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by AHB
15:22 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke Fine White
Replies: 0
Views: 319

NV Kopke Fine White

Muted on the nose, what shows is slightly dirty. Hollow entry, a nice texture but lacking fruit. Pleasant marmalade on the persistent finish. 87/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1 hour.
by AHB
15:18 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke Dry White
Replies: 0
Views: 296

NV Kopke Dry White

Fresh tropical fruit on the nose, full of fruit. Peaches and mango on the palate; sweet with a slight bitter core. A delightful tropical fruit finish with lingering lychee. Very tasty. 88/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1 hour.
by AHB
15:17 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2008 Kopke White Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 279

2008 Kopke White Colheita

Deep orange in colour. Over-ripe oranges on the nose, rich and concentrated. Lovely sweet entry, fruity but well balanced. Delicious and luscious. Slightly short aftertaste which fades quickly but comes back on the finish. Very enjoyable wine. 89/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1 hour.
by AHB
15:15 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Kopke White Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 247

2003 Kopke White Colheita

Dry on the nose with a little green leaf showing. Sweeter on the palate that the nose indicated, drier than the 2008 with plenty of fruit and good acidic focus; plenty of complexity. Vibrant aftertaste, complex with honey and dried sage; very long. 91/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1 hour.
by AHB
15:11 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

If there's any interest in doing a double vertical, Luís Sottomayor gave me a set of bottles from the LBV masterclass he delivered at the BFT yesterday with the instruction to share them with the folks on The Port Forum.
by AHB
09:29 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 3868

Re: 2017 Declarations

Those of you who were at the b.f.t. yesterday, please could you post your thoughts and impressions of the 2017 Ports that were at the show. The producers who exhibited them are keen for knowledgeable Port afficiandos to create some internet presence for their wines.
by AHB
20:41 Mon 15 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 3868

Re: 2017 Declarations

Just popped in a link to Ramos Pinto’s declaration announcement.
by AHB
07:47 Mon 15 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1104
Views: 208286

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Sainsbury have their spring sale on - 25% off when you buy 6 bottles or more, including fortified and sparkling wines.

That makes the Taste the Difference Vintage Port £15 per bottle and the Sandeman Unfiltered LBV less that £13.
by AHB
08:52 Sat 13 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 55
Views: 3860

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

Glenn E. wrote:
18:40 Fri 12 Apr 2019
"A June date" is too nebulous to research flights. Please be more specific, quickly.
Tell me your preference and we’ll try to work around you.
by AHB
00:29 Sat 13 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 12 April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: 12 April 2019

Wolfgang made it. And it was a grand evening.
by AHB
00:24 Sat 13 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Dirk has offered to send members of TPF a handful of half bottles of his 2017 Vintage Port for us to try on condition we post our impressions of his wine. If anyone would like to take up his offer, please drop me a private message and let me know. I assume that 96 half bottles to my Seckfords accou...
by AHB
16:05 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 1
Views: 385

2017 Niepoort

Deep purple in colour with an opaque centre and a narrow rim. Superb blackcurrant fruit on the nose, very sweet and perfectly ripe with a lovely esteva perfume. A wonderful balance on the entry with the fruit leading; fruit which is ripe and clean with no over-ripeness. Astonishing perfumed tannins ...
by AHB
14:31 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: UK Government Cellar List

The 2017/18 statement and documents were released in December last year, but I have only just found them. They make for interesting reading. A couple of key snippets that I've picked up are: - average value of the bottles in the cellar is about £100 per bottle; average cost is £13 - no Port younger ...
by AHB
10:16 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Niepoort 2017 Vintage Port Launch - 11 April 2019

Dirk has offered to send members of TPF a handful of half bottles of his 2017 Vintage Port for us to try on condition we post our impressions of his wine. If anyone would like to take up his offer, please drop me a private message and let me know.
by AHB
10:03 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experience with BI Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Experience with BI Wines

Thomas - I also have the view that there is not really any compensation that you are due. However, if you feel very strongly I suggest you contact BI and explain the issue. They may be willing to take the wines back and refund you your cost but unless you were relying on a description which stated t...
by AHB
16:57 Thu 11 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 12 April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 604

12 April 2019

If anyone is in London today and can drop by the B&F before 18.30, please do and say hello to Dirk Niepoort.
by AHB
13:14 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 3868

Re: 2017 Declarations

At the Big Fortified Tasting a number of producers are showing finished blends or cask samples of 2017 Vintage Ports. These are:
Quevedo
Quinta da Sequeira
Quinta do Vallado Adelaide
Ramos Pinto
Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira
by AHB
12:53 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: cellared Vintage port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: cellared Vintage port for sale

Dreweatt Neate is an auction house based in Newbury who have wine sales several time a year. They might be a good option for you to sell your bottles. As Andy says, they might not be easy to sell privately but they will sell easily at an auction. I should also be clear - I buy occasionally from DNFA...
by AHB
21:17 Sun 07 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

I have an evening in London free on the evening of Tue 21st May, two days before the Victoria Day celebration. I plan to drink some Port that evening. Would anyone like to join me? I've booked the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger; suggest we start at 6.00 for 6.30pm. If anyone would like a meal othe...
by AHB
22:45 Sat 06 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 13810

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

I would prefer not to reveal as mine is a novelty as much as (hopefully) pleasant drinking.

And it allows me to change my mind at the last minute.
by AHB
23:14 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 39263

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Interesting Port list. How did you manage to get to know what they had available?
by AHB
23:10 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1412
Views: 189211

Re: Latest buy

nac wrote:
14:09 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Two half bottles of Croft (possibly 1960) from a charity sale at Corney & Barrow.
One low shoulder & one base of neck.
Already opened the low shoulder bottle & it was still pretty good.
That’s an excellent purchase. I love half bottles of mature Port.
by AHB
15:32 Thu 04 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Youngest Port Not Tasted
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Youngest Port Not Tasted

For a diversion at lunchtime today, I was looking through my tasting notes to see what was the youngest vintage I hadn't tasted from each of the major producers (using The Book as a reference). A surprising theme emerged... 2003 Cockburn 1947 Croft 2003 Dow 1934 Fonseca 2000 Gould Campbell 1935 Grah...
by AHB
21:48 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

akzy wrote:
15:14 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Please could I take two off you?
Zak - no problem at all
by AHB
21:47 Mon 01 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Justin K wrote:
22:29 Sun 31 Mar 2019
Alex,

Yes please!

Justin
Justin - how many were you after?