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by SushiNorth
15:20 Tue 05 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

just a few notes: Smith Woodhouse VP 1994 half bottle unfiltered pop and pour: Black fruits and chocolate, good mouthfeel, needs a lot longer.
by SushiNorth
15:18 Tue 05 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Portal 10 Yr Old Aged White Port
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Portal 10 Yr Old Aged White Port

Portal's 10 Yr Old Aged White Port is a lovely easy-drinker. Pale caramel color with a candied nose, good caramel, toasted marshmallow, and oak flavor. Fruit is nondescript but present, the tail is long, and the alcohol is balanced against the sugars to avoid the long burn. 92. Tasted during the Ves...
by SushiNorth
23:38 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting

Overall, I quite enjoyed the opportunity to try a range of maturing Quinta do Vesuvios, but also learned that I don't appreciate their flavor profile. I like the black pepper, licorice, and tobacco flavors when they emerge, and enjoyed the occasional surprising nose, but overall i found them too har...
by SushiNorth
23:33 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: 1997 Vesuvio

Vesuvio 1997's nose some of the smokey interest of its 91 uncle, but in the mouth it switches nicely to pepper and cherries. It's still pretty tightly wound, and that makes for a harsher flavor. Has the Vesuvio "bite." Overall it's just too young, could use at least another 5 years. 92.
by SushiNorth
23:30 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: 1996 Vesuvio

Vesuvio 1996 is a bit green in the nose, but spicy and with a distinct cinammon note. In the mouth, there's smoke, black pepper, and a little bit of rooty flavor, with a fruit base that isn't as dominating as its peers. 92.
by SushiNorth
23:27 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Vesuvio 1995 was green on the nose (and this one had bottlestink at opening), but in the mouth it was Nice -- not blown away, it was musty early then the fruit came forward as the must faded. Again it has the Vesuvio "bite". 90.

(I liked the 92 & 96 better)
by SushiNorth
23:24 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: 1994 Vesuvio

Vesuvio 1994 starts with a tight, closed nose, and is likewise spciy and closed in the mouth. But it has excellent mouthfeel, the tannins are still working their way into the wine, and there's a solid fruit foundation. Overall, very good balance and even progression -- while I enjoyed it as "one of ...
by SushiNorth
23:20 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: 1992 Vesuvio

Vesuvio 1992 comes in with a huge black pepper nose (though this bottle started with a lot of bottle stink), in the mouth that carries through to black pepper and spices, and a clear note of tobacco, on a backdrop of dark fruits. The vesuvio "bite" is present but not overwhelming. 92.
by SushiNorth
23:16 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 1991 Vesuvio

Fabulous nose on the Vesuvio 1991 -- smoke and vegetation and fruit, bold and intriguing. Shame that "fabulous" didn't carry through to the mouth, where it tastes like it smells: smoke, celery, red bell pepper and a bit of cherry. 92 for its nose, 88 overall.
by SushiNorth
23:14 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: 1990 Vesuvio

Vesivio 1990 is tight and acidic nose, with a strong licorice note. In the mouth it is a pontefract cake -- Licorice oil and Molasses throughout the early & mid palate. Way too long of a burn in the back, and the familiar vesuvio "bite" on the tongue. 90.
by SushiNorth
23:11 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 1989 Vesuvio

Light color on the Vesuvio 1989, with a musty, celery nose that others aptly described as plastic or chinese [medicinal] root. In the mouth, it feels almost effervescent on the tongue, with too much bite up front and too much burn long into the tail. Vegetal and ashtray flavors -- this is an interes...
by SushiNorth
16:59 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting

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by SushiNorth
16:48 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Portal 10 Yr Old Aged White Port
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Portal 10 Yr Old Aged White Port

Tasting notes for Portal 10 Yr Old Aged White Port tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:47 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 153

1994 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for 1994 Smith Woodhouse half bottle tasted pop-and-pour tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:46 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Kopke Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 94

1975 Kopke Colheita

Tasting notes for 1975 Kopke Colheita Half-bottle tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:46 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 117

1997 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:46 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 108

1996 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:45 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 107

1995 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:45 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 125

1994 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:45 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 100

1992 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:45 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 93

1991 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:44 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 90

1990 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
16:43 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 110

1989 Vesuvio

Tasting notes for 1989 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
by SushiNorth
05:08 Mon 04 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10410

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Book arrived; after some assistance from homebase. I saved "unboxing" until it could be done with some accompaniment, and selected a slightly older and less frequently seen wine for the occasion. There was a flaw in the plan, which i trust JDAW will spot immediately :) http://img.photobucket.com/alb...
by SushiNorth
04:23 Mon 04 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Well I never...
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Well I never...

Took out the book (digitally) on seeing this thread, and so-far i'm enjoying the lead-up to that fateful chapter.