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by PhilW
08:30 Tue 22 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 841

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: 72
Views: 2390

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: 72
Views: 2390

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: 72
Views: 2390

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: 41
Views: 841

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

Yes please also.

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by PhilW
15:22 Fri 11 May 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club

Thank you to Axel (and Wolfgang's assistance) for organising the tasting on Tuesday, and an enjoyable evening with several new faces, including Elsa from Dalva and Sten and Jorgen making it over from Sweden. The RAF club facilities were excellent as always, as was the food, and I was very glad that ...
by PhilW
18:07 Thu 10 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selo under/over capsule
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Selo under/over capsule

A lot, if not the majority(?) of bottles I have seen of Oporto-bottled Taylor from the '60s and '70s seems to have the selo over the top of the capsule. From '80 onwards it seems to be some under, some over.
by PhilW
17:41 Sun 06 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 72
Views: 2390

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

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?
by PhilW
09:12 Sun 06 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 2973

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

@Julian - placemats checked and all look correct.
Could I request two swaps of position: S63 <-> Fs63 and T63<->F63 as this would make a better "Avery corner".
by PhilW
10:47 Wed 02 May 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Avery
Replies: 0
Views: 141

1970 Avery

A fascinating bottle, from Averys of Bristol. Which shipper(s) provided the wine(s) for this port is not currently known to TPF, though at least one previous year is believed to be a blend, so this may also be. The bottle and wine was in excellent condition. On decanting the colour was a good mid-de...
by PhilW
17:24 Mon 30 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 2973

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

Gentlemen, Axel asked me to look into the glass issue and despite short notice we can hire glasses for this event (Riedel port stems). The cost split per person for 7 glasses each is 13.2£. Please confirm urgently that you are happy us using the glass service as the glasses in the RAF club are not ...
by PhilW
11:42 Sun 29 Apr 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Happy New Year!

Thank you. I had not understood the subtle importance of differentiating the cask date from the bottling date. I have now retrieved the bottle from the bottom of the larder to look again and it definitely simply says 1979 with no mention of cask or bottling dates? The label is showing some age but ...
by PhilW
13:12 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 2973

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

Can you please arrange the wines that the 63s are on the right side and the others left. If you insist, but why not by age, older on left, younger on right, 63s together in the middle? I think Axel is intended to have two separate flights, with all the 63s within one of those (in order to avoid spl...
by PhilW
09:36 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 2973

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

Request to cluster the F/S/T around the Av if possible.
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: 93
Views: 2973

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: 2123

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: 93
Views: 2973

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: 586

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: 256

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: 185

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: 164

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: 155

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: 168

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: 160

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