- 1884 Sandeman;
- 1907 Unknown Shipper;
- 1920 Fonseca;
- 1927 Taylor;
- 1935 Calem;
- 1935 Taylor;
- 1955 Cockburn;
- 1963 Quinta do Noval; bottle 1
- 1963 Quinta do Noval; bottle 2
- 1968 Andresen Colheita;
- 1970 Quinta do Crasto Colheita;
- 1970 Dalva;
- 1995 Porto da Silva LBV;
- 1997 Rozes.
A big thank you to Tom for the wonderful organisation of the evening and all those who attended and made the evening a wonderful occasion - especially our guests who we hope to persuade to become members on the website!
There was the usual range of surprises and oddities. The oddities included a Noval 1995 LBV bottled under a "non-Noval" label, a Rozes 1997 decanted for 4 days (the minimum for it to become enjoyable but a great accompaniment to rare filet steak) and a 1970 bottled Sandeman Ruby in a ceramic Don decanter.
The surprises included a magnificent 1920 Fonseca, a Sandeman 1884 and a 1955 Unknown which turned out to be a Taylor 1935 - not to forget two bottles of 1963 Noval, a 1927 Taylor, a 1970 Crasto colheita, an Andresen 1968 colheita, a Dow 1969 colheita, a 1935 Calem, a 1973 Terrantez from Blandy and a magnum of Unknown but old port (possibly from 1907) and some others which I will be able to name when I get my notes out of the car tomorrow.
It was a great evening. The best wine, for my taste, was the fantastic 1920 Fonseca - just astonishing. I can't wait for next year!