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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 10:44 Sun 07 Jun 2009

I have some Croft '03 in storage. Now that it has closed down, I will leave mine alone for the at least 5 years. I might try one around 2014-5 to see how it is developing.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by SushiNorth » 16:01 Mon 08 Jun 2009

AHB wrote:I have some Croft '03 in storage. Now that it has closed down, I will leave mine alone for the at least 5 years. I might try one around 2014-5 to see how it is developing.
Yup, I've a half-case of those that I'm guarding for another 10-12 years.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by smisse » 21:19 Tue 23 Jun 2009

Calem 2003 - 2 bottles
Calem 2002 - 1 bottle
Rozes 1997 - 3 bottles
ROBERTSON'S Rebello valente 1983- 2 bottles
+ a lot of red wine

All bought at an online insolvency auction for very reasonable prices. Looking forward to pick them up on Thursday! :)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by jdaw1 » 14:55 Wed 24 Jun 2009

Some ramblings moved to Insolvency: what can happen to the contents of the cellar? by jdaw1 (albeit at the request of AHB).

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 20:18 Wed 24 Jun 2009

Purchased, but not yet arrived:

6 x 2003 Noval LBV
6 x Noval 40-yr Old Tawny
1 x 1986 Noval Colheita
1 x 1976 Noval Colheita
1 x 1968 Noval Colheita
1 x 1964 Noval Colheita
2 x 1937 Noval Colheita
2 x "Vintage Port Library" pack consisting of 1 ea. 1994, 2000, 2003 Noval VP, ex cellars

Would have loved to have been able to get the 1997 Noval in the Library pack, but alas it wasn't available.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 07:37 Thu 25 Jun 2009

smisse wrote:Calem 2003 - 2 bottles
Calem 2002 - 1 bottle
Rozes 1997 - 3 bottles
ROBERTSON'S Rebello valente 1983- 2 bottles
+ a lot of red wine

All bought at an online insolvency auction for very reasonable prices. Looking forward to pick them up on Thursday! :)
There are some really interesting ports in this purchase. I've never seen the Rebello Valente offered for sale and have been very impressed with my recent experiences of Calem. It will be interesting to see what you make of these when you eventually open them.

Incidentally, there were not many 2002 wines released so the Calem is slightly unusual in that respect.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Portman » 20:42 Mon 29 Jun 2009

Bought a 1995 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim to be shipped at a later date. Must drink something strong to take the sting out of the US loss to Brazil yesterday.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by AHB » 00:34 Sun 05 Jul 2009

Bought what I believe is only the second colheita that I have ever purchased yesterday - a Calem Quinta do Foz 1963 colheita bottled in 1983. Look out for a tasting note soon!
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Re: Latest buy

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 10:27 Sun 05 Jul 2009

I bought a Calem 2000 Vintage port, on an online auction, which I picked up on thursday 25th june (maybe thesame auction as Smisse?)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by smisse » 15:09 Sun 05 Jul 2009

This might indeed be the same auction. I missed a Calem 2000 for 25EUR.

Maybe next time we should inform each other :wink:

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 18:56 Wed 08 Jul 2009

Bought today - a remarkable stash of Noval 10yr

6 x bottled 1992
6 x bottled 1991
2 x bottled 1990
1 x bottled 1989
2 x bottled 1985
1 x bottled 1984

In all, 18 nicely aged bottles. The '84 bottle is showing a little seepage, so will be drunk by me quite soon, any of the others are available for £11 ea.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by ac-fast » 19:27 Wed 08 Jul 2009

Noval 03 x 2 OWC
Fonseca 03 X 2 OWC
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Re: Latest buy

Post by marc j. » 05:22 Thu 09 Jul 2009

Let's see...my latest purchase was some '63 Delaforce as well as a number of Krohn colheitas that I purchased for an upcoming tasting event.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 02:58 Mon 13 Jul 2009

6 magnums at 60$/magnum of the 03 neipoorts all in.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 18:08 Wed 15 Jul 2009

2 x 1997 Noval. Price was high, but availability continues to decline so I finally had to pull the trigger or risk never getting them.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by DRT » 18:41 Wed 15 Jul 2009

12 x Dow 1991
6 x warre 2000
1 x Unknown 1920

The first 2 in the above list being split with AHB and the last one destined for this. 88)
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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 14:24 Sat 18 Jul 2009

Some big shippers wines from big vintages can prove very elusive.

I don't think I've seen a single bottle of Graham 1935 come to auction - until yesterday..

..a rather cheap and cheerful auction house in the rather dismal, depressed and congested town of Wisbech; a place more accustomed to selling parsnips than port; had a few old bottles of port from the estate of a local deceased. Two were seeping, one went for far too much, but I secured the one I really wanted.

Graham 1935 vintage port, level just into neck, and with the legible remains of the original label. Bottled by Cobbold & Co. Ipswich.

- Nice!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by jdaw1 » 16:27 Sat 18 Jul 2009

Go, tell us the cost.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 16:36 Sat 18 Jul 2009

£299 including BP - no bargain, but worth it!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by jdaw1 » 17:06 Sat 18 Jul 2009

I think that the cheerful auctioneer of Wisbech should be pleased with wringing £299 from Uncle Tom.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by marc j. » 17:55 Sat 18 Jul 2009

My latest buy was a '60 Nacional along with some '91 Krohn. The label on the Nacional was a bit battered and the wine merchant thought that it was the regular bottling (and priced it accordingly) although the remnants of "N" as well as the "L" of Nacional were visible and the capsule was clearly branded "Nacional".

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 19:16 Sat 18 Jul 2009

I think that the cheerful auctioneer of Wisbech should be pleased with wringing £299 from Uncle Tom.
He was seated on a very high backed chair on a small platform in the middle of the auction room, that made it look like a little throne. Around him lay a sea of house clearance tut that he was selling with great speed, much of it for less than £20 a lot. Sadly, the wonders of the internet meant I was not the only person to learn of his star lots.

I was told they would be going under the hammer at about 14.00, and arrived at 12.50. In the event I had less than ten minutes to register and check the bottles before bidding on them, and was driving home by 13.10..

Tom
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Conky » 21:36 Sat 18 Jul 2009

Tom,

I remember old conversations about this, but I feel compelled to revisit it.

You clearly are a supreme collector, and that in itself is a remarkable hobby/interest, but as you cannot drink them all, have you got any further down the line of what to do with your remaining collection at your untimely demise?

(Glancing at my crystal ball, aren't you due to be shot in the backside at 93 years of age, running away from an angry husband?)

Alan.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by g-man » 22:49 Sat 18 Jul 2009

Conky wrote:
(Glancing at my crystal ball, aren't you due to be shot in the backside at 93 years of age, running away from an angry husband?)
wagging a purple tongue I assume.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 00:37 Sun 19 Jul 2009

Conky,

That is so far off the wall, it made me laugh out loud! :D

Yes, I have an immortal approach to my cellar. Although I do have some indirect family, they do not make me feel remotely obligated; so it is my intention to create a trust (with a constitution worthy of Nostradamus..) to manage affairs after my demise.

Should the trustees fail, the beneficiary by default will be the government of the day - a nightmare scenario, whoever is in power.. :wink:

Tom
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