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by flash_uk
22:17 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1992 Dow Bomfim

65% opacity, end of note. Drinkable but has suffered somehow. Consistent with a baked bottle.
by flash_uk
22:15 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 1994 Tesco

80% opacity, dull red. Jammy nose. Young, some tannin, jammy but also spices and pepper. A bit stewed. The stewedness pushed me to guess Tesco '94!
by flash_uk
22:13 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: 1983 Dow

60% opacity, red. Plummy, jammy nose. Smooth entry, heat mid to late, dry finish, damsons and mild white pepper.
by flash_uk
22:12 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: 1980 Warre

95% opacity, very dark red. Dark unripe fruit on the nose. Smooth, tannic, not huge acidity, dark fruits, plums.
by flash_uk
22:11 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: 1970 Warre

50% opacity, red-brown. Nose of rich Christmas cake and dusty cherries. Mid weight, gentle heat and acidity, dusty cherries, slightly dry.
by flash_uk
16:25 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1867 Unknown
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: 1867 Unknown

10% opacity butterscotch yellow, a little sediment. Faint caramel hints on the nose. Smooth entry, a bitterness but not overpowering. acidity but not out of balance. Citrus notes.

This fell apart a lot as the evening progressed.
by flash_uk
16:23 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1897 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: 1897 Graham

15% opacity, amber, clear. Fresh lively nose, toffee. Silky entry, full mouthfeel, heat and some acidity mid to late palate. Super long aftertaste, leathery/beefy.
by flash_uk
16:22 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1948 Graham

30% opacity, amber brown. Mint and floral nose. Smooth, sweet, oranges.
by flash_uk
16:21 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: 1948 Fonseca

35% opacity, red brown, cloudy with sediment. Smooth entry then quick to a hot finish, hints of strawberry, sweetness. Some acidity and sharpness but overall a bit flabby.
by flash_uk
16:20 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: 1948 Taylor

35% opacity, mature red-brown. Mature red fruits on the nose. Lovely, smooth, balanced, gentle heat late on. Molasses, plums and pepper.
by flash_uk
16:13 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1958 Graham Malvedos

30% opacity, red orange. Wonderful fresh nose, bubblegum and strawberry. Smooth, sweet entry, strawberry, lip-licking. Nice balance.

I liked this a lot more than Julian!
by flash_uk
16:07 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: 1958 Noval

45% opacity, red brown. Nose of toasted caramels. Rich mouthfeel, oranges and molasses, tannin gone, still good structure.
by flash_uk
16:05 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: 1958 Warre

30% opacity, mature red, bit cloudy. Fruit in the nose, strawberry and cherry. Soft entry, gentle heat late palate. Sugary sweet strawberry. A bit flabby, long aftertaste.
by flash_uk
16:04 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Martinez
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 1958 Martinez

40% opacity, riach red. Molasses on the nose. Rich, sweet mouthfeel.
by flash_uk
16:04 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas

40% opacity, mature red. Fruity, nice balance and structure. Rich with chocolate and cherries.
by flash_uk
16:03 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

70% opacity, Very dark red. Nose of dark fruits, damson.
by flash_uk
16:02 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: 1978 Taylor Vargellas

Didn't take a note. TCA.
by flash_uk
16:02 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

40% opacity, mature red. Sweet, soft, cherries. A bit flabby.
by flash_uk
16:01 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 1968 Sandeman

30% opacity, copper. Smooth entry, great sweetness, oranges, in balance but backbone is going.
by flash_uk
22:27 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Yes please Alex.
by flash_uk
11:32 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share

Phil - it was Tesco. I thought the abbreviation was Te. Guessed because the port was quite jammy, stewed.
by flash_uk
11:18 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 34
Views: 1051

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Theme TBD

Confirmation Please let me know if you are confirmed for this event. - Assuming confirmed from recent posts: SCP, CPR, CMAG + 2 (can we have initials), DRL - To confirm: MDM, IDJ, AHB, JDAW Food orders - I see standard orders for SCP, AHB, JDAW, CPR, DRL (http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f...
by flash_uk
15:41 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Bar Douro notified of 4 attendees. My decant made at 0930.

I will arrive between 1800 and 1830.
by flash_uk
09:12 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

AHB wrote:
08:27 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Bear in mind we won’t have space at Bar Douro for tasting mats. Best we’ll be able to use is stickies — but we may not even be able to get 4 glasses each and we’ll have to negotiate corkage on the night!
I'll try and grab some sticky things.
by flash_uk
23:28 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

I’ll bring my bottle blind.