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Port wine....alcohol experts?

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Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:06 am

I have a few bottles of 20 year old of Port but they were bottled in the early 1980's, would they count as being over 40 year old Port or they do not improve in the bottle??

I also have a load of whiskey around the same age, does whiskey mature in the bottle or what?(one has 152 years on the bottle) Also some Alentejo red wine from 1986?

If they are doing no good in the bottle I think I may as well let them mature in my stomach.....


P.S I give the Douro a visit to stock up on Port thats chemical free.......25 euros for 5 litres.......lovely stuff.....no headache!! I love Portugal but my liver does not......... Embarassed

 

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Re: Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:46 am

- scotlander

I have a few bottles of 20 year old of Port but they were bottled in the early 1980's, would they count as being over 40 year old Port or they do not improve in the bottle??

I also have a load of whiskey around the same age, does whiskey mature in the bottle or what?(one has 152 years on the bottle) Also some Alentejo red wine from 1986?

If they are doing no good in the bottle I think I may as well let them mature in my stomach.....


P.S I give the Douro a visit to stock up on Port thats chemical free.......25 euros for 5 litres.......lovely stuff.....no headache!! I love Portugal but my liver does not......... Embarassed




Hi Ged
In the name of research,I would be happy to help you get rid of them Very Happy Very Happy

 

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Re: Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:45 am

Ged
In the name of testing we are a little worried or more than worried for the whisky. In the early 80's our relatives used to beg us to take over whisky as they didnt know when they bought it if it was tea or not. Not wishing to put a dampener on things in the whisky line this could be a problem for you and especially your 152 year old. Manny would be more than willing to come up to your neck of the wood to assist with this (we could also bring Val see mail above) The Port, I thought this matured in the keg but I suppose it has to sit around in a bottle god knows. Aramante is very nice at this time of year and I am sure that Val and Co and of course ourselves would enjoy the trip.
Elaine
PS we could also pick up family on the way...........let us know!!!!!.

 

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Re: Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:46 am

Ged sorry
Amarante not Aramante (thats another bottle of something).
Sorry
Elaine

 

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Re: Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:00 am

Oh dear..... I have attracted the wrong type of......errr.....experts?! I will keep your offers in mind, at least this way we can all share the same dialisis machine to save money!!

 

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Re: Port wine....alcohol experts?

Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:22 am

Smile Smile good idea!!!

 

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