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by SCP
23:10 Mon 09 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Not visible at LHR T5 when I passed through this week, no change from the normal selection.
by SCP
14:07 Wed 28 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 861

BBR port walk 2017

I'm sure many are on the emails, but advance booking is now open for the BBR port walk 2017 TS1907 Thursday 23rd November Port Walk £95 TS1908 Friday 24th November Port Walk £95 In addition, there is a lunch on 2nd November TS1903 Thursday 2nd November Lunch and Learn: Port and the Anglo-Portuguese ...
by SCP
17:50 Wed 08 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

SCP wrote:
14:51 Sun 26 Feb 2017
I will be dashing over from the airport, should be there around 7.15pm
Happy to say that I have managed to secure an earlier flight, so should be there just after 6.30pm
by SCP
21:39 Mon 27 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

jdaw1 wrote:
20:13 Sun 26 Feb 2017
Please text with an updated ETA when you have it. My phone number coming by PM; others might also send numbers.
Thanks. Yes, will do so.
by SCP
14:51 Sun 26 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

No starter
Chargrilled sirloin steak (medium-rare) 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato + a market salad (no sauce with either)
No dessert

I will be dashing over from the airport, should be there around 7.15pm
by SCP
18:48 Wed 01 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9260

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
16:20 Wed 01 Feb 2017
My guests coming; as is Simon F.

Simon D.: you were just too slow.
Thank you!
I may be slightly late, but should be there before 7pm.
by SCP
15:23 Wed 01 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9260

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

I so want to come to this. But my left sinus is on fire. I can’t. If there’s anybody who could use a seat, gratis , it’s otherwise going unused. Hope you feel better soon, but if you are totally sure about giving up your seat for free, then I have a very grateful guest I could bring along (another ...
by SCP
10:21 Sun 29 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

I shall bring my T85 and G85 on Wednesday as well.
by SCP
10:21 Sun 29 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9260

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

There is a strong chance I may now be able to make this tasting (replacing one Simon with another), but don't have an appropriate bottle contribution. If I double-check on Monday, would that be ok? Excellent - I have pencilled you in but please confirm ASAP I can confirm attendance. Looking forward...
by SCP
22:09 Fri 27 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9260

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

There is a strong chance I may now be able to make this tasting (replacing one Simon with another), but don't have an appropriate bottle contribution. If I double-check on Monday, would that be ok?
by SCP
20:23 Tue 10 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

Definitely interested and date is possible, but will have to check near the time. I have G85 and T85.
by SCP
11:58 Tue 29 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1075
Views: 155401

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Laithwaites currently selling Andresen 40 yo tawny (2016 bottling) at £60 for a 750ml bottle. Using a LINK50 code for a £50 discount if you spend £120 you can get them for £70 a pair (plus delivery ~£10).
by SCP
23:31 Thu 27 Oct 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical
Replies: 84
Views: 8873

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

SCP wrote:I am not yet sure if I can make this, but have a bottle of 1942 Noval to contribute if I do. Need to check my notes on condition, but i think it's been recorked by Peter Wylie.
Unfortunately, I am not able to attend, but the bottle may be...
by SCP
23:57 Thu 08 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1075
Views: 155401

Re: Port for sale by retailer

For those missing the N31 from their collection and able to get a large purchase past the other half...
https://www.farrvintners.com/wine.php?wine=23605
by SCP
11:23 Mon 05 Sep 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical
Replies: 84
Views: 8873

Re: Tues Dec 13th 2016 - Noval vertical

I am not yet sure if I can make this, but have a bottle of 1942 Noval to contribute if I do. Need to check my notes on condition, but i think it's been recorked by Peter Wylie.
by SCP
11:30 Wed 25 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1376
Views: 115315

Re: Latest buy

2 magnums of 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens VP. I've been looking for a long time to find a (any) 2005 VP, as it's my oldest son's birthyear. So one of these will go to him, the other will maybe be opened at an apropiate time by me :mrgreen: When I got them home today, they stated on the labels that these...
by SCP
21:12 Tue 24 May 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: 1985 Taylor

Forgot to mention, my companions in drinking the port had previously tasted a good bottle of the T85 (I had not) and were both unimpressed with this one.
by SCP
14:19 Tue 24 May 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1986 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 0
Views: 368

1986 Taylor Terra Feita

TTF86 acquired last year DP through Nickolls & Perks. Decanted 8 hours beforehand, medium-dark red in line with its age. A potent and fruity port. Plenty of black fruit, plus some red fruit. Still some good tannins, but remains a little alcoholic. Superior than a 'stewed' T85 served for comparison. ...
by SCP
14:15 Tue 24 May 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 360

1985 Taylor

T85 sourced from Tesco in the half-price sale last year. Decanted 8 hours beforehand, colour reasonable, if a little light for its age. Overall my impression was "stewed". Tasted rather flat, with some soft sweet summer fruits; rather lacking in the expected punch or any wow factor. TTF86 served for...
by SCP
05:22 Fri 20 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 122
Views: 9596

Re: 80s Majors Matrix

Any plans to reinvigorate this? +1 if so! Have a few in storage and could draw down given notice.
by SCP
22:32 Thu 19 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Decanting recommendation

Thanks both! I think then a breakfast decant for mid-afternoon consumption.
jdaw1 wrote:Invite me.
Unfortunately, unless you can prove me wrong, you are barred on grounds of age discrimination, not fitting a birthyear of 1985/1986 :)
by SCP
10:19 Thu 19 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Decanting recommendation

Hi all,
I will be opening 2 bottles of T85 and 1 of TTF86 this weekend to share with some suitably aged friends. Any recommendations on decanting time for these?
Thanks!
by SCP
11:32 Sun 15 May 2016
Forum: Travel
Topic: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro

Did you get the chance to visit the Graham museum at the lodge when you lunched at Vinum? I've not been round the museum yet and would be interested to hear your impressions. This was actually the second time I've been in the new museum since it opened, so I didn't pay as much attention. I remember...
by SCP
11:26 Sun 15 May 2016
Forum: Travel
Topic: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro

Both Sat and Sun evenings we went to the reopened Vinologia (now Portologia?), which had a similar selection to previously, although I actually preferred the older surroundings. The new style is rather bright and modern for my taste. Vinologia vs Portologia - they are different premises; Last year ...
by SCP
19:01 Tue 10 May 2016
Forum: Travel
Topic: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

A long weekend in Porto and the Douro

Taking advantage of the first May bank holiday weekend (it isn't a bank holiday Monday in Portugal, so everything was open), four of us took in the delights of Porto and the Douro Valley. A few notes on the trip follow, but suffice it to say that I noted at least 42 ports tasted in the course of the...