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by AHB
21:07 Sat 20 Oct 2018
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2016 The Liberator Episode 9 Revisited
Replies: 0
Views: 27

2016 The Liberator Episode 9 Revisited

This is a Calitzdorp (South Africa) based Cape Vintage wine, fortified to 18%. See www.theliberatorwine.com for more details. Hints of magenta on the rim; looking to be in late babyhood. Herbs and fruit on the nose; fresh fruit that is sweet and ripe. Amazingly light and spritely on the palate with ...
by AHB
16:48 Thu 18 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Tue 30th October

We have the Red Room so can accommodate 14 people if anyone else wants to come along or bring a guest. I have a favour to ask. Earlier this week I discovered that I have never tasted the Graham 1997. If anyone coming on the 30th has a bottle that they could bring, I would be most grateful...but plea...
by AHB
16:43 Thu 18 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

Is there any interest in dinner after the Port Walk? It looks like there are 5 people from TPF who will be attending: AHB JDAW DRL CPR MPM DRL has confirmed no dinner. AHB and MPM have confirmed they would be interested in dinner. Are people happy to go to one of the Clubs round the corner from BBR?
by AHB
16:38 Thu 18 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 64

1994 Taylor

The current offer by the glass at the Oxford & Cambridge Club, offered @ £9 for a 100ml pour. Deep brick red colour with a wide transparent rim. Complex on the nose with sweet red fruit, mixing sweet alpine strawberry with green bay leaves. Less pronounced on the nose than some 1994 vintage ports, b...
by AHB
18:06 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency

benread wrote:
18:13 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Could it be Tuesday 23rd? Or Wednesday 24th? I’m home alone for a few nights during half term!


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Ben - seize the initiative and choose a date. (Although I probably can’t make a day next week.)
by AHB
18:04 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Luxury Edition of 'Port Vintages'
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Luxury Edition of 'Port Vintages'

I’m hoping that my order was also received.
by AHB
18:02 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

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

I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen. There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book. Both very good, very well worth a listen. ...
by AHB
17:59 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 57

1994 Graham

The Boot & Flogger has greatly expanded its list of Ports available by the glass due to a purchase of a Coravin. The list now comprises Graham 1994, Taylor 1997 and Dow from 1980, 1985 and 1994. This Graham 1994 was £18 for a 100ml glass. Mature red colour about 90% opaque. A wonderful smell pouring...
by AHB
10:49 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Broadbent Port

I have a bottle of the Bb94 I would happily contribute to the line up (assuming I have a place at the table, of course). I'll need a little notice as it's stored offsite.
by AHB
10:45 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

Is there any interest in dinner after the Port Walk? It looks like there are 4 people from TPF who will be attending:
  1. AHB
  2. JDAW
  3. DRL
  4. CPR
by AHB
10:43 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

It looks like I have left it too late for this event as it's fully subscribed. I will go on the waiting list but I don't suppose anyone has a spare ticket...? I've promised my spare ticket to JDAW, but if he declines then I will let you know. Did BBR give you any idea of how far down the wait list ...
by AHB
10:36 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Tue 30th October

I have a room booked for 8 people - but I'm not certain whether this is the Green Room or the upstairs private room (or, indeed, a table in the ovens or elsewhere).

If more than 8 people want to attend I will start a waiting list and enquire whether the green room is available.
by AHB
10:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

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

I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen.

There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book.
by AHB
18:25 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Tue 30th October

DRT wrote:
16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?
Blind or sighted at the bringer’s option.
by AHB
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Tue 30th October

We appear to have nothing in the diary now until our Offley vertical on 11th December. Is this too long to go without drinking Port? "Of course not!" I hear you cry. "We're all abstaining until Christmas." Well I'm not! Work brings me to London on Tuesday 30th October and I plan to stay a little aft...
by AHB
20:38 Thu 11 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter - November Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Decanter - November Edition

I don't often buy Decanter, normally browsing the articles I'm interested in at my local library. However, I did buy a copy of the November issue as the Decanter Wine Legend this month is Sandeman 1945.
by AHB
20:46 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

I've just finished creating threads for all of the 2016 wines we tasted last month and links to each of the tasting notes from the first post in this review thread. Please post your notes and your thoughts in the appropriate place. The more we discuss the wines we tasted and the more tasting notes w...
by AHB
20:42 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 89

2016 Warre

Opaque. Esteva nose, lightly fruity and very floral. Sweet balanced entry with round fruit that has a lovely intensity. Slightly deeper than some ports with sweet ripe fruit, round smooth blackcurrant. Nicely balanced aftertaste and a great intensely fruity finish. A very good Warre with the refined...
by AHB
20:40 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Replies: 0
Views: 66

2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Another intense and deep wine at the tasting showing little on the nose. Less intense on the palate than the full Vesuvio blend but with much more grip and greater complexity. The tannins show up very strongly on the late palate, which demonstrates a great balance. The finish is intense; deep, sweet...
by AHB
20:40 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 65

2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

Inky black in colour, an incredible density of colour compared to most other ports from this vintage. Dense nose full of violets and black plums. A sparkle on entry from the acidity delivers a good dense palate that is full of concentrated flavour with fruit and acidity emerging in just the right pr...
by AHB
20:37 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 69

2016 Taylor

Transparent centre to the wine, in contrast to the Symington wines. Fragrant nose with generous sweet fruit. A wine which is poised on entry, with intense black licorice dominating the huge levels of acidity and a wonderful underlying cedar wood essence. The fruit overwhelms the tannins, but there a...
by AHB
20:35 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 58

2016 Smith Woodhouse

Opaque centre. Fragrant nose, elegant and full of fruit. The fruit on the palate is smooth and lovely, dominating the palate experience but there are terrific ripe tannins giving support. Smooth black cherry and tannins provide a finish that is a little shorter than some, but very nice. This is a gr...
by AHB
20:34 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Skeffington
Replies: 0
Views: 49

2016 Skeffington

Fragrant and perfumed nose, elegant with a dose of sloe and a promise of acidity. Modest body with high levels of acidity and good bramble fruit that is sweet and refined. The fruit leads on the aftertaste and slowly changes to a lovely chocolate and blackcurrant finish. This is a very nice, medium-...
by AHB
20:33 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 1
Views: 153

2016 Sandeman

Opaque centre with a wide rim. Rather closed on the nose showing a little blackcurrant and some sous bois vegetal complexity (in a good way). A swirl releases a little more astringent acidity. Smooth in texture on the palate, silky and rounded. Deep bramble appears on the palate, sweet but with an i...
by AHB
20:31 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de Roriz
Replies: 0
Views: 43

2016 Quinta de Roriz

Another wine from the 2016 vintage that is dark and opaque. More fragrant and elevated on the nose than most others at this tasting, sweet and fresh. Smooth on the palate with the fruit fresh and well rounded. Plenty of tannins showing against the typical Roriz minerality. Fresh and pleasant across ...