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by AHB
14:00 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Can I put in a request to attend my first tasting, or is this one now full? I'm looking to expand my collection of 94's and this could give me just the information I need (plus my wife is away on the proposed date so I'm certain to get a pass for the evening :)) It’s not full, so I’m sure Christoph...
by AHB
12:53 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Delaforce 1980 & Grahams 1983 cases for sale [with pics]

James, I live not far from you in Wokingham. Although these aren't Ports I'd be interested in buying, I'd be happy to come round to where the bottles are and take a look at them. I can let you know what I think of them and perhaps a good way of selling them. If you'd like to take me up on the offer,...
by AHB
11:47 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I was really surprised when I looked to see what I have to offer. Apart from the Broadbent (of which I have only the one being consumed on 1 May) the only other bottle of 1994 Vintage Port I have at home is Vesuvio. This is what I was intending to bring to the 1994 horizontal. If I have to bring som...
by AHB
11:29 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 67
Views: 8143

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

I have just taken my bottle of 1994 out of storage for use at this tasting.
by AHB
09:55 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: RE: 2017 Vintage Ports

On balance, and to get as large a selection of final blends as we can, I would prefer w/c 9 Sep. Any thoughts on (a) do we do this — is there enough interest from the team? (b) if we do it, does w/c 9 Sep work for those interested? I think you may have forgotten that DRT has fixed the '66s for Sep ...
by AHB
17:37 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

2017 Vintage Ports

People, Last year we had the opportunity to taste a number of 2016 Vintage Ports. At the time we discussed that it would be rather nice if we arranged a similar but larger opportunity to taste a range of 2017 Vintage Ports in the second half of this year. I'm happy to (help Tony) organise this, but ...
by AHB
22:18 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would like this tasting to be semi blind. I think it makes sense for everyone to declare what they bring so we get a good selection and avoid me doing the usual of guessing it’s a different port when it is the same. By being semi blind we avoid label bias and I think makes it a bit more fun. It w...
by AHB
14:23 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Would a Ramos Pinto 1994 be useful? I have others — will report back on Sunday, so should be able to bring more than one. I was going to ask the same. I have one that was a gift from the house that is occupying a space in my fridge that could be used for something else. Julian, I am happy for you t...
by AHB
00:01 Wed 20 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: 1994 Mini Horizontal

I’m in. And I like the idea of doing it blind, or at least semi-blind.

You could get someone not attending to do the admin if you wanted to make sure there were no duplicates at the tasting.
by AHB
21:41 Mon 18 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

2017 Declarations

This thread is to hold the details of the Vintage Ports from the 2017 vintage. An asterisk next to the shipper indicates that a tasting note is on TPF for the Port (with a link to the TN). First to declare (at least the first I have heard officially declare) is Niepoort on March 18th with their offi...
by AHB
23:03 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4357

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

DRT wrote:
09:17 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Tuesday 10th of September?
Works for me
by AHB
23:02 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: 1977 Graham

You were lucky! The "sand" is probably cork crumbs, which is evidence of cork weevil (aka woodworm) having attached the cork. If it had got to the wine it would have given it that horrible flavour we were talking about at the Christmas offline.
by AHB
15:47 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 0
Views: 159

2004 Taylor Vargellas

Brick red, 90% opaque. Lots of strawberry jam on the nose. Young but very approachable and surprisingly well balanced. Soft and chewy aftertaste and a great second wind on the finish. 88 14-Mar-19
by AHB
15:47 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 0
Views: 128

2005 Taylor Terra Feita

More mature in appearance than the 2001 shown alongside; 70% opaque. Restrained and youthful on the palate with the tannins swamping the fruit. Dry and unbalanced, but with a great freshness from the acidity. One day, this will be a lovely wine. 91 14-Mar-19
by AHB
15:47 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 0
Views: 126

2001 Taylor Terra Feita

Deep rose red colour, 90% opaque. Lovely fruit on the nose. Soft entry with alpine strawberry and orange blossom. Big tannins, but ripe and sweet giving great grip. Tannins give a wonderful aftertaste and a nice chocolate and cherry finish. 89 14-Mar-19
by AHB
15:46 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor First Estate
Replies: 0
Views: 128

NV Taylor First Estate

This represented a very interesting opportunity to compare and contrast the NV Croft Finest Reserve (and Triple Crown) against the Taylor First Estate. The Croft is sweet, rounded and full of lush fruit. The Taylor is much more structured and austere, with the fruit being steely and full of minerali...
by AHB
15:01 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 141

1980 Fonseca

One of the few bottles of Vintage Port I have ever poured down the sink. Slightly better after leaving in the decanter overnight, but not good. Full of VA, sharp and acidic on the palate. Not pleasant. NR 14-Mar-19 2019 39 1 hour
by AHB
15:00 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Croft 430th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 126

NV Croft 430th Anniversary

Deep red, nicely balanced between maturity and youth; 90% opaque. Very attractive gentle nose of sweet bramble fruit. Nicely balanced on the palate with generous sweet fruit, and tannins which appear with a bit of work. Sweet fruit on the finish. This is enjoyable, easy to drink and finishes with pa...
by AHB
14:58 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Croft Triple Crown
Replies: 0
Views: 114

NV Croft Triple Crown

A reserve ruby from Croft. Soft red colour with more pigment than the finest reserve; 50% opaque. Subdued nose, soft entry with sweet red fruit that brings some slightly stewed bramble. Nicely structured on the palate bringing a spicy edge to the fruit on the aftertaste and a lovely, good length fin...
by AHB
14:57 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Croft Fine Ruby
Replies: 0
Views: 113

NV Croft Fine Ruby

Soft ruby colour; 40% opaque. Gentle red fruit on the nose, slightly stewed to give sweetness and complexity. On the palate there are gentle tannins with strawberry and sweet bramble. Gentle flavoured finish. A nicely structured Ruby Port, full of sweet luch fruit that makes it easy to drink. 83 14-...
by AHB
14:56 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Croft LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 117

2004 Croft LBV

One of the Tesco half bottles; bottled 2009. Decanted off a surprising amount of sediment. Deep red in colour, looking to be in early maturity; opaque. Almost nothing on the nose, but it has just come out of the cellar. Modest fruit on the palate on entry, but the fruit builds up nicely. Green tanni...
by AHB
14:56 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Croft
Replies: 0
Views: 130

1994 Croft

Brick red and opaque from the fine sediment in the wine. A little baked fruit on the nose, but surprisingly restrained. Similarly restrained on the palate with little showing on entry. The mid-palate is better and with work reveals sweet fruit and dry tannins that combine well on the lingering finis...
by AHB
14:53 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

I'd like to propose Thursday 19th of December as the date of our 2019 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.) I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offli...
by AHB
14:48 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4357

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

I think w/c 10 Jun might also work. Depends when you're in Portugal.
by AHB
14:47 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 67
Views: 8143

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Please could the organiser update the top page with the attendees who now can / can't make the new date and provide instructions on what Ports should be brought by attendees?