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by flash_uk
23:01 Mon 18 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery tasting notes
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Mystery tasting notes

This was an event I organised for some work colleagues, and you were also a guest 😀

I should probably sort out a review thread, then you can post notes.
by flash_uk
14:23 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

A ‘94 horizontal would be a fine idea.
by flash_uk
14:22 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

I’m sadly not around on the 20th.
by flash_uk
19:05 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting

Christopher - many thanks for your very generous donation of the bottles for this tasting, very kind. Very enjoyable evening in great company with the usual great food!
by flash_uk
18:45 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 63

1977 Fonseca

40% opacity, rich red. Lively nose, red fruits. Full, rich mouthfeel, gentle heat, cranberries and strawberries. Great balance, smooth, sweet, with a long aftertaste of red fruit. Very nice! More like a ‘70 than a ‘77.
by flash_uk
15:43 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Might get there sooner now. Have an emergency bottle with me just in case a need should arise...
by flash_uk
13:18 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

I can get there for about 16:30. 3pm is quite early if only 8 bottles to be decanted? I can stop by the office and print the placemats if needed, just let me know. I'll bring a few funnels and filter cloth.
by flash_uk
11:24 Mon 04 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC

Excellent. Perhaps the London tasting should hold back our notes and write-up until after this event, then we can compare notes without any bias creeping in.
by flash_uk
22:28 Sat 26 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Fonseca (half)
Replies: 0
Views: 162

1975 Fonseca (half)

20% opacity, ultra clear, copper orange. Lovely rich sweet cherry nose, with tertiary notes of leather. Smooth entry, nicely balanced, mid weight. Cherries, slightly drying out, just enough acidity to give structure. Huge long aftertaste of cherries. A real surprise this, for a 1975. Just at the inf...
by flash_uk
10:24 Tue 22 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

I can now make the 13th again - count me in.
by flash_uk
12:41 Mon 21 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 35
Views: 3970

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

flash_uk wrote:
11:15 Sat 19 Jan 2019
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.
Other commitment rearranged - I can now attend thx.
by flash_uk
11:15 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 35
Views: 3970

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: 4951

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: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 35
Views: 3970

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: 126
Views: 24688

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: 4951

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: 814

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: 720

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: 725

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: 1146

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: 733

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: 644

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: 699

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.