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by flash_uk
11:15 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 32
Views: 2686

Re: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

flash_uk wrote:
23:27 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Won’t work for me but don’t seek to alter on my account.
I am attempting to rearrange my other commitment to allow attendance at this one.
by flash_uk
23:33 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4376

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

I’ve also got a challenge now with Weds the 13th ☹️
Would anyone be interested in the following evening. 14 Feb. Valentine’s Day. I haven’t sought permission yet...just checking appetite of others first!
by flash_uk
23:27 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 32
Views: 2686

Re: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Won’t work for me but don’t seek to alter on my account.
by flash_uk
19:24 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 117
Views: 21845

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

I think I make that 87 Ports. I like it 88)
by flash_uk
10:09 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4376

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

I still have the room booked if we want to do something else (and a little less logistically challenging). How about we use the 13 Feb for a 1970 theme. Most of us will have a bottle of ‘70 fairly handy I would think. I stop short of saying a ‘70 horizontal as that needs a bit more planning and thi...
by flash_uk
15:34 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: 2016 Quinta do Noval

80% opacity, dull red. Acidity early on, dryness. Low-medium level of tannin. Good fruit along the palate.
by flash_uk
15:32 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Niepoort Bioma
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: 2016 Niepoort Bioma

90% opacity, Very dark red. Duck liver pate on the nose! Full, high tannin levels, very dry. Low acidity, agricultural notes. Totally different from anything else on the night. Many characteristics I don't often come across in Port.
by flash_uk
15:29 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias Cachao
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: 2016 Messias Cachao

95% opacity, Very, very dark red. Dark fruit - plums on the nose. Dark fruit, high tannin levels. Damsons, plums, full body, very dry.
by flash_uk
12:45 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Valriz
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: 2016 Valriz

95% opacity, Very dark red. Blackcurrant on the nose. Dry, tannic, sharp acidity early on the palate. High level of tannin.
by flash_uk
12:44 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: 2016 Warre

95% opacity, dark, dark red. Blackberry and bramble on the nose. Dry, medium level of tannin. Sweet blackberries. Nice and rounded.
by flash_uk
12:34 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: 2016 Smith Woodhouse

80% opacity, dark red. Strawberries. Lovely sweet entry, dryness, tannins light but medium coarseness. Strawberries.
by flash_uk
12:32 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

95% opacity, Very dark red. Dark fruits, plums on the nose. Full, very tannic. High tannins, medium coarseness. Plums, low-medium acidity.
by flash_uk
12:30 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de Roriz
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: 2016 Quinta de Roriz

95% opacity, Very, very dark red. Dark fruit, bramble on the nose. Dry, medium-high levels of tannin, medium coarseness, sweet blackberries.
by flash_uk
12:25 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces

95% opacity, deep purple. Intense nose, blackberry and bramble. Fruit-filled entry. Some heat mid-late palate, medium level of tannin, medium coarseness. Blackberry. One of my favourites from this tasting.
by flash_uk
12:23 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: 2016 Graham

95% opacity, dark purple. Citrus, acidic nose. Sweet entry, dry late on palate, medium level of tannins, soft to medium. Has all the ingredients for getting to a good place.
by flash_uk
12:21 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: 2016 Dow

90% opacity, Very dark red. Cherries on the nose. Smooth, dry entry. High level of soft tannins. Sweet fruit - cherries.
by flash_uk
12:20 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: 2016 Cockburn

80% opacity, dark red. Raspberry on the nose. Smooth entry, then quick to dryness. Tannin level high, medium coarseness. Raspberry, goes dry so quick. Finish not there.
by flash_uk
21:05 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: 2016 Messias

85% opacity, dull red. Lots of heat along the palate, medium acidity, bit flabby. Strawberry.
by flash_uk
21:03 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

90% opacity, dark purple. Very intense nose, strawberry and blackberry. Full, rich and very fruity mouthfeel. Medium level of tannin and medium coarseness. Blackberry and damson, acidity low-medium. Liked this one a lot.
by flash_uk
21:01 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: 2016 Offley

95% opacity, totally red. Dark fruit on the nose. Full, high levels of coarse tannin, massively dry. Blackcurrant and plums. Big beast this one.
by flash_uk
20:59 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: 2016 Sandeman

80% opacity, dull red. redcurrant and green melon. Redcurrant, medium acidity mid palate, flavour intensity quite low, short finish. Tannins medium coarse, very dry. I must have been tasting something different to Alex and Simon!
by flash_uk
20:44 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: 2016 Taylor

75% opacity, dark ruby red. Wonderfully fragrant nose, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lychee. Soft and smooth, tannins medium level and soft, fruit is rich - strawberry and raspberry. Acidity low-medium. Not a typical Taylor style at all I thought! Elegance rather than power.
by flash_uk
20:39 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Skeffington
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: 2016 Skeffington

85% opacity, dark red. Strawberry nose. Fruit entry, dry finish, tannins medium coarseness. Low to middling acidity, strawberries.
by flash_uk
20:37 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: 2016 Fonseca

70% opacity, dark red. Strawberry nose. Smooth, mid-weight, lovely sweet strawberry. Dry at the finish, tannin light and soft.
by flash_uk
20:36 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 2016 Croft

80% opacity, dull red. Plummy nose. Smooth entry, flabby, little backbone. Medium tannins towards the finish, bit spiritous, not much of a finish. I thought this Port to be towards the bottom of the pecking order on the night.