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by jdaw1
21:54 Sun 25 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

NN summary:
• Keen: IDJ, PW, THRA, MPM, CPR.
• Will play: JDAW, SCD, AHB.
• Against: so far, none.
by jdaw1
17:29 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Deep thought..
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Deep thought..

How many bottles of 1920 do you think remain in the world? Out of, let's say, 10k dozen released.

A hundred? Implies 7.1% per year.
A thousand? Implies 4.9%.
Ten grand? 2.6%.

So 4ish percent per annum isn't obviously wrong.

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by jdaw1
08:22 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

jdaw1 wrote:Which makes fourteen. Hence this event is full. There will likely be a waitlist.
Ditto.
by jdaw1
23:47 Thu 22 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

Reminder: babysitting.
by jdaw1
23:00 Thu 22 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Just to throw a curve ball and probably spout heresy... but I have a 1963 Cavendish I could add to the ‘63 party instead of adopting if people were interested. If you wish to donate it as a extra, well, can’t refuse. But the experiment relates to real Ports. particularly the NN if the organiser wer...
by jdaw1
16:11 Thu 22 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Axel P wrote:Managed to make it. Niepoort or RP?
Splendid.

Don't get know who is adopting what, so can the Ni|RP decision wait?
by jdaw1
00:20 Thu 22 Feb 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Just saying hello...

Fridays are difficult: the venues are full and less desirous of our custom, and many of us have weekend commitments. Could you stay in London such that the tasting would be on Monday 30th April?
by jdaw1
11:56 Wed 21 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Can I ask to move this to the day prior to the BFT and change the subject on this. The day prior to the BFT would be a big ask of the man organising that event. This is an important theme. Whatever the conclusion, retests will be necessary. Anyway, please suggest some other dates on which the team ...
by jdaw1
00:31 Wed 21 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

forest26 wrote:Just noticed that I am due to be in South Africa on the 10th - curses!
Curses!

Does anybody else have Dow 1963?
by jdaw1
15:20 Tue 20 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: RE: Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I have and could bring a Fonseca. Splendid, thank you. I agree that with a full complement of 14 people there's a case for adding for adding two or three additional shippers. Not 'pro 14' tier but I'd be willing to throw in Calem Foz, gratis, if it helps? Thank you: CáF would be very welcome. (Smal...
by jdaw1
23:28 Mon 19 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Which makes fourteen. Hence this event is full. There will likely be a waitlist.
by jdaw1
21:52 Mon 19 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Possible candidates for adoption not already confirmed: Borges Constantino Dow Feuerheerd Fonseca Graham Warre Thank you. Please can the Fonseca be adopted, after which the Constantino? And if anyone's feeling generous, I could also supply a Nacional at moderate cost. Thank you again. But alas ‘mod...
by jdaw1
22:35 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I can (easily) offer Dow, Mackenzie, Martinez or Sandeman. I could dig something else out of storage if necessary. Please, Mackenzie. Several adoptions are required. Would you be willing to allow adoption of a Martinez? Others: please say what you’ll allow to be adopted. Will bottles÷people at 1.0 ...
by jdaw1
20:15 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

We are thirteen: almost full.

idj123 wrote:
18:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Yes please! Does OBV count as an 'awful shipper's?
Offley welcome.
by jdaw1
22:42 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: 1963 Fonseca

jdaw1 wrote:
13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
This question has prompted a tasting, Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018.
by jdaw1
22:20 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Cookie wrote:
19:26 Sat 17 Feb 2018
We are not available on 3rd as still in New Zealand...10th is favourite...
flash_uk wrote:
19:57 Sat 17 Feb 2018
only the 10th works for me.
Tuesday 10th April 2018. For which date I have just booked the Red Room.
by jdaw1
18:44 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Re: Second wind for 1963s? A Tuesday in April 2018

Are the 1963s coming into their second wind? Tuesday 3 rd April (being the day after Easter Monday)? Tuesday 10 th April? Theme: 1963s, sighted, no duplicates, no awful shippers — recalling the excellent tasting on 2 Nov 2017: Suggested theme - a bottle of 1970VP sighted, no duplicates, No Hutcheso...
by jdaw1
18:44 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 937

Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

When: 6¼pm Tuesday 10 th April 2018. Theme: 1963s, sighted, no duplicates, no awful shippers. Venue: The Red Room in The Boot & Flogger , 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA. Attendees: JDAW (Taylor); AHB (Mackenzie, alternatives being Dow, Martinez, Sandeman, or if necessary something else out of st...
by jdaw1
14:06 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Niepoort
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1970 Niepoort

Ni70 (Dumpy), decanted 14:00. Glorious red, 45% opaque. Very complex: aniseed, sweetness, banana, and red fruits.
by jdaw1
14:04 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: 1970 Warre

W70, decanted 10:00. Glorious red, 60% opaque. Only a brief note taken: some sweetness, also dry especially mid-palate.
by jdaw1
13:59 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: 1970 Noval

N70, decanted 15:30. Glorious red, 60% opaque. Smoke! El Rey del Mundo? Menthol cigarettes? The smoke — touched with leather — for me made this vey interesting. But the dryness, perhaps older than ideal, could fairly count against. Certainly drink up.
by jdaw1
13:57 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1970 Graham

G70 (decant time not recorded by me). Glorious red, 70% opaque. Nose of strawberry and menthol. My first glass was imperfect, but after pouring into a clean vessel it showed beautifully, big and sweet and full of blackberries. In the cold light of a Saturday morning its paucity of points (a ½ from ...
by jdaw1
13:53 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 1970 Croft

Cr70, decanted 08:00. Red-pink, 35% opaque. Nose gentle: sweetness, mint, alcohol. In other company, or alone, this would have been good Port. But the slight stewedness, and the heat, meant that more attention was given to its sisters.
by jdaw1
13:51 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: 1966 Taylor

T66, decanted 06:45. red-pink, 50% opaque. Nose a rich medley of red fruit, including cherry and plum. Palate big and sweet and soft and faultless. Later it showed a hint of banana—not a standard Port fruit.

My WOTN; overall second.
by jdaw1
13:47 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: 1966 Fonseca

F66 (decant time not recorded by me). Dark red, 80% opaque. Lordy, it’s 51⅓ years since the harvest, and look at that colour! Palate of plums, heat, and good sweetness. A touch hollow mid-palate, which for me had it behind the T66, but another excellent Port.