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Doggett
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Re: Latest buy

Post by Doggett » 08:27 Sat 15 May 2021

Anyone had a recent buy?

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 08:58 Sat 15 May 2021

Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
I got 2 x Churchill's 2011 and 2 x Noval 2007, both at auction.

I also found in my basement: 12 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1963, 42 x Casa do Douro Colheita Lágrima 1963, 54 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1964, and 6 x Casa do Douro Colheita Branco 1964.

Good find.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by JacobH » 09:12 Sat 15 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
08:58 Sat 15 May 2021
I also found in my basement: 12 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1963, 42 x Casa do Douro Colheita Lágrima 1963, 54 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1964, and 6 x Casa do Douro Colheita Branco 1964.
:!: :!: How large is your basement that you can find 114 bottles of Port? :shock:
Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
I bought a magnum of Quevedo 2018 from VWP. I really, really liked the fact that they sent it with a 9cl sample. Only problem is to work out when to open it!
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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 09:33 Sat 15 May 2021

JacobH wrote:
09:12 Sat 15 May 2021

:!: :!: How large is your basement that you can find 114 bottles of Port? :shock:
I had also previously found 70-something bottles of Quinta Val da Figueira 10yo :o

There's still one unopened cabinet, it has a bunch of individual cardboard boxes, with very old dates written on them, but I don't know what's inside. I'll investigate this weekend.
JacobH wrote:
09:12 Sat 15 May 2021
I bought a magnum of Quevedo 2018 from VWP. I really, really liked the fact that they sent it with a 9cl sample. Only problem is to work out when to open it!
This is such a nice idea. I wish more producers did that.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Chris Doty » 13:22 Sat 15 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
08:58 Sat 15 May 2021


2 x Noval 2007

Good find.

Good find indeed! This is the star from an otherwise skippable vintage, imho. Ymmv

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:36 Sat 15 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
I got 2 x Churchill's 2011 and 2 x Noval 2007, both at auction.

I also found in my basement: 12 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1963, 42 x Casa do Douro Colheita Lágrima 1963, 54 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1964, and 6 x Casa do Douro Colheita Branco 1964.

Good find.
A seriously large amount of odd ports to find in a basement. Did you buy a new house in the Douro?

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve had those. IIRC, the 64 red was the better of the two reds and the lagrima was better than the other white. I think they were bottled around 2005-ish and only sold at the Casa do Douro in Regua (which was a beautiful building inside). Regardless, none of them were great back then and I doubt bottle age has helped. You’ve got a solid supply of house ports now, lol.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 18:07 Sat 15 May 2021

Andy Velebil wrote:
14:36 Sat 15 May 2021
MigSU wrote:
Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
I got 2 x Churchill's 2011 and 2 x Noval 2007, both at auction.

I also found in my basement: 12 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1963, 42 x Casa do Douro Colheita Lágrima 1963, 54 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1964, and 6 x Casa do Douro Colheita Branco 1964.

Good find.
A seriously large amount of odd ports to find in a basement. Did you buy a new house in the Douro?

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve had those. IIRC, the 64 red was the better of the two reds and the lagrima was better than the other white. I think they were bottled around 2005-ish and only sold at the Casa do Douro in Regua (which was a beautiful building inside). Regardless, none of them were great back then and I doubt bottle age has helped. You’ve got a solid supply of house ports now, lol.
No, it's my old family home. I live here now, and have been finding some bits and bobs.

Like the Val de Figueira 10yo, I'm gonna try to sell most of them, keep a few of each, and use the proceeds to buy better wine :twisted:

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 19:06 Sat 15 May 2021

Like the Val de Figueira 10yo, I'm gonna try to sell most of them, keep a few of each, and use the proceeds to buy better wine
When were they bottled?
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Glenn E. » 19:11 Sat 15 May 2021

Recent auction winnings:

5 x 1985 Fonseca
1 x 1987 Taylor Vargellas
1 x 1991 Taylor Vargellas
1 x 1948 Graham
6 x 1996 Krohn Colheita
1 x 1945 Dow

Some I paid only a little under retail, others were great deals. The G48 was about 2/3 of retail and the D45 was about half. The Krohns were just under $30/bottle which I'll happily pay for a 20YO. So all-in-all very satisfying winnings.

Of note, I did not get a G45 that spiked from $765 to $1502 in the last 40 seconds. I was only willing to go to $950.
Glenn Elliott

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:01 Sat 15 May 2021

MigSU wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
14:36 Sat 15 May 2021
MigSU wrote:
Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
I got 2 x Churchill's 2011 and 2 x Noval 2007, both at auction.

