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by Delinquent
13:20 Sun 01 Aug 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: 1955 Taylor

Nice story - fun fact, I bought my bottle at auction as well :)
Besides the handwriting on the Label, mine had a stamp on top of the wax seal, so I was certain of its origin.
by Delinquent
21:21 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021

and the Ruby bottles
by Delinquent
21:19 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: 1955 Taylor

Picture of the label...
by Delinquent
21:17 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021

Pictures of corks and the Results...
by Delinquent
09:49 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Litte Tasting @home - 9th July 2021

A little Tasting among friends, held at home. Links: Tasting notes: 1982 Eira Velha 1955 Taylor 1994 de la Rosa LBV 1960 Barros Colheita (bottled 1999) NV Presidential 40YO Tawny (bottled 2019) Placemats Thanks to jdaw1 for his support and creation of the placemats! :GoldStar:
by Delinquent
09:48 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Presidential 40YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 47

NV Presidential 40YO Tawny

light brown with red. Quite a light but fresh nose. Comes with a light mouthfeel. Some strawberries, figs. The finish could be longer, but it is pleasant, some nuts more like hazelnut.
Liked it but the Barros 1960 was better. 89/100 (bottled 2019)
by Delinquent
09:45 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Barros Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 44

1960 Barros Colheita

light brown. Very pleasant nose, fresh, sparkling and nutty. Great taste, fruity (on the lemon side), very fresh and lots of tree nuts in the finish.
Really enjoied this Colheita! 94/100 (bottled 1999)
by Delinquent
09:37 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 de la Rosa LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 35

1994 de la Rosa LBV

Dark red. Not the best nose, quite shy. Grapes, liqorace some heat - nice mouthfeel, oily. The finish is short and nothing spectacular.
Ok LBV - not more not less. 85/100
by Delinquent
09:30 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 128

1955 Taylor

light red with a touch of orange. Immediately cherries and plum in the nose. Sweet, oily - strawberries. Some heat in the finish a tad chocolate and leather. Extremely nice mouthfeeling. After 3 Days it was at it's peak. Tasted over 8 days... on day 3 there was a nice honey note, grapes and even cre...
by Delinquent
09:26 Thu 29 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Eira Velha
Replies: 0
Views: 44

1982 Eira Velha

light red still quite dark in the colour. Some spices, herbs and a touch earthy in the finish. Lots of plums and some nuts (more cashewish). Did not decant it, drunk over several days. Had it's peak on day 2 for me.
Very pleasant Port, really enjoyed it. 90/100
by Delinquent
18:13 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 482095

Re: Latest buy

Checking a few recent auction results - it looks like prices are coming off the boil. Not quite low enough to get me buying younger vintages yet, but vintages like '70 and '77 are not far off their pre-pandemic prices. Does coming off the boil mean that prices drop? Sorry for asking, but english is...
by Delinquent
17:35 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 482095

Re: Latest buy

The seller - it is definetifely not table wine ;)
by Delinquent
11:37 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 482095

Re: Latest buy

As promised, a few pictures.
by Delinquent
10:48 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 482095

Re: Latest buy

They are realy something special - I do have some in green glass as well. The story behind them is quite intressting. My friend who supplies me with these gems lived for a couple of years in Portugal. By accident he met a nice quy and over the years they got frieds... this quy is in the Port busines...
by Delinquent
05:50 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 482095

Re: Latest buy

i've received my curiosity delivery last friday. 1 case of Vargellas VP 1998 1 case of Vesuvio VP 1998 the ones on the picture without label from left to right: - Graham's VP 2003 - Vesuvio VP 2003 - Quinta Amarela Colheita 1963 - Very Old Tawny - from Amandio old Stock - Vesuvio VP 1994 - Amandio C...
by Delinquent
19:37 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: The right order

Glenn E. wrote:
19:22 Thu 08 Jul 2021
So the 1960 Barros spent 39 years in wood and now has an additional 22 years in bottle?

Yeah, I'd serve that before the Presidential and save the Presidential for last.
Correct - thx for your advise :D
by Delinquent
19:17 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: The right order

Damn, forgot to look at the Presidential... but i think it has been bottled around 2020 - as i bought it in 2020 in a shop.
by Delinquent
06:33 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Fake whisky
Replies: 4
Views: 17095

Re: Fake whisky

Fake whiskies are a huge problem - I would never buy old Macallan's from someone I don't trust - and even then only with max caution.
I do know Claudio (Bernasconi), the owner myself. He is a really passionate and generous guy. As he handled the case speaks for it self.
by Delinquent
05:55 Thu 08 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: The right order

Oh dear... thank you very much for the placemats! Listen to you I will - they will be poured at once. Bare with me with the tasting Notes, I'll try but I might struggle. :-) What is that cross for - any specific meaning or just a space holder? @Andy: It has been bottled in 1999 - so 39y old. @JacobH...
by Delinquent
19:56 Wed 07 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port myths and their truth
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Port myths and their truth

jdaw1 wrote:
18:34 Wed 07 Jul 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
17:52 Wed 07 Jul 2021
but we thoroughly won the battle of the words (English is the new Latin).
I hope it stays this way.. my Latin or Chinese is very bad... :P
by Delinquent
19:54 Wed 07 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: The right order

Thank you guys for your replies! When we have a Whisky tasting, we always start with a "tongue opener" dram - a light with no more than 46% ABV. As this might also work with Port, I tend to go with the SQVP - as I as well expect it to be the weaker one, or I pour them both and decide from the nose. ...
by Delinquent
12:03 Wed 07 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The right order
Replies: 13
Views: 793

The right order

Its me again.. A good friend comes by this weekend. So I made a little line-up of some Ports we'll try. As I am not yet that experienced - my question is about the order of them. Is there a particular order how to try them? I've prepared 6 bottles: - Taylor VP 1955 - Eira Velha VP 1982 - Dalva Presi...
by Delinquent
07:18 Wed 07 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Laying tawny down?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Laying tawny down?

I do have some very old (bottled long time ago) bottles of Tawny - I will lay down the newer bottles or the ones without t-stoppers and observe them reguarly.
by Delinquent
14:12 Tue 06 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Laying tawny down?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Laying tawny down?

good advise - I will do so - thanks!
by Delinquent
10:46 Tue 06 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Laying tawny down?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Laying tawny down?

Hi all

Due to shortage of space for standing bottles in my wine cabinet I was wondering if I can lie down some of the Tawny bottles as well?
Is there any disadvantage for the Port?

Regards

Del