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by DaveRL
22:42 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2006

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: 151

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: 4889

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: 136

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: 4889

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: 4889

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: 342

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: 360

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: 1947

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: 1947

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: 4889

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: 4889

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: 70
Views: 2006

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: 4889

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: 70
Views: 2006

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: 309

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.
by DaveRL
18:02 Wed 28 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: 1994 Tesco

Thanks for the photos. A mystery. The cork being more red at one end does seem to indicate that it was used as a stopper, so Warre 94 seems quite likely. I wonder if a few Warre 94 were used to make up the quantities that Tesco needed, and you got lucky. It seems unlikely all Tesco 94 would be Warre...
by DaveRL
15:16 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: 1994 Tesco

What does the cork look like? Is it possible to tell whether it has been in the bottle for 20 years or only a few. It is odd to find a spare cork. I suppose it is possible that when recorking for Tesco the cork was accidentally pushed in.
by DaveRL
12:40 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1390
Views: 137601

Re: Latest buy

Half a case of 77 Quarles Harris. Jancis rates it. :D A very good choice. It was good at the 77 horizontal in December. I very nearly gave it a point, but thought the Taylor edged it on potential which was perhaps unfair to the QH. Probably label bias. I have also just acquired some Quarles Harris ...
by DaveRL
12:22 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: 1994 Tesco

LGTrotter wrote:
01:21 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Blimey. Having shone a torch down the neck and shaken it a bit the name on the cork is very clear; Warre, vintage 1994.
That is both very surprising and excellent news. Good find, well done. Tesco 94 can't really be W94 though, can it? I wonder what the Tesco 97 is.
by DaveRL
14:38 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4889

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

I'm also happy with the NN inclusion either way.
by DaveRL
18:42 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Andy Velebil wrote:Probably a stupid question, but being as I'm from this side of the pond and I don't know I'll ask. Who's in the picture above the fireplace?
I have no idea. If no one else knows I guess we'll have to look now :)
by DaveRL
16:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

A very good evening indeed. Thank you. Fine steaks and an excellent line up that lived up to its promise. I agree that the 70s could have been decanted earlier as they got better as the night wore on. F66 head and shoulders above the rest for me, fantastic bottle. I also liked the Warre 70 but nobod...