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by AHB
22:06 Thu 27 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: 2015 declarations

On a serious point though... with all the positive talk there was re the 2015 vintage... for most port houses not to declare and wait for the 2016, must mean the 2016 vintage is something our children and grandchildren etc will look back upon as sublime! After the 2015 vintage there was general con...
by AHB
13:57 Thu 27 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2111

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

Apologies, but I don't have the Butler Nephew '67. This was a fit of enthusiasm that carried me away with it - I've never owned any Butler Nephew 1967.

And to confirm, the Quinta do Noval 1967 bottle I am contributing is at the B&F.
by AHB
22:21 Wed 19 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Leaving bottles at the B&F
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Leaving bottles at the B&F

Following a recent unfortunate incident where a bottle destined for a tasting was misplaced after being left at the B&F, Cerys (the manager) has implemented some rules to try to prevent a recurrence. 1) Bottles are not to be left any more than 4 weeks before a tasting 2) Bottles being left must be l...
by AHB
07:43 Wed 19 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Wed 19th April 2017 - A Short Notice Enquiry

I forgot to print the placemats. Is anyone able to print today? Thanks.
by AHB
14:05 Tue 18 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2111

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

That's why Tony chose that specific date.
by AHB
22:54 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2008 Quarles Harris LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 50

2008 Quarles Harris LBV

Bottling date not known. The back label states that the wine can be poured straight from the bottle - but when I did this a large dose of sludge came out in the last glassful! Deep maroon colour, opaque centre and a medium rim. A delicious nose with power and weight, full of sweet black cherry juice...
by AHB
22:52 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV William Pickering 20YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 38

NV William Pickering 20YO Tawny

Produced by Quinta do Noval for Berry Brothers & Rudd. Served at Berry's The Wine Show Dinner. A warm rust-red colour, about 40% opaque. A good dose of VA on the nose, bringing caramel and blood oranges with it; rather a warming nose of fireside port. Smooth on entry with gentle acidity smoothing th...
by AHB
22:50 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta da Silveira 10YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 31

NV Quinta da Silveira 10YO Tawny

Available by the glass from the Boot & Flogger. An earthy brown colour with hints of red tone; 50% opaque. Lovely powerful fragrance on the nose, lots of deep orange marmalade and hints of burnt sugar. Thick texture on the palate, lovely burnt sugar and fragrant blood orange - very sweet and honeyed...
by AHB
22:33 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Feuerheerd
Replies: 0
Views: 36

1985 Feuerheerd

Ruby red colour with a pale rose rim, 40% opaque. Slightly spirity on the nose with a slight hint of sulphur mixed in with the redcurrants and junipers. Light and lively on the palate, lacking a little fruit and dominated by a rather woody flavour and red licorice. The overall palate impression is o...
by AHB
22:31 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: 1977 Taylor

Lovely mature look, a pleasant red colour around 50% opaque. Lovely fruity nose, really delicious and inviting with a sweet entry bringing very sweet fruit with a lovely fragrant tone to the candied cherry flavours. Great development showing good layering on the palate. Really nice if slightly light...
by AHB
22:30 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: 1960 Sandeman

Amber orange colour, 20% opaque. Reported to be from a bottle which showed no signs of distress or leakage. A slight amount of gritty sediment settled in the glass. On the nose this was clearly oxidised, with some harsh and sour tropical fruit under the antiseptic smell of the oxidised wine. The har...
by AHB
22:29 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1974 Pocas
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: 1974 Pocas

Dark copper-red colour, mature and gleaming appearance; 50% opaque. A lovely nose of stewed rhubarb and golden syrup, combining sharpness with aromatic qualities in a very positive way. A wonderful thick texture hits the palate when the first sip is taken; an amazingly concentrated palate brings sha...
by AHB
22:27 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 1977 Offley

Bought by the bottle from the Boot & Flogger. Rose red colour, slight brick tone; very slightly hazy and around 40% opaque. Not much showing on the nose but the entry is nicely balanced with plenty of mature, spicy fruit. Gentle tannins appear on the mid-palate but the real support for the fruit com...
by AHB
22:26 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 1991 Morgan

