What are you drinking?

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Portman
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Portman » 18:04 Wed 29 Apr 2009

Sorry to hear the news guys. I certainly have lost a lot of sleep worrying about my job and investments.

As if that were not enough, now we have the swine flu. What's next, loose nukes in Pakistan? Locusts?

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 18:40 Wed 29 Apr 2009

Portman wrote:Sorry to hear the news guys. I certainly have lost a lot of sleep worrying about my job and investments.

As if that were not enough, now we have the swine flu. What's next, loose nukes in Pakistan? Locusts?
North Korea it would appear =) ...

thank goodness for the family, health and port =)
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Conky » 23:35 Wed 29 Apr 2009

Sorry to hear about the Credit Crunch biting at a few of you.

I found 2 dozen bottles of Dows Renown at £5 a bottle. So of course it became my house Port. Marvelous with Spag Boll, or creamy steaks. Also the end of night tipple when I'm swaying gently, and the good stuff will be wasted. And for all those buggers who visit and hover around for the relics!

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 14:42 Fri 01 May 2009

I've not heard of Dow's Renown before.

Is it a normal ruby blend? Reserve ruby?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by benread » 18:49 Fri 01 May 2009

Remnants of a Kopke 1983 before I open something else!
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 00:24 Sat 18 Jul 2009

I'm sitting watching a documentary on BBC4, having decided that sleep is for wimps, and sipping away on the last glass or two of the Sandeman 1967 that I opened earlier in the week.

If anything, it is even better now than it was before.

Seriously, don't diss the 1967 vintage, but try one. They are delicious. I've tried at least 5 shippers offerings and I have yet to be disappointed.

So who else is drinking what?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by uncle tom » 14:07 Sat 18 Jul 2009

I've got a Martinez '67 on death row at the moment, but first will come SW80, RP85, G77 & D66.

Right now I'm on my 'non VP' interlude, and have gone far wide of the mark by tackling an ancient bottle of Verdelho, complete with straw capsule..!

Horrid on the nose, better on the palate, but a bit like drinking marmalade..

Not really my scene, Madeira..

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Michael M. » 16:56 Sun 19 Jul 2009

Temperatures are a bit down here at the moment. So a kind of heating would be appreaciated.
It's 2000 Quinta do Noval LBV, the filtered version. Some nice and warm cherry fruit, pleasant mouthfeel, but not the sightest wow factor. Even at the relatively decent price of 12€ I won't buy this again. Significant weaker in quality than the unfiltered version. It gets me warm though.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Conky » 20:00 Sun 19 Jul 2009

Quarles Harris 77.

I got Debbie involved in watching the Open Golf and we were so rooting for the 59 year old Tom Watson (On my instructions :roll: ).
Outstanding Sporting achievement to be so close to winning.
But there you go, and I felt really flat. I suggested opening a mid range bottle to cheer us up, and Debbie, who has had this one before, was very much up for it.

We'll only start drinking it in an hour and a half, but already, the impressive bouquet has cheered me up.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sun 19 Jul 2009

I do love the Quarles Harris 1977. When I lived in Belgium, the supermarket down the road from me used to stock an impressive range of claret and port and for a while the QH77 was their standard offer and I drank my way through quite a few of them. This would have been around 13 years ago, so 1996 when the port was 25 years old.

And I remember that at the time I was paying about £8 a bottle - roughly the same as a bottle of third growth claret. How I wish I had known then, what I now know about port prices!
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by DRT » 22:15 Sun 19 Jul 2009

Graham's 1985 from a half bottle - the fourth of a batch of six purchase about a year ago.

All four have been very consistent and more evolved than my previous encouters with G85. Is this proof of the fact that halves evolve faster than whole bottles? Or perhaps my batch hasn't been well stored? Who knows! - It's still gorgeous port.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 00:24 Sat 25 Jul 2009

It being a Friday night, I decided that I needed something cheery to compensate for the fact that the builders completely trashed the house today. Fortunately, this is the last time they will make this much mess. I now have all the windows, doors and cavity wall insulation a reasonable man can want.

I also have more dust, debris and plaster splatter-marks than a reasonable man can want and have at least 2 days of cleaning ahead of me.

So I opened a bottle of Warre 1958 and am feeling much cheered.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by jdaw1 » 09:37 Sat 25 Jul 2009

Warre 1958: good workman’s port.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by ac-fast » 19:06 Tue 28 Jul 2009

Qta.Do Pego Vintage 2000.... super. read that it was bolted at Calem, didnt know that.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Conky » 23:24 Tue 28 Jul 2009

Just finished the QH77.Had half a bottle left. Lovely. Fruity, still a tad fiery, but in a nice way.

You just cant hide the fruity, yet aged taste, of a pleasant VP. All of varying degree's, but none of the chemical harshness, or plasticity of the LBV's, or worse.

I've got Ninja training for the next two days, but tonight, Conky will sleep with the rosy glow of VP cheeks! It really is a shame that my lifestyle and budget restricts my VP drinking to about once a month, and special occasions.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 00:28 Sun 24 Jan 2010

Ah my usual rozes 94 lbv... decanted for 24 hours.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Michael M. » 08:53 Sun 24 Jan 2010

g-man wrote:Ah my usual rozes 94 lbv... decanted for 24 hours.
I've got a final bottle of 1995 LBV which I plan to open soon. I enjoyed so far every bootle of this stuff.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 13:41 Mon 25 Jan 2010

Morgan 1991 tonight - my first one of 2010
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 02:35 Wed 27 Jan 2010

Will be opening a 1995 Smith Woodhouse LBV tonight. Very nice juice, and a good price for a bottle-aged LBV.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by mosesbotbol » 18:31 Wed 27 Jan 2010

1985 Quinta do Infantado

Very strong reactions from the group. Either loved it or hated it. Drier finish with medium-light body. Plenty of flavor that reminded me of strawberry Twizzlers. Quite enjoyed this not very talked about port.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by jdaw1 » 18:53 Wed 27 Jan 2010

I85: rarely seen. Please post a TN.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by mosesbotbol » 20:46 Wed 27 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:I85: rarely seen. Please post a TN.
Will have to wait until the next bottle- what I posted is all I can remember in retrospect. The Cohiba Siglo II's did not help my notes either. A buddy has few of these and this was the first one we tried. The pop and pour was exciting as we had about two hours decanting before the bottle was gone.

Elys hated this port so much, she went for white wine after the first sip... :roll:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 23:39 Thu 28 Jan 2010

An Oporto bottled Rebello Valente 1963, popped open at 6:30 and about half left now. Much better than I was expecting.
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