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by uncle tom
09:55 Sun 21 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Vintage rankings

Trafalgar Day 2018 My assessment of the 2016 port vintage, its inclusion in my rolling evaluation of the sixty most recent vintages, and my updated full vintage rankings. Before describing how I arrived at my assessment of this vintage, it is perhaps worth noting three characteristics of the 2016 v...
by uncle tom
23:10 Sat 20 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Vintage rankings

Tomorrow is Trafalgar Day, and the day I have elected to update my vintage rankings for port The basic component of this is a relative ranking of the sixty most recent vintages from Alpha to Zeta – or A to F, according in each sector of ten vintages, three with the suffix + and three with the suffix...
by uncle tom
00:32 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Bottle Watch

I havn't been able to locate any Cruz vintage 1992. I know it has been made.
Visiting the Cruz cellars a couple of years back, Axel P and I found some some neglected pallet cages full of odd Cruz VP's from that period - mostly with decaying labels and adorned with odd cigarette butts..
by uncle tom
00:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Bottle Watch

'72 is an odd year - a declaration suddenly interrupted by the alcohol scandal in '74

Yes, I have some '72s - and if anyone needs a Dow or Offley for a tasting I'm happy to oblige..
by uncle tom
13:32 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Wine Auctioneer

DaveRL wrote:
11:44 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Is OBV a possibility?
If it is port then that would fit, but we still have the problem with the shape of the bottle glass. I wonder if our Scandinavian friends can input on this, as the shape bears no resemblance to anything I've seen used in either UK or Portuguese bottlings..
by uncle tom
07:43 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Wine Auctioneer

But since I can clearly see a horizontal line coming off of the vertical, PORT seems more likely than 1910 to me. Bear in mind that this is a wax embossing rather than a cork branding, so the distortions seen on brands will not occur here. We can clearly see the character 0 or O and also the kernin...
by uncle tom
18:51 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Fitting in more bottles..

Of all the various wine storage systems, the traditional wood and metal racks are as space efficient as any other, barring large bins. And although always quoted in mm, the dimensions usually translate back to imperial measures, the pitch of racks of standard bottles being either 3 13/16" (96.8mm) o...
by uncle tom
18:12 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Wine Auctioneer

I'm not convinced that bottle is port.

The neck profiling is atypical of bottles hailing from either the UK or Portugal - there's a slightly eastern european hint to the styling, but beyond that, I can't find a match..
by uncle tom
14:29 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19084

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Default for me also please
by uncle tom
12:34 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 2930

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Do we have a date for this yet?
by uncle tom
17:30 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19084

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

All my bottles were delivered last Weds 1908,1935,1975
by uncle tom
10:16 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage countdown 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Vintage countdown 2018

Any news from the front line?

The Atlantic summer weather pattern seems to be breaking up early this year, with a clutch of systems forming. A Cat 2 hurricane called Helene looks particularly menacing, it's remnants could well dump a load of rain into Europe in about a week's time..
by uncle tom
18:13 Sun 09 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sourcing T stoppers
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Sourcing T stoppers

by uncle tom
08:50 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 1418

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Well done Julian - it's been a long time in the making..

Just had a look at the ordering page..

..what's the TPF discount code?? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by uncle tom
08:42 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port

Mystery resolved - it's a '67 with a damaged label..
by uncle tom
10:33 Thu 06 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3191

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I will bring the Niepoort on the day
by uncle tom
10:56 Sat 01 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port

Welcome to the forum! There was quite a lot of Cockburn '55 made, bottled in 1957, but I have never heard of a Cockburn vintage port of the vintage 1957. Another possibility is that this might have been a Cockburn crusted port (normally a blend of vintages) bottled in 1957, although I've never spott...
by uncle tom
20:57 Mon 20 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: 1993 - A hunt

There is only one known declared vintage port from 1993, Q. Licieras, but it's really hard to find, and the only known stockist (in Portugal) is holding out for an absurd amount. There are a small number of LBVs also, and the Q. Crasto LBV is actually a decent wine, but again, hard to find. I am und...
by uncle tom
09:24 Fri 17 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3191

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
That would work..
by uncle tom
15:37 Thu 16 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3191

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

The official blind tasting of the 2011 vintage in Porto had over 50 wines. Some thought it was too heavy a session, but I managed to keep my palate clear by drinking copious amounts of water, and by keeping reference glasses back from each flight was able to stop my opinion of the wines from driftin...
by uncle tom
13:42 Mon 13 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 3014

Re: Mon 13 August: Emergency

Late notice - but room for one more?
by uncle tom
11:24 Fri 03 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3191

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I only have one half bottle of this for the tasting - are you able to put yours in also to make a sensible quantity?
Mine is a full bottle..
by uncle tom
09:59 Fri 03 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage countdown 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Vintage countdown 2018

It's getting extremely hot out there.. - most quintas will probably see highs of over 40C today. Whilst a good burst of heat for a few days is a recurrent theme of great vintages, I wonder when 'hot' becomes 'too hot' for the vines? The Atlantic hurricane season is eerily calm meanwhile. There are s...
by uncle tom
20:36 Thu 02 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical FEB 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2902

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

Game on - if 2018 or post about 23/3/19..
by uncle tom
20:34 Thu 02 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3191

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Splendid - count me in - have the Niepoort Bioma already..