 is one of the better 1972's though.

I also have a few of the, Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 1980, that is much more rare than the Dow 80.

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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by JB vintage » 14:12 Mon 15 Oct 2018

I havn't been able to locate any Cruz vintage 1992. I know it has been made.

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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by uncle tom » 00:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018

'72 is an odd year - a declaration suddenly interrupted by the alcohol scandal in '74

Yes, I have some '72s - and if anyone needs a Dow or Offley for a tasting I'm happy to oblige..
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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by uncle tom » 00:32 Tue 16 Oct 2018

I havn't been able to locate any Cruz vintage 1992. I know it has been made.
Visiting the Cruz cellars a couple of years back, Axel P and I found some some neglected pallet cages full of odd Cruz VP's from that period - mostly with decaying labels and adorned with odd cigarette butts..
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Re: Bottle Watch

Post by nac » 16:34 Fri 19 Oct 2018

I've still got a couple of bottles of Rebello Valente 1972 from a whole unopened case I "won" at Christies some years ago.

Haven't got any TNs, but the bottles were all in perfect condition and from memory the contents were pretty good.

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