Latest buy

Anything to do with Port.
Mike J. W.
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1 x 1957 Kopke Colheita
2 x 1994 Quinta Do Noval VP
7 x 2004 Taylor's Vargellas SQVP ($26 per bottle)
Jamiesan12o
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Graham's 2011, 1 case of 6.

From a speculative BBX bid that I'd long forgotten about, so pretty happy with the price (and of course, provenance).
JKristiansen
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2 x Kopke 50 years old Tawny Image

Big fan of Tawny styles port - and especially the Single harvest

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nac
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12 x Croft Roeda 1967 in OWC - arrived today, bottles generally look OK although the wax capsules have shattered in normal Croft fashion.
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nac wrote:12 x Croft Roeda 1967 in OWC - arrived today, bottles generally look OK although the wax capsules have shattered in normal Croft fashion.
Curious as to your impression when you try one.
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Andy Velebil wrote: 21:09 Sun 10 Apr 2022
nac wrote:12 x Croft Roeda 1967 in OWC - arrived today, bottles generally look OK although the wax capsules have shattered in normal Croft fashion.
Curious as to your impression when you try one.
Going to leave them for a few weeks - to settle after shipping - before opening one. Will post a note.
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hadge
Taylor’s LBV
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a bottle of Taylor Very Very Old Tawny Port "Platinum Jubilee"
MigSU
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2 x Vesúvio 2018
2 x Warre's LBV Unfiltered 2009 (they're selling these, now)
Justin K
Quinta do Noval LBV
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6 x Malvedos 1995
3 x Cockburns 2000

Bought at auction.
Christopher
Niepoort LBV
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Warre 70
Dow 70
Auction
Jamiesan12o
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6x Vesuvio 1998. £33 each from BBX (a winesearcher notification pinged me).

Tasting notes on this are fairly divided, but sounds like it’s drinking well now and could go another 20 years tops - in which case I’ll work my way through it in that timeframe. But anybody with experience please let me know if you disagree.
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Sainsburys dropped their price on the Graham’s Crusted to £13 (actually £12 in the store that I visited) so I bought all they had (8) as I bought a few before Christmas and I gave away a few to friends (how sad am I? Still trying to convert them to the dark side!) and they all said it went down well (I suspect there may have been some cloves lemon and hot water involved😂 Anyway the packaging and labelling was totally different (green box creamy coloured labels as opposed to orange surround and white labels at Christmas; was this very old stock?
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Alex Bridgeman
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I think the green box is the old packaging for the Graham Crusted. I seem to remember being in Booth’s many years ago and buying Graham 2002 Crusted in those green boxes.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
Alex M
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6 x Fonseca 1992 @£60 delivered.
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Doggett
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 07:38 Fri 13 May 2022 I think the green box is the old packaging for the Graham Crusted. I seem to remember being in Booth’s many years ago and buying Graham 2002 Crusted in those green boxes.
I think the old green box was in use right up until the 2013 Crusted release in the last 2 years. which must have a split run to allow it to change to the Graham’s 200 Years celebration packaging with the orange wood and white cardboard label.
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@ Alex M - very good buy at that price
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Doggett wrote: 15:38 Fri 13 May 2022the orange wood
The orange wood can be squashed flat, to make useful cellar kneel padding.
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hadge
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1x Mag of Grahams 1985
1x Mag of Dow's 1985
winesecretary
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Graham 1994 Colheita, on offer on Ocado at £75 again.
Mike J. W.
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1 x 1941 Constantino
1 x 1955 Cockburn
1 x 1987 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas
1 x 1992 Graham's Malvedos
1 x 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio
2 x 1994 Graham's
1 x 1994 Ramos Pinto
1 x 1998 Quinta do Crasto LBV

all at auction
Mike J. W.
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winesecretary wrote: 20:25 Fri 13 May 2022 Graham 1994 Colheita, on offer on Ocado at £75 again.
That's a really nice price.
akzy
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3x 1970 Fonseca (no labels, seal clearly identifies). Fantastic levels. £245 all-in.
Alex M
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akzy wrote: 11:24 Thu 19 May 2022 3x 1970 Fonseca (no labels, seal clearly identifies). Fantastic levels. £245 all-in.
Auction?
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Yes. Typo - £255.
Andy Velebil
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winesecretary wrote:Graham 1994 Colheita, on offer on Ocado at £75 again.
Excellent tawny and a good price for it too!
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