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2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 19:22 Wed 27 Mar 2013

This post will list those known to have declared 2011, with links to the announcements. "Cases" means 9l cases.


  • ‘Douro Boys’ (40 cases in magnums only);

  • Wiese & Krohn:
    • Krohn;
    • Krohn Retiro Novo;
  • Niepoort:
  • Quinta do Noval:
    • Quinta do Noval (2,200 cases);
    • Quinta do Noval Nacional (230 cases);
  • Real Companhia Velha:
    • Delaforce (500 cases, produced on contract by Taylor Fladgate Partnership);
    • Royal Oporto (1,500 cases);
    • Real Companhia Velha (4,500 cases);
    • Quinta das Carvalhas (500 cases);
  • Rozès:
    • Rozès;
    • Rozès Quinta do Grifo;
    • Rozès Quinta do Pego;
  • Sogevinus:
    • Barros;
    • Burmester;
    • Cálem;
    • Kopke;
  • Sogrape (PT):
    • Ferreira;
    • Offley;
    • Sandeman;
    • Sandeman Vau (500 cases);
  • Symington Family Estates:
  • Taylor-Fladgate Partnership:
  • Rui Roboredo Madeira:
  • Vinko Companhia de Vinhos:
    • Feuerheerd;
    • Quinta Dona Matilde;
    • Maynard;
    • Barão de Vilar;
  • Churchill Graham:
    • Churchill (3,000 cases);
    • Churchill Quinta da Gricha;
  • Alves de Sousa;
  • J. H. Andresen;
  • Bulas;
  • Quinta da Senhora do Convento;
  • Quinta do Crasto;
  • Dalva;
  • Duorum;
  • DR (Agri-Roncão Vinicola Lda) (125 cases);
  • Gran Cruz;
  • Quinta Vale Dona Maria;
  • Quinta do Vale do Meão
  • Passadouro;
  • Pintas;
  • Poças;
  • Portal;
  • Presidential;
  • Quevedo (320 cases);
  • Ramos Pinto;
  • Quinta da Romaneira (7,000 cases);
  • Quinta de la Rosa;
  • Quinta do Sagrado (225 cases);
  • Quinta Seara d’Ordens;
  • Quinta do Tedo;
  • Quinta do Tedo Savedra;
  • Quinta do Vallado Adelaide;
  • Quinta de Valle Longo;
  • Vieira de Sousa;
  • Vista Alegre
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby g-man » 19:52 Wed 27 Mar 2013

Quevedo is announcing, email from Oscar to me.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby AHB » 21:20 Wed 27 Mar 2013

g-man wrote:Quevedo is announcing, email from Oscar to me.

Please post the text of the announcement here, if Oscar is happy for you to do so.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby g-man » 16:26 Thu 28 Mar 2013

AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:Quevedo is announcing, email from Oscar to me.

Please post the text of the announcement here, if Oscar is happy for you to do so.


sorry text of announcement came with a private transaction i can't post =(
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 17:03 Thu 28 Mar 2013

Not yet on QuevedoPortWine.com. And Sogrape emailed an announcement in English, but on the website it is in only Portuguese. Sigh.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby DRT » 23:43 Thu 28 Mar 2013

g-man wrote:
AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:Quevedo is announcing, email from Oscar to me.

Please post the text of the announcement here, if Oscar is happy for you to do so.


sorry text of announcement came with a private transaction i can't post =(
Or you could ask Oscar permission?
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby Chris Doty » 00:42 Fri 29 Mar 2013

He's declaring baby, and my sources tell me that juice is divine!

I'm going to look to visit in late April -- if fourmites are able to get 'special dispensation'
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby g-man » 02:01 Fri 29 Mar 2013

DRT wrote:
g-man wrote:
AHB wrote:
g-man wrote:Quevedo is announcing, email from Oscar to me.

Please post the text of the announcement here, if Oscar is happy for you to do so.


sorry text of announcement came with a private transaction i can't post =(
Or you could ask Oscar permission?


Sorry, i need to clarify that it's my private transaction and due to certain alcohol laws, I have to keep it private, but I'll tell ask Oscar to post directly that he's declaring =)
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby DRT » 09:09 Fri 29 Mar 2013

g-man wrote:Sorry, i need to clarify that it's my private transaction and due to certain alcohol laws, I have to keep it private, but I'll tell ask Oscar to post directly that he's declaring =)
There is no need to mention your private transaction. But now that you have done so it is difficult to keep it secret.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby g-man » 09:22 Fri 29 Mar 2013

DRT wrote:
g-man wrote:Sorry, i need to clarify that it's my private transaction and due to certain alcohol laws, I have to keep it private, but I'll tell ask Oscar to post directly that he's declaring =)
There is no need to mention your private transaction. But now that you have done so it is difficult to keep it secret.


or i can keep you guys in suspense!
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby Andy Velebil » 14:55 Fri 29 Mar 2013

I've tried uploading the Sogrape announcement. But I can't upload a PDF file, I've tried it as a TIFF (and compressed TIFF) and a PNG file but it's still too big. If someone can explain to me how to reduce post it I will (and instructions need to be for an iMac).
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby ac-fast » 16:42 Mon 01 Apr 2013

