A northern port tasting

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A northern port tasting

Post by AHB » 07:18 Fri 22 Jul 2011

A group of us got together a few days ago to share some port, using a 50th birthday as an excuse. The wines we tasted were:
Nyetimber 2003 English Sparkling Wine, Bollinger 1999, a Rioja 1961, Leoville Las Cases 1961, The Port Society Reserve Port NV, Graham 1977, Niepoort 1970, Warre 1970, Cossart Gordon Bual 1961, Fonseca Guimaraens 1961, Noval Crusted 1961, Vargellas 1961, Dalva Golden White 1952, Unknown Shipper from 1851.

It was a splendid evening, with good food and terrific company and some very impressive ports - the 1851 was still a deep red colour!
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Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: A northern port tasting

Post by uncle tom » 10:26 Fri 22 Jul 2011

According to my computer, opening the 1851 reduced the average age of the bottles in my cellar by all of 13 days..

Tom
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Re: A northern port tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Fri 22 Jul 2011

Please add links to TNs.

Link to the placemats.

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Re: A northern port tasting

Post by DRT » 23:11 Tue 26 Jul 2011

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: A northern port tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 20:53 Wed 27 Jul 2011

Off-topic comment moved to The ageing of Uncle T’s cellar.

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Re: A northern port tasting

Post by DRT » 23:47 Fri 29 Jul 2011

Ten days on, I have just had a 1961 mini-horizontal.

1961 Fonseca Guimaraens
1961 Noval Crusted
1961 Taylor Vargellas
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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