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by uncle tom
16:27 Sun 01 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 62
Views: 5488

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Gents,

Might I suggest that we have a protocol with this tasting, that every bottle must be decanted at least 24hrs ahead of time?

My recent notes suggest that 24hr if not 48hr decants are advisable with this vintage..
by uncle tom
10:44 Sat 30 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The LBV dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: The LBV dilemma

The Sogrape LBVs are very age worthy and should be cellared as it they were mid-grade Vintage Ports. At the BFT this year, Sandeman confirmed that their LBVs were unfiltered. The pre-release 2015 sample they showed there was very impressive and has just begun to appear on the market - I shall be la...
by uncle tom
14:52 Fri 29 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 62
Views: 5488

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

The only adoptee I can offer to add to the list (without broaching an owc) is the Noval. This went through a really awkward phase, but my most recent notes (10/13, 8/16, 10/17) show a clear pattern of improvement
by uncle tom
15:08 Thu 28 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The LBV dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 261

The LBV dilemma

There used to be a mantra that an LBV with a driven cork was age-worthy and one with T stopper had been filtered and fined to an extent that made good aging unlikely. Then Croft messed things up by offering an unfiltered LBV with a T-stopper.. To be fair, my own researches are indicating that T-stop...
by uncle tom
18:11 Sun 24 Nov 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Bargain Rhone from Tesco
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Bargain Rhone from Tesco

Tesco are currently selling Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone 2018 at just £5.25/bt (if you buy six or more)

Bottle has a retro French label and bottle shape which is rather attractive, and comes with a driven cork.

It's also a really lovely wine - an absolute bargain at the price..
by uncle tom
11:50 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

'27, '42, '47, and '60 are all on the scaffold, awaiting execution

Plan to double decant them between 2.00 and 3.30 and will then aim to be on parade by about 5.45 to allow time for pours
by uncle tom
10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler Attended being the operative word.. As I recall, they expected us to sit barely 1ft apart and there was an art exhibition taking place in the same room at the same time. Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending...
by uncle tom
10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Oops.. - I forgot to include Noval on my list, which I have a very nice stash of.

I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
by uncle tom
10:41 Fri 15 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

There will be fourteen of us, likely all full-capacity drinkers, and 14 × 1¼ = 17½. Table space limits us to 1×A3 + 1×A4, so to about 15 + 6 = 21 glasses. Would it be wrong to have between 18 and 20?
So which shippers shall we drop from my list?

Losing Messias, RCV and Sibio would leave 18
by uncle tom
19:44 Thu 14 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Tom’s birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

I have:

Butler Nephew
Calem
Cockburn
Croft
Delaforce
Dow
Ferreira
Fonseca
Gonzalez Byass
Graham
Martinez
Messias
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Real Companhia Velha
Rebello Valente
Sandeman
Sibio
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Warre

- How many bottles do we want on the table.?
by uncle tom
18:40 Thu 14 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed. When: 6½pm, Tuesday 2 nd June 2020. Where: The Red Room in The Boot & Flogger @  Google |  StreetMap.co.uk |  ///cafe.humid.palace |  Bing . Theme: 1960 horizontal, sighted. Who: Johnny Symington; Christian Seely (provisional); Dirk Niepoort ; THRA...
by uncle tom
20:03 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

SushiNorth wrote:
16:41 Mon 21 Oct 2019
I'm still annoyed that I bought a bunch of 2009
I don't know why - be patient (or at least, tell your offspring to be patient)

I think 2009 will have an exceptional reputation when adjoining vintages start to fade..
by uncle tom
15:30 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

Which when rearranged into best to worst gives 1980, 1983, 1975, 1985, 1987. There are a handful of ports from '80 and '83 that I think are very good, but then I could say the same about '85. And I think there are quite a few good ports from '75, but maybe not so many as to make that year a whole g...
by uncle tom
11:27 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

Trafalgar Day 2019 My assessment of the 2017 port vintage, its inclusion in my rolling evaluation of the sixty most recent vintages, and my updated full vintage rankings. The near full declaration of the 2017 vintage immediately after declaring 2016 was a remarkable break from past tradition. Soon ...
by uncle tom
06:24 Sat 05 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

Will be there - am not fussy about placemats etc
by uncle tom
15:48 Fri 04 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

Is there space for another in that room?
by uncle tom
20:03 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed

Regret not..
by uncle tom
03:20 Sun 08 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26969

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Tom, please also confirm what you want to eat
I think my default menu choice is ex. stock - if they've changed the menu, something similar will do..

Confirm will bring Dow.
by uncle tom
13:00 Sat 07 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26969

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Alas, the winds have not changed. I’ll be landing in Chicago just as the first drops of ‘66 are passing your lips.
Enjoy.. O'Hare gets my vote for being the world's worst airport..
by uncle tom
20:19 Thu 05 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26969

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I could be available, if there's space..

Have plenty of '66 - Dow perhaps?
by uncle tom
10:13 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: 1945 Rebello Valente

RV45 . Orange, 19% opaque. Alas barely Port: pineapple; thin; sweet; bland. I have forgotten how the RV45 arrived at the 1994 tasting. Please could this thread be reminded. I had collected three bottles from a shared auction lot that day - one was a Croft '45 in good order, another was an ullaged a...