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 Post subject: Oenophiles?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:50 pm 
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Any fellow wine enthusiasts?

What do you drink?

Hit me up on Cellar Tracker if you have an account

http://www.cellartracker.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Oenophiles?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:48 pm 
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I've been known to enjoy a good vintage port... typically rated 90+. In my basement I have a few bottles sitting... a few 1994, and a few 2000

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 Post subject: Re: Oenophiles?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:57 pm 
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Nice!

1994 is old now. What wines are they?

I opened a 1994 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 a few months ago. Even that wine hadn't totally survived


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 Post subject: Re: Oenophiles?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:21 am 
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Matches wrote:
Nice!

1994 is old now. What wines are they?

I opened a 1994 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 a few months ago. Even that wine hadn't totally survived


Ports typically age very well. 20 year old port is often just about perfect. There are some MUCH older ports still "ALLEGED" to be perfect to drink.


I copied and pasted this from one of the port web sites...

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How long do I cellar Vintage and other styles of Port?

There is no right answer here, as all Ports are a little different and everyone has different tastes or ideas when they think a Port is ready to drink. However, here are some basic guidelines to help you out.

Vintage Ports typically need at least 15 years to start reaching maturity. The top Vintage Ports can easily last 30-100+ years if stored properly.

Late Bottle Vintage Ports that are filtered are not meant to be aged. So there is no reason to do so. Unfiltered LBV’s generally will start showing their best at around 10+ years of age. Generally, they are not designed to be aged beyond 20 years, with a few exceptions.

Tawny Port with an Indication of Age is not meant to age in bottle. This type of Port group is usually best when consumed closer to the date of bottling.

There is great debate about Colheitas and whether or not they improve after being bottled. Some think they are at their best within a few years of bottling and some think they can age and improve in bottle. You’ll have to make up your own mind on that one!

Basic Ruby and Tawny Ports, as well as basic White Ports should not be aged at all.


in my cellar... A few Warre (new purchases - vintage 2011, I'll open in 2026 or so), a 2009 Graham, a 2000 Presidential, a 2000 Cockburns, and the 1994s are Osborne

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