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by nac
11:56 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Noval Nacional
Replies: 5
Views: 2813

Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Pale, more so than the "basic" Noval.
Still some fruit on the nose but not much development.
More evolved in the mouth, well balanced, not much tannin left, but some remaining fruit.
Overall quite nice, but a little disappointed.
by nac
11:50 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Noval
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: 1991 Noval

Still fairly deep colour; initially thought it was maybe a bit dirty on the nose with some odd notes. Much better in the mouth, although alcohol a bit out of balance, still some drying tannin.

Later on, nose was better with some nice development, but alcohol still too forward.
by nac
11:45 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: 1991 Morgan

Quite deep colour; muted nose, but more developed in the mouth with good remaining fruit and medium tannin.
Enjoyed this; pretty good overall and no rush to drink up.
by nac
11:43 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

Re: 1991 Croft

Medium/deep colour; lots of primary red fruit on the nose; still plenty of tannin and good overall balance.
Liked this a lot; very good.
by nac
11:40 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 6931

Re: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

My thanks also to George for organising. A very informative tasting, with a few very good wines. As possibly previously suggested don't think I'm going to be searching out any more 91s and will definitely be drinking the other bottle of CkC soon (although not suspecting that's it's going to be any b...
by nac
15:35 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

Opened and decanted last night at 1800. Level was base of neck. Nose was OK and dregs tasted fine...

PhilW - will forward some photos.
by nac
16:39 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

Provenance - the first of two bottles purchased at Schipol Airport in September 1997; cellared by me since.
by nac
11:30 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: CLWS, Young-ish SQs v 1970, 4th Dec 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 4294

CLWS, Young-ish SQs v 1970, 4th Dec 2019

Central London Wine Society Modern Single Quinta Ports v. 1970 Vintage Port Civil Service Club, Wednesday 4th December 2019 Presented by Paul Mapplebeck All bottles were double decanted around 5hrs before the tasting. Presented in pairs as only had two glasses, making wider comparisons tricky. CLWS ...
by nac
16:48 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356209

Re: Latest buy

1 bottle each of G55, G66 and T66.
by nac
16:25 Fri 29 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356209

Re: Latest buy

1 bottle of 1957 Wiese & Krohn Colheita (bottled 1999)
by nac
16:29 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1972 Rebello Valente
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

Some provenance...

The final bottle from two full sealed OWCs.
Christies South Kensington sale 7649, lot 408, November 2008.
The previous 23 bottles have all been in excellent condition with fill levels into neck.
by nac
16:26 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Rebello Valente
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Some provenance...

The second of two bottles purchased from the Berry Bros broking list in December 1996.
First bottle was consumed around the time of purchase, and my memory is that it was pretty good.
BBR bottling.
by nac
08:13 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 35711

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

My RV63 and RV72 delivered to B&F yesterday.
by nac
17:43 Tue 05 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 7371

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Yes please, but unfortunately don't have any in my cellar.
by nac
15:46 Thu 10 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: CLWS December Tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 3736

CLWS December Tasting

The Central London Wine Society December "Special" Tasting is Port themed. Grahams Crusted, 98 Guimaerens, 02 Vargellas, 01 Malvedos, 02 Cavadinha, 70 Warre, 70 Taylor, 70 Graham, 70 Fonseca It's on the 4th December 2019, 6pm start at the Civil Service Club, 15 Great Scotland Yard Tickets are £45, a...
by nac
15:39 Thu 10 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356209

Re: Latest buy

Taylor 83 x 12
by nac
16:42 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 36428

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

winesecretary wrote:
11:21 Tue 30 Jul 2019
@nac - first reserve, but statistically extremely likely to be promoted idc - so I would be most grateful if you could diarise and reserve a bottle of CkC for us
Diarised and reserved.
by nac
12:40 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: 1968 Quinta do Noval Colheita

The sales platform on wineowners.com is currently listing a six bottle (in bond) case of this for £875.

It's been on sale for a few months, so the seller might be open to offers?

And just to clarify, I'm not the seller.
by nac
12:22 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 77772

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

...and my food order is:

Starter - Duck liver pâté, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles
Main - Grilled gammon steak, free range egg, chips, spiced pork scratching, pickle gravy - plus the black pudding, and a side of green beans & shallots
Dessert - Welsh rarebit
by nac
11:59 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 77772

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Confirming my attendance.
by nac
23:13 Thu 25 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 36428

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

If not already full, yes please.

I have Warre and Cockburn Quinta dos Canais.
by nac
19:23 Tue 09 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 361468

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Malvedos 84

Might be of interest...

Corney & Barrow have just listed three 12-bottle OWC cases of Malvedos 84 @ £790 DP.

Guess this is now fairly rare?
by nac
14:23 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Noval 63 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: Noval 63 Question

Makes sense. I've got some Noval 70 where it's got the UK bottler info (Churton's) on the white part.

I'm guessing Noval supplied the labels to the shipper so they're fairly consistent.