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by flash_uk
12:45 Fri 17 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish. That would work.. Yes like that idea. Everyone can pace themselves accordingly.
by flash_uk
11:47 Thu 16 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

The largest tasting in recent times was the Vesuvio vertical where we had 22 if I recall correctly. Given how young these are, I could see a possibility where we could have more like 16 or 18 attendees, spread across red and green rooms, and make each pour more like 35-40ml. Of course we might not f...
by flash_uk
13:44 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Decanted 20 hours. Alex deployed the magnum trick - this was a magnum split and played as two blind 75cl bottles. Here are both my notes for the same wine! 75% opacity, dark red-purple. Dark fruits and spices on the nose. Chewy, chocolate, tannic, stewey. 75% opacity, dark red. Jammy red fruit on th...
by flash_uk
13:39 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: 1983 Graham

Decanted 12 hours. 75% opacity, dark red. Soft entry, but gentle tannins mid to late palate. Rich mouthfeel, strawberries, slight bitterness in the finish.
by flash_uk
13:38 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Decanted 10 hours. 50% opacity, rich red. Cherries on the nose. Smooth, rich mouthfeel, gentle heat, strawberry and cherry.
by flash_uk
13:37 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: 1955 Cockburn

Decanted 12 hours. 30% opacity, slightly cloudy, brown-amber, yellow rim. Nose has menthol and stewed prunes. Smooth, sweet entry, alcohol. My notes say full mouthfeel but a bit flabby...these thoughts now sound contradictory! Quite quick to the finish which has a little bitterness. Apricots and som...
by flash_uk
13:35 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: 1955 Graham

Decanted 5hrs. 40% opacity, mature red. Soft red fruits on the nose. Smooth entry, a little heat and bitterness mid palate, strawberries.
by flash_uk
12:26 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lisbon
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Hello from Lisbon

Welcome RNR!

I also have a Coravin, but haven't used it with a VP yet. Given that you need to tip the bottle up to get the wine to flow, I do wonder if the bottle sediment would end up clogging the needle hole. Maybe a quick blast of argon would clear it if that happened.
by flash_uk
19:55 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: August 7th

Doggett wrote:
09:50 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Would have loved to... but unable this time. I hope you don’t go thirsty this evening!
Fear not! Self medicating 😀
by flash_uk
21:08 Sun 05 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 228

August 7th

Anyone around on Tuesday evening for some port?
by flash_uk
15:37 Mon 30 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

works for me. Thx Tony.
by flash_uk
13:28 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita

Bottled 2017. 40% opacity, red-brown, yellow rim. Nose of molasses. Rich mouthfeel, lively, citric, lemons and oranges. Long long finish and aftertaste.
by flash_uk
13:27 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1934 Dalva Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: 1934 Dalva Colheita

Bottled 1973. 30% opacity, amber tobacco. Amazing nose, fresh, oranges. Smooth, syrupy, sweet, but dryness late on palate. Oranges. Acidity lacking a little so a touch flabby. Very nice nonetheless.
by flash_uk
13:26 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: 1980 Dow

80% opacity, dark red. Tannic, chocolate, lacking a little on acidity though.
by flash_uk
13:25 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: 1970 Warre

45% opacity, mature rich red. Sweet nose, Christmas cake. Rich, chewy mouthfeel, strawberries and cherries. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
13:24 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Souza
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: 1970 Souza

45% opacity, warm red. Muted nose, cherries. Smooth entry, dryness, dusty cherries, very gentle heat.
by flash_uk
13:22 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

35% opacity, mature red. Nose has molasses and spices. Full, rich mouthfeel, black cherries, good balance, dry finish. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
13:21 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Adams
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 1966 Adams

45% opacity, mature red. Dusty cherries on the nose. Lovely rich mouthfeel, dusty cherries, great balance. Very nice indeed.
by flash_uk
13:20 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: 1963 Cockburn

40% opacity, mature red. Hot spicy entry, heat and dryness mid palate, dusty cherries. Nice mature port.
by flash_uk
13:19 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1815 Ferreira
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: 1815 Ferreira

80% opacity, dusty mud brown, cloudy, yellow rim. Nose sharp and lively, grapefruit. Fresh citric entry, grapefruit again.

Huge thanks to Christopher for sharing this legendary port. I doubt I will ever have a chance to taste anything older than this!
by flash_uk
10:50 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9664

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I think the '24 is missing from the placemat?
by flash_uk
10:48 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1098

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

I can print...might not get there until around 7 though...
by flash_uk
20:10 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1098

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

AHB wrote:
19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018
I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I was debating whether to bring two bottles. Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Okey Dokey.
by flash_uk
19:23 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1098

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

jdaw1 wrote:
15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018
I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I can dig something out for you.
by flash_uk
22:12 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1098

Re: Tues 24th July - Anyone available?

Glorious suggestion. I’m in.