Latest buy

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Christopher
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Christopher » 19:22 Sun 31 Jan 2021

Thanks
There was one low fill bottle that has been drunk already. They were all Martinez 55 ex a nice bottle of T63. Pretty happy with that lot.

vintageporthunter
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Re: Latest buy

Post by vintageporthunter » 15:40 Mon 08 Feb 2021

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Just added these 2 to my collection!

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Axel P
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Axel P » 11:43 Tue 09 Feb 2021

Bought some of the Confraria Vintage Port bottles. I guess I am one of the few having had a vertical tasting of these. Quite nice after 2000.

Hope, everyone who was offered, bought some:
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JacobH
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Re: Latest buy

Post by JacobH » 21:00 Tue 09 Feb 2021

Who makes the Confraria Ports? They aren't continuing the old tradition of a blend like the Factory House Ports, I hope?!
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JacobH
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Re: Latest buy

Post by JacobH » 11:05 Wed 10 Feb 2021

vintageporthunter wrote:
15:40 Mon 08 Feb 2021
[Photograph of the Morgadio da Calçada & Quinta da Gaivosa]

Just added these 2 to my collection!
I like the label for the Morgadio da Calçada, although it is interesting to me that it seems very unlike most VPs: it reminds me of a trendy natural wine rather than a Vintage Port.
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Re: Latest buy

Post by vintageporthunter » 20:02 Wed 10 Feb 2021

JacobH wrote:
11:05 Wed 10 Feb 2021
vintageporthunter wrote:
15:40 Mon 08 Feb 2021
[Photograph of the Morgadio da Calçada & Quinta da Gaivosa]

Just added these 2 to my collection!
I like the label for the Morgadio da Calçada, although it is interesting to me that it seems very unlike most VPs: it reminds me of a trendy natural wine rather than a Vintage Port.
Very true. But Niepoort has always been very "different" when it comes to labels.

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rich_n
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Re: Latest buy

Post by rich_n » 18:35 Fri 19 Feb 2021

During our most recent virtual tasting session I was persuaded that it would be a good idea to acquire some port that had entered its third decade for my cellar. At that point I had already consumed several glasses and so it seemed like the only reasonable action was to put in an order with Seckfords immediately (fortunately they do follow up to confirm any given order, but I was happy enough to go ahead with it). My order very swiftly arrived, and prompted some assembling of shelving in the cellar to better accommodate the growing collection.

A case of Dow 1997 and Warre 2000 are now in place ready to start several decades of exploration.Image

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 19:28 Fri 19 Feb 2021

The Warre's 2000 is a favourite of mine, fantastic choice.
I haven't tried the Dow's 97, but it's a great house and a great year, can't really go wrong.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 19:31 Fri 19 Feb 2021

My latest purchases were a couple of bottles of Noval 2018, a case of Ferreira 2000 (at an incredible price), and a case of Barros 2018.

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Re: RE: Re: Latest buy

Post by rich_n » 19:37 Fri 19 Feb 2021

MigSU wrote:My latest purchases were a couple of bottles of Noval 2018, a case of Ferreira 2000 (at an incredible price), and a case of Barros 2018.
The Barros 18 is a fantastic wine, delicious even this young.

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Re: RE: Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 21:39 Fri 19 Feb 2021

rich_n wrote:
19:37 Fri 19 Feb 2021
MigSU wrote:My latest purchases were a couple of bottles of Noval 2018, a case of Ferreira 2000 (at an incredible price), and a case of Barros 2018.
The Barros 18 is a fantastic wine, delicious even this young.
Good to know! An acquaintance of mine works at Sogevinus and got me a case of 6 for €120. It was always going to be good value, but I'm glad to know that the wine is that good.

