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by flash_uk
11:47 Thu 16 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

The largest tasting in recent times was the Vesuvio vertical where we had 22 if I recall correctly. Given how young these are, I could see a possibility where we could have more like 16 or 18 attendees, spread across red and green rooms, and make each pour more like 35-40ml. Of course we might not f...
by flash_uk
13:44 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Decanted 20 hours. Alex deployed the magnum trick - this was a magnum split and played as two blind 75cl bottles. Here are both my notes for the same wine! 75% opacity, dark red-purple. Dark fruits and spices on the nose. Chewy, chocolate, tannic, stewey. 75% opacity, dark red. Jammy red fruit on th...
by flash_uk
13:39 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: 1983 Graham

Decanted 12 hours. 75% opacity, dark red. Soft entry, but gentle tannins mid to late palate. Rich mouthfeel, strawberries, slight bitterness in the finish.
by flash_uk
13:38 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Decanted 10 hours. 50% opacity, rich red. Cherries on the nose. Smooth, rich mouthfeel, gentle heat, strawberry and cherry.
by flash_uk
13:37 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: 1955 Cockburn

Decanted 12 hours. 30% opacity, slightly cloudy, brown-amber, yellow rim. Nose has menthol and stewed prunes. Smooth, sweet entry, alcohol. My notes say full mouthfeel but a bit flabby...these thoughts now sound contradictory! Quite quick to the finish which has a little bitterness. Apricots and som...
by flash_uk
13:35 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: 1955 Graham

Decanted 5hrs. 40% opacity, mature red. Soft red fruits on the nose. Smooth entry, a little heat and bitterness mid palate, strawberries.
by flash_uk
12:26 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lisbon
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Hello from Lisbon

Welcome RNR!

I also have a Coravin, but haven't used it with a VP yet. Given that you need to tip the bottle up to get the wine to flow, I do wonder if the bottle sediment would end up clogging the needle hole. Maybe a quick blast of argon would clear it if that happened.
by flash_uk
19:55 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: August 7th

Doggett wrote:
09:50 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Would have loved to... but unable this time. I hope you don’t go thirsty this evening!
Fear not! Self medicating 😀
by flash_uk
21:08 Sun 05 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 212

August 7th

Anyone around on Tuesday evening for some port?
by flash_uk
15:37 Mon 30 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

works for me. Thx Tony.
by flash_uk
13:28 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita

Bottled 2017. 40% opacity, red-brown, yellow rim. Nose of molasses. Rich mouthfeel, lively, citric, lemons and oranges. Long long finish and aftertaste.
by flash_uk
13:27 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1934 Dalva Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: 1934 Dalva Colheita

Bottled 1973. 30% opacity, amber tobacco. Amazing nose, fresh, oranges. Smooth, syrupy, sweet, but dryness late on palate. Oranges. Acidity lacking a little so a touch flabby. Very nice nonetheless.
by flash_uk
13:26 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: 1980 Dow

80% opacity, dark red. Tannic, chocolate, lacking a little on acidity though.
by flash_uk
13:25 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: 1970 Warre

45% opacity, mature rich red. Sweet nose, Christmas cake. Rich, chewy mouthfeel, strawberries and cherries. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
13:24 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Souza
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: 1970 Souza

45% opacity, warm red. Muted nose, cherries. Smooth entry, dryness, dusty cherries, very gentle heat.
by flash_uk
13:22 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

35% opacity, mature red. Nose has molasses and spices. Full, rich mouthfeel, black cherries, good balance, dry finish. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
13:21 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Adams
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: 1966 Adams

45% opacity, mature red. Dusty cherries on the nose. Lovely rich mouthfeel, dusty cherries, great balance. Very nice indeed.
by flash_uk
13:20 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: 1963 Cockburn

40% opacity, mature red. Hot spicy entry, heat and dryness mid palate, dusty cherries. Nice mature port.
by flash_uk
13:19 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1815 Ferreira
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: 1815 Ferreira

80% opacity, dusty mud brown, cloudy, yellow rim. Nose sharp and lively, grapefruit. Fresh citric entry, grapefruit again.

Huge thanks to Christopher for sharing this legendary port. I doubt I will ever have a chance to taste anything older than this!
by flash_uk
10:50 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9507

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I think the '24 is missing from the placemat?
by flash_uk
10:48 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1053

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

I can print...might not get there until around 7 though...
by flash_uk
20:10 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1053

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

AHB wrote:
19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018
I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I was debating whether to bring two bottles. Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Okey Dokey.
by flash_uk
19:23 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1053

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

jdaw1 wrote:
15:46 Mon 23 Jul 2018
I have nothing to hand that is satisfactory. Would it be possible to adopt?
I can dig something out for you.
by flash_uk
22:12 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1053

Re: Tues 24th July - Anyone available?

Glorious suggestion. I’m in.