Labelled as "Yeatman 1991 Vintage Port", purchased from the Yeatman Hotel in June 2016. When opened, this was identified from the branded cork as Morgan 1991 vintage port. Dark red colour, rich and warm; 90% opaque. Nosing of stewed venison and bruised plums. On the palate this is deep and rich with...
by AHB
22:25 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 1963 Croft

Rich deep red with a rose rim; mature in appearance - 50% opaque. Delicious nose of sweetened redcurrant. Lovely texture on entry, slightly thickened and full of intense flavours of mature fruit; lots of secondary flavours. The mid- late-palate blooms in the mouth, showing lots of fruit backed by ge...
by AHB
22:24 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 1967 Cockburn

Pale red-rose colour; 30% opaque. Muted nose, some gentle fruit. Lovely thick texture full of mature fruit. A very enjoyable mature flavour but possibly missing just a bit of depth and concentration compared to perfect port. Delicious jelly aftertaste and a great length of finish that covers a multi...
by AHB
22:23 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Avery
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 1970 Avery

Mature red colour, 90% opaque. Slightly astringent nose, full of crushed leaves and cranberries. Gentle berry fruit on the palate, with soft cracked peppercorns and surprisingly dry tannins which all combine into a lovely mouthful of port. A gentle strawberry aftertaste and a huge berry and cherry f...
by AHB
22:20 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1962 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 29

1962 Offley Boa Vista

An unknown bottle, sealed crudely with black wax leading me to believe this was probably a private house bottling. The cork was branded and read "Offley Boa Vista Vintage 1962". The bottle bore a label reading "Lurcocks of Lenham £25.50". A wonderful tone of pale rose red, watery in appearance on th...
by AHB
22:15 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: 1985 Warre

Mature appearance, 50% opaque. A lovely nose of gentle cinnamon infused sweet sultana and a touch of green banana. Ripe fruit dominates the surprisingly dry palate, but the acidity keeps the palate clean and lively. Gentle pepper shows on the aftertaste and leads to a soft jelly-bean finish. This is...
by AHB
22:15 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: 1983 Warre

Mature red colour with a rose rim; 60% opaque. Mature fruit on the nose with hints of rose hip syrup and blood orange. A wonderful entry, full of rich fruit with a great balance from the fresh acidity. Air on the palate brings lots of youthful fruit. Maturity appears again on the aftertaste, mixed i...
by AHB
22:14 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: 1980 Warre

A mature burnt orange colour that is quite dark; 60% opaque. A lovely nose of rich fruit salad and tobacco leaf, complex and really delicious. Balanced entry with fresh fruit elading to a fine mid-palate that delivers layer after layer of flavour. The palate shows perfect maturity and is on a platea...
by AHB
22:12 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: 1985 Taylor

Mature red appearance with a rose coloured rim; 50% opaque. Ripe, mature and attractive spiced fruit nose, like raisins soaked in rum. Sweet entry, with lots of sweet fruit, hints of tannin and lovely fresh acidity. A lingering delicious icing sugar and raspberry finish. Sweet and sticky port that i...
by AHB
22:11 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: 1983 Taylor

Lightly coloured, a mature rose red; 30% opaque. An inviting nose of mature fruit and lovely sweet spices, with a slightly dusty hint. Sweet and modest body with a lovely texture and a delicious palate. Slightly herbaceous aftertaste, then a modest red licorice finish of good length. This is lovely,...
by AHB
22:08 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: 1980 Taylor

Mature red appearance, a lovely glowing ochre colour, 30% opaque. Pleasant and attractive on the nose - which is rather gentle - with sweet spiced fruit. Sweet and rounded texture on entry bringing flavours of gently spiced cocktail cherries. Somewhat light in flavour but a nice acidity supports the...
by AHB
22:07 Sun 16 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Sandeman
Replies: 0
Views: 27

1994 Sandeman

By the glass from the Boot & Flogger, not certain how long the bottle has been open. Slightly stewed nose, smelling as though it has been open for a while. Modest entry with a nice body, lots of dark cherries on the late palate but rather badly stewed from prolonged contact with air. Some peppercorn...