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by jdaw1
23:14 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 3171

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Added to first post is a draft of the placemats (and the parameters by which made).
by jdaw1
21:41 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Port
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: New to Port

Hello and welcome.

More Portuguese people are needed here. We Brits tend to own the Ports available in the UK — no surprise. Whereas you have (mostly) Portuguese names. Please do post tasting notes.

PS: as this is an introduction thread, I’m moving it to that forum.
by jdaw1
19:37 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 3171

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Bring a bottle to share?
by jdaw1
19:25 Sun 10 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 3171

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Seeking permission.

Placemats?
by jdaw1
19:51 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F

This post to hold news from shippers about willingness and about declarations.
by jdaw1
19:51 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F

This post to hold arrangements as and when made.

When: 6½pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

Venue: the Red Room at the Boot & Flogger (which has been booked).

Who?
  1. Industry guest, TBD;
  2. JDAW;
  3. DRL;
  4. MPM;
  5. CPR;
  6. DRT;
  7. SCD;
  8. AHB;
  9. VDSS;
  10. PW;
  11. TC.
by jdaw1
19:51 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F

We don’t know how the 2017 vintage will be. Perhaps it will be useful collection of single-quinta declarations. Perhaps it will join the illustrious list of all-time greats: 1851, 1878, 1896, 1912, 1927, 1970, 2011, and then 2017 (YMMV). We don’t know. But we should test. People : who is available f...
by jdaw1
19:49 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 3207

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Yes please. I have Kopke St Luis, Gonzalez Byas, and more than one of each.
by jdaw1
22:34 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: 1978 Taylor Vargellas

TV78. A brief note only: bright cherries, good length, mid-weight.
by jdaw1
22:33 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

FG68. Cloudy, dark-red, 55% opaque. For taste I noted only its dryness.
by jdaw1
22:30 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: 1968 Sandeman

S58. Pink-red, 20% opaque. Saccharine and maraschino cherry, and lovely sweetness. Long too.
by jdaw1
22:28 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvalhas
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Label said RO58; cork said Carvalhas 1960. Which is it? • The taste was much more like ’60 than ’58. • When bottling a ’60 there could have been old ’58 labels lying around; when bottling a ’58 there would not have been ’60 corks. Hence ROC60. ROC60 . Dark red, 60% opaque. Maraschino cherry, lovely ...
by jdaw1
22:22 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Martinez
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: 1958 Martinez

Mz58. dark dark red, 75% opaque, like a F77. Off flavours, like a slightly-light W80. Is this the taste of baga? Mid-weight, sweetness, also light plum, and very long. Actually very good.
by jdaw1
22:19 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: 1958 Warre

W58. red-brown, 30% opaque, red-brown. Despite some tiredness, showing well. A hint of strawberry, mid-sweetness early palate growing to full-sweetness late palate.
by jdaw1
22:17 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: 1958 Noval

N58. Red-pink, 20% opaque. Great balance, a sharpness I liked, mid sweetness, and a hint of spearmint.
by jdaw1
22:15 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: 1958 Graham Malvedos

GM58. Pink, 30% opaque. Mid-weight to thin; short; acidic.

I liked this a lot less than did others.
by jdaw1
22:11 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: 1948 Taylor

T48, dark red, 50% opaque. Fantastic. Rich, very smooth, sweetness throughout, a hint of El Rey del Mundo smoke. And very long. Wonderful.
by jdaw1
22:06 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: 1948 Fonseca

F48. Dark red, 40% opaque. Unctuous, rich and soft. Lighter than perfect, but delicious and lovely. Early evening I preferred this to the T48, slightly, but within an hour the Fonseca was the junior of the two.
by jdaw1
22:04 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1948 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: 1948 Graham

G48. Centre dark-red 30% opaque, edge orange. Mid-weight, a little white pepper, with a softness and richness especially early palate. I liked.
by jdaw1
22:03 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1897 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: 1897 Graham

G1897, half of a magnum, decanted 06:30. Clear, orange, 20% opaque. Palate long and fresh, dry and acidic. Then sweetness, which reminded me of a yellow opal fruit. Far too faded for my palate, but still alive.