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by Will W.
23:25 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Looking for 1982 and 1983
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Looking for 1982 and 1983

Jimmy - I am not in the business of selling port, though you can find some fine 82s and 83s at agreeable prices in the UK. I would suggest that you have a look at winesearcher.com, which you can do without a membership (albeit seeing a smaller selection of retail offers), and give some thought to la...
by Will W.
22:28 Mon 12 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Champalimaud
Replies: 0
Views: 561

2001 Champalimaud

I have reported elsewhere (here) that I am highly partial to the 1989 Champalimaud; it is found readily in Portugal for a modest tariff and makes a fine cellar defender. The 1995 effort by this same producer is likewise agreeable. In the event, my first tasting of the 2001 Champalimaud constituted a...
by Will W.
20:34 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2008 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: 2008 Quinta do Crasto

A lovely note; and a fine name. Welcome to the Port Forum Altrurian.
by Will W.
13:30 Wed 24 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1629
Views: 425259

Re: Latest buy

Catawiki? I see you're a man of culture. Ha! More like a man who's bored silly when not working. In all seriousness, when I was living in northern Europe I did find that there were a great many wine merchants in the Netherlands using catawiki to sell VPs from second tier producers at favourable pri...
by Will W.
23:29 Tue 23 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1629
Views: 425259

Re: Latest buy

yeah it was and a bit of a challenge to find ports from the year, so when i do find them i have to try and get them. If you are still stuck towards 2024 I bought a case of Delaforce QdCorte and I still have 9 or 10 bottles. Wouldn’t be wowing about them tbh. thanks, i know that it is bad year, just...
by Will W.
22:00 Mon 22 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 585

1994 Graham

I have long regarded Graham’s tawnies with an indication of age as being engineered deliberately to avoid giving offence. Admittedly, the same cannot be said of this producer’s vintage ports, though I have never really warmed to same, preferring my vintages to evince a dryer style. Or rather, this w...
by Will W.
21:49 Mon 22 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Niepoort
Replies: 0
Views: 814

1985 Niepoort

Pulled from the cellar on 19 March 2021, this exercise constituted my latest effort to acquire a taste for Niepoort vintage ports. Like any port drinker worthy of the faith, I professed undying fealty to Niepoort colheitas some years ago, at my first step on the road to Damascus. It is my understand...
by Will W.
22:01 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10138

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Dow's
Ramos Pinto
Burmester
Ferreira
Graham's
Romaneira

Piles of the Graham's, Burmester and Romaneira. The rest are single bottles, according to my cellar list.
by Will W.
21:27 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10138

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

I'm in.
by Will W.
16:48 Tue 16 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Rainha Santa
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: 1985 Rainha Santa

The TN has been duly corrected - with immense thanks to you Phil. And my gratitude for the link, which I had missed (i.e., shoddy research on my part). As to travel to Florida... well, maybe to northern Florida in winter, with those wine suitcases which piles of us purchased around Christmastime.
by Will W.
01:08 Tue 16 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Rainha Santa
Replies: 3
Views: 835

1985 Rainha Santa

Rainha Santa vintage port was produced by Offley-Forrester in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995 and 1997. I have no idea how many bottles were shifted in any of the aforementioned years nor the source of the grapes. However, I can state with complete certainty that this is a hard-to-find wine; that...
by Will W.
12:59 Tue 09 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 815

1970 Dow

What a magnificent port this proved to be! In the glass on 20 February 2021 after a three and one-half hour decant, this brick-red wine with a clear rim was remarkably opaque for a vintage port which has passed its fiftieth year. More remarkable still was the nose. The first thing that struck my dri...
by Will W.
12:48 Tue 09 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Burmester
Replies: 0
Views: 799

1994 Burmester

A week and a day after being confronted by the stunning 1970 Dow’s vintage port, this seeming child presented itself and, to my utter delight, exceeded by far all expectations. In the glass on 28 February 2021 after a six-hour decant, the wine was half opaque and exhibited pinkish-brown hues, crowne...
by Will W.
22:16 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 21
Views: 10369

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

Long time lurker, first time poster! This post made me come out of the woodwork. As part of my long-running commitment to enriching the family which owns the property adjacent to Quinta Dona Matilde, I recently had a dozen bottles filled with what is claimed to be a 1937 colheita. This tasting note...
by Will W.
00:25 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 21
Views: 10369

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

As part of my long-running commitment to enriching the family which owns the property adjacent to Quinta Dona Matilde, I recently had a dozen bottles filled with what is claimed to be a 1937 colheita. This tasting note is based upon an initial sample. Was it a 1937? I have no idea. If it was a 1937,...
by Will W.
11:51 Tue 16 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Kopke
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

1982 Kopke

Decanted properly, which this bottle was not, the 1982 Kopke can be a delight - and indeed, as good as any vintage port produced from the ’82 harvest. On 14 February 2021, the wine presented well in the glass: brown and maroon tones dominated this largely opaque offering. However, after six hours in...
by Will W.
00:58 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

1995 Taylor Terra Feita

This was the first Terra Feita which I had consumed; it was purchased some six years ago whilst waiting to depart from Porto airport after a week in that city. Indeed, it was during this sojourn, then only my second to Portugal, at which I learned what port wine is supposed to taste like (i.e., not ...
by Will W.
10:06 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Torga
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: 1995 Torga

Literary types will know Miguel Torga as a twentieth-century titan of Portuguese literature. Of arguably more relevance to a semi-literate, would-be port afficionado such is myself is the fact that Torga is, as far as I can determine, the only non-producer to have had a vintage port named after him...
by Will W.
15:00 Wed 27 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Torga
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: 1995 Torga

JacobH wrote:
13:11 Wed 27 Jan 2021
Any idea what is happening to Quinta do Fojo's grapes now?
I haven't a clue and must correspondingly defer to others on this question.
by Will W.
23:35 Tue 26 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Torga
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

1995 Torga

Literary types will know Miguel Torga as a twentieth-century titan of Portuguese literature. Of arguably more relevance to a semi-literate, would-be port afficionado such is myself is the fact that Torga is, as far as I can determine, the only non-producer to have had a vintage port named after him....
by Will W.
23:28 Tue 26 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Burmester
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

1994 Burmester

I have expressed my view elsewhere on this forum that, in good years, Burmester vintage ports rest oftentimes at or near the top of the second rank. Perhaps unwittingly, Mr. Hersh placed the 1994 precisely there in a 2014 tasting note. In the event, this bottle proved to be a disappointment. In the ...