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by christopherpfaff
12:02 Mon 08 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 58
Views: 5292

Re: 2015 declarations

there was already a lot of talking about the vintageyear 2015.

I talked to

Dirk Niepoort,
Francisca van Zeller &
Tiago Alves de Sousa


some weeks ago and produced a little video with their statements:

https://youtu.be/zomvyFb1WZ4
by christopherpfaff
15:54 Fri 28 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What is the best closure for Vintage Port?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

What is the best closure for Vintage Port?

Oscar Quevedo start some weeks ago a very interesting experiment to answer this question. He bottled his 2014 Vintage Port with 3 different closures: - natrual cork - screwcap - plastic cork + a fourth bottle in "pota" shape (with natural cork) to see in a decade or so with what closre the wine (in ...
by christopherpfaff
21:06 Wed 19 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 58
Views: 5292

Re: 2015 declarations

Vieira de Sousa.
by christopherpfaff
20:08 Thu 10 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre Vintage Port 70s and 80s bottle variation?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Warre Vintage Port 70s and 80s bottle variation?

thanks for your detailed reply Phil.

there is only one conclusion - we have drink more W83 and W85 to evaluate this bottle variation theory.
by christopherpfaff
10:53 Fri 04 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre Vintage Port 70s and 80s bottle variation?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Warre Vintage Port 70s and 80s bottle variation?

Last week I opened a bottle of Warre 83. Usually one of the best wines of this Vintage. But the bottle was obviusly not perfect. In the nose a little bit alcoholic and volatile acid. On the palate not really bad, but weaker than in memory. I also remember, that I had a similar problem with Warre 77 ...
by christopherpfaff
20:46 Wed 19 Oct 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1966 Review
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Re: 1966 Review

in addition to the comments, the video about this tasting is now published:

https://youtu.be/BFcsMsGT_YY
by christopherpfaff
08:27 Sun 19 Jun 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Dirk Niepoort leaves Niepoort
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Dirk Niepoort leaves Niepoort

stay cool guys. first of all - all kind of media love sensation and exxageration. so this falstaff report leaves more questions than it gives answers. I´m pretty sure - that he won´t leave forever. and that he "leaves" now says nothing about if he stay as consultant or not and says nothing about wha...
by christopherpfaff
13:38 Sun 29 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Calem Vertical 19-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Calem Vertical 19-11-2016

there is also a short video preview for this tasting online:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTaLkobj1Ts

and do not forget to subscribe my YouTube-Channel! :arrow:
by christopherpfaff
03:49 Sun 29 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Calem Vertical 19-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Calem Vertical 19-11-2016

I´m in - and looking forward to this event.
by christopherpfaff
16:32 Tue 24 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Eleven to the dozen
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: Eleven to the dozen

that is a really funny story. thanks for sharing. whenever I will drink a bottle of offley 66 or sandeman 77 in the future - my thoughts are with you - I hope this will not cause posttraumatic problems for you :lol: Beside this I fear that the period of limitation for fraud in Portugal is not more t...
by christopherpfaff
13:36 Tue 10 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?
Replies: 98
Views: 6280

Re: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?

For the vast majority of them, about 20-ish years really is the longest they should be kept. Will they drink nicely past that, yes. But what I often find with the older ones (25+ years) is they just don't have the capacity to retain my drinking interest like an older VP does. They tend to become ve...
by christopherpfaff
13:17 Tue 10 May 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1966 Review
Replies: 4
Views: 3637

Re: 1966 Review

my favourite was Dow, Warre and Fonseca, but the Port of the Night was Noval Nacional. Amazingly the regular Noval was just a tiny hint behind this. yes this was a true suprise and an example of the importance of the bottling company, when we speak about old VP. In this case it was a Charles Kinloc...
by christopherpfaff
13:10 Tue 10 May 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Parker Ratings for O-PORT-UNIDADE
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Parker Ratings for O-PORT-UNIDADE

