Cruz Ruby Revisited

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by DRT » 22:04 Fri 21 May 2021

JacobH wrote:
21:59 Fri 21 May 2021
I’m curious that after the unfiltered LBVs (Noval, Niepoort & Warre) we have three rather average tawnies (Graham’s “The Tawny”, Warre 10 Otima & Cruz Tawny). Did someone let Glenn tinker with the list?
Think of it as an inclusive ranking system, ahead of its time perhaps.
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by JacobH » 22:11 Fri 21 May 2021

The future when a Cruz tawny is preferable over a Niepoort LBV is, perhaps, not one I wish to experience!
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by Glenn E. » 01:20 Sat 22 May 2021

JacobH wrote:
21:59 Fri 21 May 2021
I’m curious that after the unfiltered LBVs (Noval, Niepoort & Warre) we have three rather average tawnies (Graham’s “The Tawny”, Warre 10 Otima & Cruz Tawny). Did someone let Glenn tinker with the list?
Had that been the case, there would have been many more changes and they would have been of much higher quality. :lol:

As it stands, it is woefully lacking in 100-pt Ports as rated by me. Also 99-pt Ports.
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by JacobH » 09:40 Sat 22 May 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
01:20 Sat 22 May 2021
JacobH wrote:
21:59 Fri 21 May 2021
I’m curious that after the unfiltered LBVs (Noval, Niepoort & Warre) we have three rather average tawnies (Graham’s “The Tawny”, Warre 10 Otima & Cruz Tawny). Did someone let Glenn tinker with the list?
Had that been the case, there would have been many more changes and they would have been of much higher quality. :lol:
You say that, but I think we might have been suspicious if, say the Fonseca 1963 was suddenly replaced with a Quinta do Obscura 20 year old white :wink:
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by Glenn E. » 21:51 Sat 22 May 2021

JacobH wrote:
09:40 Sat 22 May 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
01:20 Sat 22 May 2021
JacobH wrote:
21:59 Fri 21 May 2021
I’m curious that after the unfiltered LBVs (Noval, Niepoort & Warre) we have three rather average tawnies (Graham’s “The Tawny”, Warre 10 Otima & Cruz Tawny). Did someone let Glenn tinker with the list?
Had that been the case, there would have been many more changes and they would have been of much higher quality. :lol:
You say that, but I think we might have been suspicious if, say the Fonseca 1963 was suddenly replaced with a Quinta do Obscura 20 year old white :wink:
You can be absolutely certain that some bottle of Quinta da Revolta, which actually exists, would have made the list. :lol:
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by Glenn E. » 21:53 Sat 22 May 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
01:20 Sat 22 May 2021
As it stands, it is woefully lacking in 100-pt Ports as rated by me. Also 99-pt Ports.
I do note that the list does contain a single 98-pt Port, as rated by me: 1927 Niepoort. Sadly the list contains neither the 2017 Niepoort nor the 1863 Niepoort (technically a Garrafeira) which also received 98-pt ratings from me at the same tasting.
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by MigSU » 21:57 Sat 22 May 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
21:53 Sat 22 May 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
01:20 Sat 22 May 2021
As it stands, it is woefully lacking in 100-pt Ports as rated by me. Also 99-pt Ports.
I do note that the list does contain a single 98-pt Port, as rated by me: 1927 Niepoort. Sadly the list contains neither the 2017 Niepoort nor the 1863 Niepoort (technically a Garrafeira) which also received 98-pt ratings from me at the same tasting.
I too thought the N2017 was fantastic when I tasted. It impressed me enough for me to buy a case, which I pretty much never do.
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Re: RE: Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by JacobH » 23:10 Sat 22 May 2021


Glenn E. wrote:
JacobH wrote:
09:40 Sat 22 May 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
01:20 Sat 22 May 2021
JacobH wrote:
21:59 Fri 21 May 2021
I’m curious that after the unfiltered LBVs (Noval, Niepoort & Warre) we have three rather average tawnies (Graham’s “The Tawny”, Warre 10 Otima & Cruz Tawny). Did someone let Glenn tinker with the list?
Had that been the case, there would have been many more changes and they would have been of much higher quality.
You say that, but I think we might have been suspicious if, say the Fonseca 1963 was suddenly replaced with a Quinta do Obscura 20 year old white :wink:
You can be absolutely certain that some bottle of Quinta da Revolta, which actually exists, would have made the list.
I have seen bottles of Quinta da Revolta for sale but I am boycotting it on the basis that I can no longer make up joke names for Quintas since that would the obvious one...

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Re: RE: Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 23:46 Sat 22 May 2021

JacobH wrote:
23:10 Sat 22 May 2021
I have seen bottles of Quinta da Revolta for sale but I am boycotting it on the basis that I can no longer make up joke names for Quintas since that would the obvious one...
I have bought a dozen of the Revolta LBV. It was OK.

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