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by CranBurgundy
04:26 Mon 30 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1994; Where's the value?
Replies: 25
Views: 5190

Re: 1994; Where's the value?

Interesting to read the strategy for cellaring Port in this thread. I'm sitting on a case of '85 Graham's VP, a half case of '86 Graham's Malvedos VP, and a half case of 2003 Warre's LBV, while drinking what little '66, and '70 I have left. There's various Tawny and '92 Warre's LBV to fill in the ga...
by CranBurgundy
21:42 Sat 16 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Volunteers sought..

So if, and that's a BIG "if", TCA breaks down, will the loss of fruit flavor restore itself?

Does TCA have a half life? :twisted: :mrgreen:
by CranBurgundy
05:09 Fri 02 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 15122

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Now I've got an '88 Graham's Malvedos open. Doesn't play in the same league as the '86, but still enjoyable.
by CranBurgundy
21:01 Sat 27 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best fortified wines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Best fortified wines?

Rivesaltes has some hellaciously tasty wines. Domaine de Besombes Singla's Cuvée Amédée has nutty caramel & butterscotch notes reminiscent of Colheita.
by CranBurgundy
04:24 Sat 27 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 15122

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

A '76 Krohn's Colheita has been opened for a few days, and now an '86 Graham's Malvedos joined it in the fridge.

Suffice it to say it doesn't suck to be drinking Port at my house this week.
by CranBurgundy
14:10 Sun 30 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 15122

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Finishing up a bottle of 2003 Warre's LBV Port that's been opened for a few days. Damn good stuff, and easily as good as a few of the vintage Ports I've had before.
by CranBurgundy
05:05 Mon 13 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An afternoon of rummaging
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: An afternoon of rummaging

That is kinda fun, isn't it? I liken my rearranging to defragging a computer hard drive, as I slide over and move up or down to fill random open slots to create one continuous row which I can put newer bottles on.
by CranBurgundy
02:10 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Krohn's LBV Port
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Krohn's LBV Port

Looking for some feedback on Krohn's LBV Port. It seems very inexpensive so I was wondering if it has any characteristics reminiscent of their Vintage Port. Love the caramel / pecan pie hints their older bottles have. Can anyone offer links to tasting notes?

Thanks!
by CranBurgundy
01:04 Mon 06 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Forum signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Forum signatures

jdaw1 wrote:
23:53 Fri 03 Mar 2017
I’m not a fan of forum signatures: mere repetitive distraction.
They can be if they're obnoxiously long. Regardless of screen name, my signature is the same on any wine related forum I'm a member of.
by CranBurgundy
01:03 Mon 06 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 15122

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

I'm being cheap on the Port this weekend with a Penfold's Club Tawny, because the other bottle of sweet wine open is a Sauternes: 2001 Chateau Suduiraut.
by CranBurgundy
21:07 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Ratings and scores
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: Ratings and scores

Rate using the binary system: 0 = don't buy again 1 = buy again Voila! :lol: Okay, seriously - I use CellarTracker's scoring system because that's where I post tasting notes. 98 - 100 Extraordinary 94 - 97 Outstanding 90 - 93 Excellent 86 - 89 Very Good 80 - 85 Good 70 - 79 Below Average 50 - 69 Avo...
by CranBurgundy
05:33 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 4095

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

Being primarily a tawny drinker since my early 20's, I got a late start in Vintage Port only 4 or 5 years ago. Luckily, I have a few friends with nice cellars, and I think I started with a 1977 Grahams. Since I often drink their 10 year Tawny, it seemed like a good place to start when offered a choi...
by CranBurgundy
04:56 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 2
Views: 2657

Hi there!

Dumb luck brought me here. The Google was helping me locate some 1966 Krohn's Colheita as I'm down to my last bottle. A listing to this forum was on the 2nd or 3rd page, so I joined. There's no way anyone would consider me an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I do, however, enjoy a wide vari...