Five of us were able to get together at the Boot & Flogger last night to share some Port and good company. The Ports we drank were:
- Dow 1963, bottled by Carl Jacobsen of Copenhagen
- Niepoort 1980
- Kopke 1944, bottled 1981
- Smith Woodhouse 1983
- Smith Woodhouse 1970
- Taylor Vargellas 1986
The highlight of the evening being that no-one scored any points for Shipper or Vintage, and that two of the five monkeys managed to score one point.
Wine of the night scores were:
9½ points to Dow 1963
6 points to Niepoort 1980
5 points to Kopke 1944, bottled 1981
4½ points to Smith Woodhouse 1970
3 points to Smith Woodhouse 1983
2 points to Taylor Vargellas 1986
Thank you everyone who was able to make it for the company and the fabulous wines — I particularly enjoyed the Niepoort 1980, my first time trying this Port.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny
Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.