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by Michael M.
08:40 Sat 20 Nov 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 164459

Re: Latest buy

2000 Smith Woodhouse VP: 2 owc/12 and 2 single bottles @ 36,40 EUR
by Michael M.
09:28 Sun 27 Jun 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wishlist
Replies: 25
Views: 3931

Re: Wishlist

http://www.weincontor-hamburg.de/rar.htm

There is a 1981 Port from Barros. I would assume it's a Colheita. Maybe you are interested in that offer and you would like to check it out. I do not have any experience with that shop.

Michael
by Michael M.
19:23 Thu 27 May 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Re: Graham's 2007 vintage

To my taste 2007 Graham's Vintage Port is the perfect one to fall in love with Port.
by Michael M.
20:41 Mon 10 May 2010
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: No passionate Whisky thread here?
Replies: 18
Views: 6821

Re: No passionate Whisky thread here?

All my SM had been gone so I had to order fresh supply. Two bottles to start. It is Ardbeg TEN (1l) and Ardbeg Uigeadail. Although there is not little hype about Ardbeg I am looking very foward to these bottles. Another one in focus is Highland Park 18 years I could purchase at reasonable 48 EUR. I ...
by Michael M.
12:32 Sat 08 May 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

Tom, although I disagree with most of your point of view in this case your post is very interesting as it catches some of the leading points in that matter. Thanks for that. For those using the 100 point system there has been a gradual grade creep in scores over the years, to the extent that any win...
by Michael M.
11:20 Mon 26 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Niepoort Pisca
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: 2007 Niepoort Pisca vintage port

I had a bottle (barrel sample) of 2007 Niepoort Pisca VP in early March over a period of 4 days. To my taste it was amongst the best VPs from 2007. In a long term perspective I would not be surprised if it will even surpass 2007 Niepoort Vintage Port. I found it to be very closed. Aromatically more ...
by Michael M.
10:47 Mon 26 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Calem
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

1997 Calem Vintage Port

No formal notes were taken. I remember 1997 Cálem VP as deeply dark in colour, bulky ripe nose, full-bodied, ripe dark fruits as dried damson, very spicy, cigar box. It was a pop & pour situation. It began beautifully to open after 2 hours and was drinking well after 24 hours. It was put on my buy l...
by Michael M.
10:46 Mon 26 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Calem Foz
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: 1997 Quinta da Foz vintage port

Interesting note as I tasted 1997 Cálem VP about 3 weeks ago. It showed completely differnt. I will put my impressions into the TN section.
by Michael M.
16:53 Sun 18 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BabyRoots!
Replies: 20
Views: 2131

Re: BabyRoots!

Congrats, Ronald and all the best for you and your family !!!

Michael
by Michael M.
11:25 Fri 16 Apr 2010
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: A Strong Recommendation for a Douro Red
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: A Strong Recommendation for a Douro Red

Thanks for additional information Roy. In my area it is sold at 15 EUR. Seems to be a fairly good price.
by Michael M.
11:11 Fri 16 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

Dow's 2007 - 100 points; Quinta do Vesuvio Vtg Port A Capela - 99 points; Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinhas Velhas - 97 Points; Graham's 96 points; Taylor's - 96 Points; Niepoort - 95 Points; Warre - 95 Points; Fonseca - 94 Points; Quinta do Vesuvio - 94 Points! Quinta do Noval - 93 Points; Given...
by Michael M.
15:11 Wed 14 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

I don't buy these negative theories of the both of you. I've been following Suckling's tasting notes for some 10 years now and find them thoroughly reliable. According to the WS website their tastings are blind, and I have no reason to doubt that. These scores are, therefore, the result of Suckling...
by Michael M.
18:33 Tue 13 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Croft 10YO Tawny
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Croft 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Axel was so kind to offer me some of this Port when I visited him in March 2009 at his home. I found this 10 year old Tawny to be in a more burly and rustic style. Nevertheless I really liked it.
by Michael M.
18:19 Tue 13 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

BTW: It should have been Number 9 (not Downing Street). Pretty illustrious neighbourhood. 1927 Fonseca Vintage Port 1948 Fonseca Vintage Port 1977 Fonseca Vintage Port 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port 1963 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 1994 Quinta do Noval...
by Michael M.
16:06 Tue 13 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 191364

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Fonseca 2007 on sale at Garrafeira Nacional . Only 45 euro a bottle. Very nice price. But they do have insane shipping costs. That's what they told me some months ago for Germany. 12 bottles â€‟ 97.21┚¬ 24 bottles â€‟ 194.42┚¬ 36 bottles â€‟ 291.63┚¬ I always thought Portugal would b...
by Michael M.
15:54 Tue 13 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Youtube

These videos can also be seen on http://www.thevintageportsite.com.
by Michael M.
14:43 Sat 03 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Rozes
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: 1997 Rozes vintage port

jdaw1 wrote:Decanted four days previously. Medium-light, lots of fruit. OK, with food better than that.
You (and Derek in another, previous thread) are absolutely right. Undrinkable within the first 2 days because of the striking alcohol. On day three a nice VP.
by Michael M.
09:42 Sat 03 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 191364

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Fonseca 2007 on sale at Garrafeira Nacional . Only 45 euro a bottle. Very nice price. But they do have insane shipping costs. That's what they told me some months ago for Germany. 12 bottles â€‟ 97.21┚¬ 24 bottles â€‟ 194.42┚¬ 36 bottles â€‟ 291.63┚¬ I always thought Portugal would b...
by Michael M.
18:49 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 164459

Re: Latest buy

Glen, you simply have to come across that little water, visit Germany, have some Port with me and take an owc/6 from my cellar at the price I paid- very nice wooden cases though.

I agree on your estimation. One of the best VP from 2007 I tasted so far. For nearly a song. One to stock up.
by Michael M.
11:58 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

Dries, just a question of time I would suppose.

Now the second important German dealer increased from 65 EUR to 90 EUR.
by Michael M.
11:38 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port / cheese pairings
Replies: 14
Views: 3162

Re: Port / cheese pairings

Recently I had a Beaufort with a Sandeman 20 year old Tawny. I liked this matching a lot.
by Michael M.
10:28 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 164459

Re: Latest buy

RonnieRoots wrote:6 x Dow 2007 @ 60 euro.

Score whore, moi? :wink:
Good friday. Time for confession. :wink:


17 bottles of 2007 Quinta do Vale Meao @ 35,00 EUR.
by Michael M.
10:20 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

It's the only match you receive for Germany via winesearcher. Just the rules of market I'd say. What me made angry was a call from a austrian shop I received today. I ordered 3 bottles of that Dow yesterday. A short while ago an employee told me that it is no more allowed to ship portwine from Austr...
by Michael M.
09:13 Fri 02 Apr 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator
Replies: 70
Views: 14860

Re: Dow's 2007 Vintage - 100 PTS Wine Spectator

One of the most important sources for portwine in Germany already increased from 68 EUR to 98 EUR within 3 days.
by Michael M.
15:35 Thu 25 Mar 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Morgada da Calcada
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: 2007 Morgada da Calcada vintage port

What was the decanting time for the Morgadio? To my taste it blossomed out only after 48 hours. I agree lusty acidity. Tannins more rustic than those of Niepoort VP and Niepoort Pisca VP but nevertheless quite impressive on day 3. I found the scoring of 90 from Miller to be too defensive.