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by AHB
11:22 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

Better put me down as a possible. I'm already out for dinner on Thursday so may not be able to get the pass for Wednesday as well.
by AHB
20:18 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

I’ll check my diary tomorrow - but could we make this a blind tasting please? Adds an extra layer of challenge to first identify whether it’s SQVP or LBV.
by AHB
20:14 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

New date is good for me too.
by AHB
20:12 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

The reason for my trip to London has now been brought forward so I will be down tomorrow rather than Thursday. Unfortunately this means I a unable to join you.Enjoy. I understand that there is a deadful train strike planned for Tuesday evening through to Thursday evening. You may, unfortunately, be...
by AHB
22:53 Mon 15 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

jdaw1 wrote:
22:40 Mon 15 Jan 2018
The placemats have been updated. Please check.
They look good to me.

Could we swap the S82 and Ch82 so the two Sandeman wines are next to each other?
by AHB
22:52 Mon 15 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

The reason for my trip to London has now been brought forward so I will be down tomorrow rather than Thursday. Unfortunately this means I a unable to join you.Enjoy. I understand that there is a deadful train strike planned for Tuesday evening through to Thursday evening. You may, unfortunately, be...
by AHB
22:50 Mon 15 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Tue 13 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

It is with deep regret that I must decline to add my name to those inviting Mr Wolfgang Starz to celebrate his becoming a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is partly due to the fact that my principles to do not allow me, in all good conscience, to celebrate a free man giving up his fr...
by AHB
14:06 Mon 15 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

The list of ports being brought by people has been updated slightly following Tony's post, and now reads as follows. If DRT attends, the obvious bottle to bring would be a bottle of Offley 1982... 1.Max (but possibly only for a quick drink); 2.Irayna (Smith Woodhouse 1982, bottled 1986); 3.AHB (Chur...
by AHB
13:36 Sun 14 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

There is a chance I will be in London on 18th Jan. I cannot commit to being there but wondered whether or not a gate-crasher with a bottle of something suitable to drink would be tolerated? I'm happy to pay for and eat a share of the suckling pig if that is deemed to be helpful 🐷 Of course you woul...
by AHB
13:05 Sun 14 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Tue 13 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

It is with deep regret that I must decline to add my name to those inviting Mr Wolfgang Starz to celebrate his becoming a subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is partly due to the fact that my principles to do not allow me, in all good conscience, to celebrate a free man giving up his fre...
by AHB
13:01 Sun 14 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Maynard 10YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 59

NV Maynard 10YO Tawny

Bottled 2017. Deep chestnut brown colour, 60% opaque. A wonderful nose of toffee, caramel and dates; very inviting. On the palate this has plenty of flavour, dominated by dates and with plenty of fresh acidity giving balance. Later on the palate there is a smokiness that add to the complexity of the...
by AHB
18:14 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

One last request. Bar Douro only have around 60 glasses which they can put at our disposal. My maths says that 9 people and 9 bottles needs 81 glasses.

So you have a choice: be prepared to re-use glasses or bring 3 (or more) of your own with you on the day.
by AHB
14:47 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long will vintage port last?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: How long will vintage port last?

Be fair. They did not say the character would remain unchanged, only that the character would not be damaged.
by AHB
14:45 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 414
Views: 67110

Re: Time for a TN sort?

DRT wrote:
17:01 Sat 06 Jan 2018
AHB wrote:
10:07 Fri 05 Jan 2018
I'm pleased to report that I have finished posting all my tasting notes from 2017!
Excellent. I will update the index shortly.
Let me know when you're done and I'll then review for people having been compliant with the naming rules (Yes — that means you in particular JDAW!)
by AHB
14:43 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cavendish vintage 1949 vin de liqueur
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Cavendish vintage 1949 vin de liqueur

It should be drinkable. I had a bottle of the 1963 version a few years ago and it was still very much alive — very acidic, with the acidity being the feature which kept the port alive. I would expect this vintage to be pretty impressive.
by AHB
14:02 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

Would people please plan on bringing their bottles double decanted. Although Bar Douro would be able to provide some decanters, it would be better to come prepared.
by AHB
14:00 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

People, I have taken the following executive decisions: Max may join us for a drink. It is possible he will want to contribute a bottle if he does so. Noval 1982 is on the Bar Douro wine list so this would be an obvious choice for him. Therefore, please no-one bring the Noval 1982 as I would not wan...
by AHB
00:20 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

There’s also a new subject of her majesty we need to welcome with Port fit for a Queen(‘s subject).
by AHB
07:15 Mon 08 Jan 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!

Sadly, what Andy says is true. By removing the seal you have significantly reduced the value of the bottle. Our usual advice to vendors gives some guidance that a bottle in good condition and which has been stored well would normally be expected to net the seller something in the region of 50% of cu...
by AHB
07:03 Mon 08 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

Is the menu tapas-style? If the pig is a no-no, then my backup would be • Bacalhau à Brás; • Prego no prato Onglet. Do we know enough about the wines for placemats to be made? Yes, the menu is tapas style. A pig is £250 and will feed several people. If 7 out of 8 people want pig then we can cope — ...
by AHB
06:50 Mon 08 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Six Grapes
Replies: 0
Views: 67

NV Graham Six Grapes

One for the team, tasted at 05.45 in the BA lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. Dark red colour, but with none of the purple of youth; 80% opaque. Fruity nose with pleasant sweet bramble combined nicely with sharp cranberry. On the palate this is balanced and poised. The fruit is a little light at first,...
by AHB
00:02 Sat 06 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 18th Jan - Suckling Pig?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: 18th Jan - Suckling Pig?

DRT wrote:
21:06 Fri 05 Jan 2018
Is delivery to Chesterfield included in the price?
We can ask them to keep it for you until your next visit to London.
by AHB
17:36 Fri 05 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

idj123 wrote:
14:21 Fri 05 Jan 2018
I see that unanimity has been downgraded to a consensus with regards to the suckling pig :D
Two dissentions would make it cost prohibitive, but one may not.

Thanks for the food order.
by AHB
10:18 Fri 05 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: 1980 Warre

I was very surprised at the quality of this specific bottle, which was ex-cellars about a year before I drank it.