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by AHB
14:33 Mon 19 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

I like Krohn's ports so would be interested in attending, subject to the date. But I don't really have much Krohn at home so would probably need to adopt please.
by AHB
23:20 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 52
Views: 6002

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Has the venue been booked by someone?
by AHB
23:16 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.

That is Monkey Magic. What can I say. Once more the Monkey defeats the forces of evil.
by AHB
22:25 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

I’d definitely be up for a tasting and could contribute a bottle or two of equally rare or unusual port.

And I’ve wanted to visit 67 Pall Mall for a while, so that would be a great choice of venue.
by AHB
20:58 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

1942 was a very good but very small vintage. No-one was available to work the vineyards so very little was bottled. There isn’t a tasting note since I don’t think any of us have tasted it! That’s definitely a bottle that other Port lovers would very much like to share with you (and, I’m sure, would ...
by AHB
20:26 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.

A few people gathered together at short notice and enjoyed some port. What that Port was, who is to know.
by AHB
19:49 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Warre 1963 Question

It almost certainly does. But I don’t know who. I’ve checked my bottles and don’t have the same stamp.
by AHB
14:44 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7533

Re: 2016 Declarations

Thank you both for your updates - new additions are now added
by AHB
07:49 Thu 08 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 14
Views: 1576

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

A table for two has been booked at the East India club for 8.45.
by AHB
11:26 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18814

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

Over the past 5 years I appear to have acquired a handful of other bottles from the 2011 vintage. I will put neck labels on them to ensure I don't drink them before St George's Day 2051. The additional bottles I could contribute to the tasting are: Berry Brothers Own Label {magnum} Duorum Quinta de ...
by AHB
10:56 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Ferreira
Replies: 0
Views: 129

2016 Ferreira

Fruit principally sourced from Quinta do Porto. Wonderful fruit dominates the nose. Thick, smooth and rounded entry with the fruit poised on the tongue. Tannins are fierce and dominate the mid-palate, overwhelming the fruit on the late palate — but never completely. A great combination of powerful g...
by AHB
10:54 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7533

Re: 2016 Declarations

ThomasBarleycorn wrote:
14:50 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Quinta de Corvus port 2016 was declared too
Thanks Thomas - now added to the list.
by AHB
11:51 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
Replies: 6
Views: 5466

Re: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool

Doggett wrote:
16:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
... unless of course there might be some b.f.t. branded ones available at the event next April!?
I wish! Given how little time I have spare, useful ideas such as this one will have to wait for a future b.f.t. beyond 2019.
by AHB
11:09 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7533

Re: 2016 Declarations

I've added a few more shippers to the list at the top of the thread and also included links to tasting notes, where we have them.
by AHB
10:59 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria
Replies: 0
Views: 72

2016 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Deep purple, expressive nose of fresh blueberry. Lovely textured entry, smooth and velvety and a great grip that settles quickly before the fruit comes back quickly. Fruity and perfumed. 88-90/100. Drunk 26-Sep-18.
by AHB
10:57 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 0
Views: 80

2016 Quinta de la Rosa

Purple and opaque. An amazing nose full of fruit, one of the most fragrant ports from this vintage. The fruit is ripe and lush on the palate and comes with a good grip. This is a lovely fruit-dominated port with plenty of grip which can be drunk early or aged for up to 20-30 years. La Rosa have clea...
by AHB
10:56 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Romaneira
Replies: 0
Views: 61

2016 Quinta da Romaneira

Shown at the joint 2016 Preview Tasting organised by SFE, TFP and Quinta do Noval. 1,000 cases produced and available in the UK from Lea & Sandeman. Purple edge to the glass. A delightful nose with wonderful fruit that is sweet and concentrated while also being elegant and beautiful. Satin textured ...
by AHB
10:46 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Pintas
Replies: 0
Views: 54

2016 Pintas

3,500 bottles produced, available in the UK through Corney & Barrow. Deep red colour with a very narrow rim. Effusive fruit on the nose, very powerful and dominating. On the palate this has a smooth texture with sweet strawberry fruit and delicious charcoal tannins, the tannins deliver a great dark ...
by AHB
10:45 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Passadouro
Replies: 0
Views: 53

2016 Quinta do Passadouro

2,000 bottles produced. Available in the UK through Fields, Morris & Verdin. Very red in tone, scarlet with a small rim. Subdued nose with the pure spirit showing as a slight touch of blueberry. Languid flavours flow onto the palate, smooth at first and then the big tannins grab hold. Big fruit with...
by AHB
10:43 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 55

2016 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Shown at the joint 2016 UK Preview Tasting organised by SFE, TFP and Quinta do Noval. 170 cases made. Red coloured rather than purple. Green vegetal tones to the nose over a round and soft Sharon fruit. Soft and deceptive on entry with sweet round fruit and perfect, ripe tannins. The layers of flavo...
by AHB
10:41 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta das Lamelas
Replies: 0
Views: 39

2016 Quinta das Lamelas

Cask sample. Deep purple in colour, Limited nose but shows some blackcurrant and rock rose; fresh on the nose. Gentle sweet fruit on the palate, sweet and ripe — perhaps slightly jammy. Powerful tannins and sharp acidity grab the attention of the mid-palate; very grippy and persistent, drying the ch...
by AHB
10:37 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Gaivosa
Replies: 0
Views: 44

2016 Quinta da Gaivosa

Quinta da Gaivosa from Alves de Sousa, available in the UK through Top Selections. 19.5% alcohol. Deep red with a wide rim, one of the ports made from this vintage in the more lightly extracted style for colour. Exuberant on the nose with lots of redcurrant and a touch of cigar tobacco. A delightful...
by AHB
09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's Christmas port?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Dow's Christmas port?

I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
by AHB
22:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The second 100k EUR Port
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: The second 100k EUR Port

Some other links to the stories being published on the new record for a bottle of port.

Lalique News
Drinks International
Guiness World Records
Publico
by AHB
15:13 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: Useful links to other port related sites
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Useful links to other port related sites

I was looking for links to the websites of the Port Clubs in Scandinavia this lunchtime and realised that I would have to Google them. Having done so, I thought I might be able to save other people a little time by listing them here: Den Fynske Portvinsklub of Odense, Denmark vintageport.se of South...