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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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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: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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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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