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by DaveRL
11:12 Thu 24 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 75
Views: 2495

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

For me please:

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish.
Main: Rib eye steak rare (240g aged for 28 days) with skinny chips.
Side: Green beans with shallots.

To be asked for gluten free please. (I see I am predicatable :lol: ).

Thanks
by DaveRL
09:22 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 854

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

DaveRL wrote:
09:19 Mon 14 May 2018
uncle tom wrote:
10:39 Sun 13 May 2018
We are fourteen
A full sign up in 32 hours, 24 minutes - Wow!
Well. it is Offley good value, I believe. :D
(Sorry, I couldn't resist, and somebody had to).
by DaveRL
09:19 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 854

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

uncle tom wrote:
10:39 Sun 13 May 2018
We are fourteen
A full sign up in 32 hours, 24 minutes - Wow!
Well. it is Offley good value, I believe. :D
by DaveRL
14:04 Fri 11 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 854

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Yes please, I'm very interested. I have 1994 and 1980.
by DaveRL
18:27 Thu 03 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 4723

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I noticed idj asked for skinny fries, otherwise food order looks good.
by DaveRL
19:12 Tue 01 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1994; Where's the value?
Replies: 25
Views: 3059

Re: 1994; Where's the value?

Just to keep in mind when buying 1994: this is a year that is not at all, as you might think, generally good. The best producers perform very well, but there are a lot of producers that do not deliver good quality. Top 10 or so are good, the rest is not, in my experience. Which have you found good,...
by DaveRL
14:24 Thu 26 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 4723

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

For me please, asked to be gluten free.

Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Rib eye steak rare (240g aged for 28 days) with skinny chips if available else hand cut
Green beans with shallots

Thanks
by DaveRL
22:42 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 2701

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Seems a lot. What was considered imperfect with its condition?
by DaveRL
08:58 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1931
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: 1931

48 views so far. Clickbait from Julian? :shock: :lol:

But it is (or will be when the smell goes) a good room for us.
by DaveRL
21:17 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

See you tomorrow, I will try to be closer to 15:30, and I am looking forward to tomorrow night.
by DaveRL
23:22 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: RE: Taylor's LBV

I noticed that my rank is "Taylor’s LBV". This status impels me to write about my last tasting. We had a tasting at a port wine friend who offered us a spectacular and surprising tasting of Taylor's LBV. We are devoted Vintage lovers but this LBV tasting showed some surprising longevity of some LBV...
by DaveRL
16:48 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

I could also be at the B&F around 4pm, or perhaps a little earlier if better.
by DaveRL
14:11 Tue 20 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

For me please:

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: Rib eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) rare with skinny fries
Side: Green beans with shallots

Gluten free please
Thanks
by DaveRL
22:25 Thu 15 Mar 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 441

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

Excellent evening, theme and company. Thanks. All the ports were very enjoyable, and they were really able to shine when not in the shadow of any top VPs.

Nice to finally get the better of the monkey with a couple of lucky guesses, but I'm sure it will be back to its winning ways next time.
by DaveRL
13:25 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

I haven't tried any of these, so obviously yes please from me. Very interesting idea.
by DaveRL
16:13 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 2416

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

flash_uk wrote:
15:04 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Also, I think it would be nice to do this one blind. There are not too many of us, so self-pouring at the table should be fine.
Happy to do blind. If so, who to pick the monkey's choice?
by DaveRL
16:08 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 2416

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

Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Rib eye steak rare (240g aged for 28 days) skinny chips if available (or hand cut chips)
Green beans with shallots

Gluten free please
Thanks
by DaveRL
14:35 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

idj123 wrote:
14:28 Fri 02 Mar 2018


Already vouched :D
Ah, yes. Back to plan A then. :roll:
by DaveRL
14:05 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

Having said I need to adopt, I think I have some OBV 63.
by DaveRL
13:47 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 2701

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

I currently have 70 and 83 (which agree isn't great). Plenty of time to aquire something else, or adopt.
by DaveRL
10:54 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 6121

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

I am afraid that if the NN is included then KMH and I will have to withdraw on the grounds of cost....sorry . :( Then I’d like to change my vote and now also vote against the inclusion of the NN. I don’t want anyone to be excluded from a tasting on the grounds of cost. There will be other times whe...
by DaveRL
00:16 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 2701

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Excellent idea. Yes please.
by DaveRL
16:01 Thu 01 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: 1960 Fonseca

Mature, balanced, rich and fruity, some heat. A little light, and a shade behind the very good 63 and exceptional 66, but drinking very well indeed. I also can't see it improving from here, but I think it will be very enjoyable for a good few years yet.