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by Christopher
07:08 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Just to be clear I am a big fan of Raeburn Fine Wines, I have been a customer for many years. I knew this Port did not have the best of reputations but I wanted to try it. Note as stated I only bought a half bottle for a reason.
by Christopher
22:12 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Mr Doty
I have just tried said half of Niepoort 94, undrinkable with hints of paint stripper.
by Christopher
15:07 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Hi
Hence the purchase of one half bottle to see what it’s like -:)
by Christopher
21:50 Mon 17 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Visit to Raeburn Fine Wines in Edinburgh. They also was have a great selection of Port and are the agent for Niepoort in Scotland.

1 bottle Niepoort 83
1 bottle Noval 2000
Halves of
Niepoort 94,00, Passadouro 94 and Taylor Vargellas 98
by Christopher
10:07 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 70
Views: 10624

Re: 2019 Declarations

For example, I remember seeing some adverts for a “Primum Familiae Vini” case which sounded like a fun thing, but when it was released they clearly went big, putting all of the first and ultra-premium labels in a box and selling them for £81K: To be fair, that sold for £81K because of the 12 privat...
by Christopher
22:24 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 70
Views: 10624

Re: 2019 Declarations

I read the press release and as others have said it looks to be 2019, 2009 and 1999 from these two houses in seperate boxes. Let’s all take a step back . Everyone on this site is a lover of Port, it’s a passion. A box like this is not likely to be purchased widely. It is as it says on the tin a limi...
by Christopher
18:38 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 14163

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Can I go on the reserve list
by Christopher
12:45 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’

So update on the Bioma
There is no launch date, the production is very limited and the pricing will reflect that
by Christopher
20:54 Sun 07 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 42
Views: 11336

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Very much looking forward to this. A great selection . VWP great job. I really love the 1990 Lodge Edition.
Charles is very good on these talks
by Christopher
17:48 Sun 07 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’

Does anyone know when it is likely to be released.
In my view I think the 2011 in particular looks good value
by Christopher
20:07 Sat 06 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’

There is a 2017 Bioma but I don’t believe it’s been released yet. I did here it will be a step up in price on previous vintages but let’s see!!
by Christopher
19:22 Sun 31 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Thanks
There was one low fill bottle that has been drunk already. They were all Martinez 55 ex a nice bottle of T63. Pretty happy with that lot.
by Christopher
13:51 Sun 31 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

Martinez 1955 bottled by Quellyn Robert’s and Co
by Christopher
13:49 Sun 31 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Empty box for a Graham's SH61
Replies: 17
Views: 5610

Re: Empty box for a Graham's SH61

Great stuff
I have been buying some Port direct from SFE and have been super impressed with their customer service.
by Christopher
20:51 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

The Graham 1990 is absolutely superb, I have had a couple of bottles. Lucky you to get a large format bottle!
Congratulations!
I myself have just acquired as a latest buy a Warre 1920
by Christopher
22:18 Sat 26 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 3858

Re: Favourite corkscrews

With old bottles I now just push the cork in decant and smash the bottle in a plastic bag with a hammer. Even using a bag to get out a fork can damage making it unreadable.
It also has the added advantage of being free😂
by Christopher
21:20 Mon 14 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1920 at 100
Replies: 5
Views: 4033

1920 at 100

Apologies if I missed it but does anyone fancy a small ( Maximum of 6 ) horizontal of 1920 @100.
Dates/admin to be decided if there is any interest. I would prefer to do it somewhere we could eat outside, perhaps a long lunch rather than the usual evening affair.
by Christopher
09:25 Tue 08 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 21375

Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Or if the G48 above is not bought I can bring a bottle of that instead, it may be a T48 but I won’t know till I take the wax off bad see the original seal
by Christopher
09:22 Tue 08 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 21375

Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Sorry for late response
If ok I will bring a CK 47
by Christopher
19:18 Thu 13 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

I have to say around 2005/2006 was an amazing time to buy vintage port there were some amazing bargains!
by Christopher
22:56 Wed 29 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1312
Views: 433166

Re: Port for sale by retailer

The Bioma 2011 is superb! I had one a couple of weeks ago. The 2011 vintage really was superb. I went a bit mad at release and I don’t regret having this in Magnums!
by Christopher
21:23 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1746
Views: 448801

Re: Latest buy

I have actually been reasonably active in the auction market this year. I don’t think there has been a huge amount of supply which together with some more active buying generally of wine when people have been stuck at home has pushed prices up. However I have managed to acquire some bottles I am ver...
by Christopher
19:38 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Cockburn Tua
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

Re: 1987 Cockburn Tua

AHB , I picked up a 1947 Tua a few years ago, I don’t think it’s in the book!