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by flash_uk
12:29 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1961 Krohn
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 1961 Krohn

30% opacity, brown amber. Sweet nose. Smooth, syrupy, sweet, gentle acidity in the finish. Old-ish stuff. I guessed S60.
by flash_uk
12:28 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: 1975 Dow

25% opacity, red with amber rim. Lovely syrupy chewy mouthfeel. Sweetness, strawberries. Lip-licking! I guessed Mz70.
by flash_uk
12:26 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Also worth noting, for a tasting with more than ten persons, this may well be the first time everyone got at least one point!
by flash_uk
12:25 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Berry Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: 1977 Berry Brothers

40% opacity, warm red, clear. Lovely sweet smooth entry, great balance and structure. Dark red fruits, damson. I guessed G70.
by flash_uk
12:23 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: 1997 Noval

90% opacity, dark, dark red. Fruity, tannic, big. Long way to go! I guessed V97.
by flash_uk
12:22 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 1970 Ramos Pinto

40% opacity, red. Christmas cake on the nose. Lovely rich mouthfeel, christmas cake. I guessed W70.
by flash_uk
12:21 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Churchill Agua Alta
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: 1992 Churchill Agua Alta

80% opacity, dark, dark red. Muted nose, dark fruits. Tannic in the mouth, young, good fruit. I guessed V95.
by flash_uk
12:19 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 1970 Taylor

35% opacity, rich, warm red, very clear. Nose of molasses, redcurrant. Smooth entry, syrupy, full mouthfeel. Very mild heat, red fruits, redcurrant, good balance, just a hint of acidity in the finish which seems to curtail the aftertaste. I guessed S70. On relfection, T70 should have been guessed - ...
by flash_uk
12:01 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: 1983 Ramos Pinto

20% opacity, dark red. On the nose, dark red fruit, some leather. Rich, full, syrupy, dark fruit, some spice, tannin in the finish. I guessed SW77.
by flash_uk
12:00 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Sandeman
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: 1970 Sandeman

35% opacity, warm red, rim slightly brown. Velvety entry, sweetness, red fruits, crranberries and a little mocha bitterness towards the finish. Good balance, gentle tannins with the finish. I guessed D70.
by flash_uk
11:58 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, red brown, amber rim. Lovely sweet smooth entry, citrus. I guessed GM67. When Charles revealed that CPR I was the same port from a magnum, I was pleased that I at least managed to guess the same wine for that, even if it was the wrong wine!
by flash_uk
11:56 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, red brown, very slightly cloudy. Soft smooth entry, lively in the mouth, very nice gentle acidity, long aftertaste of citrus. I guessed GM67. When Charles revealed that CPR II was the same port from a magnum, I was pleased that I at least managed to guess the same wine for that, even if...
by flash_uk
11:50 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

On the evening we developed an interesting twist to guessing the port. As Alex alludes to above, we invented "the monkey", who happens to guess Dow 1970 for every port tasted blind. On this evening, the monkey scored 4. We were only able to match this, not beat it :-) The guesses: http://www.planetm...
by flash_uk
11:47 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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by flash_uk
11:42 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 1977 Fonseca

45% opacity, rich warm red. Rich, full mouthfeel, red fruits. Pleasant but not spectacular.
by flash_uk
11:41 Thu 17 Aug 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Great to catch up with everyone, and to welcome Tom to his first tasting. The T70 from Alex was my WOTN.
by flash_uk
17:03 Mon 14 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 7th September ?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Thursday 7th September ?

Unlikely I could make the 7th. 6th could work.
by flash_uk
12:19 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 1
Views: 61

1977 Rebello Valente

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:14 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 25

1977 Smith Woodhouse

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:14 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1961 Krohn
Replies: 1
Views: 34

1961 Krohn

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:14 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 24

1975 Dow

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:13 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Noval
Replies: 1
Views: 27

1997 Noval

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:13 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Berry Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 38

1977 Berry Brothers

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:13 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 34

1970 Ramos Pinto

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...
by flash_uk
12:12 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Churchill Agua Alta
Replies: 1
Views: 24

1992 Churchill Agua Alta

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1977 Fonseca (MPM I); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR I: one half of a magnum); 1977 Rebello Valente (CPR II: another half of a magnum); 1970 Sandeman (DRL); 1983 Ramos Pinto (IDJ);...