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by jdaw1
21:54 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

I failed to understand that the photo represented the monkey’s guess.

Monkey guesses have to be a plausible effort at garnering points. Insisting on 1881 Van Zeller just isn’t monkeytastic.
by jdaw1
16:32 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9491
Views: 256715

Re: One quiz at a time

I think that “defeat.photo.hugs” and “ears.oddly.free” should be marked as showing understanding. Douro stone terraces? Taylor.Vargellas.Vinha Velha “Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies Other alcoholic drinks, decadent smokes, and hearty eating” The politest thing I can say about these hopeless bot...
by jdaw1
13:47 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

Alex M, Wolfgang, Mike, Jacques Cailloux (one of my bosses) and I met for some mature Port. It was all excellent. Maybe we were a bottle light.
by jdaw1
13:45 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: 1981 Warre LBV

W81 LBV, labelled WPS. Lovely translucent red. Early palate showing some bitterness, then sweet cherries, then a more generalised big rich sweetness.

I guessed LBV, but completely the wrong one. Other guesses were GM87 and W66. Another delicious bottle, which — by an edge — won second place.
by jdaw1
13:43 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: 1978 Taylor Vargellas

TV78 , labelled ARM, decanted 09:00. Red-red-brown, opacity not noted. Some heat, the centre, and the fruit faded. But a lovely size and very very long: really very good slightly-over-mature VP. I guessed a non-Symington ’80. It was ’78: probably my best ever ’78. Voted a scattering of points, enou...
by jdaw1
13:34 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1970 Taylor

T70 , labelled MPM. Dark-ish red, 60% opaque. Plums on nose; palate starting dry then becoming sweet plums. Large and long, with strawberries prominent late palate. JDAW and WPS guess D70, so were correct about the vintage. Vote favourite by three people, favourite-equal by Mike, and second-favouri...
by jdaw1
13:30 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Warre LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: 1984 Warre LBV

W84 LBV, labelled JDAW, decanted 3pm, in a proper decanter. Pink, and 30% opaque. Palate of soft bright maraschino cherries. Very long and chewy. Not merely good Port, genuinely excellent port.

Voted five points, so overall third-equal.

And, doff hat, perfectly guessed by Mike.
by jdaw1
13:27 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1967 Cockburn

Ck67 , labelled JC and brought on his behalf by JDAW. Decanted 3pm, in a proper decanter. Glorious red, 40% opaque. Evolved in the glass. Early evening heat and grape-pip bitterness showed strongly. Dry, too dry, but very long. But by late evening it had opened and richened, seeming sweeter, and th...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 32

1981 Warre LBV

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 1
Views: 27

1978 Taylor Vargellas

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 30

1970 Taylor

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:13 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Warre LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 41

1984 Warre LBV

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:13 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 30

1967 Cockburn

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:11 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
11:25 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 8462

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell ; 1970 Gould Campbell ; 1975 Gould Campbell ; 1977 Gould Campbell ; 1980 Gould Campbell (single) ; 1980 Gould Campbell (magnum) ; 1983 Gould Campbell ; 1985 Gould Campbell ...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 20

1997 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 18

1994 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 18

1991 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 18

1985 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 15

1983 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Gould Campbell magnum
Replies: 0
Views: 13

1980 Gould Campbell magnum

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 11

1980 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:16 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 12

1977 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:16 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 12

1975 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...