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by Andy Velebil
04:56 Fri 23 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Kopke Q. S. Luiz
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: 1983 Kopke Q. S. Luiz

but the only proof I have to offer is that there are 3 tasting notes on FTLOP for "1970 Kopke Vintage Port", one from yourself and two from Alex Historically, my working assumption has been that they are the same, so don't read anything into my old notes. More recently, some have wondered whether v...
by Andy Velebil
23:53 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Manuel Vasques Osorio 1870
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Manuel Vasques Osorio 1870

Thanks a lot of your answers! Even though i'm Portuguese and born quite close to Regua I'm now based too many countries away and it's not that easy to drop by the family's house :) I'm not looking for selling, was only trying to understand if the wine was a Port or an old bottled wine. Regarding th...
by Andy Velebil
17:30 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

The clear bottles look like a table wine with that type of sediment. Who waxed them?
by Andy Velebil
17:24 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vila Nova de Gaia-only Shippers
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Vila Nova de Gaia-only Shippers

Further down the waterfront is Vasconcellos. When I was last there, the chap in the tasting room said that their lodge is the only place you can buy their Ports. It was unclear to me if that was marketing talk or not! If that's the case, I'm surprised they generate enough cash to keep going since t...
by Andy Velebil
17:21 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Manuel Vasques Osorio 1870
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Manuel Vasques Osorio 1870

I agree it is most likely an old tawny bottled quite a long time ago. Most likely for private family use. As for value, that's very hard because it is not a well known producer and storage conditions all these years isn't known either. Or how good it actually is. just because it's old doesn't automa...
by Andy Velebil
04:43 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)

hadge wrote:
JacobH wrote:
17:27 Mon 05 Jul 2021
hadge wrote:
16:46 Mon 05 Jul 2021
I have just seen a retail price of £2,900 per bottle IB, interesting that they dropped the price from the reported price tag.
Perhaps it is a sale for the Summer? Are you planning on stocking up? ;-)
I was thinking that a case would be good! :D
A case of 6 or 12?
by Andy Velebil
04:40 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: The right order

What year were the two tawny’s bottled? For me that could alter their place in the line up.
by Andy Velebil
04:38 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Calem Porto 1988
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Calem Porto 1988

jdaw1 wrote:Its fair value might be a bit more than a tenner. Barely worth posting it to a purchaser.

Advice: hold it until a suitable anniversary, and then drink it with those dear to you.
Agree
by Andy Velebil
03:32 Fri 02 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)

The "Taylor" 1863 is also a Krohn, as are all of the Single Harvest Tawnies from 1964-1970. (At least... there may be more coming that I haven't heard about yet.) You are incorrect that all SHT’s came from Krohns stock. I’ve specially asked Adrian this and he told me which came from Original Taylor...
by Andy Velebil
18:19 Wed 16 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

Re: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review

PCM wrote:Thanks a lot, Alex! Very interesting to see the differences with Andy! :)
Keep in mind He scores lower than most. you need to add about 3 points to Alex’s scores for translation into the rest of us scores. LOL!
by Andy Velebil
04:29 Tue 15 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

Re: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review

Thanks: really interesting. That looks a bit disappointing for the Vesuvio as the only full declaration of the bunch, doesn’t it? Is there such a thing as a "full" Vesúvio declaration? To me, and based on price, all Vesúvios are SQVPs. Considering the IVDP rules allows a small percentage of grapes ...
by Andy Velebil
23:26 Mon 14 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

Re: RE: Re: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review

Thanks: really interesting. That looks a bit disappointing for the Vesuvio as the only full declaration of the bunch, doesn’t it? Is this a five minute argument, or the full half hour? Haha! I suppose I was wondering if it was disappointing; the SQVPs were exceptionally good; or whether Andy might ...
by Andy Velebil
23:47 Sat 12 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Symington Vintage Port Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

2019 Symington Vintage Port Review

2019 SYMINGTON VINTAGE PORT REVIEW I won’t get into a long-winded speech about how the vintage went. It’s pretty easy to find that from a variety of Port producers, large and small, from all areas of the rather large Douro region. Suffice it to say, it was a rather erratic and dry growing season th...
by Andy Velebil
03:07 Mon 24 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 165
Views: 115768

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

DRT wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:
19:13 Sat 15 May 2021
Are we reconfirming again? I reconfirm!
I reconfirm.
As do I.
by Andy Velebil
04:35 Thu 20 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

No. But my grandmother was, like pretty much all Douro grape farmers at the time, a member of CdD, do when they released these she apparently went a bit overboard with her desire to help them out. Also her uncle was the first president of the CdD, so that might've played a part . Perhaps :lol: :lol...
by Andy Velebil
20:44 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

MigSU wrote:
18:49 Wed 19 May 2021
Found an oddity.


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Final count:

- 1963: 16 bottles
- 1963 Lágrima: 86 bottles
- 1964: 41 bottles
- 1964 Branco: 12 bottles


Now to start unloading this...
I should have asked earlier. Did someone in your family used to work at the Casa do Douro?
by Andy Velebil
18:25 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

MigSU wrote:Bro, lay off the jeroboams.
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by Andy Velebil
18:25 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

Chris Doty wrote:Bro, where’s the schematic?!
Just arrived. Will do soon.
by Andy Velebil
18:24 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

4.5L (Jeroboam) of Graham's 20 Year Tawny. I've been thinking of getting one for a long while to use at my new house warming party. Well, the now not so new house (moved in last year two days before lockdown started). Now that things are improving on the Covid front, I threw caution to the wind and...
by Andy Velebil
15:46 Wed 19 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

4.5L (Jeroboam) of Graham's 20 Year Tawny. I've been thinking of getting one for a long while to use at my new house warming party. Well, the now not so new house (moved in last year two days before lockdown started). Now that things are improving on the Covid front, I threw caution to the wind and ...
by Andy Velebil
13:00 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 32
Views: 7456

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

The port producers had been used to getting the best corks for the best price. When the small cork producers amalgamated, you got what you paid for. The export markets paid for the best quality and the port producers got what was left over. The odd bit is that it was several years before the port p...
by Andy Velebil
04:52 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 32
Views: 7456

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

Were they using different corks for Gould than for Dow?! It would be natural to assume that the corks used by a brand would likely be similar to other brands owned by the same company, but if you compare the original corks of Taylor '77 and Fonseca '77, the difference is stark. F77 corks are almost...
by Andy Velebil
04:46 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 32
Views: 7456

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

...some real disappointments. Some of those disappointments were down to winemaking and hygiene and some outside the immediate control of the winemaker (Gould Campbell 1977 corks, for example). Hmm. I don’t trust any 1977vp, and a lot of that has to do with my experience with the Symington range. I...
by Andy Velebil
04:43 Tue 18 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1782
Views: 484356

Re: Latest buy

Visit to Raeburn Fine Wines in Edinburgh. the agent for Niepoort in Scotland. 1 bottle Niepoort 83 - brave soul 1 bottle Noval 2000 - well bought. I’ve long had an eye on 2000, but have had this least. If/when you open, please do share Halves of Niepoort 94,00, Passadouro 94 brave soul redux I don’...