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Re: Latest buy

Post by flash_uk » 12:09 Sat 29 Feb 2020

nac wrote:
01:35 Sat 29 Feb 2020
6 each of Vargellas 2001 & 2002.
Ditto.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 17:49 Sat 29 Feb 2020

flash_uk wrote:
12:09 Sat 29 Feb 2020
nac wrote:
01:35 Sat 29 Feb 2020
6 each of Vargellas 2001 & 2002.
Ditto.
C&B Broking?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by flash_uk » 22:37 Sat 29 Feb 2020

nac wrote:
17:49 Sat 29 Feb 2020
flash_uk wrote:
12:09 Sat 29 Feb 2020
nac wrote:
01:35 Sat 29 Feb 2020
6 each of Vargellas 2001 & 2002.
Ditto.
C&B Broking?
Yes

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 17:57 Sat 07 Mar 2020

9 bottles of 2000 Niepoort Secundum. I have been much enjoying the halves of Fortnum & Mason 2000 that I have been drinking (which is Secundum also); I find the higher total acidity and very slightly lower sugar level refreshing.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 12:05 Mon 09 Mar 2020

2 each of:
- 1980 Quarles Harris
- 1991 Vesuvio
- 1994 Gould Campbell
- 2000 Noval Silval

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 10:38 Wed 18 Mar 2020

3 x Croft 2000
2 x Vesuvio 1991

...and inspired by recent LBV conversation (and aware that this is an area where my cellar is under stocked), so made use of the 25% off at Waitrose Cellar to get 4 each of:
- Graham’s LBV 2013
- Sandeman LBV 2015
- Warre’s LBV 2007
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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 21:41 Tue 24 Mar 2020

3 x Vargellas 1995 en demi
3 x Croft Roeda 2005 en demi

...both from Tanners as part of a selection of half bottles of wine for drinking solus over the next few weeks/months.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by TLW » 14:05 Wed 25 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
10:38 Wed 18 Mar 2020
3 x Croft 2000
2 x Vesuvius 1991

...and inspired by recent LBV conversation (and aware that this is an area where my cellar is under stocked), so made use of the 25% off at Waitrose Cellar to get 4 each of:
- Graham’s LBV 2013
- Sandeman LBV 2015
- Warre’s LBV 2007
I have found the 2000 Croft to be passable, but somewhat non-memorable.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020

TLW wrote:
14:05 Wed 25 Mar 2020
I have found the 2000 Croft to be passable, but somewhat non-memorable.
I had a similar opinion until about a month ago when I tried it for the first time in about 3 years. It has transformed itself into a delicious and well balanced Port that i would enjoy drinking now or in the future.
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: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 21:01 Fri 27 Mar 2020

Bit of a turkey shoot on the auction circuit right now..

Have just bought a case (12) of T03 for a few pennies over £400 all-in - I think that's a shade less than the release price..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 00:11 Sat 28 Mar 2020

That's something of a steal. Nice buy Tom.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 09:48 Sat 28 Mar 2020

I think I was bidding in the same sale as Tom (on different lots). Croft 91 at £31/bt all in and Fonseca 92 at £50/bt... I'm very happy with those.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 22:38 Sat 28 Mar 2020

Those are excellent prices you both achieved.
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: Latest buy

Post by nac » 13:05 Fri 12 Jun 2020

Not a recent purchase, but took delivery yesterday.

Is this possibly the largest box for a single "bottle"?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 14:04 Fri 12 Jun 2020

Is this possibly the largest box for a single "bottle"?
Not quite..

You should see the boxes used to pack my Nebuchadnezzars..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 14:22 Fri 12 Jun 2020

uncle tom wrote:
14:04 Fri 12 Jun 2020
Is this possibly the largest box for a single "bottle"?
Not quite..

You should see the boxes used to pack my Nebuchadnezzars..
Aah. Good point. Probably coffinesque? [which I’m sure is a proper word].

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 19:36 Fri 12 Jun 2020

Let’s have some pictures of the box within the box. Did it come in the beautiful ebony box?

I can’t figure out how to post a picture but you can see what I mean here https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWG_VzJNaU/
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: Latest buy

Post by nac » 22:31 Sat 13 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
19:36 Fri 12 Jun 2020
Let’s have some pictures of the box within the box. Did it come in the beautiful ebony box?

I can’t figure out how to post a picture but you can see what I mean here https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWG_VzJNaU/
Nowhere near as impressive as the 77 box, but still quite nice. Will post appropriate images tomorrow.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 23:46 Sat 13 Jun 2020

I picked up 7 x 1964 Noval Nacional. That's my birth year and these were fairly reasonably priced (about 1/3 the last price I'd seen) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

If anyone sees a 1964 Dow, let me know. That's the only VP that I'm missing, though it's theoretically possible that there's also an Offley Boa Vista. Julian deemed OBV questionable in Port Vintages.

I already opened my bottle of Vasconcellos-labeled, Butler Nephew capsuled Port from that vintage. So that '?' in Port Vintages can be upgraded. (I sent Julian a picture and still have the bottle.) Some brief research indicates that Vasconcellos/Butler Nephew was owned by Gonzales Byass around that time, so that might help explain the GB notation in Port Vintages.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 12:31 Tue 16 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
19:36 Fri 12 Jun 2020
Let’s have some pictures of the box within the box. Did it come in the beautiful ebony box?

I can’t figure out how to post a picture but you can see what I mean here https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWG_VzJNaU/
As requested...

The D75 isn't numbered like Alex's D77, and the box is nowhere near as impressive.

The Warre equivalents are much more utilitarian (and therefore cellar-friendly).

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 14:54 Thu 18 Jun 2020

Following recommendation elsewhere about TheDrinkShop.com got 6 bottles of Roeda 2002 from them. With delivery came to £19.21 per bottle, which I would suggest is a bargain.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 17:53 Thu 02 Jul 2020

Just acquired a 12bt case of 1994 Quinta de la Rosa. Not yet delivered, but potentially open to getting rid of a few bottles.

If you're interested PM or email me.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 07:58 Fri 03 Jul 2020

nac wrote:
17:53 Thu 02 Jul 2020
Just acquired a 12bt case of 1994 Quinta de la Rosa. Not yet delivered, but potentially open to getting rid of a few bottles.

If you're interested PM or email me.
I had a bottle of the la Rosa '94 in November last year. It was drinking very nicely.
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: Latest buy

Post by nac » 08:13 Fri 03 Jul 2020

AHB wrote:
07:58 Fri 03 Jul 2020
nac wrote:
17:53 Thu 02 Jul 2020
Just acquired a 12bt case of 1994 Quinta de la Rosa. Not yet delivered, but potentially open to getting rid of a few bottles.

If you're interested PM or email me.
I had a bottle of the la Rosa '94 in November last year. It was drinking very nicely.
Apart from the bottles at the RV tasting, don’t think I’ve tried any so looking forward to this.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 13:54 Fri 03 Jul 2020

My latest purchase was 8 bottles of Sainsbury Taste the Difference 2000
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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