Port for sale by retailer

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 16:57 Sun 19 Nov 2017

Doggett wrote:
14:36 Sat 18 Nov 2017
I am sure most of you are aware, but just in case... the annual Christmas port offering from Aldi has hit the shelves this week. It is much the same as last year, with the following available whilst stocks last:

40YO Maynard's Aged mid-tawny port 750ml: £29.99 (Great value bottle but can anyone shed any light on the 'mid-tawny' term as I haven't come across it)
1992 Maynard's LBV (Unfiltered) 750ml: £19.99
10YO Maynard's Tawny 750ml: £9.99
2013 Maynard's LBV (Unfiltered) 750ml: £9.99
Maynard's Pink Port 500ml: £7.99
Maynard's Finest Reserve Ruby Porto 200ml: £4.99
The 40yo is scarcer than hen's teeth round here-I went to two Aldi's the day after release only to find the allocation had already gone; the other Aldi close to work doesn't appear to have received an allocation (yet). If anyone sees one could they perhaps pick it up for me please?

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by CPR 1 » 14:32 Fri 24 Nov 2017

Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday

http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type ... ntage-port

A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 14:51 Fri 24 Nov 2017

CPR 1 wrote:
14:32 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday

http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type ... ntage-port

A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty.
Wow, that is a bargain compared to the price that most wine retailers are knocking it out at!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by flash_uk » 18:11 Fri 24 Nov 2017

CPR 1 wrote:
14:32 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday

http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type ... ntage-port

A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty.
Thx for the heads up Charles. One dozen duly secured.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Andy Velebil » 12:28 Sat 25 Nov 2017

flash_uk wrote:
18:11 Fri 24 Nov 2017
CPR 1 wrote:
14:32 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday

http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type ... ntage-port

A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty.
Thx for the heads up Charles. One dozen duly secured.
If you place an order over £500 at Waitrose Cellar, you will receive a 1.5L magnum of Pol Roger Brut Reserve.
A free mag of Pol Roger 88)

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by SCP » 00:00 Tue 28 Nov 2017

CPR 1 wrote:
14:32 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday

http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type ... ntage-port

A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty.
Likewise, thanks for the pointer. 6 secured with some excellent sparkles thrown in.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by H_Sterling » 15:14 Sat 02 Dec 2017

Waitrose (in store) currently have various LBVs on offer, including the 2013 Sandeman (a change from the 2012 just 2 months ago).

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by H_Sterling » 15:25 Sat 02 Dec 2017

Brightwells (Leominster, Herefs) next wine auction has a fair number of port lots:

https://www.brightwells.com/antiques-fi ... -december/

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by LGTrotter » 23:57 Sat 02 Dec 2017

I know it is poor planning to mention a port on the forum before buying it but I note that the Wine Society is offering 2000 LBV Warre at £23/bottle. Not an absolute steal but it has a few more years on it than most of those available in supermarkets and the like. They have probably been reading Alex's rave reviews of the older ones. Leave me half a dozen to go with my usual Pol Roger Christmas order please.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 00:04 Tue 19 Dec 2017

I managed to track down a branch of Aldi which had some bottles of the Maynard 1992 LBV in stock (available through their website too).

I've given up trying to find a bottle of the mythical 40YO tawny @ £30 but I did also buy a "Maynard 100 Years of Port" pack consisting of 4 x 20cl bottles containing 10YO, 20YO, 30YO and 40YO tawny.

More ports I've not tasted before.
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2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Doggett » 09:38 Tue 19 Dec 2017

AHB wrote:
00:04 Tue 19 Dec 2017
I've given up trying to find a bottle of the mythical 40YO tawny @ £30
Some reports in the press are suggesting that Aldi is now responsible for 20% of the World’s 40YO aged tawny sales. It would be significantly higher if people could find it on sale!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by benread » 18:07 Tue 19 Dec 2017

AHB wrote:I managed to track down a branch of Aldi which had some bottles of the Maynard 1992 LBV in stock (available through their website too).

I've given up trying to find a bottle of the mythical 40YO tawny @ £30 but I did also buy a "Maynard 100 Years of Port" pack consisting of 4 x 20cl bottles containing 10YO, 20YO, 30YO and 40YO tawny.

More ports I've not tasted before.
Interested to know what you think of 1992 LBV


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Doggett
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Doggett » 18:45 Tue 19 Dec 2017

I tried 3 bottles of the 1992 Maynard LBV from last year when released at Christmas. The first bottle was nothing to write home about, but I thought the next 2 that I had were fantastic and well worth the £20 so late have bought a couple more from the release this year.

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1960s to 1980s bin ends at Berrys’ Basingstoke

Post by John Owlett » 00:59 Thu 11 Jan 2018

Good evening everyone,

Every now and then, Berrys’ seems to empty a port bin somewhere and put the rather shabby looking bottles on sale at the warehouse shop in Basingstoke. When I was there yesterday, there were a few dozen bottles from 1970 and 1977, together with a few from the 1960s and some from the 1980s. One thing I noticed was that they had both Portugal-bottled and Berrys’-bottled Taylor 1970.

Later,

John

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 14:43 Mon 05 Feb 2018

Nickells and Perks February sale now on-one or two reasonable value Ports to my eye.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Kaktai » 22:02 Thu 16 Aug 2018

M&S currently running a 1/3 off selected wines promotion (looks to be in-store only, not online).

Our local M&S Foodhall had following ports on sale at a reduced price:

2011 & 2007 vintage port @ £18
20 year tawny @ £23
2001 & 2002 Royal Palace Colheita @ £17

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 11:51 Fri 05 Oct 2018

Anyone looking for a bargain could take a look at Berry’s warehouse shop in Basingstoke. Magnums of Taylor 1977 @ £400 and of BBR Own Blend 2011 for £88. Both duty paid.

I managed to resist. It wasn’t hard.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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