What have you opened this week?

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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:59 pm

1997 Quinta do Crasto Colheita. Constant with my previous notes on it. Chilled a wonderful drink on a warm summer evening.


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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Glenn E.     » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:55 pm

2011 Vieira de Souza Vintage Port for a party at a friend's house. (July #2 already!) Very primary and delicious, but starting to show a little turn toward aging as it slowly slips into the "down" cycle for the next ~15 years.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:05 pm

1977 Gould Campbell VP magnum

Showing very youthful. Guesses ranged from 1983 Ramos Pinto to 1994 Graham's to 2000 VP. Simply wonderful.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:20 pm

I opened a 1991 Krohn's Colheita tonight (with many other Douro wines) for a good friends 70th bday. While I took no notes given the party, This showed really well and was loved by all. Oh and the 2008 Vertice Douro is, IMO, better than the 2007 vintage. The 2008 has better acidity and crispness.


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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Glenn E.     » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:47 pm

1987 Kopke Colheita, bottled 2013, to celebrate our 30th Anniversary (which was yesterday). A really superb showing and I don't think that's entirely due to the occasion. I'll generate a TN later this week.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Monique Heinemans.     » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:53 am

1985 Fonseca VP vs 2000 Fonseca VP. Tasted with some cheese after a fine dinner.
Both were lovely, smooth and very well drinking right now, but we all preferred the 2000 over the 1985, as the 1985 showed some heat/burning alcohol in the aftertaste.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Mike K.     » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Opened a '66 Kopke Colheita tonight. Cause... why not!

Pretty damn good. Tasting notes will follow.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Svein CE » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 am

Mike K. wrote:Opened a '66 Kopke Colheita tonight. Cause... why not!

Pretty damn good. Tasting notes will follow.

Very good reason for opening a bottle, I think.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:14 pm

Mike K. wrote:Opened a '66 Kopke Colheita tonight. Cause... why not!

Pretty damn good. Tasting notes will follow.

That reason works for me too!


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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Thomas V     » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:44 pm

S. Leonardo 10YO White Port on a summer day. Nice match.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Al B.     » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:28 am

I opened a bottle of Taylor Chip Dry and have been drinking Port & tonic all week. It's fun experimenting with the different makes and flavours of tonic and whether mint or lemon is best.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:19 am

Al B. wrote:I opened a bottle of Taylor Chip Dry and have been drinking Port & tonic all week. It's fun experimenting with the different makes and flavours of tonic and whether mint or lemon is best.

Is there a heat wave in London at the moment?


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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm

1976 Krohn's Colheita

1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Eric Menchen     » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:40 pm

1997 Smith Woodhouse VP, 375 ml.
Selo suggested this was a leaker, but the cork was totally dry on top and upon removal confirmed that whatever was on the selo came from somewhere else. And it tasted good too.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Edward J     » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Mike K. wrote:Opened a '66 Kopke Colheita tonight. Cause... why not!

Pretty damn good. Tasting notes will follow.


Kopke 1966, 375ml. Sounds good to me! But I have a reason. Wow, it's as good as I remember. That was Sunday/Monday.
Tonight is a 1967 Taylor VOSHP This week is going to be lots of fun! I'm turning 60, the wife has a b-day too and our 36th anniversary, all in the same week. Cheers. :winebath:
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Svein CE » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:09 am

Congratulations to you both.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:35 pm

Edward,
Congrats!


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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby Edward J     » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:02 am

Thank you very much, what a long strange trip it's been. Tonight is BBQ links and beer (Brother Thelonious) at the pool, however I'll be pouring something later with dessert, the 1965 Kopke. so far the 67 Taylor beat the 66 Kopke, so a rematch is demanded. VP's start on Friday night.
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Re: What have you opened this week?

Postby John M.     » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:18 pm

A 1998 Quinta do Noval LBV for the Port Club tomorrow.
Any Port in a storm!
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