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by Doggett
00:50 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8555

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

No food for me at this one. Will be leaving london early next year and moving to Dorset if all goes to plan. Which will mean not being able to attend as often, and my lack of food order will hopefully no longer be an issue. Very much looking forward to this tasting and seeing everyone for some Chris...
by Doggett
18:55 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Our Silver Jubilee Great Tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Our Silver Jubilee Great Tasting

Congratulations to all of the members of The 18% on your Silver Jubilee! And a huge thank you for your fine website and sharing all your Port tasting notes and information.

Skål
Simon
by Doggett
18:50 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 72
Views: 4280

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

My order for a single volume arrived this afternoon between 16.00 and 17.00 GMT. It was delivered to me in Sanderstead, approx 10 miles south of Charing Cross in C London. Some Sanderstead stats for those unfamiliar... Population - 12,777 (2011 Ward)[1] UK OS grid reference - TQ337613 London borough...
by Doggett
20:52 Tue 20 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Wine Spectator Top 100 2018

Warre 2016 VP @ 14 and Taylor 2016 VP @ 23 on the list are the only Ports to make it this year.

https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/
by Doggett
09:02 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Warre 1963 Question

Maybe it is a secret lucky sign and if you contact Warre they will send you the rest of the pipe!
by Doggett
15:10 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 8365

Re: 2016 Declarations

That makes 70 so far I think... does anybody know the vintage with the most declared. I am sure THE BOOK would help in answering this...
by Doggett
08:24 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 19859

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

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.
by Doggett
16:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5681

Re: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool

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!?
by Doggett
15:31 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

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...
by Doggett
15:14 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Valriz
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: 2016 Valriz

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.
92 Points.
by Doggett
15:13 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: 2016 Messias Cachao

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.
91 points.
by Doggett
15:12 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Croft
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: 2016 Croft

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.
90 Points
by Doggett
15:11 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: 2016 Cockburn

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.
91 Points
by Doggett
15:08 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: 2016 Dow

D16 Deep Ruby Red, Quite dry and austere. Some sweetness, but very tight, with more tannin showing than some. It felt different in style to most on the night. Very nice.
93 Points
by Doggett
15:07 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: 2016 Fonseca

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 ...
by Doggett
15:06 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: 2016 Graham

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...
by Doggett
15:05 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces

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.
94 Points
by Doggett
15:04 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Niepoort Bioma
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: 2016 Niepoort Bioma

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...
by Doggett
15:02 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: 2016 Messias

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.
92 Points
by Doggett
15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: 2016 Quinta do Noval

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.
94 Points
by Doggett
15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: 2016 Offley

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...
by Doggett
14:58 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de Roriz
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: 2016 Quinta de Roriz

Rr16 Deep ruby red. Red fruit on the nose and palate. Good flavours, balance and acidity. Nice drinking, but no wow factor.
89 Points
by Doggett
14:42 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Skeffington
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: 2016 Skeffington

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.
92 Points
by Doggett
14:41 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: 2016 Taylor

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...
by Doggett
14:39 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: 2016 Smith Woodhouse

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.
92 Points