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by LGTrotter
17:09 Sat 03 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

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: 515

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...
by LGTrotter
00:53 Mon 08 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hunt Roope & Co question
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Hunt Roope & Co question

I have no idea why they would post these (what look like) quite small samples to England, especially when they would presumably have had an agent and all the trimmings in London. Perhaps it is the Beaujolais Nouveau of it's age. I can only really see them doing this with vintage port. Probably a bar...
by LGTrotter
23:21 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

AHB wrote:
14:33 Mon 27 Feb 2017
Now all I need is for someone else to try the port and tell me what they think.
Well here you are then.
by LGTrotter
23:15 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento
Replies: 1
Views: 236

2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

I bought six of these and hid them and then went back and bought one more, just to see. A very deep colour, packed to the rim and staining the glass purple as I swirl it with a density that seems visibly different from most ports. Very long legs to the top of the glass. The nose is minerals underlai...
by LGTrotter
12:34 Fri 17 Mar 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Sherry Advice.

I too wish I knew about sherry, I drink a small amount from time to time, rather shamefully I rather like sweeter styles (I have a bottle of Williams and Humbert Dry Sack open, which confusingly is not dry). I think that the date aged wines are a relatively new invention, and I sense a slight sneeri...
by LGTrotter
21:20 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Since it was my wife's birthday last week (turning 40) I opened the following bottles as a small port tasting for our wine- and portliking friends & family: - Quevedo 40 yo Tawny (2012 bottling); - Dalva 1977 Colheita (bottled 2014); - Warre 1977 Vintage Port; All showed very well, and it was an ex...
by LGTrotter
21:14 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 1983 Fonseca

It has performed that peculiar magic trick of looking darker tonight, and it tastes more oleaginous.
by LGTrotter
15:17 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1063
Views: 141787

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Browsing Marks and Spencer's today I notice they have an own brand 2011 port. It looks like Skeffington and at £26 it is not a bad price. They did a 25% off if you buy 6 recently (and interestingly 20% off 3 bottles) which would put it under £20/bottle which they are bound to repeat sooner or later....
by LGTrotter
12:35 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 1983 Fonseca

Didn't you just buy a case of these? You must be very pleased to have secured some fine drinking for the next few months. Yes I did and I am pleased. I hope they last longer than a few months as I think they have some development ahead of them. Although this is a hunch rather than a definite thing,...
by LGTrotter
22:12 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 248

1983 Fonseca

Pale in colour with a very clear meniscus, but all reds and pinks with little or no perceptible browning. The nose seems almost non-existent, a hint of spirit and dust. This port steals across the palate on satin slippers, beautifully soft and composed making a long clear arc which begins with sweet...
by LGTrotter
19:44 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana: So what have you been drinking all week which has kept you away from the S. Leonardo? (I can't imagine the whole bottle lasting a week otherwise, never mind one remaining glass!) Glenn is doing well,...
by LGTrotter
01:16 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

AHB wrote:
23:45 Mon 13 Mar 2017
LGTrotter wrote:
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
And a decent glass of port it is too.
Still probably the best port in terms of QPR I have ever owned, whatever others may say. And I am going to perform the same trick next time they have a 25% off deal on the 97 too.
by LGTrotter
01:11 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An afternoon of rummaging
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: An afternoon of rummaging

I liked “that pent up past”: captured the sense very well. Thank you, I often think that however much I like the taste of port and enjoy the unique intoxication of it I almost certainly wouldn't be obsessive about it if it wasn't for the decades it must endure before it finally reaches its consumma...
by LGTrotter
00:51 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 885

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

This point has been much discussed in various threads on this forum, I cannot think where or I would post a link. Glenn is right that it is rather like comparing apples and oranges, and he is also right that there does not seem to be an upper limit on wood ageing. I was thinking about this question ...
by LGTrotter
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
by LGTrotter
23:34 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An afternoon of rummaging
Replies: 4
Views: 303

An afternoon of rummaging

I spent my afternoon rearranging my port collection, moving things, tying on luggage labels, writing down where everything was. I don't like disturbing it too much but it is such a pleasant thing to do. I had been feeling a bit grumpy with a cold and I came away with a feeling of tranquility. Loaths...
by LGTrotter
23:08 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194189

Re: Apostrophe crimes

By the way, do we have any feedback on Ms Robinson's views? (I feared another correction should I attempt the apostrophe on her first name) Mention is hereby made of the absence of punctuation at the end of the bracketed sentence. I thought I was tying my shoelaces carefully but it seems I was only...
by LGTrotter
21:00 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Krohn's LBV Port
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Krohn's LBV Port

I have had the standard LBV a few times. I quite liked it, their vintage 03 was very tasty and well priced. They do seem to have a particular flavour to all their ports, very sweet, Tarne mentions pecans and I think he is spot on. I think they are now owned by Taylor Fladgate so I wonder if the styl...
by LGTrotter
18:48 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017

I guess this is from the perspective of someone who has plenty of port from the sixties and seventies tucked away I do have some, but not plenty, and certainly not enough :( When is it ever enough? I started buying wine with a 12 bottle rack and thought that when I filled that up it would be enough...
by LGTrotter
18:39 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Selling an case (12 bottles) of Vintage Fonseca 1983 Port
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Selling an case (12 bottles) of Vintage Fonseca 1983 Port

Now tucked away safely chez moi. Most satisfactory, with thanks to Ben and his father's excellent directions.
by LGTrotter
01:10 Sat 11 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017

I do think the 80s decade is one of Port's weakest links. Oh dear. I guess this is from the perspective of someone who has plenty of port from the sixties and seventies tucked away, most of mine is from the eighties. Maybe it is what I am used to but I think there are a few overlooked wines from th...
by LGTrotter
17:02 Fri 10 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: 80s Majors Matrix, Thursday 9 March 2017

Looks like a great evening, i have assumed a dark green shade of envy. Me too. Particularly as Jancis was present, one of my wine heroes. Probably best I wasn't there, I would have only stared in slack jawed, bumpkinish awe at her all night. As to the wines I too noted that the 83s garnered no poin...
by LGTrotter
20:17 Sat 04 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217536

Re: One quiz at a time

OK, I'll take the bullet; violin.
by LGTrotter
22:06 Fri 03 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

Oh here you go, a link

I was thinking that the undergraduate in the first story complained of having his Cockburn 04 drunk by the rowing club. Published in 1933 that would make it just about thirty, an 85 in todays money.