Quinta do Pego has joint
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby ac-fast » 16:58 Mon 01 Apr 2013

Information from the Danish Importer
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby Axel P » 10:20 Sat 06 Apr 2013

Niepoort
Niepoort Bioma
Calem
Kopke
Barros
Burmester
Krohn
Passadouro
Pintas

Have tasted approved samples at ProWein

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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby AHB » 21:45 Sat 06 Apr 2013

The Big Fortified Tasting will be showing samples of the following:
  • Pintas
  • Ferreira
  • Offley
  • Sandeman "Classic Vintage"
  • Churchill
  • Niepoort
  • Bioma Vinha Velha
  • Graham's
  • Graham's "Stone Terraces Vintage Port"
  • Dow
  • Warre
  • Vesuvio
  • Vesuvio Capella
  • Cockburn
  • Smith Woodhouse; and
  • Ramos Pinto
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby RAYC » 21:57 Sat 06 Apr 2013

AHB wrote:The Big Fortified Tasting will be showing samples of the following:
  • Vesuvio Capella


I wondered whether this was a re-brand or a mistake in the BFT catalogue!
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby griff » 22:02 Sat 06 Apr 2013

Another thread perhaps but tasting notes would be much appreciated.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby DRT » 10:00 Sun 07 Apr 2013

AHB wrote:The Big Fortified Tasting will be showing samples of the following:
!
  • Graham's "Stone Terraces Vintage Port"
:shock:

Does anyone know what this is?
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 10:35 Sun 07 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:The Big Fortified Tasting will be showing samples of the following:
!
  • Graham's "Stone Terraces Vintage Port"
:shock:

Does anyone know what this is?
≈ Graham Nacional ≈ Graham Capela ≈ Graham Vinha Velha?
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby RAYC » 10:43 Sun 07 Apr 2013

My guess: a new "super-cuvee" from the vines around the terraces referred to in this description of Quinta dos Malvedos on TheVintagePortSite?

here, TheVintagePortsite wrote:The house at Malvedos has one of the finest locations of all Douro quintas, with a breath-taking view of the Douro from the tranquility of the veranda. Just to the east of the house are the famous Port Arthur stone walled terraces, so called as their shape was reminiscent of a heavily fortified city of that name which was in the news in the years just after the quinta was acquired. They are among the most striking and best preserved in the Douro, with beautiful integral stairways; superb examples of the stone mason's art.


Edit: also a reference here to the "Port Arthur" vineyard producing some of the best TN at the Quinta, although it seems like a single varietal block so not sure my guess is correct...BUT reference here to the separate vinification of 2010 "Port Arthur" grapes with "parcel 37", so perhaps 2011 was the next iteration of this experiment?
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 10:48 Sun 07 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:Does anyone know what this is?
jdaw1 wrote:≈ Graham Nacional ≈ Graham Capela ≈ Graham Vinha Velha?
RAYC wrote:My guess: a new "super-cuvee" from the vines around the terraces
We aren’t disagreeing.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby uncle tom » 10:55 Sun 07 Apr 2013

I'm not surprised the Symingtons are producing a 'super' Graham - it fits with their recent agenda of promoting Graham as their senior brand.

I just hope the regular Graham is not lacking as a result..
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby RAYC » 10:56 Sun 07 Apr 2013

RAYC wrote:Edit: also a reference here to the "Port Arthur" vineyard producing some of the best TN at the Quinta, although it seems like a single varietal block so not sure my guess is correct...BUT reference here to the separate vinification of 2010 "Port Arthur" grapes with "parcel 37", so perhaps 2011 was the next iteration of this experiment?


A further tid-bit from the Fells site on the 2011 harvest...

Charles is particularly pleased with the quality and flavour of the Touriga Nacional from Port Arthur, and from the north facing parcel 37 just behind the house; it looks as if those will be vinified together again this year.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 11:42 Sun 07 Apr 2013

RAYC wrote:
here, TheVintagePortsite wrote:The house at Malvedos has one of the finest locations of all Douro quintas, with a breath-taking view of the Douro from the tranquility of the veranda. Just to the east of the house are the famous Port Arthur stone walled terraces, so called as their shape was reminiscent of a heavily fortified city of that name which was in the news in the years just after the quinta was acquired. They are among the most striking and best preserved in the Douro, with beautiful integral stairways; superb examples of the stone mason's art.
Presumably the Port Arthur being besieged, rather than the convict colony in Tasmania.
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Re: 2011 Declarations

Postby jdaw1 » 13:50 Sun 07 Apr 2013

Churchill wrote:2011 has the makings of a phenomenal Port Vintage. In all my 39 vintages I have never encountered young Ports with such colour, structure and intensity. These Ports are head and shoulders above anything I have ever seen at this stage.
Fact or salesmanship?

The website’s list of Churchill vintages ends at 2007 (1991, ’94, ’97, 2000, ’03, ’07). Sigh. So many websites are done in a fit of high-budget enthusiasm, then allowed to go stale.
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