Warre 2016 VP @ 14 and Taylor 2016 VP @ 23 on the list are the only Ports to make it this year.
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- 08:24 Tue 06 Nov 2018
- Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
- Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
- Replies: 110
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Still a reserve hoping to be promoted to the main list, but will just be pleased to be around to read the tasting notes in all honesty.
- 16:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
- Forum: Reference
- Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
- Replies: 6
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Very interesting. It looks much easier than port tongs in terms of the heating process. I will have to attempt to make one for myself... unless of course there might be some b.f.t. branded ones available at the event next April!?
Firstly a huge thank you to Tony for organising this tasting and for all of the producers and also Tom for sharing the bottles with us. It is the first time that I have had a comprehensive tasting of a young vintage port. I have tasted quite a few of the 2015s on release as I did with some of the 20...
Vr16 Deep ruby red, slight purple on the rim. Sweet raspberries on the palate, well balanced with the bite of acidity. A very nice port that maybe lacked a wow factor to push it further up the pecking order on the night. One to watch though.
MsC16 Deep ruby red with inky black core. Sweet, fruity, smooth. Softer than the main Messias, Not as balanced. Lighter than the main release too with a shorter finish. Got better as the night went on though.
Cr16 Between the Taylor's and Fonseca in colour. Med/deep ruby with very slight purple tinge. Red and black fruit showing on the nose and palate. A bit thinner and lighter than the Taylor's/Fonseca but very pleasant with a medium length finish.
Ck16 Deep ruby red with a slight purple rim. More red fruit than black. Lots of acidity on the finish.Softer and more elegant than some on the night but slightly off balance. After the 2011 and 2015 VPs from Cockburn, I think I hoped for more to be honest. But still a good port.
F16 Med/deep ruby red (no purple tinge). Much more red fruit on the nose and palate than some tonight. Lots of jammy raspberry, but not in a reductive way. Much more acidity than the Taylor's. White pepper and some spice, Long finish, but felt slightly out of balance at this stage with the acidity ...
G16 Deep ruby red with a purple rim. Very vibrant colour. Lots of red and black fruit on the nose. Beautiful on the palate, sweet but with wonderful balance and acidity. Rich and opulant. The structure for aging seemed there and it had a lovely long finish. This should be one of the best of the vin...
- 15:05 Sun 04 Nov 2018
- Forum: Port Tasting Notes
- Topic: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces
- Replies: 1
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GST16 Deep ruby red with purple rim. A bit duller than the vibrant colour of the standard Graham's release. Lots of black fruit. Sweet on entry with a rich, full palate and good finish. A very fine port but I thought edged by the standard release.
NiB16 Deep ruby red. This port stood out from all the others as a completely different style and flavour profile. It was almost a 'burgundy' style. Funkier, earthier with the 'forest floor' notes of a burgundy. Some game notes and duck liver pate(?!). A real surprise and difficult to compare with t...
Ms16 Deep ruby red with an inky blank core. Lovely nose, lots of fruit on the palate. Very smooth. Unlike most others on the night, I thought this port had the edge over the Cachao due to its smoothness and better balance, but there was not much in it.
N16 Deep ruby red. Wonderful nose. Lots of fruit on the palate, but tight with good texture and structure. A rich, full palate but smooth too. Felt like one that would age well and stand the test. A very nice port.
O16 Deep ruby red with purple tinged rim. Good fruit on the nose. Smooth but thick with tannins on the texture. Good port but the tannic backbone showing more than some which had it slightly out of balance, but it felt like this port has very good ageing potential and I look forward to seeing it ev...
Sk16 Deep Ruby red but a bit duller than some in colour. Good fruits on nose and palate, lots of acidity, but well balanced. A very drinkable port and looks to be a good buy for the longer term from the budget end.
T16 Med/deep ruby red with a purple rim. Beautiful nose. Lots of sweet red fruit, prunes and and blackberries. Smooth, rich and sweet but with good balanced acidity and tannin. Wonderful finish that fills the palate and lives long. This port got better and better as the night went on and a small sa...
SW16 [Streatham's finest!] Deep ruby red. Sweet with lots of fruit forward, Red fruits showing more than black. Good tannin and acidity to balance the sweetness. A solid port.
V16 Deep ruby red with purple tinge, lovely nose. Sweet, smooth and silky on the palate. Long finish with well balanced acidity. A beautiful port but paled a bit against the special Capella release.
- 14:37 Sun 04 Nov 2018
- Forum: Port Tasting Notes
- Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
- Replies: 1
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VC16 Deep Ruby Red. Very slight purple tinge to the rim, more so than the standard Vesuvio. Softer on the nose than the standard release but a much richer and complex palate. Very silky smooth, rich, sweet but with wonderful balance and lots of red and black fruit showing. My WOTN. It really was de...