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by PhilW
09:34 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 20
Views: 554

Re: Valuation???

From the label, this appears to be a 1931 Niepoort Garrafeira port - note this is neither a "vintage port" nor a "tawny"/"colheita", but a separate relatively uncommon style of port created by the process described by DRT. The label and bottle appear genuine, of the expected type. The capsule is the...
by PhilW
17:10 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 5989

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Reconfirming attendance, and email sent.
by PhilW
18:12 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Wow. The chance to taste a Waterloo vintage port is a privilege, you guys present are very fortunate, and Christopher very generous. Sounds like a very interesting evening of different ports (I'll be particularly interested to hear how the Adams '66 [RO] showed), and the old Dalva colheita (I very m...
by PhilW
18:08 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Porto From London City

Road driving from London to Porto is really horrible thing, we drove from London and it was very tiring, also road directions was not correct sometimes and it was too hard to arrive to Porto, sometimes Googlemap did not give correct directions and then we start using usual services for maps for exa...
by PhilW
20:19 Sat 30 Jun 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: RE: Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

Andy Velebil wrote:Anytime except when Europeans are on their holiday there LOL.
:O Am imagining the response if I replied to the same question posted on ftlop with "anytime the Americans are not there" ;p
by PhilW
20:13 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 248

1983 Fonseca

Decanted on Saturday; only a small amount drunk on Sat evening at D+3hr: lovely raisins and complex fruit initially, leading to a simpler very sweet Graham-like finish. Didn't get the chance for any on Sun evening, so next drunk at D+48hr; sadly has not lasted well. Now somewhat less full or well ba...
by PhilW
20:08 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV San Leonardo 20yr white
Replies: 0
Views: 86

NV San Leonardo 20yr white

I must come back and write more, but first impression of this wine is that it is a delicious, superbly balanced 20yr (sweet) white, lovely full flavour, good length finish.

Overall I prefer the 20yr tawny to the 20yr white, but that is no criticism of the white; this is a very good wine.

Rating: vg+
by PhilW
21:39 Thu 21 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Ah but that's another interesting different option Wolfgang - you seem to be implicitly suggesting a "best of 91 vs best of 92" rather than pairs of 91/92 from the same shipper.
by PhilW
21:10 Wed 20 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: RE: Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal


uncle tom wrote:Will you pair SQ's with declared ports, or focus on those who declared both?
Personally I'm hoping for the majors (FG91 vs F92, G91 vs GM92 etc), perhaps with some dual declarers depending on availability.
by PhilW
21:38 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Sounds like a good plan to me, I'd be interested.
by PhilW
08:12 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share

Why was there so much guessing of Ts94 (both for the wine that was in fact Ts94, and for wine that wasn't)?
Perhaps it is well known (just not to me) that members have recently bought Ts94 and thus it might appear - but which producer is "Ts" ?
by PhilW
21:41 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Valuation Question

In rough agreement with DRT. In top condition this would retail for £800-1200, and hence you would be likely to obtain £400-600 if you were to sell it privately or at auction. Regarding condition, the capsule/seal looks good, but you would need to check the level of the wine in the bottle; if this i...
by PhilW
20:08 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Welsh rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (Black and Blue)
+ bearnaise sauce
+ green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
by PhilW
20:04 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

But please, rather than tease me with vague statements like "I have a few 1970", let me know what you have. It doesn't have to be in thread - you can tell me by PM or by email. But if the list above starts to identify that we need to find a Ferreira, for example, we can make sure that when one come...
by PhilW
21:19 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

p.s. Alex's order appears to be missing from the food order (as does Ian's, but in the latter case he hasn't provided one).
by PhilW
21:17 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

And please could somebody check the placemats . Please could somebody check the placemats ? (Please do command-r or control-r to force a reload to the latest version, time-stamped ≥ 10:30 Sun 03 June.) Everything looks in order Julian. Agree with Mike, with a couple of notes. - Placemats all appear...
by PhilW
13:56 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Germany, 12 points
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Germany, 12 points

Congratulations Axel!
by PhilW
07:32 Thu 31 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

New policy for future events. I will post that people are getting a copy of a recent order, and if different might be wanted, it will be their responsibility to check and request. Good plan. Or have a "default order" thread. As I think I've ordered the same thing for the last 4+ tastings, works for...
by PhilW
08:30 Tue 22 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 2884

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

forest26 wrote:
08:06 Tue 22 May 2018
For reference: I only have 50, 54, 60, 62, 63 and a lot of recent vintages.
"only"! :roll:
by PhilW
22:08 Mon 21 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: RE: Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Food for me please:

Starter: Welsh rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (Black and Blue)
+ bearnaise sauce
+ green beans with shallots
by PhilW
18:58 Tue 15 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: RE: Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.


forest26 wrote:Hi Phil
Looks like there was a gap at 8 - over to you.
Excellent, I'll be pleased to join you. Could either bring a W58 (need to check condition) or am happy to join the adoption pool so that we have a wider range of years covered.
by PhilW
19:06 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8439

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

PhilW wrote:
17:41 Sun 06 May 2018
I didn't think I would be able to make this date, but it now appears I could. However, I believe you're full, so perhaps I could be added as a reserve?
If there is now a spot available, can I now be confirmed?
by PhilW
15:28 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 2884

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Yes please also.

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