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London tastings: Port request list

Post by RAYC » 17:10 Thu 18 Oct 2012

Request list for ports you would like to see at tastings in the next 12 months.

Here's a list of ports that i have never drunk, don't have in my cellar, but would like to try at a London tasting if someone has a bottle on death row:

1997 Vesuvio - EDIT: now tasted - BBR port walk 2013
1997 Ramos Pinto - EDIT: now tasted - the BFT Niepoort-Ramos retrospective 2013

1991 Vargellas

1983 Niepoort - EDIT: now tasted - thanks Ronnie
1983 Cockburn

1977 Offley

1966 Ferreira

Feel free to add. Sensible requests preferred! G/F/T 45/48/55/63/66/70 etc. are taken as a given!
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by AHB » 06:58 Fri 19 Oct 2012

If I recall correctly, the '77 Offley is on the new Davy's bar list.
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by RAYC » 12:42 Fri 19 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:If I recall correctly, the '77 Offley is on the new Davy's bar list.
It is....for £85....

SW83 looks a better deal for £60, though still rather expensive compared to bringing from home (and i'd suspect not an ideal candidate for pop and pour).
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by AHB » 16:58 Fri 19 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:
AHB wrote:If I recall correctly, the '77 Offley is on the new Davy's bar list.
It is....for £85....

SW83 looks a better deal for £60, though still rather expensive compared to bringing from home (and i'd suspect not an ideal candidate for pop and pour).
I can't argue that the Davy's bar price list is expensive compared to bringing a bottle from home and paying corkage - but there are times when we run out and the choice on the wine list is waving to us...
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:04 Sun 21 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:Request list for ports you would like to see at tastings in the next 12 months.

1983 Niepoort
I have a bottle of this on death row but it is in Muscat. Happy to share it but you have to come here to get your share! ;-)

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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by WS1 » 14:30 Sat 27 Oct 2012

RAYC wrote:1991 Vargellas
done, will bring one round to on of the next tastings.

Worth mentioning you will taste a closed wine!!!!!!!

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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by AHB » 15:22 Sat 27 Oct 2012

There are some relatively young ports with good reputations that I have never tried and would love to do so if the chance crops up. These are:
Magalhaes 2007
Quinta do Vale Meao 2007
Dow 2003
Quarles Harris 2003
Smith Woodhouse 2003
Warre 2003
Gould Campbell 2000
Quarles Harris 2000
Sandeman 2000
Smith Woodhouse 2000
Warre 2000
Delaforce 1997
Dow 1997
Graham 1997
Ferreira 1994
Fonseca 1994
Taylor 1994
Cockburn 1991 (with no VA!)
Ferreira 1982
Ferreira 1983
Berry Brothers Own Selection 1963 - edit: done! at my birthday tasting in October 2013
Smith Woodhouse 1963
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Post by griff » 19:12 Sat 27 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:There are some relatively young ports with good reputations that I have never tried and would love to do so if the chance crops up. These are:
Magalhaes 2007
Quinta do Vale Meao 2007
Dow 2003
Quarles Harris 2003
Smith Woodhouse 2003
Warre 2003
Gould Campbell 2000
Quarles Harris 2000
Sandeman 2000
Smith Woodhouse 2000
Warre 2000
Delaforce 1997
Dow 1997
Graham 1997
Ferreira 1994
Fonseca 1994
Taylor 1994
Cockburn 1991 (with no VA!)
Ferreira 1982
Ferreira 1983
Berry Brothers Own Selection 1963
Smith Woodhouse 1963
The thought of the 63's as being relatively young made me smile :)

I seem to remember bringing a bottle of 2007 Quinta do Vale Meao over to the UK. If I can find it I'll make sure it is saved for a TPF offline when you are there.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:55 Sat 27 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:There are some relatively young ports with good reputations that I have never tried and would love to do so if the chance crops up. These are:
!
Taylor 1994
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=12239#p12239]Here[/url], in reply to a T94 tasting note dated 30 Mar 2008, AHB wrote:Now that is a port which I would like to try one day. Good to hear your impressions were positive.

