Pointless Statistics

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AHB
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Re: Pointless Statistics

Post by AHB » 16:00 Wed 12 Jan 2011

AHB wrote:I've played around with my spreadsheet a little more and come up with some more statistics.

96% of my port is vintage or SQVP, 2% is crusted and 2% is unfiltered LBV. I have one bottle each of colheita, ruby and tawny.

96% of my port containers are 750ml bottles. All of the remaining 4% are half bottles. I own no magnums (and can't really see this changing considering the way in which I store and drink port).

And on the "thirty-years for drinking rule", only 35% of my port would be ready for drinking. At my normal rate of consumption, that will last me just under 3 years. Yikes! :shock: I need to go shopping after Christmas!
Oh how things change - how naive I was when I wrote this.

Today, 2 years later, things are different and I have benefited from having been shopping. I am now down to only 93% of my port being vintage or SQVP thanks to the ludicrously cheap offers of Croft LBV that Tesco have made at Christmas in each of the last two years. This has boosted my LBV stocks to account for 5% of my port, Crusted is 2% and I have 2 bottles of Tawny with an indication of age, 3 bottles of Tawny with no indication of age, one bottle of white port, two bottles of ruby port and three bottles of colheita. All together, there are 358 different ports represented in my cellar. 88% of the corks in my cellar are in bottles, 9% are in half bottles, 3% are in magnums and there are 3 screw-capped bottles. 40% of my port is aged 30 years or more and I nearly have enough to keep me going for the rest of my days provided I don't increase the rate at which I drink! I just need to buy a few bottles each new release in case I have American visitors drop by to see me.
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

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Re: Pointless Statistics

Post by AHB » 22:47 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Almost a year on from my last post, I've decided it's time to post some updated statistics - this time based on my tasting notes.

In 2005 I tasted 45 different ports
In 2006 I tasted 153 different ports
In 2007 I tasted 157 different ports
In 2008 I tasted 278 different ports
In 2009 I tasted 339 different ports
In 2010 I tasted 351 different ports
In 2011 I tasted 470 different ports

In 2006 the average age of port I tasted was 19 years old
In 2007 the average age of port I tasted was 39 years old
In 2008 the average age of port I tasted was 36 years old
In 2009 the average age of port I tasted was 29 years old
In 2010 the average age of port I tasted was 29 years old
In 2011 the average age of port I tasted was 30 years old

And the distribution of my scores in 2011 was:
100 - 0
99 - 2
98 - 3
97 - 1
96 - 3
95 - 7
94 - 16
93 - 26
92 - 36
91 - 34
90 - 40
89 - 47
88 - 42
87 - 36
86 - 37
85 - 28
84 - 20
83 - 15
82 - 12
81 - 4
80 - 8
79 - 3
78 - 4
77 - 1
76 - 1
75 - 0
74 - 2

Anybody interested in updated statistics from my cellar spreadsheet?
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

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Re: Pointless Statistics

Post by DRT » 22:51 Tue 20 Dec 2011

AHB wrote:Anybody interested in updated statistics from my cellar spreadsheet?
Yes please.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Pointless Statistics

Post by AHB » 23:19 Wed 21 Dec 2011

So, some headline (and pointless) statistics from my cellar spreadsheet:

91% of my bottles (as in "glass container of any size used to contain wine of alcoholic content 3-20%") contain Port, 3% are claret, 2% are Champagne, 1% are Australian, 1% are English and the balance are from Spain, Hungary, South Africa, other parts of France, and other parts of the world. I have 4 bottles of Madeira.

Of the bottles with an indication of age, the average age of the wine in my cellar is 31 years and 114 days.

Of the Port, 89% are bottles, 8% are half bottles and 3% are magnums. There is nothing larger than a magnum.

There are 399 unique Ports in my cellar.

69% of my Port is vintage, 25% is single quinta vintage (which includes Vesuvio), 4% is LBV (mostly Croft 2004!) and 2% is Crusted.

My top 3 shippers are Vesuvio (16%), Fonseca (7%) and Graham (7%).

My top 3 vintages are 1963 (10%), 1994 (7%) and 1977 (6%).

And finally, using the 21 year rule for judging port to be ready for drinking, next year 59% of my port cellar will be ready :piginpoo: