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by LGTrotter
11:11 Sun 11 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Malvedos 1968
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Graham's Malvedos 1968

The one thing about the 1968 is that this year, being it's 50th birthday, it will be worth a little more. All those people looking for a 50th birthday present. Next year it will be worth a little less. Don't get too excited though, half retail is the usual advice, and low retail at that. Look on win...
by LGTrotter
23:49 Thu 08 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 132

1985 Graham

I have had a few 85s recently which I thought had been going through an awkward phase, Warre, Dow and Sandeman, so I thought I would check in on this, one of my favourites. Good colour, clear and bright, dark, but not in the first flush of youth, the meniscus is fading at the rim but not too brown o...
by LGTrotter
20:04 Tue 06 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

But seriously a very impressive looking bit of maths. I am unqualified to comment on it. I have always taken the view (and suited the action to the thought) that I put celotex on the outside of my wine store (the insulation) and the breeze blocks on the inside (thermal inertia). I have no idea if th...
by LGTrotter
19:06 Tue 06 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

Thanks Phil.

Glad that's all cleared up.
by LGTrotter
21:22 Sat 20 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cork Weevil
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Cork Weevil

Having read the reports of the Christmas do I cannot think that I have ever come across cork weevil although I have heard about it. Could those with experience tell me what to look out for. I wonder if you can get weevil in corks where there is a good solid capsule? Will they go right through a coll...
by LGTrotter
01:48 Sat 09 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 138

1983 Warre

Decent dark colour, a bit paler at the rim but not worryingly so. An initial sip on opening gave a sense of ruffled tannin and a hint of sweetness on the finish. Once opened for a few hours I had another go and it was a pleasant and competent port but with not much chutzpah. Rather dry, rather sombr...
by LGTrotter
23:59 Sat 02 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Not sure about 'interstellar space'. Has it even reached the Oort Cloud yet? Is there an Oort Cloud? But I do love a space mission.
by LGTrotter
23:57 Sat 02 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 168170

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I know it is poor planning to mention a port on the forum before buying it but I note that the Wine Society is offering 2000 LBV Warre at £23/bottle. Not an absolute steal but it has a few more years on it than most of those available in supermarkets and the like. They have probably been reading Ale...
by LGTrotter
23:52 Sat 02 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter - Jan 2018 - tasting of 78 x 10 & 20 yr old Tawny Ports
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Decanter - Jan 2018 - tasting of 78 x 10 & 20 yr old Tawny Ports

I buy the odd one (Decanter) in hard copy but I am currently sulking about their paywall. One of those irritating ones where it is far from clear whether you will be allowed to look at the article until you have clicked on it. Then if it is of any interest you are not. All the advertorials are of co...
by LGTrotter
03:27 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 214

1983 Graham

I have not had this port for about 20 years, it used to sell for pence at a local wine shop and I bought a few. I didn't think much of them and drank them young. an inexpressive wine with not much fruit was my sense. All these years later I like it rather more. Another atypical Graham, it does not h...
by LGTrotter
22:45 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?

I think that is a very handsome bottle. I don't know the wine but it has several points in it's favour. Firstly it is in a magnum. A large bottle gives it the best chance to age well. Secondly the small print at the bottom suggests it will throw a deposit which bodes well for it to be (hopefully) no...
by LGTrotter
20:42 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheese with port. Advice required
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Mimolette. Or Montgomery's Cheddar. Sharpham's Rustic. Lord of the Hundreds, if they still make it. Parmesan, the older the better. Cheese is terrific.
by LGTrotter
20:51 Sun 01 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 389

1985 Warre

I am a little surprised that this seems to be the first note I have written on this wine. Looking back at my notebooks I have only 4 notes, although I could have sworn I have had it many more times than this. Anyway, to the wine. On the first night it was rather as I think of it, soft and sweet. A b...
by LGTrotter
20:13 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: 1977 Vintage Port

Thank you for posting this. An interesting read. 77 always seem to be awkward beggars. The shame of the vintage is the Dow, oh what might have been but for the corks.
by LGTrotter
20:10 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 9317

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

/2alph wrote:
06:38 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Dow's Bomfim 15, Vesuvio 15, Cockburn's 15. All are very good. Cockburn's was my farorite
Interesting, I have been thinking of the Cockburn. But perhaps if I was to buy something young I should wait for the '16s.

Warre 85. Better than I remember it, but no cigar.
by LGTrotter
20:07 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Glass Opacity

In answer to question 1 I would say that as the glass has got darker the lights have got brighter. I find that a fierce LED cuts through most glass, although I have not tried this with Vesuviuo bottles. I have also for the most part given up shining light through the bottle while decanting. I use a ...
by LGTrotter
21:48 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

No backstory of previous tastings but this is a port which I remember with much fondness as one of my first tentative steps in the way of port nearly 30 years ago. Lovely to hear it is still humming along.
by LGTrotter
21:45 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I wonder if Pete is going to be using Aussie ports for this. In which case the example of Seppelt fortified wines that are kept in tin sheds in the outback (I believe) may show that while he may not get what we would think of as port in the northern hemisphere he may get something uniquely Australia...
by LGTrotter
21:33 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 21788

Re: Handwriting questions

"Good on 02/02/90"?
by LGTrotter
23:00 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Croft
Replies: 0
Views: 519

1977 Croft

This has a Morgan Furze shipper label, as distinct from another stash I have with import label from the 'Dam. I think these bottles are better than the ones from the Netherlands. Looked a bit darker than I remember this wine, decidedly red and clear, good colour. Nice on the nose when first opened, ...
by LGTrotter
22:03 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Time for drinking vintage port
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Time for drinking vintage port

Well done! A bit of a rubbish August here as well. I have been inspired by your post to open a bottle of Croft 77.
by LGTrotter
22:00 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015

I have been looking at 3 packs of this. My issue with this port is not with investment potential which does not concern me, rather that I will not get to drink it at anything like maturity. But of all the super cuvee ports this would be the one I would like to try, Graham being the port which got me...
by LGTrotter
21:52 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 M&S Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: 2011 M&S Vintage Port

I think this is 'Skeffington', which from my own limited experience is very good value for money. I have not had this particular port but have been tempted, especially when M&S do their buy 6 get 25% off offer. My own experience of Skeffington is that it is a decided cut above most BOB supermarket p...
by LGTrotter
17:09 Sat 03 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 9317

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

A Gould Campbell 1980. One of those recently released by the newness of the cork. Good wine though, very dark and could do with another ten years.
by LGTrotter
00:07 Wed 10 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying En Primeur
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Buying En Primeur

Hello and welcome. I would like to agree with Flash that starting young in getting a cellar together is a good plan. If you buy sensibly even if you decide to become teetotal then you will be able to sell the wine and recoup most of your money, add a bit of luck and you might even make some money, b...