The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 17:16 Sat 25 Mar 2017

Ps. If her personality should change, then we'll see what is left.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by jdaw1 » 20:35 Sat 25 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017
If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink:
Foolish advice, based on an elementary type error.

What sort of personality do you want her to have? start with: “I’ve bought a case of Port for you, but it’s yours only if it matches your personality.” Then she will become the personality that matches the Port.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 21:00 Sat 25 Mar 2017

That surely is provided she gets introduced to VP at an early age?

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by DRT » 23:28 Sun 26 Mar 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
20:35 Sat 25 Mar 2017
DRT wrote:
02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017
If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink:
Foolish advice, based on an elementary type error.

What sort of personality do you want her to have? start with: “I’ve bought a case of Port for you, but it’s yours only if it matches your personality.” Then she will become the personality that matches the Port.
A foolish conclusion based on a flawed assumption.

The obvious answer is to by her both.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 05:48 Mon 27 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
23:28 Sun 26 Mar 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
20:35 Sat 25 Mar 2017
DRT wrote:
02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017
If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink:
Foolish advice, based on an elementary type error.

What sort of personality do you want her to have? start with: “I’ve bought a case of Port for you, but it’s yours only if it matches your personality.” Then she will become the personality that matches the Port.
A foolish conclusion based on a flawed assumption.

The obvious answer is to by her both.
DRT and jdaw1, who both can see into the future, tell me which port will be the best in 21 to 50 years.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by AHB » 15:23 Wed 31 May 2017

You're going to have a splendid choice for 2015, but I would recommend Noval or Cockburn so staying with the big names that will be very recognisable should either granddaughter decide to sell their port in the years to come rather than to drink it.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 16:35 Wed 31 May 2017

Thank you for the advice.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by PhilW » 08:56 Thu 01 Jun 2017

Given the tasting notes (alas I am not a recipient of tasting samples, and with the lack of a BFT this year cannot therefore comment directly), I would have gone for the Vesuvio from 2015 for this purpose, given the combination of tasting note comments and presentation packaging.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 18:59 Tue 03 Oct 2017

For the grandson, 2013, I bought 6 bottles of Quinta do Vesuvio, but the Norwegian Wine Monopoly (allways capital letters, in reverence) sent me single bottles. I contacted the importer about the possibility of getting a wooden case for them, and this september he emailed that he had it. When I went to Oslo to collect, he very generously also gave me a glass of Graham's Single Harvest Tawny 1972, and a lift into city centre. No charge for any of it.
That is a good way to build customer relations.

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