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by LGTrotter
03:27 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 121

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: 270

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: 7
Views: 412

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: 273

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: 588

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: 5729

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: 817

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: 446

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: 576

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: 18327

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: 361

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: 619

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: 656

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: 703

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: 5729

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: 958

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: 650

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: 1329

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: 427

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: 787

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: 74
Views: 5729

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: 497

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: 1075
Views: 155135

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: 497

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: 497

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...