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by PhilW
08:14 Thu 19 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 949

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

PhilW wrote:
14:57 Sun 15 Apr 2018
You currently have me bringing the Av63 which is not correct; it's Wolfgang S bringing the Av63, with myself bringing a T63 (one of the components) - unless Ian has a T63 (I need to make sure I can find mine!) in which case I have another alternative.
by PhilW
16:17 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1953

Re: BBR port walk 2017

I have never been at the BBR port walk. Is it worth while to travel from Sweden to attend next time? How many vintage ports, roughly, are served? The list just above is fairly typical of the range of ports on offer at the BBR port walk. The bottles are arranged on tables around the room, everyone i...
by PhilW
14:57 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 949

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

You currently have me bringing the Av63 which is not correct; it's Wolfgang S bringing the Av63, with myself bringing a T63 (one of the components) - unless Ian has a T63 (I need to make sure I can find mine!) in which case I have another alternative.
by PhilW
10:44 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger

This was a very interesting and enjoyable evening, with a significant spread of port quality. There were three faulty bottles: Fonseca, Niepoort and Offley; the Offley was undrinkable, the Fonseca was tolerable but not good, and the Niepoort looked and tasted wrong, though it had some interesting co...
by PhilW
10:10 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 1963 Ramos Pinto

Gentle and soft, enjoyable. Started to get somewhat sharper later.
Rating: vg
by PhilW
10:09 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 1963 Noval

Good backbone, but somewhat lacking overall.
Rating: g-
by PhilW
10:08 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Niepoort
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: 1963 Niepoort

Murky in colour, unfortunately this was not in great condition; there was some underlying complexity providing hints of what this wine might be, but the flavour had probably been somewhat stripped through filtering at decant (understood to have been filtered twice to try and resolve the haze). I had...
by PhilW
10:05 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Mackenzie
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Somewhat thin and lacking; drink up.
Rating: g
by PhilW
10:04 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Constantino
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 1963 Constantino

Fruit thinning slightly, but plenty of backbone/grip and improving as the evening progressed. My 3rd place for voting.
Rating: vg
by PhilW
10:03 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Calem Foz
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 1963 Calem Foz

This was a bit rough, nowhere near as good as the CaF63 tasted at last year's Calem vertical. This one was quite rough, and had slight toffee notes.
Rating: g
by PhilW
10:01 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: 1963 Cockburn

ok, but slightly flat compared to previously, whether due to bottle variation or age.
Rating: vg-
by PhilW
10:00 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 1963 Warre

Good, less fruit than some of the better 63s showing alongside but well balanced with light citric notes.
Rating: vg-
by PhilW
09:59 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: 1963 Graham

Lovely, sweet red cherries, enjoyable. Only just pipped for my 3rd place by the Constantino, and 4th overall for the group also.
Rating: vg
by PhilW
09:58 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 1963 Dow

Good, but not as good as some D63 tasted previously, this one seemed to have some hollowness to the taste. Still enjoyable, but not all it could be. Better liked by the group who rated it third overall.
rating: g/vg
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 1963 Croft

Soft and tasty. #2 for my votes, and joint WOTN for the group alongside the Taylor.
Rating: vg+
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: 1963 Offley

Very faulty; yuck.
Rating: not rated.
by PhilW
09:54 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: 1963 Taylor

A delicious bottle in excellent condition. Full and well balanced with plenty of backbone, quite sweet with red cherries; not quite typical Taylor, but a delicious bottle in excellent condition. Clearly WOTN for me, and for the group was WOTN jointly with the Croft.
Rating: vg/ex
by PhilW
09:47 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: 1963 Fonseca

Another bottle from the pipe sold at Bonham's in 2016 (see previous case tasting here); despite a decent colour and no evidence of seepage (intact cork and capsule prior to decanting), this was sadly quite faulty to taste.
Rating: not rated.
by PhilW
09:41 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 949

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison). Having heard from Axel that his S63 is not of sufficient condition to make the trip for this tasti...
by PhilW
09:25 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4783

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Following up from the tasting; Axel was unfortunately unable to join us at the last minute due to airline personnel strikes; as his bottles had already been decanted, there was nothing we could do in that regard. It has therefore been suggested that at some future TPF tasting where Axel joins us, th...
by PhilW
17:17 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 987

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

forest26 wrote:
14:54 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Can I bring a F77 ?
I can't think of any circumstance where the answer to that question would be no.

Hi Magnus, sorry but I'm not likely to be able to join you for this (generously hosted) tasting, but hope you are well and have a good evening; Phil.
by PhilW
07:54 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1112
Views: 175356

Re: Software that makes placemats

In the latest placemats, why are the "1963" over the shipper different sizes? Draft of the placemats . http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s_v.png In the above, the 1963 over Ck and Mz are clearly smaller than those over G and D; perhaps s...
by PhilW
09:25 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4783

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

DRT wrote:
20:55 Sun 08 Apr 2018
I am back in and bringing a Cr63 :wink:
Excellent :CC0000:
by PhilW
16:16 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4783

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

From the other thread it sounds as though the Cr63 delivered to the B&F for the '63 tasting has been drunk (at the '22 tasting last week). Unfortunately I do not have one to offer, but if possible can we locate a replacement as it would be a shame for the Croft not to be present to compare with the ...