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by jdaw1
21:06 Fri 11 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 20
Views: 1842

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

First post updated.

Theme? It could be merged with a theme already wanted — horizontal, vertical, other. Or not.
by jdaw1
23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 20
Views: 1842

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019

From Victoria: The Queen , Julia Baird : “Queen Victoria was born, roaring, at 4:15 ᴀ.ᴍ., in the hour before dawn on May 24, 1819”. The time convenient to us that is closest to the two hundredth anniversary of that would be the evening of Thursday 23 rd May 2019. Our theme could be Victorian Port, o...
by jdaw1
23:45 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 20
Views: 1842

Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Who:
  1. A guest;
  2. JDAW;
  3. MAW;
  4. DRT;
  5. AHB;
  6. MPM;
  7. CPR
  8. TC;
  9. MC;
  10. IDJ;
  11. THRA;
  12. CMAG;
  13. DRL;
  14. WPS.
Where: The Boot & Flogger, in which the Red Room has been booked.

Theme: TBD.
by jdaw1
00:36 Thu 03 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Can an early arriver please print the placemats?
by jdaw1
23:52 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Musings on a book

Pages 52 & 53 . In 1894, J. A. De Macedo Esq. of Osmandthorpe Hall, auctioned some Croft 1834. In 1904, the same chap, now of Leventhorpe Hall, auctioned some Croft 1844. I wondered why he moved house. Couldn't find anything on that, but he did make some patent applications: Patent 1 , Patent 2 . T...
by jdaw1
18:28 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10441

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Should we start a thread on TPF to help the author with his second edition? We could create a list of Ports we encounter which are not mentioned in the book, along with photographic evidence to back up our findings. A possible contribution The Introduction says “It is intended to list errata and ad...
by jdaw1
18:11 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Food order? Unless instructed to contrary, I’ll send usuals.

Edit: food order, sent.
by jdaw1
17:48 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club
Replies: 7
Views: 2778

Re: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club

jdaw1 wrote:
19:28 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Pictures, rather late.
TNs posted, even later.
by jdaw1
17:47 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: 1966 Taylor

T66. Brown, 40% opaque. Nose wrong, bacterially so.
by jdaw1
17:46 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: 1966 Fonseca

F66, decanted noon. Dark red, 75% opaque. Palate mid-weight, with plum.
by jdaw1
17:45 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

N66. Brown, 40% opaque. Stinky. Not tasted.
by jdaw1
17:44 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Feist
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: 1963 Feist

Fs63, brown, 30% opaque. Heat; sweet and slightly unctuous; mid-weight; lovely texture and weight; sweetness; delicious at end.
by jdaw1
17:43 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: 1963 Warre

W63, decanted 7am. Dark dark red, 60% opaque. Big sweet dark cherry; full-on grade-A Port. Big, rich, sweet: what mature Port should be.
by jdaw1
17:42 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: 1963 Dow

D63, decanted noon. Dark red 50% opaque. Awful stink. Not tasted.
by jdaw1
17:41 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Avery
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: 1963 Avery

Av63, said to be a blend of 3 pipes of Sandeman, 1 of Fonseca and 30 gallons (≈0.27 pipes) of Taylor. Not right; others said TCA.
by jdaw1
17:39 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: 1963 Sandeman

S63. Red-red-brown, 30% opaque. Rich texture; slight unctuousness. Fruit faded, but lovely persistent sweetness.
by jdaw1
17:37 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: 1963 Taylor

T63. Brick-red, 40% opaque. Nose of melons. Very odd for a T63: watermelon; dry early-palate; sweet mid-palate. Slightly unbalanced. Drink up.
by jdaw1
17:35 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: 1963 Fonseca

F63. Red-red-brown, 40% opaque. Palate of high-toned spearmint, with red cherry behind. Mid-weight; starting to simplify.
by jdaw1
17:34 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dalva Golden White
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: 1963 Dalva Golden White

Dl63 Golden White. Palate starts with apricot, and heat, reminding me of La Tour Blanche, with acidity and pineapple-like. Vey lovely, but junior to the best bottling of the ’52.
by jdaw1
17:33 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1962 Harvey
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: 1962 Harvey

Hv62. Brown, 40% opaque. Sweet but simple. Burnt caramel, which is was very dominant. Drink up.
by jdaw1
17:32 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: 1960 Fonseca

F60, decanted 15:30. Dark dark red, 60% opaque. Palate rich, smooth, and unctuous, sweet and smooth. Only mid-weight, but full-on lovely.
by jdaw1
17:30 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: 1960 Croft

Cr60, decanted 2pm. Dark dark red, 70% opaque. Bizarrely, nose of ashes from a fireplace. No note taken re taste — perhaps not tasted.
by jdaw1
00:06 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

My TNs belatedly posted. Be encouraged to do likewise (the posting, not the belatedness).

One of my TNs has a list, presumably of toasts:
  • The Queen;
  • The Happy Couple;
  • Vintage Port;
  • The Port Forum.
Can anybody recall whether these were actually done?
by jdaw1
00:04 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: 1970 Graham

G70, dark dark red, 80% opaque. Big sweetness, long sugar. Very big and long.
by jdaw1
00:03 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: 1970 Dow

D70, decanted 16:30. Dark red, 60% opaque. Full-on lovely. Big, Dow dryness, and very long.

And a magnum.