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by PhilW
23:18 Wed 26 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Blind tasting scoring

Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point
(cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example)
by PhilW
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 30
Views: 2088

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
by PhilW
23:47 Tue 18 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1828

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

Perhaps an outing for archway layout on A3(landscape)+A4(portrait)?
by PhilW
17:31 Tue 11 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1828

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

I had hoped to be able to confirm I would attend, but this is currently looking less and less likely to be possible. Reluctantly therefore, I should now step aside and let someone else take my spot.
by PhilW
09:45 Tue 11 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Martinez
Replies: 0
Views: 451

1987 Martinez

Bottle purchased retail in 2014. Surprisingly dark in colour; to taste, very fresh, deep; blackcurrants, plums and hints of sherbet, green stems on the finish. A lovely port, likely to improve further with time. Must buy some more, this was my last bottle.

Rating: vg/ex
by PhilW
13:42 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F

The voting is interesting; nobody could accuse anyone present of voting for their own wine - you all preferred someone else's (statistically fairly probable) but also almost everyone thought their bottle was the worst present (much less probable)!
by PhilW
15:53 Tue 04 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July

forest26 wrote:
14:31 Tue 04 Feb 2020
I'm trying to avoid the Colheitas - which these shippers are more famous for. Otherwise it would be easy.
... although to my knowledge neither has ever been done by TPF, and perhaps should.
by PhilW
22:01 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Indeed. And we have additionally determined since that BBR47 is Fonseca, and BBR55 is Graham. And BBR75 is clearly QH, either in addition to GC (if both existed) or GC is an error in their list for '75. I was not aware of the other pre-47 vintages, so that is interesting and useful additional inform...
by PhilW
17:22 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Thanks to both nac and CPR for the images :)
by PhilW
17:19 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 142
Views: 43236

Re: Port House abbreviations

I suspect that I'm giving weight to multiple things. Is it a real Port brand? Likelihood different wine to supplierʼs blend? How often seen — reluctant to waste combinations on a once-off? I looked at my list of BOBs, and have to admit that I don't know how many may/not be the same or different to ...
by PhilW
11:22 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

That's a very interesting label - since in my lists BBR's own '75 is listed as being Gould Campbell, not Quarles Harris - but it's also the first time I've seen a photo of the actual label (which I'd like to add to the VPID if I may please? - once I finally get the major update done). n.b. to anyone...
by PhilW
10:39 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1856

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Checked last night; as per Ian I only have the Berry's Own Selection from '66.
(various other BBR-bottled, but am assuming it's BBR's own brand labelled "Berry's Own Selection" we're talking about here)
by PhilW
10:35 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 142
Views: 43236

Re: Port House abbreviations

Marks & Spencer own selection Flagman Fg is too near FG. So Fm seems natural, though I could live with Fl. Agree Fm is more natural; but if anyone ever brings an "F. Martins" port along (not currently listed in abbreviations either), we won't want to use FM at that stage. I suggest adding both FM f...
by PhilW
10:33 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 142
Views: 43236

Re: Port House abbreviations

If M&S is to be as long as three big characters, why not “M&S” (which has precedent )? Hadn't realised that "&" was in use. M&S would be fine I think. Am less keen on use of & (we normally drop it elsewhere e.g. BB&R, W&S etc). Appreciate MS is less clear vs Ms, so MAS or MSp preferred by me (but p...
by PhilW
10:29 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 142
Views: 43236

Re: Port House abbreviations

What is or was the relationship between BN and Tp (if a stand-alone abbreviation, my preference)? George Thienpont . Also, a purchase by Gerwin . And by Axel . Perhaps this is simply BN70 bottled by Thienpont, in which case not meriting an abbreviation? Bottler, so this is BN . Disagree. That same ...
by PhilW
10:21 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV The Conqueror Port
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: NV The Conqueror Port

Welcome to TPF, and thanks for sharing the image and story. As far as I can tell, I can see no immediate connection between the Osborn brothers (no 'e' on the end) who were active in Porto in at least the mid 19th century with the Osborne family producing sherry since 1772, though they could of cour...
by PhilW
15:34 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1828

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

Tentative yes please from me; will confirm either way asap.
by PhilW
11:54 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Krohn
Replies: 0
Views: 568

2003 Krohn

Tasted at a friend's recent birthday, and not a wine I'd had the chance to taste before. Guessed to be a lesser-house '97 when initially tasted blind, this port seems to appear older than its true age. Believed to have been well stored, the wine is perhaps ~50% opaque, medium red with a brown edge; ...
by PhilW
10:13 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 39632

Re: Pointless Statistics

Perhaps you need to buy a Quinta? Assuming you sold none whatsoever of the resulting production, while there would be a substantial reduction in the average age of your bottles (including current port stocks) in year 1, from year 2 onwards there would be an inexorable annual increase. Only provided...
by PhilW
15:58 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1379

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Will send list of available bottles, costs and condition by email.
by PhilW
07:50 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

Can you link the source of the table - in case of any helpful surrounding text describing the criteria used to include a year in the table)? I suspect, given the obvious anomalies, it might simply be "whichever years I thought should be" per some individual? Perhaps it's intended as "years VP (ignor...
by PhilW
19:54 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1732

Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Either possible, 25th preferred
by PhilW
10:15 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 35
Views: 3409

Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

nac wrote:Warre vertical?

Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage.

I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest...
I would love to do a full Warre vertical.
by PhilW
23:24 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 22
Views: 1396

Re: RE: Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

PhilW wrote:Reading on tapatalk - can't see the poll.
I agree that if having a lesser tasting and a greater tasting, the lesser should come first.
n.b. Still haven't voted as on Tapa; my pref would be <previous week> for lesser tasting, if that were one of the options.