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by WS1
21:28 Wed 29 Jul 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Off-line ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Hi there, I guess Tom is right, we should rather concentrate on a 1982 horizontal, I should have somewhere here in my flat a Delaforce 1982 (if I can find it ;-((). Also I have Ferreira 1982 which i would need to bring over from my cellar in Germany. This is also possible if we want to proceed. Ther...
by WS1
23:56 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Churchill Agua Alta
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: 1983 Churchill Quinta da Agua Alta

Hi there, this wine was by far the most disappointing wine of the whole evening. Both bts were just not really something I would hope to get when ordering a Port in a Restaurant. The first one was spoiled and the second one just also problematic. Neither the missing balance or the flakey, diffuse fu...
by WS1
23:51 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: 1983 Dow

Hi there, I am afraid that I did as longer the evening lasted had a problem with the Ginger taste. In the begining I found the very spicy appearance of this bt quite nice but was overwhelmed by the power and its dominance later. Still not a bad Port despite i still feel there was a n issue with VA o...
by WS1
23:41 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Hi there,

for me this was the wine of the night. Not a blockbuster wine but very fine and balanced indeed. The SWC not far behind but just not as balanced as the Ramos Pinto. Also do agree with Tom that the wine is probably now at its best (most approachable)

regards

WS1
by WS1
23:38 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: 1983 Smith Woodhouse

Hi there, I had this wine as Derek a couple of times before and I was never disappointed. Great Vintage Port that may get the critics to be not as complex as you would expect from a Smith Woodhouse as well as it tend to be quite tannic and strong in structure (in my humble opinion) Still again one o...
by WS1
23:33 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Warre Cavadinha
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Hi there, there is nothing from me else to add then I am in the middle of revistiting now. It is a shame that the bt I brought along to the offline was corked (even only mildly) as this is a fantastic wine. In my eyes not as good as the Malvedos 1987 but just all what you want from a Vintage Port fr...
by WS1
21:05 Mon 13 Jul 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Something in London in July? Now confirmed for July 21st
Replies: 20
Views: 5752

Re: Something in London in July? Now confirmed for July 21st

Ben, Alex, I am in (21st of July), have already something in mind what I will bring round. Cooling of the Ports will be necessary, I will attempt to use the fridge at work. May need to put Joly Rogers on the bt to fend off greedy collegues (e.g. Kevin who cannot make it :( ) :lol: Looking fwd to the...
by WS1
00:31 Wed 08 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Poll: 1991 or 1992?
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: 1991 or 1992?

Hi there, as already discussed with uncle Tom I think we should settle this thread properly by haveing a tasting of any VP of shippers/houses that declared in both vintages. We should compare "like for like" and come to a conclusion. As far as I know on the first glance there are Vesuvio, Smith Wood...
by WS1
00:06 Wed 08 Jul 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Something in London in July? Now confirmed for July 21st
Replies: 20
Views: 5752

Re: Something in London in July?

Hi there,

I am also on holiday the weekend comencing the 24th of July but otherwise open to have a " Summer offline". Please let me know. Will also check with Kevin if he would be availble as well.

regards

WS1
by WS1
23:59 Thu 18 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A Taylor vertical, quite large
Replies: 23
Views: 4758

Re: A Taylor vertical, quite large

Hi there, I am also interested in this event, however I do not own a lot of Taylors Port (55 and 03, VV 00 and 04, Vargellas 91 and TF 99). Please count me in if still possible. Overall I would like also to warn in advance that this maybe stretching it. Despite I accept the heavy disagreement of DRT...
by WS1
18:01 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Churchill Crusted 1984
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: 1984 Churchill Crusted Port

Must say I got it also completly wrong with this bottle. Thought/Guessed initially also it was a 1963. Found the wine quite complex and apealing. Liked that is was very smooth and soft. Was my third best wine of the night (after Quarles Harris 1980 and Malvedos 1987)
by WS1
17:55 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Re: 1967 Cockburn

Fully agree with you comments, just want to add that Cockburns 1967 is one of my favourite Ports to open to people who have not had any experience with older Ports to show how good it can be. It is indeed not a "blockbuster" port, but the quality is there despite it comes across as quite unobtrusive...
by WS1
17:41 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Niepoort
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: 2007 Niepoort (formally "D") Vintage Port

with regards to sample D I liked the wine but was not really impressed as others were at the May offline. Overall I wrote not a lot about this wine which indicates to me that it just did not tickle my fancy :(

dark coulour, good Palate, but not great
by WS1
17:35 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta da Romaneira
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: 2007 Quinta da Romaneira (formally "A") Vintage Port

