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by AHB
17:57 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Christopher wrote:
18:58 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Can I please be added to the reserve list
Thanks
You have been added.
by AHB
17:55 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto, Portugal - new member
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Hello from Porto, Portugal - new member

Welcome to the forum. You are blessed to be living in one of our favourite cities.
by AHB
17:53 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Just saying hello...

Thanks ever so much for the reply Alex. I’m really interested in putting my hand up for the tasting sessions in London. Unfortunately though, due to working commitments, I’d need to plan at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure I could arrange the time off. I’d be looking to stay overnight in London t...
by AHB
17:45 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?

I've had unfiltered LBV from 1981 but from Warre rather than Kopke. The Warre was very tasty and enjoyable. I would expect that the wine would be drinking very nicely indeed. I'm slightly envious of you — I'd love to taste it! Please be sure to let us know what you think of it when you drink it.
by AHB
17:37 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 764

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

I protest! I was actually upstairs with EAB at 19.00 grabbing a quick dinner before heading off to our appointment. I sent JDAW a photograph of the monkey's guess. The monkey is not intelligent, guessing more or less at random. The monkey guessed that everyone would be bringing Quinta do Noval 1950....
by AHB
17:33 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

I did send JDAW an email of a photo of the monkey's guess as to what people were bringing. The monkey guessed Quinta do Noval 1950.
by AHB
19:50 Tue 17 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9493
Views: 256929

Re: One quiz at a time

Royal Companhia Velha, via the Marquis of Pombal.
by AHB
19:49 Tue 17 Oct 2017
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hello...
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Just saying hello...

Welcome to the forum. You'll fit in well here - you love port! As Simon (and no doubt Dia) has said, we like drinking port and we like sharing port with others. Please don't feel shy about putting your hand up (metaphorically) and asking to take a place at one of our evenings in London. We all start...
by AHB
19:42 Tue 17 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Cockburn
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 2015 Cockburn

True, but I was a little underwhelmed by it. Usually I find more structure in a youthful VP, but this seemed elegant almost to the point of being light. I wonder what the 1975 ports where like when they were first bottled? I didn't taste them, but I wondered whether they were like this. And don't ge...
by AHB
15:46 Tue 17 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 27
Views: 622

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Unfortunately I can no longer make this evening which, given the theme, I am gutted about. Better move me to the "Would like to, but can't" list.

Sorry folks, the Graham 1970 is now needed to console me in my sadness at missing what will be a collection of no doubt fabulous, vintage ports.
by AHB
14:18 Mon 16 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 764

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

jdaw1 wrote:
09:04 Mon 16 Oct 2017
AHB: some time late on Thursday afternoon, when it is too late for people to change what they are bringing, please would you post here what is to be the monkey’s guess. Thank you.
It will be my pleasure. I will try to remember to do so!
by AHB
19:27 Sun 15 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Really interesting. I've not seen this before, but it should be enjoyable if you open and drink it. If you do, let us know your thoughts on how it tastes.
by AHB
09:39 Sun 15 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Cockburn
Replies: 4
Views: 133

2015 Cockburn

I had the opportunity to spend an extended period of time tasting a bottle of Cockburn 2015. My overall opinion on this port is that it is pleasant and elegant but a little simple to be a great port. The fruit is round and gentle, the tannins so soft and hidden as to be only discernible on the after...
by AHB
09:19 Sun 15 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

I've not heard of this before. Do you have a picture you could post?
by AHB
06:13 Fri 13 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Are you thinking of the Family Reserve colheita, which is only available at the Quinta? The 1992 vintage port was made, bottled, sold and distributed just like most other years.
by AHB
14:05 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good news if you fly BA Club...
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Good news if you fly BA Club...

It seems that the change to Graham 6 Grapes is happening. In the T5 BA Galleries Lounge (North) there are two bottles of Graham 6 Grapes. In the Galleries Lounge (South) there were two bottles of Graham 6 Grapes and one bottle of Warre 2000 colheita bottled 2017. There are now two bottles of Graham ...
by AHB
14:02 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Still not in T5. The only port for sale is in the duty free shop and is a dull choice of bottles:
Graham 2012 LBV (filtered) @ £14.39
Graham 10yo tawny @ £16.49
Cockburn Special Reserve @ £12.30 (for a litre)
Kopke 10yo tawny @ £19.99
by AHB
20:30 Wed 11 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheese with port. Advice required
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

They do still make Lord of the Hundreds.

I would recommend one of your local cheeses - Sussex Charmer.

(I know it's too late, but for reference in case someone else in the future wants a cheese suggestion to match a 1967 colheita.)
by AHB
20:25 Wed 11 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 764

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I am an unlikely, but possible. I will seek permission. It is the one day next week that I might possibly perhaps be able to make.
by AHB
08:28 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 8492

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

To facilitate decanting and pre-pouring, I've just printed the neck tags, cork display sheets and pre-pour sheets so — whoever is printing — please save yourself some weight and only print the voting sheets, placemats and tasting note sheets.
by AHB
22:38 Mon 09 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Glenn E. wrote:
22:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017
de onde?

I thought these were strictly kept at the Quinta?
I beg your pardon?
by AHB
12:50 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Glass Opacity

Couldn't you just tap the bottle, and when the sound of the tap changes you know that's where the level of the liquid is?
by AHB
12:46 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 8492

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Food order looks sensible, but I haven't matched it off against the posts above.

My only question is about the strike through of the "no egg" on Ian's order - could that confuse the kitchen resulting in them not knowing whether to include it or not?
by AHB
12:40 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 27
Views: 622

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

flash_uk wrote:
17:09 Thu 05 Oct 2017
Right - mountains moved, I can now attend. Yippee!

I can bring either Calem or Gould Campbell. Which is preferred?
Calem please. I've only had that once before and that was nearly 9 years ago.