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by akzy
23:15 Tue 30 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 15 December - Opening a Quevedo closure experiment
Replies: 39
Views: 1746

Re: Wed 15 December - Opening a Quevedo closure experiment

And another tasting bites the dust. I'm going to have to bow out of this one I'm afraid. Ian, you're up!
by akzy
14:36 Tue 30 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 @ 25, Thurs 20th January 2022 @ B&F
Replies: 50
Views: 6786

Re: 1997 @ 25, Thurs 20th January 2022 @ B&F

I think I'm a solid maybe now. I'd also have to adopt. Perhaps offer my seat to someone who can make it and provide something?
by akzy
01:31 Wed 17 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 17th Nov: Post-Port.Club
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Weds 17th Nov: Post-Port.Club

A strong maybe for me.
by akzy
01:28 Wed 17 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Wednesday 2 February 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 27480

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Wednesday 2 February 2022

I'm on the reserve and have the 94. Reconfirming.
by akzy
17:09 Mon 15 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1985 Horizontal - 16 March 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: 1985 Horizontal?

Yes please!
by akzy
17:57 Tue 09 Nov 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 29472

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Pate to start
Sirloin (medium rare), fries, greenbeans and Bearnaise sauce (otherwise peppercorn) for main.

Thanks!
by akzy
17:18 Mon 08 Nov 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1374
Views: 501021

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Currently get Graham's 20YO for £23.45 on Amazon (if you use subscribe and save, then cancel afterwards). https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004EAL5B0
by akzy
20:01 Tue 26 Oct 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 29472

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

I have had a request to advise people of the bottles I would like them to contribute to the tasting. To facilitate my response I have tried to compile a list of the bottles each attendee has said they have available. JDAW SCD HTWH - Ca, Ck, Cr, EV, Fr, G, Mz, Ni, Ps, QH, S, W TC - Cr, F, NN AHB - D...
by akzy
10:34 Sun 24 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Portal LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 455

2013 Quinta do Portal LBV

A sample provided by GEAG on 20/10/21 and requiring a tasting note! Enjoyed on 23/10/21. Deep, dark, mildly murky crimson in the glass. It's been a while since I've had some young Port so it was a pleasure to be greeted on the nose with a wonderful, rich, forrest fruit bomb; cherries leading the way...
by akzy
11:55 Fri 22 Oct 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 102
Views: 29472

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Realising I'm first reserve, I should point out that I have easy access to the Berry's 94 (bottled by SW). Happy to adopt if preferred.
by akzy
09:40 Fri 22 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: 1980 Dow

It's funny because I shared a bottle of the '80 Dow this summer with friends. It was a pretty well integrated bottle of Port and was preferred over the '77 Fonseca and '94 Fonseca served side by side. Both Fonseca's were definitely off that night. If it's being described as " Rubbery nose - pe...
by akzy
20:09 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1980s, Wed 20 Oct 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: 1980s, Wed 20 Oct 2021

It was a very fun tasting to attend, thank you again George for organising. My overall comments are that there was very little separating most the Ports. Also, lots of muted noses. The question I have remaining is "were the good Ports of the evening good in the company or good Ports?". May...
by akzy
20:00 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: 1980 Dow

Dissapointing to say the least (least favourite of the evening). Rubbery nose - perhaps smelt a bit like artificial bathroom cleaning products. I didn't finish my glass.
by akzy
19:58 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Burmester
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: 1980 Burmester

Mid range on the colour scale for the company. One of the bigger noses for me. Palate was a lot clearer than other ports, raisins and currants supreme. Who would have thought a major tawny producer would make VP that is like a tawny? Apparently everybody that evening. I liked it.
by akzy
19:56 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Sandeman
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: 1980 Sandeman

My notes have "actually has a nose" (to put into context, all the Ports were very muted on the nose even if we changed the smell for the entire building). A lovely fruity palate which is drinking well. "This is really wonderful".
by akzy
19:54 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Croft Roeda
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: 1980 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Citrusy nose with some more earthy notes. Decent tannins for me kept it very interesting. Overall not bad.
by akzy
19:51 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: 1980 Noval Nacional

One of the bigger noses for the evening - coffee notes for me. It was relatively hot but a quite nice, fruity palate. I then had a top up - it wasnt great. Honestly dont know what to think. Had it been priced like a regular 1980, I'd would have called it decent drinking. Unfortuantely it is not.
by akzy
19:48 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Gould Campbell
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Not very comprehesive notes here for me but I have spirity, minty nose and a relatively sweet palate. Improved over the night, probably would have got more points a few hours later for me.
by akzy
19:47 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: 1980 Smith Woodhouse

A dangerous Port. This was by far the easiest drinker of the night with a really balanced palate (just a little heat to see you off). My pos 4.
by akzy
19:45 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: 1980 Warre

My WOTN. Relatively dark compared to others. A smooth port with cherry bakewell delight and long length. Really lovely and drinking great.
by akzy
19:44 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: 1980 Graham

Didn't make a note for the colour (I have lots of difficulty here anyways). As with most Ports, nose was a bit muted - nothing particular stood out. Palate was really up my street, chocolatey fudge. Lovely stuff (pos 4 for me).
by akzy
19:42 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Niepoort
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: 1980 Niepoort

Pretty mid field for the colour - "about expected". Slightly muted nose. Palate packed full of almonds and strong heat.
by akzy
08:55 Thu 21 Oct 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, 20 October 2021, B&F
Replies: 162
Views: 48235

Re: 1980 Horizontal, 20 October 2021, B&F

Morning all. Firstly a big thanks to George for organising last night. It's was great to try this large selection and witness some Port firsts, namely; "Would you like some more Nacional?" "No thank you." As for the bill, the Davys bill is £56/ head but I forgot to add in the cos...