2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by Axel P » 18:29 Mon 12 Dec 2011

AHB wrote:I don't have access to my notes, but is there a Duorum vintage port from 2009?
Yes
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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by RAYC » 23:33 Mon 06 May 2013

DRT wrote:In an email exchange this evening...

DRT wrote:Thanks, Paul.

Could you please clarify something regarding the Canais 09?

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to taste it at The Big Fortified Tasting last month when I visited Henry and Tim on your stand. My recollection is that they told me that the Canais was such a small quantity that it would be "library stock only", with no intention for it to be released now or in the future. They did mention that Bomfim and Malvedos would be released in a decade or so and the Warre, Vesuvio and Dow Reibera being released imminently.

Have I got the story wrong on the Canais?

Regards

Derek
Paul Symington wrote:Hi Derek,

You have it right, the Canais 2009 is library stock. It will be used for tastings and so that we can make internal evaluations for the Quinta's wines over the years.

So the quantity is very small and it will never be released commercially.

Best,

Paul
An interesting reference in Richard Mayson's review of the deep Cockburn vertical that the Symingtons held last year....of the 106 cases of Cockburn 2009 Canais made, 100 have apparently been shipped to Australia...
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Post by djewesbury » 02:03 Tue 07 May 2013

RAYC wrote:[...]
Paul Symington wrote:Hi Derek,

You have it right, the Canais 2009 is library stock. It will be used for tastings and so that we can make internal evaluations for the Quinta's wines over the years.

So the quantity is very small and it will never be released commercially.

Best,

Paul
An interesting reference in Richard Mayson's review of the deep Cockburn vertical that the Symingtons held last year....of the 106 cases of Cockburn 2009 Canais made, 100 have apparently been shipped to Australia...
And yet it won a gold medal?
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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by uncle tom » 09:09 Tue 07 May 2013

And yet it won a gold medal?
Which gold medal? - some of the awards are dished out like confetti..
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Post by djewesbury » 15:31 Wed 08 May 2013

uncle tom wrote:
And yet it won a gold medal?
Which gold medal? - some of the awards are dished out like confetti..
Ah.. It was one of these. The page even lists a merchant that was to sell this.
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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by RAYC » 16:58 Wed 08 May 2013

Intriguingly, the Vintage Port Site suggests that the port is ageing in the cellars and not currently offered for sale, before quoting R Mayson's factoid about Australia verbatim!
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Post by djewesbury » 17:05 Wed 08 May 2013

Time to ask RM directly where his information came from, I think. He presumably didn't just make that up off the top of his head..?
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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by DRT » 16:57 Thu 09 May 2013

A little bird told me today that 100 cases did end up in Oz.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by djewesbury » 17:00 Thu 09 May 2013

DRT wrote:A little bird told me today that 100 cases did end up in Oz.
Are they on sale there?
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Post by DRT » 22:20 Thu 09 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:Are they on sale there?
I have no idea. The little bird is Portuguese, so wouldn't know what has become of them.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Thu 09 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:Are they on sale there?
Not according to Wine-Searcher.

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Post by djewesbury » 00:57 Fri 10 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Are they on sale there?
Not according to Wine-Searcher.
Indeed, as I noticed. So.. the question remains.. WHERE ARE THEY? SInce, somehow, these cases were not fitted with a tracking device, nor instructed to call home when they could, it appears that they have disappeared into the outback.. This is like Picnic At Hanging Rock.. 100 cases of port can't just disappear.. CAN THEY??? :shock:
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:18 Fri 10 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:100 cases of port can't just disappear.. CAN THEY??? :shock:
You are obviously new here. Watch us.

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Post by djewesbury » 12:42 Fri 10 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:100 cases of port can't just disappear.. CAN THEY??? :shock:
You are obviously new here. Watch us.
but.. in AUSTRALIA?
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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by griff » 10:02 Tue 25 Jun 2013

I went looking and I have found the 2008 Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais. Coincidence? Perhaps. However, I think it was the 2008 that was shipped Down Under.

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Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

Post by AHB » 15:43 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Alves de Sousa
Bulas
Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo
Calem
Churchill Gricha
Cockburn Canais
Crasto
Croft
Delaforce
Dona Matilde from Barao Vilar
Dow Senhora da Ribeira
Dow Bomfim
Duorum
Fonseca
Graham Malvedos
Kopke Quinta Sao Luiz
Krohn
Krohn Retiro Novo
La Rosa
Quinta das Lamelas
Niepoort
Niepoort Bioma
Nova
Passadouro
Pintas
Ramos Pinto Ervamoira
Romariz
Rozes
Seara d'Ordens
Skeffington
Taylor
Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha
Vale Dona Maria
Vallado Adelaide
Vesuvio
Vista Allegre
Warre

I have edited Axel's list above to add Quinta das Lamelas and some others.

Links to other lists of declarations:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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