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by SCP
15:00 Sun 11 Feb 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dows vintage 1985 and Fonseca 1985 port for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Dows vintage 1985 and Fonseca 1985 port for sale

Hi and welcome, Lesley. Can I ask what room and temperature the port has been in/at (a cellar, garage, shed, loft, a regular room)?
I'm actually only 15 miles away in Bucks, so could be tempted, whilst seconding flash's comments on price.
by SCP
17:58 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Thanks very much. It is a testament to the good folk of TPF that I've sampled and enjoyed nearly all of these!
by SCP
21:32 Sun 10 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Sadly I wasn't able to make it this year. Would someone mind posting the list of delicious beverages for me to envy?
by SCP
00:00 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 167836

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type/dow-2011-vintage-port A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty. Likewise, thanks for the pointer. 6 secured with some excellent ...
by SCP
23:10 Mon 09 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 757

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: 22
Views: 1701

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: 12921

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: 12921

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: 12921

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: 11874

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: 11874

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: 12921

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: 11874

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: 11874

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: 12921

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: 1089
Views: 167836

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: 11716

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: 1089
Views: 167836

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: 11716

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: 1382
Views: 131822

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: 467

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: 437

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: 467

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: 12921

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: 1147

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 :)