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Old 03-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #101
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Have you had the '94 Dow before? It can be opened now, or later. Normally I would not suggest opening such a young vintage, but I bottle of '94 was given to me to see that it is possible to enjoy this vintage now.

1977 Dow can be winner but there is a lot of bottle variation and I would suggest to stay away unless you buying such bottles is not an expense. I have had TCA in the '77 Dow a few times. I would suggest 1963 or 1970 Dow over the 1977 any day. If you like a drier vintage with seemingly endless aging potential, go for the 1985 Dow. 1980 & 1983 Dow's are sleepers than be be had for short money. I had an '83 Dow last night actually...
I've had the '94 Dow twice before, two years ago and three years ago. Definitely drinkable now, but nowhere near it's peak, IMO. For the $120 price, I'd also suggest moving to the 77 Taylor or adding a few more $$ and getting the 77 Fonseca
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #102
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I have found auction prices for port to have risen a lot over the last 2 years.
Hmmm, I've noticed the opposite. What auctions do you use?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:22 PM   #103
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I been drinking port for a few month's now and have something to confess. I have been driking the cheap ones you can buy at walmart, and ABC. i like it though so i guess thats all that matters. One of the brands is Taylor (but i dont think it's the same Taylor as referred to here) and the other is Fairbanks.
The wife & I have taken to drinking tawny ports, but usually the $20 & under variety: Fonseca, Warre's, Sandeman, and a few that she picks up on occasion from either Australia or somewhere in Africa (I think.) I guess they're like the Bud Light of portdom, but we like it!
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The wife & I have taken to drinking tawny ports, but usually the $20 & under variety: Fonseca, Warre's, Sandeman, and a few that she picks up on occasion from either Australia or somewhere in Africa (I think.) I guess they're like the Bud Light of portdom, but we like it!
One of the local places here had a sale on Warre's Otima 10yr Tawny so I picked up 20 bottles.

It can cellar for around 20 yrs not that it will last that long
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #105
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One of the local places here had a sale on Warre's Otima 10yr Tawny so I picked up 20 bottles.

It can cellar for around 20 yrs not that it will last that long
Warre Otima is a good port. If you like bottle aged tawny, look for their Nimrod bottles. They are no longer being made and quite good.

I would not cellar any tawny or Colheita that long. Both are meant to be drunk right after bottling. I would not go more than 4 years after bottling date. The freshness and vibrancy fades in the bottle.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:20 PM   #106
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The wife & I have taken to drinking tawny ports, but usually the $20 & under variety: Fonseca, Warre's, Sandeman, and a few that she picks up on occasion from either Australia or somewhere in Africa (I think.) I guess they're like the Bud Light of portdom, but we like it!
Thanks, thought i was the only one that liked the cheap stuff.
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Default Re: The Port Wine Thread

After reading the majority of this thread, I just bought myself a bottle of Taylor Fladgate 10 year. I haven't been able to taste it with cigars, but my first impression when I tasted it by itself was: raisins. Cool alcoholic raisins.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:57 AM   #108
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After reading the majority of this thread, I just bought myself a bottle of Taylor Fladgate 10 year. I haven't been able to taste it with cigars, but my first impression when I tasted it by itself was: raisins. Cool alcoholic raisins.
Fair description. Serve it very lightly chilled, like 20 minutes in fridge.
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