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Old 01-11-2016, 04:32 PM   #721
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No activity on here since the first week of November!?!?!?
Went to the best PA Liquor store today any picked these up!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:43 AM   #722
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How's the Fuerheerd? That's a rare brand! I have never had their tawny before; only one or two vintages. Does it say when it was bottled?

I know the Broadbent is good; I buy that one all the time.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:03 AM   #723
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Is it?? I see it all the time and usually pass by it, I went specifically for that Madeira off your recommendation, and was planning to get a cheap Tawny (sandemans) and they were out all they had was TF 10 and for $10 less I reached for Fuerheerd. I only had a small glass to try it and I t is indeed VERY good and for $20 a bottle you really can't beat it!! I'll look to see where it was bottled when I get home this evening. As for the Madeira I'm saving it for a rainy day!

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Old 01-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #724
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It was bottled in 2015
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:21 AM   #725
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Don't knock me for the Jam Jar, it's fun to drink. Enjoyed the Fuerheerd so much that I got another 10 year tawny and decided to try their Reserve Ruby. Moses, ever hear of Barão De Vilar? It was on sale for $39.99 so I figured I couldn't go wrong regardless!!
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:00 AM   #726
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Moses, ever hear of Barão De Vilar?
I have heard of Vilar, but never tried any of their ports. I think they are more of a Colheita brand.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:43 PM   #727
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So - potato gnocchi with provolone and mushrooms. (And a touch of Manitoba's favorite vegetable - BACON).

My Italian friends might disown me, but mushrooms = Borgogne.





Peasant wine for peasant food! Fantastic!
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:17 PM   #728
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A rich white wine for a big meal.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:12 PM   #729
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A 2007 Patagonian Malbec with our homemade burgers. Chef Earl's BBQ sauce really picked it up. (Available at St Pauls Farmers' market.)



I usually prefer Cahors Malbecs, which are more tannic and structured. The A Lisa is pretty good with a bit of age on it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:13 AM   #730
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Same here
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:44 PM   #731
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Tonight's line up

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^^ Some fun ones there. ^^

The Setubal 20 is what caught my eye the most. JM Fonseca is the probably the best producer as well.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:34 AM   #733
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Guess it's time to post something, Gabe215 motivated me. A couple of nights ago (Saturday) we did two 1977 Vintage Ports; '77 Taylor and '77 Fonseca. 1977 is a bit a odds. Widely heralded as great vintage, but in reality is just an average vintage IMO.

Perhaps a discussion on the vintage should be another thread, but '77 is hardly '70 or '66.
I rated the Taylor at 93 points and funny enough that I rated 93 points 6 years ago! A friend keeps notes on what we drank and looked up our prior review. The Fonseca I think I gave 91 points.

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Old 12-17-2016, 05:50 PM   #734
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Last Post was in June?? I guess nobody drinks wine any more?
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Love me some good port, Gabe.
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Had my first Amarone style wine last night and loved it, going to have to try some more now!!
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Had my first Amarone style wine last night and loved it, going to have to try some more now!!
Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone will send you to heaven and beyond. Actually, any of their wines are beyond belief.
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Last Post was in June?? I guess nobody drinks wine any more?
I drink plenty of it, but i have the palette of a goat and drink 8$-12$ bottles of Cabernet, Pinot, and Malbec and $15-$20 bottles of Chianti. So while I enjoy reading this thread, I don't have much of substance to contribute.
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Had a wonder 1948 Fonseca a week ago; absolutely fantastic. The weekend was full of port including 1963 Fonseca, 1963 Dow, 1977 Fonseca, 1977 Dow, 1977 Warre, 1980 Graham, and 1980 Dow.

Also had a really fancy Marsala that tasted like Madeira, but after a few days opened took a life of its own. I needed to finish it before I left the country for work.
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Being the country of my birth, I have an affinity for South African wines. Alto Shiraz is a spectacular example of an old world style Syrah (I.e. Not Aussie fruit bomb crud). It's been cellared a while, but has aged magnificently into a fine leathery, sweaty, still tannic red.
paired up with JBs homemade ricotta gnocchi with a sage mushroom cognac sauce.

Totally sublime......
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