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hadge
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Re: Latest buy

Post by hadge » 16:39 Sun 28 Feb 2021

Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2006 - £21 paid had a 7 pound roll back in asda, they only had the one bottle left sadly.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 19:55 Sun 28 Feb 2021

hadge wrote:
16:39 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2006 - £21 paid had a 7 pound roll back in asda, they only had the one bottle left sadly.
I have two of those in the cellar, haven't actually tried it. First one to open a bottle has to post their impressions.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 21:48 Sun 28 Feb 2021

After a recent deeply pleasurable bottle, and since the comparative tasting that would allow me to acquire the breadth of knowledge of the vintage that I really need to buy more widely has been moved to 2022, I bought Lay & Wheeler's last four bottles of the Vesuvio 1992 to keep me going...

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:17 Mon 01 Mar 2021

I haven't bought anything yet, but Mrs B is down to her last bottle of Morrison's 10YO Tawny...
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 23:18 Mon 01 Mar 2021

Purchased today a couple of 2003 Ramos Pinto and a case of Calém 2018.
I very much enjoyed the 03 Ramos Pinto and found two bottles at a good price, didn't hesitate. Haven't sampled the Calém 18 but a trusted friend says it's worth it. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by PhilW » 08:27 Tue 02 Mar 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
21:17 Mon 01 Mar 2021
I haven't bought anything yet, but Mrs B is down to her last bottle of Morrison's 10YO Tawny...
This month, or...

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Justin K » 21:01 Tue 02 Mar 2021

Alex is that the reason she opened the T70 yesterday afternoon? It might be very wise to take the hint and get yourself down to Morrison’s fast and pick up a few dozen!

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 21:10 Tue 02 Mar 2021

I bought a 2020 Quevedo Advent Calendar during the last port zoom. I unpacked it today and the wood is now scenting my flat. I think it will provide me with many happy hours!

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 13:04 Wed 03 Mar 2021

Justin K wrote:
21:01 Tue 02 Mar 2021
Alex is that the reason she opened the T70 yesterday afternoon? It might be very wise to take the hint and get yourself down to Morrison’s fast and pick up a few dozen!
To my great surprise, what I thought was two glasses of Taylor 1970 being carried by Mrs B turned out to be one of T70 (which she gave to me) and one of Morrison's 10YO Tawny. They were almost the same colour!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 08:15 Thu 11 Mar 2021

2 bottles of 1997 Quinta de la Rosa - the one with the foil label

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Justin K » 17:42 Thu 18 Mar 2021

Finally after over 30 years of attending auctions a 1961 bottle came up and I got it!!!! Noval Crusted 1961 (Alex tells me it is a sort of vintage as it was bottled in 1964) for €240 plus commission so the most expensive Port I have ever bought...because I'm worth it.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by nac » 18:17 Thu 18 Mar 2021

Justin K wrote:
17:42 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Finally after over 30 years of attending auctions a 1961 bottle came up and I got it!!!! Noval Crusted 1961 (Alex tells me it is a sort of vintage as it was bottled in 1964) for €240 plus commission so the most expensive Port I have ever bought...because I'm worth it.
Very nice - well done!

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Doggett
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Doggett » 18:21 Thu 18 Mar 2021

Justin K wrote:
17:42 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Finally after over 30 years of attending auctions a 1961 bottle came up and I got it!!!! Noval Crusted 1961 (Alex tells me it is a sort of vintage as it was bottled in 1964) for €240 plus commission so the most expensive Port I have ever bought...because I'm worth it.
Congrats Justin... I look forward to sharing it with you 😜

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 18:23 Thu 18 Mar 2021

Justin K wrote:
17:42 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Finally after over 30 years of attending auctions a 1961 bottle came up and I got it!!!! Noval Crusted 1961 (Alex tells me it is a sort of vintage as it was bottled in 1964) for €240 plus commission so the most expensive Port I have ever bought...because I'm worth it.
Congrats! It's always nice to pick up birth-year bottles.

Keep an eye out for 1961 Krohn, both VP and Colheita. They're very good.

European Wine Resources - which is in California - has 3+ cases available at $265+tax per bottle. Pricey, but not outrageous for something that old in the US. There's a place in Denmark that has it for $280/bottle.
Glenn Elliott

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