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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: 1408

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: 1413

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: 233

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: 4169

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: 524

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: 344
Views: 45045

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: 344
Views: 45045

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: 16
Views: 1901

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: 1376
Views: 121202

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: 1376
Views: 121202

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.
by Alex M
18:36 Sat 02 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2890

Re: A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016

I can confirm attendance. Food wise may I order the salmon followed by steak M/R? Vintage TBC tomorrow when I arrive home, if that's too late let me know.
by Alex M
11:06 Tue 29 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2890

Re: A Life or Death Emergency - Monday 4th April 2016

Happy Birthday Derek!

May I tentatively reserve a place (dependent on leave and house move plans)? I shall know for certain on Friday/Saturday whether I can attend, menu requirements and vintage selection.
by Alex M
17:53 Mon 02 Nov 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency

Apologies for the delayed response. I enjoyed myself immensely at this tasting and it was great to catch up with all. There were some lovely wines present that evening and I am keen to find more Offley 1983 as I felt it had a few more decades of potential. Many thanks to CPR and AHB for bringing som...
by Alex M
18:34 Tue 27 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?
Replies: 43
Views: 4711

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?

My ETA is now 1930 owing to flights and further delays.
by Alex M
22:04 Thu 22 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?
Replies: 43
Views: 4711

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?

Starter: Smoked salmon

Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak (medium rare) with hand-cut chips - no sauce
by Alex M
10:29 Sat 10 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?
Replies: 43
Views: 4711

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?

May I take a place if there is space? I'll be flying down from Scotland that day so if anybody attending has anything to offer for adoption that would be much appreciated. If not i'm sure I can find something.
by Alex M
22:45 Tue 12 Aug 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th August - A Cellar Reduction Party
Replies: 64
Views: 7262

Re: Bank Holiday weekend?

I can make the 26th in London but may need to adopt a bottle.
by Alex M
13:45 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: 1985 Graham

Similar in colour to G83. Maybe 70%ish. Smelt and tasted of oranges and plums. Minty aftertaste. Alcohol noticeable but welcomed.
by Alex M
13:44 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1976 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: 1976 Graham Malvedos

Not many notes for this. Pale, tawny in colour. Tangy on the tongue like an orange with slight hints of caramel and spice. Not much sediment. A nice wine. I guessed W66.
by Alex M
13:09 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Calem
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: 1985 Calem

Lighter than g83/85. Maybe 65%. Not very nice on the nose, attributed to bottle stink. 1hr later it had opened up. Sweet and clingy round the mouth. Figs and tangy fruit detected. Average, wouldn't look out for it specifically.
by Alex M
13:02 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Dark! Sticky and hot on the tounge. Tasted of bitter raspberries - and almost like it was just picked p off the cellar floor - very chilled. Fine sediment- one to look out for.
by Alex M
13:00 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Similar colour to OBV 83. Very dark, maybe 80%. Strong, overpowering smell of berries and vanilla (only detected after DRT mentioned it). Jammy taste that didn't last longer than 30 seconds. Consider buying more.
by Alex M
12:59 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 26 Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, not drinking TV64
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Wed 26 Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, not drinking TV64

A thoroughly enjoyable event was had by all. It was a pleasure to meet new faces. Of note was the Offley 83, which exceeded my expectations and is something I will look out for in the future.