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uncle tom
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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 20:37 Fri 14 Aug 2020

A bit cheaper than the auction price I clocked last year.

In style and quality terms, this wine is easily mistakable for the Taylor - yet compare the price!
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Justin K » 23:13 Tue 18 Aug 2020

After selling almost all the lots of claret, rioja, port etc. I bought a couple of mixed lots.
Dow 63 1 Irish Bottled (White’s if Limerick, a new one on me) three rare sherries and a 1920’s Domecq Brandy
Boa Vista 62, unknown 47 (looks identical to some Novals I bought years ago), 20 year old Setúbal, 1930’s Curtis Sloe Gin two bottles of 1970 12 year old single malt Knockandi (only 2/3rd’s full) a bottyof Duff Gordon El CID sherry and a few other bottles. The most unusual mixed lot I ever came across

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Re: Latest buy

Post by DRT » 23:46 Wed 19 Aug 2020

Christopher wrote:
19:18 Thu 13 Aug 2020
I have to say around 2005/2006 was an amazing time to buy vintage port there were some amazing bargains!
I remember it well. My first serious Vintage Port purchase was in 2006:
  • 6 bottles of Dow 1963;
  • 6 bottles of Warre 1966;
  • 2 bottles each of Sandeman 1963, 1966 and 1970;
  • 1 magnum of Fonseca 1920;
  • 1 bottle of unknown 1890;
  • 2 bottles of White's of Leicester 1873.
All delivered personally and free of charge by the wine merchant for an average price of £40 per bottle.

Many of those bottles were shared with great friends here. Only one remains in my wine fridge.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 16:14 Thu 20 Aug 2020

6 bottles of 1998 ChAA for a bargain 32E [£29] a bottle from Garrafeira Nacional. Their ports seem to be 20% off at the moment.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 20:39 Thu 20 Aug 2020

7 x 1977 Gould Campbell in magnum
5 x 1985 Gould Campbell in 750

All at good prices, particularly the magnums. These were $235 which was less than 2x the price of a 750 (those are ~$140 in the US).
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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 22:58 Thu 20 Aug 2020

7 magnums of GC 77 suggest the party will be at yours this year...

Two decades ago, when I had deep insight into the Gentlemens' Clubs' cellars of London, GC 77 was the house port at Boodle's. In the end I think they decided it needed more time and went back to the Taylor '70 instead... (Boodle's is a remarkable place. I suspect there's always a port house representative on the, truly expert, wine committee. Their port stocks were bigger than Uncle Tom's.)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 17:18 Fri 21 Aug 2020

7 x 1977 Gould Campbell in magnum
I have Dow, Graham, Smith Woodhouse and Warre '77 in magnum format - don't think I've ever seen the GC '77 in a mag though..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 12:07 Sat 22 Aug 2020

One bottle of Quinta de la Rosa 1988.

Also, first visit to a Sainsbury’s in months and finally managed to pick up a couple of bottles of the Taste the Difference 2000.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 11:53 Mon 07 Sep 2020

Recent auction acquisition...

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Has anyone seen or tasted before, or know anything about it?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by JacobH » 11:57 Mon 07 Sep 2020

Do you think the guarantee is still valid?

[Edit: sorry- missed the question!

“Old Port” usually means a tawny of some description and I wonder if it might be a better quality one considering the addition of the word “choice”. I wonder if the three stars were a Fonseca logo during this period or, instead, the brand mark of this particular Port?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 12:50 Mon 07 Sep 2020

A case of Gould Campbell 1985, all levels BN or better, £521 delivered, an auction purchase from Sylvie's in Belgium. I'm pleased as it's become harder to find in the UK in recent years.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by rich_n » 12:33 Thu 10 Sep 2020

Today I took delivery of 6 bottles of 2018 Barros (thanks to PCM for the heads up), a few bottles of the Niepoort 2015 LBV and a bottle of Noval 10 YO tawny all from Garrafeira Nacional in their 20% off sale. I couldn't believe the price of the 2018 Barros at less than £22 a bottle, now I'm torn as to whether to try one while it's young...

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Re: Latest buy

Post by PCM » 15:29 Thu 10 Sep 2020

rich_n wrote:
12:33 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Today I took delivery of 6 bottles of 2018 Barros (thanks to PCM for the heads up) from Garrafeira Nacional in their 20% off sale. I couldn't believe the price of the 2018 Barros at less than £22 a bottle, now I'm torn as to whether to try one while it's young...
Funny, I got my order from GN today as well, including a couple of bottles Barros VP '18! If I were you I would give in and try one (and write a tasting note ofcourse :lol: ). Enjoy!!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 19:55 Fri 11 Sep 2020

Six bottles of Quinta de la Rosa 2015. Currently on special offer (£25) at Waitrose Cellar.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 20:35 Mon 14 Sep 2020

I do hope you like the Barros 2018. Please do say what you think of it. I was extremely impressed.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by PCM » 11:23 Tue 15 Sep 2020

AHB wrote:
20:35 Mon 14 Sep 2020
I do hope you like the Barros 2018. Please do say what you think of it. I was extremely impressed.
As I have only 2 bottles of Barros VP '18 it's unlikely to open one soon, but I hope that rich_n (with 6 bottles) will crack one open and report back!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by idj123 » 12:47 Sun 27 Sep 2020

QH97, of which I have a 'spare' case for sale if anyone is interested (e-mailed or PM me).

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Re: Latest buy

Post by rich_n » 17:32 Sun 27 Sep 2020

AHB wrote:I do hope you like the Barros 2018. Please do say what you think of it. I was extremely impressed.
A bottle of the Barros 2018 was opened this weekend to drink with friends and celebrate a birthday and it went down very well, a luscious and fruity young VP. Thanks for the recommendation Alex! I shall post a tasting note soon.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by hadge » 23:48 Wed 30 Sep 2020

a Tappit Hen of Warre's 1977

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 11:58 Wed 07 Oct 2020

Making a concerted effort to reduce storage costs by making space in my cellar and having stuff delivered.

Various Port arrived today from C&B, including...
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Normal size bottles of W77 included for scale purposes.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 13:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020

Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by richmills » 13:15 Wed 07 Oct 2020

6 x Dow '94
2 x Warre '77

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 14:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020

uncle tom wrote:
13:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean..
I'd wondered about this as well. Think I'll get C&B to ask Symingtons for an opinion.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:55 Wed 07 Oct 2020

nac wrote:
uncle tom wrote:
13:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean..
I'd wondered about this as well. Think I'll get C&B to ask Symingtons for an opinion.
It’s normal, They’re all filled like that. Even the 20 yr Graham’s Jeroboams are filled the same.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 17:34 Wed 07 Oct 2020

Andy Velebil wrote:
14:55 Wed 07 Oct 2020
nac wrote:
uncle tom wrote:
13:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean..
I'd wondered about this as well. Think I'll get C&B to ask Symingtons for an opinion.
It’s normal, They’re all filled like that. Even the 20 yr Graham’s Jeroboams are filled the same.
You're right. Just checked on my 450cl of the 10yr and it's the same level.
Does look a bit "mean" though.

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