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rich_n
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Bristol port lover

Post by rich_n » 16:55 Sat 25 May 2019

Hi! Just found the forum while I was looking for info on the recent 2017 releases. I started collecting port in 2013 when I was fortunate enough to be researching some VP for my father, who was turning 65 - I was fortunate enough to purchase a couple of cases of 2011 ports for myself! I've added a case or two here and there and I'm very excited about the 2017 releases.

Cheers!

Rich

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AHB
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Re: Bristol port lover

Post by AHB » 00:18 Sun 26 May 2019

Rich

Welcome to the Forum. 2017 does look to be a fabulous vintage - but so was 2011. You've chosen a couple of excellent vintages with which to start collecting.

And your father was born in an excellent (but extremely expensive, today) vintage for Port.

Alex
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

rich_n
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Re: Bristol port lover

Post by rich_n » 08:55 Sun 26 May 2019

Thank you, Alex! I have already secured some of the 2017, but still looking to add a case or two more of the "bargain" ports, once I've seen some tasting notes (or maybe even have tried some if I get the opportunity).

Yes, I haven't quite got the spare cash to get him a bottle of £1k+ a bottle port yet!

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