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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by AHB » 14:11 Sun 28 Oct 2012

griff wrote:The thought of the 63's as being relatively young made me smile :)

I seem to remember bringing a bottle of 2007 Quinta do Vale Meao over to the UK. If I can find it I'll make sure it is saved for a TPF offline when you are there.
I was born in '63, therefore by definition the '63s are still youthful and spritely!

Thanks for the offer of the Vale Meao 2007 at a forthcoming offline - that would be most appreciated.
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by uncle tom » 10:34 Mon 29 Oct 2012

1977 Offley
I have a modest stash of these, but I havn't opened one since March '07

- How about an Offley vertical next year?
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by DRT » 10:58 Mon 29 Oct 2012

uncle tom wrote:How about an Offley vertical next year?
Only if we can call it "An Offle Lot of Offley 2013" 88)
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:06 Mon 29 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:Only if we can call it "An Offle Lot of Offley 2013" 88)
‟We Got Bista On An Offle Lot of Offley 2013”?

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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by uncle tom » 15:06 Mon 29 Oct 2012

Only if we can call it "An Offle Lot of Offley 2013
Or: 'The Offley big Offley tasting'
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Post by g-man » 17:45 Mon 29 Oct 2012

I have 4 cases of 91 Cockburn if you want to swing by state side and find a bottle without VA
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by uncle tom » 18:13 Mon 29 Oct 2012

I have 4 cases of 91 Cockburn if you want to swing by state side and find a bottle without VA
But don't forget your wellies... :D
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Post by AHB » 13:49 Tue 30 Oct 2012

g-man wrote:I have 4 cases of 91 Cockburn if you want to swing by state side and find a bottle without VA
Have you managed to find one without VA yet?
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Post by DRT » 01:43 Wed 31 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Only if we can call it "An Offle Lot of Offley 2013" 88)
‟We Got Bista On An Offle Lot of Offley 2013”?
The inconsistent capitalisation is somewhat bemusing, but it is a good theme.
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:05 Wed 31 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:inconsistent capitalisation
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Post by g-man » 20:19 Wed 31 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:I have 4 cases of 91 Cockburn if you want to swing by state side and find a bottle without VA
Have you managed to find one without VA yet?
absolutely

the one case I've popped 3 out of 4 bottles have been great after a 5 hour decant.
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by PhilW » 21:33 Wed 05 Feb 2014

I'd like to add a few to the list (or if keeping separate, this is the current PW list):

Niepoort '87
Warre '58
Croft '91
Rebello Valente '70
Warre 1969 LBV

Of the above, the Cr91 is the only one I have had before, but it was a while ago and I would like to try it again; the others are all ports I have never had and would love to try. I'd like to have included Cr45 on the list as well, but am sure that would exceed the "sensible request" criteria :wink:

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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by AHB » 16:00 Thu 06 Feb 2014

So just to summarise:

RAYC ”“ 1991 Vargellas
RAYC ”“ 1983 Cockburn
RAYC ”“ 1977 Offley
RAYC ”“ 1966 Ferreira

PW ”“ 1987 Niepoort
PW ”“ 1958 Warre
PW ”“ 1991 Croft
PW ”“ 1970 Rebello Valente
PW ”“ 1969 Warre LBV

AHB ”“ 1963 Smith Woodhouse
AHB ”“ 1982 Ferreira
AHB ”“ 1983 Ferreira
AHB ”“ 1994 Ferreira
AHB ”“ 1997 Graham
AHB ”“ 1991 Cockburn
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Re: London tastings: Port request list

Post by PhilW » 09:37 Thu 07 Aug 2014

I would add TV70 to my list also; I didn't know until recently that they produced both T70 and TV70 that year. While generally less of Taylor fan flavour-profile-wise, I do enjoy the Vargellas, so would be very interested to try the '70 version.

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