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by Alex M
21:45 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 56

1955 Graham

Although the intent was to open a Cr63, I reviewed my stash at home and found a G55 was seeping. The decision was easy and the bottle was stood 24 hours prior to opening. This bottle was one of three purchased from Cheffins in December 2018, the provenance being a Cambridge college cellar. There was...
by Alex M
14:29 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Thursday 15th August

AHB wrote:
23:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Very short notice, but if anyone is free in London to drink some Port on Thursday, please say so here.
PM'd you.
by Alex M
20:09 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 74

1985 Fonseca

Purchased at auction in July 2019. Fill level well into neck and no indication of seepage nor cork protrusion. On opening the bottle part of the cork broke but as usual likely operator error. A lot of chunky sediment on decanting. Decanted for 8 hours. On decanting a very dark red (indicated in pict...
by Alex M
08:35 Fri 12 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 27
Views: 1186

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

At this range yes please. May I adopt the D or G from you GEAG?
by Alex M
16:41 Wed 26 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 346
Views: 59774

Re: Port for sale at auction

I shall be attending the Cheffins auction tomorrow. Should anyone wish to deconflict bids do let me know via PM.
by Alex M
07:33 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 3656

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

May I be added to the reserve list?
by Alex M
13:00 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Yes please now confirmed. See you next week!
by Alex M
09:52 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 17153

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
21:53 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Alex M wrote:
10:12 Wed 24 Apr 2019
If there is space may I join? If not happy to go onto the reserve list and await a last minute space.
You are in.
Thank you. Let me know if I need to bring a bottle. I have no Niepoort to match the Broadbent vintages.
by Alex M
09:49 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 11597

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

AHB wrote:
17:37 Sun 24 Mar 2019
UPDATE 25 April 2019
A date has been set, we will convene on 24th April 2019 to taste, discuss and debate as many 2017 Vintage Ports as producers are willing to provide.
Is that date correct?
by Alex M
10:13 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 24
Views: 10077

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Truffle mac and Cheese

Main: Rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days)
+ skinny chips and green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
by Alex M
10:12 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 17153

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

If there is space may I join? If not happy to go onto the reserve list and await a last minute space.
by Alex M
08:15 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Provisionally, yes please.
by Alex M
11:05 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: 1977 Graham

Ahhh! I must of been rather lucky! The wine improved with more time in the decanter and I would assess a 12 hour decant is about right. Is the presence of cork weevil in one bottle indicative of it being in others from a similar stash?
by Alex M
09:52 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 598

1977 Graham

One of two bottles purchased from Sworders this week. Fill level was just below neck. The bottle had been stood for 12 hours prior to an 8 hour decant. On removing the foil there appeared to be what looked like sand around the cork. The cork crumbled on extraction. It is a dark red, perhaps similar ...
by Alex M
15:18 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 346
Views: 59774

Re: Port for sale at auction

I shall be attending the Sworders auction next Thursday (14 Mar 19). Should anyone wish to deconflict bids or request pictures/condition of lots do let me know via PM.
by Alex M
19:12 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

I'm no longer available as a reserve but enjoy the evening! It looks like a great line up!
by Alex M
16:22 Tue 22 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

May I be first reserve? (Completely understand if others from the planned Cachao should go before me)
by Alex M
17:11 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 10347

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I'm in pending whether I can provide a bottle that meets the definition of mature.
by Alex M
21:52 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 4840

Re: What do you have most of?

The only VP I have in excess of 12 bottles of is Vesuvio 1994.
by Alex M
22:30 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 820

1970 Taylor

From a collection bought in 2013, bottle 2 of 6. This was bottled by Dienhard (sp) and was without label. I was forced to open this owing to a seeping cork - they was a residue akin to honey around top of the bottle. It was stood for 7 days before being opened and decanted for 8 hours prior to drink...