Sample A I liked very much when we tried the wines for the first time in the Crusting Pipe. But then somehow it seems to have lost its apeal to me. :( very expressive nose, black currants, quite fat, lacks finesse, slight dry in the finish. Have tried one day later at home with a friend on which it ...
by WS1
17:32 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

Re: 2007 Quinta do Crasto (formally "B") Vintage Port

must say I was not at all a fan of sample B. Based on Alex coments I guess it may have been a bad bottle

very dark colour, taste was rather thin and very sweet, not really interesting. Over the next couple of days this stayed as uninteressting as it was in the beginning I am afraid to say.
by WS1
17:29 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Noval Silval
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: 2007 Quinta do Noval Silval (formally "C") Vintage Port

with regards to sample C I liked most of this port that it became better with time

rubarb Fruit, not really great, a bit short. Over the next couple of days this got a bit better, developed loads of Chassis aromas and also quite a nice length. Still more a wine than a Port though
by WS1
17:27 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: 2007 Quinta do Noval (formally "E") Vintage Port

Apologies for the delay in posting my scribblings but after my holiday I had quite a tough week. Of the 5 samples I liked E most; very dark, black fruits, very balanced, quite long in the finish. Haveing tried it a day later it was even better, really good composition. The only wine which really exh...
by WS1
17:17 Sun 07 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: December 17th - TPF Christmas 2009 Offline
Replies: 105
Views: 15124

Re: TPF Christmas 2009 Offline

If possible I would like to attend as well. Since I have not been at the Bell before, may I ask how difficult it is to get there and back from/to London?

regards

WS1
by WS1
21:08 Wed 29 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warres Vertical October 2nd
Replies: 57
Views: 14858

Re: Warres Vertical October 2nd

I would not say wrath; with reference to the elaborate discussion in the preparations for the Vargellathon I was rather confused and feared initially my English was not good enough to understand the deeper meaning behind the thread. After Alex and you kindly agreed that you also felt it went a bit b...
by WS1
20:42 Wed 29 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May Offline in London
Replies: 57
Views: 6411

Re: May Offline in London

Alex, I confirm my attendance as well. It looks there is already quite some interest in alternative a.) I would be interested in d.) (am curious to try the 1980, after i could not make it to the 1980 horicontal at your house) but am also happy with a.). There is only a problem, except the bt of Cock...
by WS1
00:13 Thu 16 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wood-Matured Port, Dockmaster's House, London,20 or 27 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3415

Re: Wood-Matured Port, Dockmaster's House, London,20 or 27 April

Hi there, apologies for my late reply. I would be interested as well. But I am not in favour of the date either. The main reason is football (want to go to Barcelona - Chelsea in the Nou Camp on the 28th of April). If absolutely necessary I could do the 20th of April. Since I drank my Niepoort 1976 ...
by WS1
22:33 Thu 02 Apr 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 11th - The Leaky Bottle
Replies: 28
Views: 7662

Re: June 11th - A Small 1991 Horizontal

Hi there,

would be very happy to attend to this tasting. 1991 Ports I could contribute are Vargellas, Dow, Grahams, Morgan, Niepoort, Warre and Smith Woodhouse. Warre and Smith Woodhouse are currently not easily accessible for me and also would like to avoid opening cases.

regards

Wolfgang
by WS1
23:32 Mon 23 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 55 @ 55
Replies: 46
Views: 7251

Re: 55 @ 55

Hi there,

if there is still an available place please also count me in. I can contribute in terms of 1955 Ports Croft, Warre, Dow, Grahams, Cockburns and Ferreira.

regards

Wolfgang
by WS1
23:18 Thu 19 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: London Quinta De Vargellas tasting - 24th March
Replies: 138
Views: 15636

Re: London Quinta De Vargellas tasting - 24th March

Hi there, after having had to overcome quite some significant "Muppettism" of the courier company I can report finally the standard bts of 1991 Vargellas arrived. So the worst case half bt of Vargellas 1991 from Axel in case the standard bts would not arrive in time can go back to the shelf :D cu ne...
by WS1
22:50 Wed 04 Mar 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: London Quinta De Vargellas tasting - 24th March
Replies: 138
Views: 15636

Re: London Quinta De Vargellas tasting - 24th March

Will do, it is highly likely that I will open the bt 24h in advance if the 91 Vargallas is shipped in time if not told otherwise. Can we do the Decanting at the Crusting pipe? I will ask Axel what he recomend with regards to his 1996. Have you got any experience with the 1991/1996?

regards

Wolfgang