Porto Di Mola

Dow's

Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T
9.3

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 12 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
Severn Goodwin

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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1985

Cathy Corison
8.9

Sadly slightly corked. — 6 days ago

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Warre's

Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port Blend 2003

Vintage 2001 | dark colour, frivolous smell: raisins, red fruit, hints of Scottish pipetobacco. A taste with chocolade impressions. A treat. | night cap with wild boar pate. — a day ago

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Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

10 Years Old Tawny Porto Port Blend

Amber golden color with aromas of sweet dried fruits and nutty citrus notes. On the palate sweet ripe fruit in a nutty oak wrapper, some vanilla and ending with a raisin and fig aftertaste. Smooth, consistent. Nice! — 18 days ago

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Kopke

Kopka Colheita Port Blend 1985

Beautiful colheita. Looks like a brandy in the glass. Lots of deep stewed fruit with some raisin on the nose. Mouth filling with excellent fruit and body. Could use a bit more acid on the finish - keeping this from being 9.1-9.2. But delicious. — 20 days ago

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Taylor Fladgate

1863 Single Harvest

At almost 4000$ a bottle even a 1/4 of a ounce is amazing. I'm at a lose for words to describe it. It was magic on a dark night. It was a kiss under a street light in the rain it was amazing — 21 days ago

Adriano Ramos Pinto

Quinta de Ervamoira 10 Year Tawny Port

As per previous bottle—really clicking & whirring away on day three. Not overly sweet, lovely bitter burnt caramel/fruit accord. — 4 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Lovely note. Clicking and whirring away are great descriptors.
Andrew Schirmer

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Thanks @Josh Morgenthau. We can’t get enough good tawny in this house...

Kopke

Colheita Porto Port Blend 1989

Bottled 2019. Lovely burnt sugar/raisin/wood accord. A pleasure. — 11 days ago

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Finest Reserve Porto

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Probably an early 90’s bottling. Fantastic! — 24 days ago

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