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by akzy
18:47 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 750

Re: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020

I'm afraid I won't be able to join now. I'm sure you'll all be OK without me.
by akzy
13:00 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 95

2018 Quevedo

This has been my first port in... Almost a month - I'm excited! From initial pop and pour (&+3hrs). It's an inky deep crimson in the decanter. The nose is a little closed but then I have only just opened. In the mouth its a lovely blackcurrant hit (reminds me of having a ribena) with... chelsea buns...
by akzy
18:20 Sat 12 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 86450

Re: Port House abbreviations

I can't think of a better solution. It's annoying that it would make them both four characters but given the 'RO' for royal oporto, doesn't seem like anything else that makes sense.
by akzy
18:29 Tue 08 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fortified Retailer of the Year 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Fortified Retailer of the Year 2020

I don't think any of us would have suspected otherwise. Well deserved and congratulations.
by akzy
18:36 Mon 31 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was your first vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: What was your first vintage?

I think my first proper taste (of a VP) was Cockburn 2011 about 4 years ago at the lodge in Porto. Absolutely beautiful stuff.
by akzy
18:19 Wed 26 Aug 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2008 Domaine du Traginer Banyuls
Replies: 0
Views: 629

2008 Domaine du Traginer Banyuls

I've been trying to try a whole series of different fortifieds from around the world to see if anything compares to Port... Opening the bottle initially and decanting produced quite a dusty effect from the sediment in suspension. It's a dark, fossilised amber colour in the glass. The initial nose o...
by akzy
22:45 Mon 24 Aug 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Wine themed Films
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Wine themed Films

AHB wrote:
09:19 Tue 14 Apr 2020
[*]Sour Grapes: 2016: 1h 25m: A film following Rudy Kurniawan's wine forging career.[/list]
Just watched Sour Grapes now and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For all his fraud, it seems like he was an incredibly talented individual. Thanks for the recommendation!
by akzy
19:54 Tue 04 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2002 Croft Roeda
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: 2002 Croft Roeda

+4hrs

Figs and plums more apparent on the nose now and less spirity. Spices are are revealing themselves and the fruit is now closer to cassis in the mouth. It's nice but its still on the rough side. I think this could do with another 10 years to take the edge off.

15/20
by akzy
16:45 Tue 04 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2002 Croft Roeda
Replies: 1
Views: 383

2002 Croft Roeda

Initial note from pop 'n' pour. 70% dusty burgundy colour. The nose is very spirity but there are burnt figs punching through, although I'm not the biggest fan of this. It's not too refined in the mouth feeling quite rough. We'll be having this in a few hours so I'm hoping this decant will help. An ...
by akzy
18:50 Mon 03 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #10, Tuesday 4 August 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2178

Re: Virtual Tasting #10, Tuesday 4 August 2020

nac wrote:
17:19 Mon 03 Aug 2020
What are we all planning to have for this?

Just pulled a bottle of Roeda 2002 from the cellar. Will decant tomorrow morning.
Won't be attending but I will be drinking the exact same tomorrow with the family. I'll try post notes at a similar time.
by akzy
19:44 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Samples with cases of ports
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Samples with cases of ports

I recently noticed that on WVP, when you buy a case (or single bottle) of Quevedo 2018 , you get a free 90cl sample. I would like it to be publically known that this is a fantastic idea that all producers should be adopting (even if this particular case is a happy little accident of Quevedo sending ...
by akzy
19:27 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quevedo (cask sample)
Replies: 1
Views: 369

2018 Quevedo (cask sample)

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP.

A very funky nose which I can only explain by an unfortunate bottling into the small containers - not rated.
by akzy
19:22 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Quevedo LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 343

2015 Quevedo LBV

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP. My taste buds were still sad from having to wash away that lovely very old white port. Lets see if this LBV can make it better! A dark red which is pretty 'run-of-the-mill' colour for LBVs of this ...
by akzy
19:13 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV/1970 Quevedo very old white
Replies: 1
Views: 383

NV/1970 Quevedo very old white

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP. This is probably the hardest port to decide the subject name for. The bottle says very old white, yet Oscar, the wooden case and tasting note sheet say 1970. Send help. Similar opacity to the 30YO ...
by akzy
19:03 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quevedo 30YO white
Replies: 1
Views: 360

NV Quevedo 30YO white

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP. Definitely darker than the previous reserves and 10YO maybe 25% opacity. The nose is more perfumed than the 10YO with a strong inclination for raisins and currents. If I was blind, probably would h...
by akzy
18:58 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quevedo 10YO white
Replies: 1
Views: 373

NV Quevedo 10YO white

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP. This port is currently not available in shops as Quevedo believes it requires a bit more work. A similar colour to the reserve white (perhaps a smidge darker). The nose here was much punchier than ...
by akzy
18:52 Fri 31 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quevedo white reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 487

NV Quevedo white reserve

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP. A pale amber colour in the glass, maybe 20% opacity. On the nose greeted by the lovely smell of candied cashews from christmas markets with the faintest note of palma violets (I know, palma violets...
by akzy
09:02 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

Doggett wrote:
08:55 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Yes please if someone can kindly make it happen.
Ditto
by akzy
19:34 Tue 28 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar lighting experiments..
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Cellar lighting experiments..

One interesting thing is that LEDs in housing rings tends to be strobed at mains frequencies. LED hobbyist packs tend to be constant current. The implication is that the constant current ones tend to be higher power draw. However, with a microcontroller (This was my first FPGA project actually, plea...
by akzy
20:48 Fri 17 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 0
Views: 660

2005 Taylor Terra Feita

Pop and pour to +6hrs. Dusty red brick and perhaps 80% opacity. The nose is quite fruity, blueberries and a few plums. In the mouth it's relatively smooth, with a slight acidic kick at the end. On the palate, cassis is prominent with citrus after notes. It's at a slightly weird stage where the fruit...
by akzy
11:37 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

Shucks - I bought too early.
*Edit* Now following Rich's advice

Also the link for the reduced packs should be
https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/pr ... do-30000-1

(i.e. 1 at the end not the default 0)
by akzy
20:19 Mon 06 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás
Replies: 2
Views: 523

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: 523

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...