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The Vintage Port Thread

Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by Scott98, Dec 30, 2020.

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  1. GatorFL

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    I bet that's good.

    A friend gifted me a couple of bottles of nice port. Need to pop one open.
     
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  2. spike308

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    curious... how long have you had this?
    how did you store it?
    remember (ball park) the cost?
    thanks
     
  3. Scott98

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    I got it as a gift from my wife about a year and a half ago. I store all my Vintage Port in wine fridges at 54 degrees. She probably paid around $700 or so.
     
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    Looking forward to a tasting tomorrow with old friends……serving my last bottle of 1908 vintage port. Appears to have been re-corked in the early 1960’s, before it came to me.
    Opinions on decanting time & procedure? min 2 hrs/max 4hrs…. Cheesecloth or stainless strainer?
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    Very cool! How was it? Older port doesn’t seem to require as much time to decant. You could even try your first sip at the 45 minute mark and see how it is. Part of the enjoyment for me is seeing how the flavor changes over time (if it even does). Every one is different. I would also use cheesecloth, never a stainless steel strainer.
     
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    It was Great! Luckily the decanting went easily, (cheesecloth for sure). I’m no connoisseur, so can only say the taste was sublime; guests were appreciative (didn’t bother with the cheese) and will finish it tonight. Already looking forward to the next bottle……
     
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    Today I finally have the privilege of adding a bottle of Quinta Do Noval Nacional port to my collection. In the mid-1800s, Phylloxera took out almost all of the grape vines in the Douro valley. American vines were grafted onto the European vines to help them survive. However, there was one tiny plot of land unaffected by the blight and is the only section to this day containing ungrafted vines. These vines are located in the Quinta do Noval vineyard and wines from this special plot of land are labeled as Quinta Do Noval Nacional port. When they produce, they are known to produce spectacularly. During the years they produce, it’s about only 200-250 cases total for the world. I’ll probably hold on to this one at least ten years before I open it, maybe longer.
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    wow!
    if you don't mind me asking:
    you bought a single bottle?
    how much per bottle?
    how long do you intend on keeping it?
    will you drink it? or is it an investment?
     
  10. Scott98

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    I bought just the one bottle. While it’s ready to drink now, it will only get better with age. I plan on letting it age another ten years or so before I open it. I would wait longer but I don’t have too many more decades left to enjoy this stuff. I buy all my vintage port for personal consumption, not investment. Life is short, enjoy it as much as you can. :)
     
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    #61 Scott98, Apr 26, 2024
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