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by ProfS
01:49 Wed 16 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Quarles Harris
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: 1975 Quarles Harris

Fresh berries, long peppery finish. My favourite of the 75 horizontal.
by ProfS
01:19 Wed 16 Dec 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 15 Dec 2015, B&F, 1975 Horizontal
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

Re: 75@40

Gentlemen, it was a pleasure.

Thank you for accommodating a newbe! Learnt a lot and (drank a lot!).

Wishing you and your better halves a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Peace, ProfS
by ProfS
19:03 Tue 15 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

On my way. Should be with you for 6:30pm. Looking forward to meeting you all. Steve
by ProfS
11:19 Wed 09 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

Hi,
Wild mushrooms on toast and the chargrilled sirloin steak (medium rare) with peppercorn sauce please.
Looking forward to meeting those of you who will be there.
Steve
by ProfS
10:19 Fri 16 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Ferreira
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: 1963 Ferreira

It was very clear. Should that be 90% translucency and 10% opacity? Still new to this!
by ProfS
08:44 Fri 16 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Ferreira
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

1963 Ferreira

Noticed slight seepage from bottle so a local Scottish emergency was declared. Bottle stood upright until friends arrived (2 days) then decanted. Clear bronze red with lighter edge in colour with 90% opacity. Once opened up (1-2 hours) aroma of figs and raisins. Complex long lovely taste of salted f...
by ProfS
21:43 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: 1970 Qunita do Noval

Opening up beautifully. Lots of berries, figs with a long finish. Although the lamb rogan josh didn't really go with it!
by ProfS
19:48 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 821

1970 Quinta do Noval

Emergency port for Friday night. Stood upright for an hour and then opened. Last 1/4 of cork liked the bottle too much it decided to stay in! Decanted with a clear red slight orange edge and now waiting...
by ProfS
09:52 Mon 28 Sep 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

jdaw1 wrote:On Tom’s behalf AP and TC added to first post.
Tom/jdaw would you be able to add me to the attendee list?
by ProfS
22:26 Sun 27 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

I did something similar a few years ago with a bottle of Vesuvio 1994 but that time I felt that the port was actually better after 4 days in the decanter than on day one! Do you think younger ports generally last longer? I may also include a '95 Calem along with the '77 and '83 in the next weekend ...
by ProfS
19:47 Sun 27 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

Okay, this is what I've decided to do... I've decanted the '83 and taken a time zero glass (will then sample over 48hrs and report back as instructed). Time zero.... Plums and toffee with quite a large 'rice wine/saké' overtone! Reminds me of a little of a '55 MacKenzie I had a couple of months ago...
by ProfS
09:05 Sun 27 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

Okay, this is what I've decided to do... I've decanted the '83 and taken a time zero glass (will then sample over 48hrs and report back as instructed). Time zero.... Plums and toffee with quite a large 'rice wine/saké' overtone! Reminds me of a little of a '55 MacKenzie I had a couple of months ago...
by ProfS
23:46 Sat 26 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

DRT wrote:
ProfS wrote:sweeter with the England lead over Wales at half time!
Has it suddenly turned a tad sour? :roll:
Sour! It's been thrown out...[sulks in dark corner]
by ProfS
21:03 Sat 26 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

Okay, this is what I've decided to do... I've decanted the '83 and taken a time zero glass (will then sample over 48hrs and report back as instructed). Time zero.... Plums and toffee with quite a large 'rice wine/saké' overtone! Reminds me of a little of a '55 MacKenzie I had a couple of months ago...
by ProfS
10:00 Sat 26 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

Okay, this is what I've decided to do... I've decanted the '83 and taken a time zero glass (will then sample over 48hrs and report back as instructed). Time zero.... Plums and toffee with quite a large 'rice wine/saké' overtone! Reminds me of a little of a '55 MacKenzie I had a couple of months ago...
by ProfS
21:37 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

Okay, this is what I've decided to do... I've decanted the '83 and taken a time zero glass (will then sample over 48hrs and report back as instructed). I have another '83 that I'll run the parallel study with the '77 in 3 weeks time. Time zero.... Plums and toffee with quite a large 'rice wine/saké'...
by ProfS
19:34 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: A weekend port?

jdaw1 wrote:You mean, which this weekend and which next weekend?
Ah, see the confusion. I was meaning open both in parallel and taste both over the 2 days to see how long they hold up.

Would you expect any difference?
by ProfS
18:00 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

jdaw1 wrote:We look forward to seeing you at this tasting.
Travel booked. See you all on 15th (if not before).
by ProfS
17:37 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A weekend port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

A weekend port?

I'm planning on opening a bottle of Calem for over the weekend. It will be drunk across two nights, Saturday and Sunday. Would a 1983 be more robust than a 1977 for this purpose? Or would it not make a noticeable difference? Any thoughts welcome...(I suppose I could open both and test this - have I ...
by ProfS
07:49 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

Sounds good. Initials SH. Not a leftie. Perfume locked away. Brushing up on scintillating chat.
by ProfS
00:03 Fri 04 Sep 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 75@40
Replies: 120
Views: 15393

Re: 75@40

Hi Tom, If there is still space I would like to come along. Would be flying down from Scotland to attend and new to this. Only recently started a modest VP collection/appreciation and keen to learn. Let me know what the form is (adopt a bottle/ share cost etc?) and whether there is a free space. Che...
by ProfS
01:41 Thu 30 Jul 2015
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: Hello from Scotland

Thxanks for the warm welcome and looking forward to meeting you and learning more.

Just had a nice evening with friends and enjoyed a 1963 Burmester and a 1955 Croft (it was a special occasion!).

Will try and put some tasting notes together in the morning...
by ProfS
14:37 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: Hello from Scotland

Hi Daniel,

I'm living in Perthshire but travel into Edinburgh and Glasgow regulalry with work. So, if you are ever in the vicinity let me know and look forward to meeting with you at some point.

Steve
by ProfS
00:58 Wed 29 Jul 2015
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Hello from Scotland

Hi, I'm new to the forum and wanted to say hello. So 'hello'! Only recently fell in love with port (last couple of years) after visiting Portugal. So, I've started to collect a few bottles and must say what a delight, wish I'd appreciated this fine drink 20 years ago... I will be visiting London tow...