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by dcs
02:28 Thu 04 Jul 2013
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Niepoort Charme
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Niepoort Charme

Great wine! I agree with Andy that these need time. Another unusual thing is that it shows better if tasted after more extracted, tannic wines. It was Dirk Niepoort that showed us this. If you first taste Niepoort Batuta (a more Bordeaux-like wine) and then taste Charme, the Charme is ethereal! This...
by dcs
17:27 Wed 12 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quevedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

2011 Quevedo

LOL!
by dcs
07:05 Sun 02 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

2011 Noval Nacional

I saw it offered for £319 recently, but all available bottles were gone in a few hours.
by dcs
05:42 Thu 28 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What else do VP drinkers put in their cellar?
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

What else do VP drinkers put in their cellar?

Port is 45% of my cellar. 39% is from California. The remainder is almost all French. My cellar contains approx. 2000 bottles. One can never have too much Port!
by dcs
05:38 Thu 28 Feb 2013
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto in Feb
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Porto in Feb

Just FYI, the last time I met Pedro he had moved to the Pousada in Porto - the Palácio do Freixo. This is run by the Pestana group. He is occasionally back at the Hotel Pestana, but only to fill in.

Of all the restaurants, O Paparico is my favorite. It's a must go for me.
by dcs
14:34 Sun 01 Jul 2012
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 77683

Time for a TN sort?

Absolutely nothing. I think there is a certain stylish decadence to opening a bottle of Fonseca 1970 once a month for the last 6 months. I doff my hat in admiration (and a little envy). Same here. I LOVE 1970 Fonseca! I had decided to buy enough 1994 Vesuvio to open a bottle a month for the rest if...
by dcs
08:10 Mon 13 Feb 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Upcoming Auction @ Spectrum/Vanquish
Replies: 17
Views: 3378

Upcoming Auction @ Spectrum/Vanquish

Right! Who knows what a 1966 DrRC R-C really tastes like? And from various unknown storage situations... only a few people can say. How about 1966 Graham's VP?... Even I have the experience to make an educated call from various bottlers.
by dcs
23:12 Fri 10 Feb 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Upcoming Auction @ Spectrum/Vanquish
Replies: 17
Views: 3378

Upcoming Auction @ Spectrum/Vanquish

I bought some Port from Spectrum last year. The payment and pick up of the wines was difficult to say the least. I've bought wine at auction in the middle of Wales and imported it to the US and that was much less painful than this auction house... that is in my own state! The good news is that the w...
by dcs
00:38 Sun 27 Jun 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame
Replies: 114
Views: 48754

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Glenn E. wrote:It wasn't Roy's!

I don't remember who brought the bottle - it might have been David Spriggs
It wasn't me who brought it! I brought :

1966 Taylor VP
1994 Vesuvio VP
2003 Casa de Casal de Loivos
2004 Quinta do Crasto "Vinha da Ponte"

I believe the guy who brought it lived in Florida.
by dcs
05:45 Tue 23 Mar 2010
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham's Malvedos Vertical - London, 22nd Mar 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 10221

Re: Graham's Malvedos Vertical - London, 22nd Mar 2010

I'm really looking forward to the notes from your tasting. What a dream!
by dcs
18:56 Sat 28 Nov 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157717

Re: Latest buy

Alex M wrote:12 x Vesuvio 1994 for £37 per bottle.
That's a great deal! What a super Port!
-Dave-
by dcs
04:45 Sun 31 May 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157717

Re: Latest buy

Latest Buys: 12 x 1985 Smith Woodhouse (Richard Kihl) 24 x 1994 Taylor (Justerini & Brooks) 12 x Niepoort Vintage Port (Bonham's) on Roy's "Fortification" Tour: 1 x S. Leonardo 30 Year Old Tawny 1 x 2003 Quinta do Javali LBV 1 x 1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita 1 x Quinta do Portal Vintage Port 1 x ...
by dcs
09:10 Wed 18 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: 1977 Taylor

Interesting. I think that most of mine are showingjust a bit younger...showing best the next day. But there is considerable bottle variation... and the leakers don't help. The last one I opened was by far the youngest I have tasted. I selected it out because it had a low fill. I open it - only to re...
by dcs
09:05 Wed 18 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Agreed! This is also one of my all-time favourite Ports!
-Dave-
by dcs
09:03 Wed 18 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157717

Re: Latest buy

Hi guys.... my first post here (this is David Spriggs for those that know me.... and those that don't): Bonham's today for me as well, 1966 Graham (9) - 3 very top, 1 top with signs of seepage; labelled (I'm splitting this with Andy) 1985 Graham's (12) - owc I put in many bids at the Straker Chadwic...