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by akzy
20:19 Mon 06 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás

I’d never thought of 1993 Port as “expensive”: just unobtainable! Generally its the same thing. That said, occassionally people don't know what they are worth. The Szt. Tamás is rated as 6 puttonyos. I have a few of the single vineyards from this year in including the Aszu Essencia. As for the '93 ...
by akzy
21:30 Sat 04 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás
Replies: 2
Views: 123

1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás

What do you do when your birth year for Port is as bad, and subsequently expensive to get, as 1993? This is something that has kept me worried for a while. Fortunately AHB told me of a suitable alternative, Tokaji. Enter today's wine for a celebration. Served from the fridge, and allowed to warm for...
by akzy
22:56 Thu 02 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: 2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered

+48 hours

No change from yesterday. A weak showing lbv, but still not a bad drink. 10/20.
by akzy
20:08 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: 2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered

+24 hours Today a nose has appeared! A bit of fruity bouquet but far less so than I'd expect of an LBV of this age. The mouthfeel remains the same before. On the palate, the mint has dissappeared to be replaced by vanilla. The lingering bitter orange on the way out remains. I do hope time improves t...
by akzy
08:59 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2237

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Thanks again for the sample from Alex last night and Mike for hosting. Earlier in the evening I was mentioning using corks for epoxy tables - would be something like this https://www.epodex.com/en/epoxy-resin-table/. I'm hoping to make my table from corks I have drunk so I don't plan to steal any fr...
by akzy
22:12 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 2
Views: 187

2014 Fonseca LBV Unfiltered

Tasted on 30/06/20 for online Port tasting #8. + Tasted over 3 hours from opening. Quite a dark Port - not quite as dark as some other LBVs of similar age however. The nose of this is weak - terribly so. Really struggling to pick anything up. I was hoping for a nice little fruit punch as is typical ...
by akzy
12:20 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2237

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Mine has just arrived too - safe, sound and in the fridge.

Looks like this could be a relatively simple thing to replicate...
by akzy
22:11 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2237

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

flash_uk wrote:
21:28 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Has anyone decided what they might open on Tuesday?
I'm nearing the end of my young LBV tasting horizontal-ish (give or take 2 years) . Will likely open a Fonseca 2014 LBV.
by akzy
21:43 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

+48 hours It's starting to die off now a little now. There's still a nice amount of flavour and a bit of heat left, but it's certainly peaked. Still lingers an awful long time however. I stare at the decanter and hear a faint whisper "end me". I oblige. 16.5/20 - Thoroughly enjoyed it and still got ...
by akzy
16:23 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3212

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

Wow. Good work Neil!
by akzy
16:47 Sun 21 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

+24 hours The nose remains similar to yesterday just a lot less spirity. It is a pinch more acidic today, certainly not unpleasant however. Today in the mouth I'm picking up fairly intense strawberry jam for the initial hit, soon tapering out to the satisfying tobacco I recognise yesterday. Will lik...
by akzy
23:06 Sat 20 Jun 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Hello from London

Welcome to :tpf: Freddie! I was in a similar boat to you a few years back; both being a student being into Port before anything else (I can only presume its because of how big and sweet a wine it is which just makes it so approachable). Everyone here kindly welcomed me in and started me on an incred...
by akzy
19:15 Sat 20 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2941

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

How did those who tasted the Sandeman LBV find it? I have a friend asking if it’s a good option for a Father’s Day gift, and I suspect it’s his best option but haven’t tried mine yet. I thought it was lovely Rich. Having had tried quite a few of the current LBV offerings recently, it certainly rank...
by akzy
15:36 Sat 20 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 2
Views: 225

2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

Initial TN from pop and pour. Decanting produced a significant amount of sediment. Very dark in the glass - whilst its quite a young fella', didn't expect it to be this dark. On the nose greeted by quite a lot of fumes (to be expected after immediate opening). Sifting through the noise, hints of bla...
by akzy
14:48 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2237

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

I would love to join. I shall send my details now.
by akzy
14:34 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 275958

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Sorry to all those people who bought the Terra Feita at £27 - I've managed to nab some at £22 with the drink shop . They seem to have a bit of a Port sale atm, quite a large variety of LBVs. As an aside to this, I'm currently working on a LBV/ SQVP searcher that also scours supermarkets and shops li...
by akzy
11:47 Tue 09 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In search of 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: In search of 1981 Warre LBV

checks wine searcher...
I'm afraid I can't help.

You can set alerts on winesearcher which might pick something up in the future from an auction. Apart from that, I'll try keep a lookout for it.
by akzy
21:23 Fri 05 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Ramos Pinto LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 0
Views: 144

2014 Ramos Pinto LBV Unfiltered

Tasted 4 hours after decanting. Opaque and muddy red in the glass, not quite the rich burgundy I've been used to in my recent LBV tours. On the nose greeted by jammy summer fruits and a small citrus hit. In the mouth, I can't find any of the citrus notes I previously detected... My nose has failed m...
by akzy
14:42 Fri 05 Jun 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1984 Cockburns Late bottled Vintage Port
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: 1984 Cockburns Late bottled Vintage Port

Not really. I found a website that suggests it could be closer to £80 - https://www.vintageportgifts.co.uk/acatalog/1984-Cockburn-s-Late-bottled-Vintage-Port-1984-7732_.html Hi noopjay! I have no vested interest in this but I agree with JDAW that it would be hard to get more than £20. Sites like th...
by akzy
21:36 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2941

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

jdaw1 wrote:
10:17 Tue 19 May 2020
Is there to be a uniform decant time? Even if only for the Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ.
Great idea. I was considering 2pm. Thoughts/ suggestions/ improvements/ desires?
by akzy
21:42 Sat 16 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Quinta do Crasto 2015 LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Quinta do Crasto 2015 LBV

Pop and pour immediately greeted with a strong nose of palma violets. Very jammy, with strawberry accents. Smooth in the mouth, maybe a little too smooth for a Port - YMMV. Doesn't last long in the mouth, but I don't seem to mind that much. I feel this is a good Port to have with a meal, not too ove...
by akzy
13:36 Tue 12 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2941

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Please can I be added? As for the theme, the Sandeman LBV works for well for me as I already have a bottle :). A warre lbv of any vintage? We can compare ageing and look for common themes. I’ve found 2014 at £12/bottle and wondering about buying some! That seems cheap... where from? This could also ...
by akzy
18:20 Mon 04 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A practical design of a better decanter
Replies: 28
Views: 5953

Re: A practical design of a better decanter

Given recent unfortunate events, I am in need of a decanter and stumbled across this. Did anything ever get made?
by akzy
21:47 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV

+2 days. The nose has lost a decent amount of the fruitiness from yesterday, certainly not bad however. The Port generally has mellowed out - I found myself tasting cherries like that found in vișinată, still with a somewhat jammy element. After hearing such a note, my drinking partner was sad when ...
by akzy
22:37 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV

+1 days Pouring from my decanter, I was greeted by a lovely, much jammier smell than day 1- a promising start. Having a good swill around the glass, many of the fumes previously described had been significantly diminished. My hopes of a more mellowed Port are increasing! The mouthfeel was generally ...