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by jdaw1
21:58 Sun 17 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1983 Warres Port x 12
Replies: 13
Views: 5181

Re: 1983 Warres Port x 12

I’m not a fan of ’83s, so am not you purchaser unless the price is extremely generous.

Nonetheless, good luck. Somebody should be.
by jdaw1
22:16 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5204

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

nac wrote:
21:06 Fri 08 May 2020
JDAW just described as "a genius"...
Not my words. But jdawiseman.com/20100524.html worthy of more attention than it has received.
by jdaw1
10:07 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 78167

Re: Port House abbreviations

Should Vargellas become Vg with Vesuvio remaining V? That way we have FrV, V, FrVg and TVg (and TVgV). The original purpose of these necessitated brevity. Brevity is still very much a desideratum. As is consistency with the printed book. So my vote, in response to Alex’s questions, is a strong ‘no’...
by jdaw1
22:47 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 78167

Re: Port House abbreviations

BA = Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo
Done.
by jdaw1
21:34 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

And I’ve asked my local WhatsApp group to help.

idj123 wrote:
21:33 Tue 05 May 2020
If it's just a question of clicking the subscribe button then I have done and so only two more required!
No. My wife’s accounts have subscribed. Forgiveness not permisison.
by jdaw1
21:23 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 78167

Re: Port House abbreviations

Axel P wrote:
19:43 Tue 05 May 2020
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Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo needs an abbreviation. BA? BAz? Any opinions?
by jdaw1
21:16 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

Yes, three times.
by jdaw1
15:12 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

PhilW wrote:
12:39 Sat 02 May 2020
I believe the wines are to be Ch94(half), ChG05, Ch14(half), Ch14lbv(half) and ChG18 (cask sample).
So a whole bottle of a cask sample. Unusual.
by jdaw1
15:10 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 2000

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

My father is deep quarantining, so the selection available to me falls short of that required for the occasion. Nonetheless, the occasional will be marked.

Zoom? We can arrange (unless the wife’s account is being used for another thing at the same time).
by jdaw1
10:29 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

They’ve chose an arty picture, at low resolution, rather than a factual picture with high-def version. Which, with wording giving some but not all bottle sizes, leaves prospective purchasers unclear about what they might be getting.

I have previously grumbled about this sort of thing.
by jdaw1
22:35 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

SCD: starting to show a bit of early maturation, ruby red, slightly glassy rim. Nose blackcurrant, red fruit, some plums. Maybe a touch baked. Palate light weight, black fruit, prunes, short finish, sharp shock of acidity on the finish, youngish, but showing early signs of maturing. Not spectacular....
by jdaw1
22:04 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

WHW: I apologise for not typing earlier. Lots like an older Burgundy, semi opaque hint of brown, clear rim. decanted 09:30 this morning. Notes as of 18:30. In the sitting room. Beautiful chocolate smell, still a youthfulness to it, no tannins, not tired, at its peak. On nose lemon, red cherry, still...
by jdaw1
21:29 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

MPM: Bottle was bottom-neck. Copper-amber, 20%–30% opaque. Rich nose. red fruits, Christmas cake, cherries, explosion of scents all of them lovely and sweet. Smell and taste about 15 years older than the wine is. Oranges, marmaladey nose. Nose massively rich, sweet fruits, apricot. Palate really sil...
by jdaw1
21:21 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

CPR: 40%–50% opaque, deeper and darker red than I was expecting, Mid shoulder bottle. Cork was sunken. Wine shows no effects from that. Soft nose, gentle fruit, longish finish, good balance. Nice acidity. Some subtle cloves. Got the balance; got the acidity; very nice glass of mature port. Actually ...
by jdaw1
20:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

CMAG: Very dark, starting to lose the colour at the edge. Weirdly, a bit tanky on nose. Some summer pudding. Taste of blackcurrant, grapefruits and spearmint. No tannins on this at all. Acidity goes on for some time then just syrupy. Not to my taste. Bit of dark chocolate. Actually: Niepoort 2009 LBV.
by jdaw1
20:44 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

AHB: Dark red with black tone to it. Smells nice, full of plums, dried figs, Christmas Cake, fruit cake rather than Christmas. Lots cherries. Palate gorgeous, full of fruit, good structure, ghost of tannins. Lots and lots of acidity, sweet but balanced, on finish, like sucking a black wine gum, long...
by jdaw1
20:40 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

JDAW: Lovely dark red rim, 90% opaque. At decant massive nose of blackberries. Now palate has good mass, concentration, some dry roughness. Blackberries still very strong. This has power and fruit and structure. I like.

Actually Symington’s Wine Society bottled 2013.
by jdaw1
18:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 78167

Re: Port House abbreviations

AHB wrote:
16:13 Thu 30 Apr 2020
I have just been advised Quinta da Devesa will be bottling 2018 as their first production of Vintage Port.
Some pictures on PortugalVineyards.com.

Dv? Could be Ds, but I prefer Dv. Any objections to Dv?
by jdaw1
22:01 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5204

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

My halves have arrived safely. As did mine. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Agreed. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. If reprints needed, do so from www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200507_Quevedo.pdf . I don’t believe there’s a limit to how ...
by jdaw1
22:13 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Best guesser was Tony, with four points.
by jdaw1
22:06 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

NAC: leaves into neck, sore came out easily. 30% opaque, very pale red, not browning, not tawny. Not a great deal not he one, maybe like a 10yo tawny. Dried fruits, figs maybe, apricots and orangey dried fruits. Nose better than when opened. On palate fruit, dried, orange, slight sourness. Not parti...
by jdaw1
21:47 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

WHW: I’d show you the glass but I’ve quaffed the decanter. Largely translucent. The nose is sour cherry, green apple, maybe a bit of linden, not a sweet nose, but lovely, maybe wood or lacquered wood. Palate sweeter than the nose had suggested, some gentle citrus on fore-palate, mid-way through the ...