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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: 1130

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: 11644

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: 28
Views: 2256

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: 21
Views: 7665

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: 11644

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: 1130

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: 373

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: 373

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: 345
Views: 55600

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: 3378

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: 3378

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: 9097

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: 4536

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: 747

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...
by Alex M
15:37 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Port Forum Port Bucket List
Replies: 39
Views: 7345

Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

A fairly simple one without wanting to go 'overboard'.

T1970 vs TQdV1970
by Alex M
16:00 Sat 24 Dec 2016
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port for sale: Sandeman 1985 (bottled 1987)
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Re: Port for sale: Sandeman 1985 (bottled 1987)

Josh, I've sent you a private message.
by Alex M
18:09 Sat 03 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 345
Views: 55600

Re: Port for sale at auction

In light of the recent posts about NN31, Cheffins have a N31 up for auction next Wednesday

http://auctions.cheffins.co.uk/asp/full ... o=++157794
by Alex M
12:38 Thu 01 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 345
Views: 55600

Re: Port for sale at auction

Will anybody be attending the Bigwood wine auction this evening?
by Alex M
19:51 Sun 16 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1994; Where's the value?
Replies: 25
Views: 5899

Re: 1994; Where's the value?

Looking through some the old tasting notes on the site, Croft appear to have delivered a solid effort in 1994.
by Alex M
15:13 Fri 23 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186416

Re: Latest buy

6 x Vesuvio 1994. Purchased on BBX for £260 IB. I fear I paid slightly over the 'going rate' but when reviewing my cellar inventory I paid £225 for 6 in 2010.
by Alex M
19:24 Thu 16 Jun 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1410
Views: 186416

Re: Latest buy

The only time I've had the Fonseca QdP 1986 was at the East India Club, London in 2006. It had those labels too. I remember it was drinking rather well then so possibly one to drink up over these next few years.