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by flash_uk
11:52 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

95% opacity, dark red. Chocolate and coffee in the mouth.
by flash_uk
11:51 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 1963 Cockburn

35% opacity, mature red with yellow-amber rim. Caramels on the nose. Red berries behind this - cranberries. Mid weight in the mouth, dry, slight bitterness. Finish opens up wonderfully, tobacco, dried red fruits.
by flash_uk
11:50 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: 1977 Taylor

40% opacity, red, slightly cloudy. My note ends here. Guessed to be G77.
by flash_uk
11:44 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 1955 Croft

30% opacity, brown-amber, cloudy with some sediment. Sweet nose, candy and strawberry. Syrupy, some spiciness, dried fruits, oranges, dryness, long aftertaste. Guessed to be Cr60. It was the oranges wot gave it away...
by flash_uk
11:42 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Croft
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: 1927 Croft

30% opacity, mature red, amber rim. Smokey bacon nose! Weevils have been at this one apparently.
by flash_uk
11:40 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: 1970 Graham

45% opacity, red, amber rim, cloudy. Candy and red fruits, strawberry, cranberry. Smooth, sytupy entry, sweetness, great balance, lip licking finish. Strawberries. I guessed Ni66. What was I doing?? Re-reading my note, this was obviously a G70!
by flash_uk
11:35 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Burmester Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: 1955 Burmester Colheita

20% opacity, amber, tobacco yellow. My note ends there! I guessed The Port Society 1974 Colheita.
by flash_uk
11:34 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: 1967 Cockburn

30% opacity, warm red. Red fruits on the nose. Dry entry, nicely balanced, strawberry. I guessed D63.
by flash_uk
11:32 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10 Oct 2017, Gould Campbell 1927-1997, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Tue 10 Oct 2017, Gould Campbell 1927-1997, Boot & Flogger

Many thanks to Ian for getting this one landed. A very enjoyable evening with very nice port. I struggle to remember an occasion when I have been disappointed by a Gould Campbell - in my experience a very consistent port. As a brand with no associated Quinta, the winemakers have, over the years, mai...
by flash_uk
11:26 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: 1927 Gould Campbell

Decanted 4 hours. 30% opacity, brown, tobacco yellow rim. Sweet and smooth in the mouth, good acidity, though sugary so loses some structure.
by flash_uk
11:25 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1934 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: 1934 Gould Campbell

40% opacity, red-brown, yellow rim. Sweet candy and toasted marshmallow on the nose. Silky, syrupy, smooth, balanced. Oranges, great balance. Many years left in this.
by flash_uk
11:23 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1963 Gould Campbell

30% opacity, warm red, amber rim. Red fruits on the nose, slightly dried, plus sweet honeycomb. Smooth entry, dryness - dried red fruits, slightly extracted. Lovely port.
by flash_uk
11:22 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 1966 Gould Campbell

30% opacity, red brown, amber rim. Rich mouthfeel, heat and acidity mid palate. A coffee-like bitterness. Dry.
by flash_uk
11:21 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

40% opacity, red. Rich, sweet nose. Smooth, slightly bitter red fruit, cranberries. Dryness.
by flash_uk
11:20 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: 1975 Gould Campbell

20% opacity, orange-brown. Smooth, acidity and heat mid to late palate. Bitterness again.
by flash_uk
11:11 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

65% opacity, dark, muted red, slightly cloudy. Muted nose. Full mouthfeel, tannic, red fruits, bitterness in the finish. Not being so sensitive to TCA I am never that sure, but I did wonder if this bottle had just a smidgeon showing. If there was, it nevertheless remained highly drinkable for me.
by flash_uk
11:06 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

65% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Cloudy. Plummy nose. Full mouthfeel, lively, rich sweetness, red fruit, chocolate. Lovely port, nowhere near mature. The GC80 bottle showed much younger than the GC80 magnum alongside. The bottle evolution was consistent with other GC80 bottles I have had, so I wou...
by flash_uk
11:03 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Gould Campbell magnum
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 1980 Gould Campbell magnum

40% opacity, red-brown. Nose of red fruit and marzipan (almonds). Rich, nice balance and structure, cranberries. very nice. This magnum was much more evolved than the GC80 bottle alongside. This was the first GC80 magnum I have tasted - the bottle size showed consistent evolution with other bottles ...
by flash_uk
11:02 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

60% opacity, dark red, cloudy. Slightly lighter weight, lively red fruit, good acidity. Quick to the finish, a little simple and one-dimensional.
by flash_uk
11:01 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

50% opacity, warm red. Smooth mouthfeel, nice balance, acidity and tannins, ripe red fruits, coffee, some bitterness.
by flash_uk
10:49 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 1991 Gould Campbell

40% opacity, warm red. Rich and sweet, strawberries, heat late palate, lively and lip-licking. Pleasant drinking port right now but perhaps not for the long run.
by flash_uk
10:48 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

50% opacity, dark red, slightly cloudy. In the mouth, rich, lively, plummy chocolate. Tannins in the finish.
by flash_uk
10:41 Mon 23 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 1997 Gould Campbell

65% opacity, dark plum red. Slightly closed, overripe red fruit, bubblegum. Full mouthfeel, little heat mid palate, juicy fruit with a hint of bitterness in the finish.
by flash_uk
20:12 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

A fine evening with great company - good to meet Jacques and Alex M. The theme delivered five excellent ports, and a great advertisement for storing away some LBV for the long run.
by flash_uk
20:09 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 1981 Warre LBV

35% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Lovely rich nose, christmas cake, red fruits, strawberries and, coffee! Smooth entry, gentle heat, sweet, dry fruits. Very slight bitterness towards the finish. Very nice.