On the hunt for a 93!

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On the hunt for a 93!

Post by ThomasBarleycorn » 00:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020

Hello all,

I'm once again on the hunt for a bottle of 1993 port, maybe a couple. Not going to be vintage but the more I've looked into 93's there is still a wide range of LBV's out there. Many thanks for all help and advise given, have plenty of 1994's and 1991's but still on the look out for 93's. Can always trade some Bordeaux or Rhone Valley 93's at a push.

Best,

Thomas :D
Always on the lookout for 1993 wines!

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by jdaw1 » 00:46 Sat 31 Oct 2020

I have none, but good luck.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:20 Sat 31 Oct 2020

The very best of luck. Even the LBVs are over £100 per bottle due to their rarity.
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 20:15 Sat 31 Oct 2020

Since we last spoke, I managed to pick up a Cockburn Anno LBV 93 for only £25. It is possible, just bluddy difficult!

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by ThomasBarleycorn » 21:51 Sat 31 Oct 2020

That's very good luck, where from?!
Always on the lookout for 1993 wines!

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 22:52 Sat 31 Oct 2020

Four walls wine company. I was browsing for other wines (online) and it was just there!

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:43 Wed 19 May 2021

Zak (and anyone else looking for a 1993 vintage wine) - I tasted the Barbeito 1993 Sercial yesterday and thought it remarkably good. If you like Madeira, this would be an excellent wine to accumulate for your future birthdays.
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Chris Doty » 21:29 Wed 19 May 2021

93! Is a game going vintage for red burgundy and champagne. You should be so lucky!

1984 gives me California and six dudes in Australia.

(Kidding, see prior tastings & ... )

Your hunt is elsewhere
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 23:03 Wed 19 May 2021

I resorted to tokaji Chris. Any recommendations for burgundy or champagne from this vintage?

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Chris Doty » 23:06 Wed 19 May 2021

Cellartracker.com is my goto source for up to date drinking windows, which for burgundy is the most important aspect within your control.

For champagne it’s more what’s available, and I think basically everything is well bought

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Chris Doty » 23:25 Wed 19 May 2021

On the subject of champagne not being available, I reloaded 93tcmcR

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by winesecretary » 23:32 Wed 19 May 2021

@ Zak - There's also a delicious D'Oliveira's 1993 Boal.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 08:34 Thu 20 May 2021

winesecretary wrote:
23:32 Wed 19 May 2021
@ Zak - There's also a delicious D'Oliveira's 1993 Boal.
Cheers George. I'll give it a hunt.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by Chris Doty » 14:04 Fri 21 May 2021

On the chopping block, another 93
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 14:15 Fri 21 May 2021

Chris Doty wrote:
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On the chopping block, another 93
Unfortunately that hasn't come across to well.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by MigSU » 14:49 Fri 21 May 2021

That's a brilliant picture.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by DRT » 21:31 Fri 21 May 2021

ThomasBarleycorn wrote:
00:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Hello all,

I'm once again on the hunt for a bottle of 1993 port, maybe a couple. Not going to be vintage but the more I've looked into 93's there is still a wide range of LBV's out there. Many thanks for all help and advise given, have plenty of 1994's and 1991's but still on the look out for 93's. Can always trade some Bordeaux or Rhone Valley 93's at a push.

Best,

Thomas :D
I have these half bottles which were purchased from the quinta in 2006 and have been properly stored ever since. I would be willing to part with one or two but they would not be cheap. Please PM me if interested.
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by MigSU » 21:54 Fri 21 May 2021

DRT wrote:
21:31 Fri 21 May 2021
ThomasBarleycorn wrote:
00:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Hello all,

I'm once again on the hunt for a bottle of 1993 port, maybe a couple. Not going to be vintage but the more I've looked into 93's there is still a wide range of LBV's out there. Many thanks for all help and advise given, have plenty of 1994's and 1991's but still on the look out for 93's. Can always trade some Bordeaux or Rhone Valley 93's at a push.

Best,

Thomas :D
I have these half bottles which were purchased from the quinta in 2006 and have been properly stored ever since. I would be willing to part with one or two but they would not be cheap. Please PM me if interested.
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Quinta das Liceiras 1993

I never understood why that wine is so expensive! Is it really that good?

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by jdaw1 » 22:01 Fri 21 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
21:54 Fri 21 May 2021
I never understood why that wine is so expensive! Is it really that good?
Quinta das Liceiras 1993 is likely to be somewhere between bad and undrinkable, and has a terrible label. Do you want a ’93, or do you want a drink?

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by JacobH » 22:03 Fri 21 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
21:54 Fri 21 May 2021
I never understood why that wine is so expensive! Is it really that good?
Isn’t it both the best wine of the Vintage and also the best wine of that Quinta?

I presume when DRT says they have been “properly stored” he means he’s been keeping them in 40°C heat to turn them into Madeira :wink:
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 22:04 Fri 21 May 2021

Having tried it, it's actually in a pretty good state. The reason it's expensive is because it's the only option for 93.

http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.p ... 93#p115114

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by DRT » 22:07 Fri 21 May 2021

akzy wrote:
22:04 Fri 21 May 2021
Having tried it, it's actually in a pretty good state. The reason it's expensive is because it's the only option for 93.

http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.p ... 93#p115114
Exactly. My son was born in that year and this is the only stock he will ever have the chance to taste from his birth year. I have never tasted it.
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by DRT » 22:09 Fri 21 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
21:54 Fri 21 May 2021
I never understood why that wine is so expensive! Is it really that good?
I make no claim that it is good, bad or indifferent, just that it is the only VP produced from that vintage so is extremely rare.
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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by akzy » 22:10 Fri 21 May 2021

DRT wrote:
22:07 Fri 21 May 2021
Exactly. My son was born in that year and this is the only stock he will ever have the chance to taste from his birth year. I have never tasted it.
Given you have so many, you should try at least one... Sooner rather than later.

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Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Post by JacobH » 22:10 Fri 21 May 2021

DRT wrote:
22:07 Fri 21 May 2021
Exactly. My son was born in that year and this is the only stock he will ever have the chance to taste from his birth year. I have never tasted it.
Do you know how / why they made a 1993 as their one-and-only Vintage Port?

(I assume if there was a birth in the family, a private reserve tawny would be more obvious. Or a blend of 1994 and 1992 as I think Sophia Bergqvist said they did at Qdl Rosa!)
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