I also found in my basement: 12 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1963, 42 x Casa do Douro Colheita Lágrima 1963, 54 x Casa do Douro Colheita 1964, and 6 x Casa do Douro Colheita Branco 1964.

Good find.
A seriously large amount of odd ports to find in a basement. Did you buy a new house in the Douro?

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve had those. IIRC, the 64 red was the better of the two reds and the lagrima was better than the other white. I think they were bottled around 2005-ish and only sold at the Casa do Douro in Regua (which was a beautiful building inside). Regardless, none of them were great back then and I doubt bottle age has helped. You’ve got a solid supply of house ports now, lol.
No, it's my old family home. I live here now, and have been finding some bits and bobs.

Like the Val de Figueira 10yo, I'm gonna try to sell most of them, keep a few of each, and use the proceeds to buy better wine :twisted:
Keep the 10 yr. it’s very good. Sell the rest.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 23:26 Sat 15 May 2021

uncle tom wrote:
19:06 Sat 15 May 2021
Like the Val de Figueira 10yo, I'm gonna try to sell most of them, keep a few of each, and use the proceeds to buy better wine
When were they bottled?
The Val da Figueira 10yo? Some in 2003, some in 2005, and som don't have a bottling date.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 23:27 Sat 15 May 2021

Andy Velebil wrote:
20:01 Sat 15 May 2021

Keep the 10 yr. it’s very good. Sell the rest.
I have around 60 bottles. I don't need that many.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by uncle tom » 05:45 Sun 16 May 2021

I have around 60 bottles. I don't need that many.
PM me..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 14:55 Sun 16 May 2021

uncle tom wrote:
05:45 Sun 16 May 2021
I have around 60 bottles. I don't need that many.
PM me..
Done.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by M.Charlton » 20:01 Mon 17 May 2021

Doggett wrote:
08:27 Sat 15 May 2021
Anyone had a recent buy?
4 cs of FG18 and 2 cs of CrR18.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 20:18 Mon 17 May 2021

@ M.Charlton - cases of 6 or 12? Either is impressive, the latter more so.

6 bts Fonesca 1992
6 bts Niepoort Bioma 2015

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Re: Latest buy

Post by M.Charlton » 20:28 Mon 17 May 2021

Only cases of 6 I’m afraid, George.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by winesecretary » 20:55 Mon 17 May 2021

A mere 3 dozen of port...

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Christopher » 21:50 Mon 17 May 2021

Visit to Raeburn Fine Wines in Edinburgh. They also was have a great selection of Port and are the agent for Niepoort in Scotland.

1 bottle Niepoort 83
1 bottle Noval 2000
Halves of
Niepoort 94,00, Passadouro 94 and Taylor Vargellas 98

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 22:38 Mon 17 May 2021

winesecretary wrote:
20:55 Mon 17 May 2021
A mere 3 dozen of port...
Amateurs.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Chris Doty » 23:21 Mon 17 May 2021

Christopher wrote:
21:50 Mon 17 May 2021
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’t know the details, but niepoort is sadly another casino I long ago disavowed. I’m amazed the agent didn’t caution you in particular about the 1994, as I thought it had been removed from the producers own website?!

https://www.niepoort-vinhos.com/en/ports/

Apologies if that’s incorrect, but I’ve had too many dodgy bottles to go back, especially without a very public mea culpa. Ymmv

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:43 Tue 18 May 2021

Chris Doty wrote:
Christopher wrote:
21:50 Mon 17 May 2021
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’t know the details, but niepoort is sadly another casino I long ago disavowed. I’m amazed the agent didn’t caution you in particular about the 1994, as I thought it had been removed from the producers own website?!

https://www.niepoort-vinhos.com/en/ports/

Apologies if that’s incorrect, but I’ve had too many dodgy bottles to go back, especially without a very public mea culpa. Ymmv
Some fantastic Niepoort VP out there. Sadly between ~1985 and 1997 they are ruined by lots of VA. Wouldn’t buy any of them. 2000 onward have been great again.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Christopher » 15:07 Tue 18 May 2021

Hi
Hence the purchase of one half bottle to see what it’s like -:)

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Re: Latest buy

Post by Christopher » 22:12 Tue 18 May 2021

Mr Doty
I have just tried said half of Niepoort 94, undrinkable with hints of paint stripper.

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Re: Latest buy

Post by MigSU » 22:36 Tue 18 May 2021

That's unsettling.

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