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by flash_uk
11:18 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 903

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Doggett wrote:
11:15 Fri 23 Feb 2018
I need to make the decision on whether I could partake in the NN based on finances. What would the cost be per person?
Probably about 100-120
by flash_uk
11:10 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 903

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

PhilW wrote:
09:25 Fri 23 Feb 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
23:00 Thu 22 Feb 2018
PhilW wrote:
22:46 Thu 22 Feb 2018
particularly the NN if the organiser were to change his (clearly wrong) decision on its inclusion
Ian and Phil favour the NN. Who else?
Tom presumably also, at least (since he offered).
#metoo :roll:
by flash_uk
20:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2038
Views: 228530

Re: Apostrophe crimes

idj123 wrote:
18:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Yes please! Does OBV count as an 'awful shipper's?
by flash_uk
19:57 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 903

Re: Second wind for 1963s? A Tuesday in April 2018

Yes please, but only the 10th works for me. Croft.
by flash_uk
00:49 Wed 07 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

You mentioned a liquid barrier. If the liquid is a single connected mass, then it insulates much better. One wall is heated by the sun, but the whole mass of water (some of which could be underground) acts as the thermal buffer. This would not be true of jerry cans. I also thought that gaps/breaks ...
by flash_uk
13:19 Tue 06 Feb 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dows vintage 1985 and Fonseca 1985 port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Dows vintage 1985 and Fonseca 1985 port for sale

Hi Lesley, and welcome to the port forum. My initial reaction is that your brother’s desired prices are more than ambitious. As an example, the Fonseca ‘85 can be purchased from a top quality wine merchant for just over £54 a bottle, or with delivery maybe £56: http://www.seckfordwines.co.uk/wines.a...
by flash_uk
12:11 Sun 04 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

I managed to stay the course on the whole post Tom 😀 I’ll let someone else prove the maths. On the subject of the ceiling, wouldn’t it be possible to lay wooden joists covered with blockboard and then put a layer of breeze blocks on top? You could still have a pitched roof above that if desired. The...
by flash_uk
16:34 Thu 01 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 2096

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Goodness me, a fight for who brings T66. What a dilemma!
by flash_uk
18:21 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

Will check with SWMBO = HI. I note that the LBV must be ‘≤1989’ mature, but that there is no such requirement on the SQVP. Is Noval SQVP? NN? V89? GM? Was permission granted? Hmmm. Is Noval a SQVP? I don't know the answer to that. Do they only make the port using grapes from Noval? Even if they do ...
by flash_uk
18:06 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

Red room reserved at the B&F.
by flash_uk
15:35 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

DRT wrote:
01:00 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Please put me down as a possible.
Done. Fingers (and knees) crossed.
by flash_uk
17:46 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1917 Martinez
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 1917 Martinez

30% opacity, brown orange. Lively nose, Christmas cake. Smooth, syrupy, rich, cranberries.
by flash_uk
17:45 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1912 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: 1912 Sandeman

Brown Amber. Rich nose, molasses. Full, rich mouthfeel and wonderful fruit on the palate. Great balance and structure.
by flash_uk
17:43 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: ???? Unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: ???? Unknown

35% opacity, brown orange. Nose of nettles, molasses and oranges. Smooth entry, some heat late palate, lively, good acidity oranges in the mouth.
by flash_uk
17:41 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: 1927 Graham

40% opacity, warm red with an amber rim. Nose of ripe cranberry and strawberry, plus some chocolate and spice. Nice balance, heat in the finish, muted red fruits, bubblegum, and lip licking sweetness in the finish. Just reading AHB's note above, I must have left this to open up in the glass some con...
by flash_uk
17:40 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1942 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 1942 Graham

35% opacity, red amber. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel with some mild heat late palate.Wonderful refined flavours of strawberry.
by flash_uk
17:39 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1935 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: 1935 Croft

Nose of roasted nuts, oxidised on the palate.
by flash_uk
17:38 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1887 Unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: 1887 Unknown

30% opacity, brow-yellow, very clear. Nose very concentrated, burnt sugar. Dry, very extracted citrus flavours in the mouth.
by flash_uk
17:37 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 21 Dec 2017, Unknown shippers and peculiar friends, White Horse in Newport
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Thu 21 Dec 2017, Unknown shippers and peculiar friends, White Horse in Newport

Many thanks to Tom for hosting us at The White Horse and to the team for another superb steak!
by flash_uk
17:36 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: 1950 Croft

50% opacity, brown orange. Very lively nose of oranges. Full mouthfeel, rich fruit, oranges.
by flash_uk
13:53 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

How does this date suit for folks?
by flash_uk
13:53 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

When: 6½pm Wednesday 14th March 2018.

Where: Red Room, Boot & Flogger, SE1 1TA.

Theme: SQVP or a mature LBV

mature LBV defined as older than 1990.

Who:
  1. MPM;
  2. IDJ;
  3. CPR;
  4. SCD
  5. TC;
  6. DRL;
  7. JDAW.

Possibly:
  1. AHB;
  2. DRT.
by flash_uk
13:42 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 2096

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

flash_uk wrote:
09:12 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Yes revised date ok for me. Thx.
Deary me, I'm really not on the ball. I am unfortunately not able to attend. That is half term week and I am out of the country with the family.
by flash_uk
09:12 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 2096

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Yes revised date ok for me. Thx.
by flash_uk
22:26 Sun 14 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: 1970 Taylor

Decanted 12 hours, 35% opacity, dark rich red. Lovely nose, dried cranberries. Smooth entry, gentle heat, slightly spicy and some bitterness. Hints of molasses.