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by SushiNorth
02:39 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

1980 Dow I believe there was also a 2011 stone terraces. Given that almost all tasters had to taste independently, and without guarantee of tasting note submission, I'd encourage each to post a note for their respective wine, then reply here with the link. Tasting note format is YYYY Housename. Fun...
by SushiNorth
02:33 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 78

1980 Dow

1980 Dow Vintage Port from a half-bottle Dark as usual, with a garnet color when it thins. Pop and pour, so clarity is lacking, better by night 2. Nose has light bottle stink & celery, with a hint of white pepper. Tastes of a well balanced port, big black cherry notes, a little spirity. There's a qu...
by SushiNorth
01:53 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

done!
by SushiNorth
15:01 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Krohn port
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Krohn vintage port

I would point out that this post -- tho labeled Vintage Port -- shows bottles labeled Colheita. While that means they wouldn't command a VP price, that also means they're a bit more resilient in storage.
by SushiNorth
18:43 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 4244

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Croft 70, lovely body and slow caramel flavors, but showing its age in that tired dusty fruit manner. A bit of a metallic edge to the nose. Never regretted this case.
by SushiNorth
02:26 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 4244

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Eager to try something younger, i opened a warres 2000 on sunday. It remains quite a nice port, plenty of earthy complexity, chocolate and tannins. A bit of pine tar in the flavor profile strikes a discordant note. This did not stop me from having four glasses of it this evening, however.
by SushiNorth
01:13 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 4244

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Quinta Eira Velha 1994 VP, which was lovely at +0, got a bit harsh shortly there after and didnt stand up to the meal, but later in the week (fridge time) rounded out quite nicely tho it lost any subtlety. It lasted a week, at a glass or two a night, from small bottles in the fridge. Tomorrow is a n...
by SushiNorth
01:42 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Closures

All places we drink port in NY and NJ -- including our houses -- are temporarily closed with the exception of port drinking by the residents. :P
by SushiNorth
02:10 Sun 03 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

DrewD83 wrote:
11:42 Thu 31 Oct 2019
Which houses would you recommend for the ‘85 vintage?
Dow, Graham, Fonseca, Churchill. I've also enjoyed Croft, but others haven't enjoyed it as much. Warre and Taylor fell flat for me.
by SushiNorth
02:07 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

I'm still annoyed that I bought a bunch of 2009 I don't know why - be patient (or at least, tell your offspring to be patient). I think 2009 will have an exceptional reputation when adjoining vintages start to fade.. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm always happy I bought Port, i just wish I'd bought MORE...
by SushiNorth
16:41 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

When speaking to collectors about older ports, I am very bullish on 80's and 85's however rarely do i recommend them as a vintage. Instead, I recommend very specific houses. Based on that, your rankings Tom make sense because they rely on consistency across the vintage, not just "great ports." I'm s...
by SushiNorth
15:52 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

Re: Dow's 1977

As a precaution, i would advise fwd'ing to me all D77, or if the concern is great all '77s, as I'm rather insensitive to TCA. This will ensure that your wine is properly cared for and enjoyed thereby fulfilling its raison d'etre. This is a free, charitable service -- let no Port go unappreciated. :)
by SushiNorth
20:35 Tue 24 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Acquiring young vintage port
Replies: 8
Views: 4104

Re: Acquiring young vintage port

Congratulations on building up your Port cellar :) I'm betting there'll be a fire-sale on 2016's soon with the 2017's hitting the shelves (I'm headed out to get some 2017 tonight actually). You should find that your local stores are starting to stock it, and wine-searcher can guide you to them. Euro...
by SushiNorth
23:08 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 6657

Re: Cockburns 1878

by SushiNorth
04:22 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 6657

Re: Cockburns 1878

My point is that there is no 'apostrophe s' to be found in "Cockburn Smithes" I have never before seen a bottle that made this error. So, I am suspicious of a bottle that bears it. a good spot, I don't see any either when I look around for bottles with that label design. That suggests the label was...
by SushiNorth
19:28 Fri 13 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 6657

Re: Cockburns 1878

I did a bit of searching for images of old Cockburn, and in particular this one came up: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2121 While that style label seems to have been in vogue from the 20's-60's, you'll notice the older bottles there don't have it. So it was either released mid century ...
by SushiNorth
19:31 Thu 22 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Boot & Flogger Update
Replies: 2
Views: 3137

Re: Boot & Flogger Update

If only this focus on Port happened five yrs ago when i was living only blocks from there. Now a puddle is back in the way.
by SushiNorth
22:21 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3868

Re: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

So... followup auction in the US?
by SushiNorth
18:12 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 5050

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

I agree with Andy on this, as I'm familiar with the wine and wouldn't put money on Graham 77 rather than Graham 80 or 85 (or even 83). For the right price, i'd be interested in cellar defenders (low cost port that I drink before the high cost port). All that said, it makes folks like me poor candida...
by SushiNorth
15:59 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 5050

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have you opened the case to assess their condition? Are there any signs of leakage, are any of the selo tags (the white tags that emerge from under the black capsule) showing red stains? Have they been in the house since they were purchased, and were they stored by the furnace or somewhere cooler? D...
by SushiNorth
19:47 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 6743

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

.... Also no Gould Campbell and no Smith Woodhouse, but for other (more dire) reasons. The no Gould Campbell was certainly an other more dire reason. Smith Woodhouse not so dire I thought - that brand still lives on in the SFE portfolio. They made a SW16 so hopefully you are correct. FWIW GC also s...
by SushiNorth
13:52 Wed 29 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port
Replies: 24
Views: 8636

Re: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port

Wasn't Prohibition 1920-1933? So this wouldn't have been imported then, and the labeling just doesn't strike me as "of the era." That said, maybe worth picking up and NY/NJ crew adds it as an oddity to the next gathering?

EJINPA -- where in PA? I'm in NJ.
by SushiNorth
11:52 Mon 25 Mar 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

Given the honest disclosure of storage, you may have a challenging time selling the wine, and probably for good reason (nobody likes to open a bottle and find it spoilt). What you could fetch for the wine is significantly depreciated as a result. Unless, it's not spoilt. Might I suggest finding a re...
by SushiNorth
15:20 Tue 05 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

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.