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by flash_uk
23:32 Tue 24 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 64
Views: 1541

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

And please could somebody check the placemats . The thirteen bottles look correct to me. I couldn’t quite tell if Axel’s post here was suggesting that a bottle was being brought on behalf of the industry guest, in which case there is a bottle missing. And will the guest take the blank placemat?
by flash_uk
17:24 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 74
Views: 2811

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

jdaw1 wrote:
10:12 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Please, port revelations from Derek, Mike, Wolfgang S. And a shipper name from Tony.

Food orders please, from the usual menu.
flash_uk wrote:
12:15 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Agghh. A giant blunder, not putting this in my diary and now I have committed to something else. Grrrr.
by flash_uk
14:32 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: 1994 Ramos Pinto

75% opacity, dark red. Nose a bit closed. Jammy red fruit, strawberry jam! Full, tannic, lovely port. Maybe lacking a lit on acidity.
by flash_uk
14:31 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: 1994 Offley

75% opacity, red. rich dark fruit on the nose. Full, fruity, tannic.
by flash_uk
14:30 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: 1985 Fonseca

75% opacity, very dark red. Nose a bit closed, plums and strawberries. Full, tannic, loads of dark fruit, chocolate in the finish. A typical F85 - very enjoyable yet plenty of promise.
by flash_uk
14:29 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: 1985 Taylor

50% oapcity, dark red. Loads of molasses and burnt caramel on the nose. Lovely rich fruit-laden in the mouth. Probably one of the best T85 I have tasted, but were it tasted blind I would never have guessed Taylor. Drinking very nicely.
by flash_uk
14:27 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: 1985 Graham

40% opacity, warm red. Intense strawberries on the nose, lovely and rich. Sweet fruit and smooth. Very nice, maybe a little lighter than could be expected.
by flash_uk
14:25 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 1980 Warre

80% opacity, very very dark red. Smooth entry, tannic, jammy dark red fruits - black plums and blackberries. Will be years yet before this hits full maturity, maybe a decade.
by flash_uk
14:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor Crusted 1965
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: NV Taylor Crusted 1965

decanted 12 hours. 40% opacity, mature red, orange rim. Mature port, fruit evolved and extracted, slight bitterness. Guessed to be Cr82.
by flash_uk
14:22 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: 1977 Fonseca

35% opacity, mature red, amber rim. red fruits on the nose. Lovely mature rich mouthfeel, mature red fruits, very gentle tannin late on the palate and a long finish. Very gentle heat late on.
by flash_uk
14:21 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: 1970 Graham

50% opacity, warm red. Lovely rich and complex nose, strawberries and candy. Lovely smooth entry, mature red fruits, soft, gentle, long finish, silky. Lip-licking chewy finish. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
11:10 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

scores and guesses for Ian's bottle:
by flash_uk
10:37 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor Crusted 1965
Replies: 1
Views: 57

NV Taylor Crusted 1965

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 ...
by flash_uk
10:36 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 1
Views: 80

1994 Ramos Pinto

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 ...
by flash_uk
10:36 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 56

1994 Offley

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:36 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 58

1985 Fonseca

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:36 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 52

1985 Taylor

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:35 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 51

1985 Graham

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:35 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 50

1980 Warre

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:35 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 51

1977 Fonseca

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:34 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 52

1970 Graham

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 R...
by flash_uk
10:08 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Many many thanks to Magnus for his generous invitation to review some ports he has in storage. Also thanks to Ian and Tony for additional bottles.The simple conclusion for the "healthcheck" was that many of the ports are in superb shape. The 1985s were some of the best I had tasted, G70 was in super...
by flash_uk
09:59 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Magnus was scheduled to attend a conference in London and organised to bring some bottles out of storage in the interest of doing a "health check" on them. Links: Review of the event as a whole ; 1970 Graham ; 1977 Fonseca ; 1980 Warre ; 1985 Graham ; 1985 Taylor ; 1985 Fonseca ; 1994 Offley ; 1994 ...
by flash_uk
08:28 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

DRT wrote:
08:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Harrods also have quite a few VP's available off-the-shelf, but at Harrods' prices.
As do Selfridges, at Selfridges' prices.
by flash_uk
13:50 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1128

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Let me know if any printing is required. Although it will be 6-ish before I get there.