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by Doggett
15:12 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: 2016 Croft

Cr16 Between the Taylor's and Fonseca in colour. Med/deep ruby with very slight purple tinge. Red and black fruit showing on the nose and palate. A bit thinner and lighter than the Taylor's/Fonseca but very pleasant with a medium length finish.
90 Points
by Doggett
15:11 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: 2016 Cockburn

Ck16 Deep ruby red with a slight purple rim. More red fruit than black. Lots of acidity on the finish.Softer and more elegant than some on the night but slightly off balance. After the 2011 and 2015 VPs from Cockburn, I think I hoped for more to be honest. But still a good port.
91 Points
by Doggett
15:08 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: 2016 Dow

D16 Deep Ruby Red, Quite dry and austere. Some sweetness, but very tight, with more tannin showing than some. It felt different in style to most on the night. Very nice.
93 Points
by Doggett
15:07 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Re: 2016 Fonseca

F16 Med/deep ruby red (no purple tinge). Much more red fruit on the nose and palate than some tonight. Lots of jammy raspberry, but not in a reductive way. Much more acidity than the Taylor's. White pepper and some spice, Long finish, but felt slightly out of balance at this stage with the acidity ...
by Doggett
15:06 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: 2016 Graham

G16 Deep ruby red with a purple rim. Very vibrant colour. Lots of red and black fruit on the nose. Beautiful on the palate, sweet but with wonderful balance and acidity. Rich and opulant. The structure for aging seemed there and it had a lovely long finish. This should be one of the best of the vin...
by Doggett
15:05 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces

GST16 Deep ruby red with purple rim. A bit duller than the vibrant colour of the standard Graham's release. Lots of black fruit. Sweet on entry with a rich, full palate and good finish. A very fine port but I thought edged by the standard release.
94 Points
by Doggett
15:04 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Niepoort Bioma
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: 2016 Niepoort Bioma

NiB16 Deep ruby red. This port stood out from all the others as a completely different style and flavour profile. It was almost a 'burgundy' style. Funkier, earthier with the 'forest floor' notes of a burgundy. Some game notes and duck liver pate(?!). A real surprise and difficult to compare with t...
by Doggett
15:02 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: 2016 Messias

Ms16 Deep ruby red with an inky blank core. Lovely nose, lots of fruit on the palate. Very smooth. Unlike most others on the night, I thought this port had the edge over the Cachao due to its smoothness and better balance, but there was not much in it.
92 Points
by Doggett
15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: 2016 Quinta do Noval

N16 Deep ruby red. Wonderful nose. Lots of fruit on the palate, but tight with good texture and structure. A rich, full palate but smooth too. Felt like one that would age well and stand the test. A very nice port.
94 Points
by Doggett
15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: 2016 Offley

O16 Deep ruby red with purple tinged rim. Good fruit on the nose. Smooth but thick with tannins on the texture. Good port but the tannic backbone showing more than some which had it slightly out of balance, but it felt like this port has very good ageing potential and I look forward to seeing it ev...
by Doggett
14:58 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de Roriz
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: 2016 Quinta de Roriz

Rr16 Deep ruby red. Red fruit on the nose and palate. Good flavours, balance and acidity. Nice drinking, but no wow factor.
89 Points
by Doggett
14:42 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Skeffington
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: 2016 Skeffington

Sk16 Deep Ruby red but a bit duller than some in colour. Good fruits on nose and palate, lots of acidity, but well balanced. A very drinkable port and looks to be a good buy for the longer term from the budget end.
92 Points
by Doggett
14:41 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Re: 2016 Taylor

T16 Med/deep ruby red with a purple rim. Beautiful nose. Lots of sweet red fruit, prunes and and blackberries. Smooth, rich and sweet but with good balanced acidity and tannin. Wonderful finish that fills the palate and lives long. This port got better and better as the night went on and a small sa...
by Doggett
14:39 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: 2016 Smith Woodhouse

SW16 [Streatham's finest!] Deep ruby red. Sweet with lots of fruit forward, Red fruits showing more than black. Good tannin and acidity to balance the sweetness. A solid port.
92 Points
by Doggett
14:38 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

V16 Deep ruby red with purple tinge, lovely nose. Sweet, smooth and silky on the palate. Long finish with well balanced acidity. A beautiful port but paled a bit against the special Capella release.
94 points
by Doggett
14:37 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

VC16 Deep Ruby Red. Very slight purple tinge to the rim, more so than the standard Vesuvio. Softer on the nose than the standard release but a much richer and complex palate. Very silky smooth, rich, sweet but with wonderful balance and lots of red and black fruit showing. My WOTN. It really was de...
by Doggett
14:08 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Re: 2016 Warre

W16 Deep ruby red with an inky black core. A very elegant port. Soft, smooth, fresh with red fruit dominating. Great balance and a wonderful finish. A very lovely port.
94 Points
by Doggett
14:07 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: 2016 Sandeman

S16 Deep Ruby Red. Huge nose. Lots of red fruit, raspberry compote, but not reductive. Great acidity and tannins. A very finely balanced port. Even nicer than the sample tasted at the b.f.t. Sandeman masterclass earlier this year that I gave 93 points to. Great potential.
94 Points
by Doggett
22:25 Thu 18 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 34483

Re: Broadbent Port

If dates, themes and space permit I would like to come along.
by Doggett
07:32 Wed 10 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 48089

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer... Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle I didn’t realise under weights and measures in licensing that you could sell ...
by Doggett
19:21 Fri 05 Oct 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 160
Views: 60867

Re: Port House abbreviations

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by Doggett
18:04 Tue 02 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 67473

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

May the juice be wonderful. Enjoy...
by Doggett
08:08 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 67473

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

It is with a heavy heart and a huge disappointment that I am no longer going to attend this tasting. I have sent a message to Derek and hope someone on the reserve list is going to enjoy this wonderful tasting. finances are tight and I have had to choose between the tasting and a copy of Julian’s bo...
by Doggett
12:20 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 19251

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

No food order from me for this event please. Very much looking forward to enjoying a first taste of my songs vintage year. Thanks Tony.
by Doggett
21:20 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 12782

Re: Mon 13 August: Emergency

Graham 30YO tawny