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by rich_n
16:40 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

I'm excited for this, I certainly need to expand my white port horizons. Is there interest in a post-tasting Zoom gathering?
by rich_n
16:38 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW

Would there be any interest in a post-tasting Zoom gathering as was held after the Quevedo tasting?
by rich_n
16:53 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW

If anyone is interested in this tasting, email or PM me and I can provide you with a TPF discount code. Blast, I ordered without seeing this post! :lol: <edit> Spoke to Tony at VWP and he's sorting this out for me - mentioned he knew a couple of others from here who had ordered at full retail and w...
by rich_n
09:15 Wed 08 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 257043

Re: Latest buy

Sadly the case of 2000 Sainsbury's TTD I had planned on acquiring turned into 6 bottles on arrival at the store, with the 2015 Taylor LBV being the offered substitute. I look forward to trying some of it in the coming weeks, until I joined TPF I was always of the notion that the supermarket OL offer...
by rich_n
22:30 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Sandeman LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: 2015 Sandeman LBV (unfiltered)

Day 2 (re-bottled and in the fridge, warmed before tasting): Nose is dominated by pepper and star anise, backed up by a little red fruit. Not as punchy as yesterday, the red fruit notes alongside the pepper and liquorice are intriguing, mostly a bit stewed but with edges of fresh fruit. Dark chocola...
by rich_n
14:21 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

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

In the end, most of the samples arrived. Will was in Italy although his Port might be waiting for him in Portugal; Glenn is still waiting for his "natural plant dye" sample to arrive and Rich's sample is baking in a warehouse somewhere. 15 out of 18 was about what I was expecting, although still a ...
by rich_n
22:08 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Sandeman LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 1
Views: 131

2015 Sandeman LBV (unfiltered)

Decanted at 1pm prior to TFP virtual tasting #8, minimal sediment. P’n’P: opaque deep red with a purple hue. Peppery heat and red fruits on the nose, led by the strawberries. A hint of vanilla, somewhat spirity, but not overwhelmingly so. Immediate lush red fruits in the palate, strawberries again, ...
by rich_n
17:30 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

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

Glenn E. wrote:No luck here yet, but I remain hopeful for today's postal delivery.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed but nothing here yet either!
by rich_n
14:44 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Taylor LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: 2015 Taylor LBV

Bottling date not stated on the label but from the dot matrix code appears to be 2020. Lovely sweet and ripe fruit with a gentle tannic core. Nicely balanced, smooth and enjoyable with the structure to keep in the cellar for a few years if needed but just as good to drink now. 86/100. Drunk 28-Jun-...
by rich_n
01:01 Fri 26 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

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

I’m concerned my sample is being baked in a warehouse somewhere in southwest England... Fingers crossed for its safe arrival!
by rich_n
23:54 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

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

Plan is to finally get into a Sandeman 2015 LBV.
by rich_n
14:19 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Cellar Defenders

Back in 2011 we tested some unfiltered LBVs back to the very first: the 1965 Taylor . This suggested that aging them for 45 years was unwise! However, between 15 and 30 years seemed to work well but then I quite like wines which others might regard as tired. I’m definitely interested in trying to f...
by rich_n
13:26 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: Cellar Defenders

I’ve been building a stock of unfiltered LBVs to act as defenders, I’m currently adding Late Bottled Vintages of Sandeman 2015 to small stocks of Taylor 2014 and 2015 and Graham 2012. I have some Noval and Quevedo on the way but I forget which, I believe it may be the 2013 of both. I’m trying to bu...
by rich_n
10:07 Tue 23 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: Cellar Defenders

I’ve been building a stock of unfiltered LBVs to act as defenders, I’m currently adding Late Bottled Vintages of Sandeman 2015 to small stocks of Taylor 2014 and 2015 and Graham 2012. I have some Noval and Quevedo on the way but I forget which, I believe it may be the 2013 of both. I’m trying to bui...
by rich_n
17:42 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3705

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

Please may I be added to the reserve list, this sounds very intriguing! I have some of the 2005 Terra Feita that I can contribute if a spot opens up for me
by rich_n
10:44 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations

JacobH wrote:Oh, sorry. Missed that. Unless they are magnums or its a typo then that does seem about double what you would normally expect!
That was my thought!
by rich_n
10:42 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations

JacobH wrote:Surprisingly low or high? £126 for six in bond is £28.50ish DP. Isn’t that about par for undiscounted SQVP?
I assumed from the post that it was for 3 bottles.
by rich_n
10:30 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Hello from London

Welcome Freddie! If you do decide to join the virtual tasting on the 30th, I will be opening a bottle of the 2015 Sandeman LBV; a wine that a few here on the forum have tasted and recommended. It's currently available (and helpfully is on sale for around £14-15, I helped myself to 6 bottles) at Wait...
by rich_n
10:17 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4651

Re: 2018 Declarations

Just had first 2018 offer from Corney & Barrow. Noval £270/6ib Vesuvio £282/6ib Dow Senhora Ribeira £126/3ib I don't see those on their site, are they a restricted offering to existing customers/members? The Noval seems well priced considering previous years prices but that Dow SQVP price is surpri...
by rich_n
02:02 Sun 21 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3470

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

AHB wrote:And it was also being discounted in my local Waitrose this afternoon - the disadvantage being that the shelf was empty by 10.50!
It’s been 20% off for a while, down to £14ish. I stocked up but haven’t actually tried any yet. I may do a second stock up once I have!
by rich_n
19:15 Sat 20 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3470

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 rich_n
18:45 Sat 20 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3470

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.
by rich_n
22:36 Fri 19 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 3
Views: 414

2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered

Day 4, final glass: this is intriguing, the wine is now settling in and while more subtle than day one it is also balanced. Red cherry and strawberry fruits with a eucalyptus note and some peppery spice. Some rather enjoyable tannic grip. More enjoyable than day 2. Maybe this needs some age to reall...
by rich_n
00:26 Fri 19 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

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

Please count me in if there is still space!
by rich_n
20:34 Wed 17 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: 2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered

Day 2 - sadly this has lost some of its sparkle, it’s all a little muted now. A lot of the same fruit flavours are there but taking a back seat to a strong medicinal note and some fairly hefty spice and heat. Not nearly as enjoyable as it was yesterday.