There was a lot of talking about points. Let us talk about the taste of this fantastic wine. Jamie Goode has posted a video tasting note on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyDouwcszAw
by christopherpfaff
17:29 Fri 22 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: new book about the Douro valley
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: new book about the Douro valley

Hi Christopher, fantastic book!!!! I downloaded it last night and had the plan to drink a few glasses of Port while reading it. In the end I was so fascinated that I forgot to re-fill my glass... :D It's a great piece about the Douro Valley - and while I know many of the places that you have mentio...
by christopherpfaff
09:29 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tuke Holdsworth
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Tuke Holdsworth

I had a bottle of 1983. I drunk it last year, as far as I remember it was a nice Port.
by christopherpfaff
14:47 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: new book about the Douro valley
Replies: 2
Views: 610

new book about the Douro valley

Dear Port lovers, I´m a littel bit proud to announce that my book project about the Douro valley is finally released ("Das Douro-Tal" ISBN: 9783739215143): christopher-pfaff-das-douro-tal-9783739215143.jpg The book is a nearly 200 pages tourist travel guide about the Douro valley (german language) w...
by christopherpfaff
17:36 Mon 02 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2013 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 7347

Re: 2013 Declarations

The main Quinta of the Bulas Cruz family is Quinta da Costa do Baixo, on the north bank in Cima Corgo, close to Crasto. I assume the will call it just "Bulas", that is what they did with their last declarations.

Gesendet von meinem GT-I9105P mit Tapatalk
by christopherpfaff
07:15 Wed 19 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buy 1997?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Buy 1997?

Is this the final word? From my point of view - no it isn´t.Time will tell, but I´m sure, that are many very good Ports from 1997. I recently enjoyed Taylor and Smith Woodhouse. E.g. this both have a better acid structure and are more austere than their examples of 1994. Of course they have not the...
by christopherpfaff
13:16 Tue 18 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 Harvest
Replies: 72
Views: 4809

Re: 2015 Harvest

Francisco Ferreira have told via facebook, that the harvest at Vallado starts today with the picking of Moscatel Galego grapes.

that the harvest starts with white grapes is not unusual, but a beginning in the Baixo Corgo on 18th of August seems to me as it will be an early harvest in general.
by christopherpfaff
13:53 Mon 03 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo

just a short update about the line up we already have (it will be extended to approximately 20 bottles) Ramos Pinto VP 1982 Ramos Pinto LBV 1982 Niepoort VP 1992 Niepoort LBV 1992 Quinta do Noval VP 1994 Quinta do Noval LBV 1994 Quinta do Portal LBV 1994 Fonseca Guim. VP 1996 Fonseca LBV 1996 Taylor...
by christopherpfaff
09:12 Fri 05 Jun 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sat 09 May 2015, RAF Club, 1945s
Replies: 26
Views: 4212

Re: Sat 09 May 2015, RAF Club, 1945s

I was busy this week, here is my second summarization of an outstanding tasting (now I will make a summer brake). Please excuse my very bad englisch, but I think most of you will understand it better than my not all that bad german. I´m proudly present, the video of this unique tasting (some partici...
by christopherpfaff
12:22 Tue 02 Jun 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Croft Vertical in Germany, Fri 7th Nov, 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Croft Vertical in Germany, Fri 7th Nov, 2014

Dear Gents,

the official video of this event is ready. Please follow the link via YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRviOlhDZ3g
by christopherpfaff
11:27 Wed 20 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo

thanks Julian, I will send you the line up in early September
by christopherpfaff
21:08 Tue 19 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

September, 22nd - LBV vs. Vintage Port tasting @Quevedo

Dear Port friends, at 22nd of September Oscar Quevedo and me will do an interesting tasting in Sao Joao de Pesqueira (Douro region, Portugal) at Quevedos winery. Oscar Quevedo does kindly provide the location and a BBQ. The topic is LBV versus Vintage Port , older than the year 2000. Especially from...