The Last Drop specialise in finding small quantities of old Whiskies to bottle and sell to collectors. This, as far as I am aware is their first foray in to Port and they have landed on two aged tawnies a century apart. Interestingly they are not bottled as colheitas (the category of dated tawny that allows the year of harvest on the label) and neither of the bottles that I received had the IVDP’s seal of origin (although there clearly had been one under the wax seal).
Vintage Port Notes March 2018
The annual portfolio tasting held by UK wine importer Fells is one not to be missed. Firstly they represent a broad range of exceptional producers from all over the world, secondly the tasting is beautifully and expertly organized and lastly they always show a good range of fortified wines. Fells belong to the Symington family and so Cockburn, Dow, Graham and Warre are out in force. These were the vintage Ports on show at the tasting.