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by AHB
14:21 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Northern California
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Hello from Northern California

Welcome to the forum. We will certainly do our best to help you navigate through the world of Port.
by AHB
18:29 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 26
Views: 483

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Would I be allowed to bring a bottle of Bomfim 1965?
by AHB
17:08 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

I bumped into SCD yesterday. He tried it earlier in the week and reported it as being very tasty.
by AHB
23:06 Mon 18 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

There is a small possibility that I might be available. Possible, but small.
by AHB
00:46 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 83

1990 Vesuvio

Bottle 15520. Light rose in colour; 30% opaque. Soft rose perfume on the nose, a little harsh and with a hint of bake. Hollow entry but some burnt sugar and a little red apple comes though on the mid-palate; dry and slightly bitter at the core. Big and flavoursome on the late palate, flavours which ...
by AHB
00:29 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: 1977 Fonseca

A wonderful rich mature red colour; 60% opaque. Subdued on the nose, showing a little burnt fruit. Beautifully balanced entry full of dusty red cherry fruit. On the palate this brings some heat mixed in with the fruit, fruit which is dry and bitter at the core but very flavoursome around the core - ...
by AHB
00:16 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 69

1989 Vesuvio

Bottle 29 650. Mid red colour, full of mature brick tones; 50% opaque. Nosing of Douro bake, full of warm rubber bands. The slight rubbery tone comes through on the fruit on the palate, or perhaps there is a little bottle stink. Behind the rubbery tone is sweet red cherry fruit, ripe and elegant and...
by AHB
00:06 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting

CMAG very kindly provided the contents of Vesuvio 10th anniversary case to be consumed at a tasting this evening. The 10th anniversary case was released in 1999 and comprised of one bottle from each vintage declared in the first decade of Vesuvio being owned by the Symington Family. That is to say 1...
by AHB
10:34 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: Sell collection

OK, here is how it worked out. K&L Wines paid $6800 for the 54 bottles. That is about 82% of the lowest US retail (non-EU, non-auction) and about 35% less than I expect they will sell them for. They have a pretty good rep, so they can ask a bit more than other retailers. And they are local to me, s...
by AHB
16:53 Sun 10 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
by AHB
23:49 Fri 08 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8910

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

I love my leather bound edition; so much so that it is still wrapped!
by AHB
23:37 Fri 08 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please. Now I have to figure out what to bring. Maybe the 69th bottle I consider bringing...
by AHB
00:00 Sat 26 Jan 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: Sell collection

gomberg wrote:
20:17 Thu 24 Jan 2019
Different Dave, according to wine-searcher, cheapest retailer in US is $375
Cellarraiders are listing a bottle for £210, roughly $280. If you’re being offered 80% of the retail prices you have quoted, I would take it!
by AHB
17:58 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 5016

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

It would not go down well at home if I chose to spend Valentine's night with my beloved Port chums rather than my even more beloved other half. I wouldn't be able to make the 14th.
by AHB
17:56 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Some of my Port still has the Victoria Wine price stickers on, and we're talking decent Port like Dow 1970.
by AHB
17:55 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24845

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Jasper May wrote:
22:36 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Of those not in bold (and therefore I assume currently missing) I can offer: Quinta da Senhora do Convento, Vista Alegre and Alves de Sousa.

Let's hope we all make it to 2051 ! :D
Thank you, the list has been updated.
by AHB
17:52 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Day trip up the Douro Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Day trip up the Douro Valley

M.Charlton wrote:
02:51 Fri 18 Jan 2019
When looking into visiting Q’ta do Vesuvio, I came across:

http://milesaway.pt/projects/quintas/?lang=en

Perhaps others on this forum have heard of this particular guide?
A very interesting guide, not one I'd heard of before.
by AHB
21:35 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Level detector?

Where would the bottle be needed?
by AHB
21:30 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 5016

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

I'm always happy to drink 1970 Ports. I'm in.

You could loosen it slightly and make it "Port from the '70s"
by AHB
21:27 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Yes please.

Perhaps a theme which can be interpreted by the bringer of a bottle. "Port linked in some way with Victoria".
by AHB
18:21 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24845

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Just because I could, I took the list of Ports known to have been declared from the 2011 vintage and checked to see which we have available to us. This is what I found: ‘Douro Boys’ (40 cases in magnums only); Wiese & Krohn: Krohn ; Krohn Retiro Novo ; Niepoort: Niepoort (1,650 cases); Niepoort Biom...
by AHB
17:09 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24845

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not sure what are the opening hours of the B&F on Sunday. And yes, I am still in. I had Sunday lunch at the B&F just before Christmas (which was splendid...
by AHB
16:55 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Day trip up the Douro Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Day trip up the Douro Valley

That's not a bad plan, but you are trying to fit a lot into a small amount of time. One of the things about the Douro is that it is a wonderful place to just sit and chill and let the world go buy. With friends a couple of years ago we booked into Bomfim and included a picnic lunch on the terrace of...
by AHB
15:18 Tue 08 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 36061

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

If anyone has the opportunity to visit the Oxford & Cambridge club, their current Vintage Port list comprises of Dow 1997 @ £60, Graham 1997 @ £62, Taylor 1997 @ £63 and Taylor 1994 @ £65.
by AHB
22:48 Sun 06 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 158
Views: 27954

Re: Pointless Statistics

Charles's note has made me realise that I can also talk about the bottles which came out of my cellar this year, without having to wait to finish typing up my tasting notes. The shippers which came out of my cellar most often in 2018 were Warre (11 bottles including Cavadinha) followed by Dow (9 bot...