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by PhilW
09:47 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: 1963 Fonseca

Another bottle from the pipe sold at Bonham's in 2016 (see previous case tasting here); despite a decent colour and no evidence of seepage (intact cork and capsule prior to decanting), this was sadly quite faulty to taste.
Rating: not rated.
by PhilW
09:41 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 11342

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison). Having heard from Axel that his S63 is not of sufficient condition to make the trip for this tasti...
by PhilW
09:25 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18026

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Following up from the tasting; Axel was unfortunately unable to join us at the last minute due to airline personnel strikes; as his bottles had already been decanted, there was nothing we could do in that regard. It has therefore been suggested that at some future TPF tasting where Axel joins us, th...
by PhilW
17:17 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 5799

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

forest26 wrote:
14:54 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Can I bring a F77 ?
I can't think of any circumstance where the answer to that question would be no.

Hi Magnus, sorry but I'm not likely to be able to join you for this (generously hosted) tasting, but hope you are well and have a good evening; Phil.
by PhilW
07:54 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 217617

Re: Software that makes placemats

In the latest placemats, why are the "1963" over the shipper different sizes? Draft of the placemats . http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s_v.png In the above, the 1963 over Ck and Mz are clearly smaller than those over G and D; perhaps s...
by PhilW
09:25 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18026

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

DRT wrote:
20:55 Sun 08 Apr 2018
I am back in and bringing a Cr63 :wink:
Excellent :CC0000:
by PhilW
16:16 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18026

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

From the other thread it sounds as though the Cr63 delivered to the B&F for the '63 tasting has been drunk (at the '22 tasting last week). Unfortunately I do not have one to offer, but if possible can we locate a replacement as it would be a shame for the Croft not to be present to compare with the ...
by PhilW
17:47 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1938 unopened bottle of abercorn port
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: 1938 unopened bottle of abercorn port

hi - if you could post a photo, and probably also say roughly where you are located and how the bottle has been stored, that would be helpful; thanks.
by PhilW
18:12 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

I'm sure I've seen at least one other crusted from Graham or Malvedos with a very similar label, though I can't find a picture of it immediately; it may be in my (somewhat overdue) pending pile to add to the VPID. Looks genuine to me, and indeed looks like a '58 Malvedos bottled in '60, which assumi...
by PhilW
16:32 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: RE: Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben Not this time round, but I plan to add some more to the order of Noval 2016 that we will inevitably purchase once the announcements have all been made. Alex - I'm happy to let Ben have three of my six, if that works.
by PhilW
11:03 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1954 Harvey
Replies: 0
Views: 690

1954 Harvey

Provided by Tom, pop'n'poured at the White Horse in Newport, and drunk alongside some G63. The shipper is not known for certain, though believed to be Graham ; the cork showed only "Harvey's vintage 1954" (the 4 was viable, though not completely visible) and another panel which looked as though it s...
by PhilW
10:02 Mon 02 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: Excuse needed..

So, we didn't drink the '22 on Saturday given Julian's cheeky intervention, however we did have a very enjoyable evening with a delicious Harvey's '54 and Graham's 63. The Harvey's was fabulous, darker than the G63 and in superb condition, with wonderful aromas immediately post-decant, full and deli...
by PhilW
22:44 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: RE: Re: Excuse needed..


jdaw1 wrote:1969s at the weekend with Phil; 1922s next Thursday?
Thanks for the suggestion, but the plan is to share some port tomorrow, whether the '22 or not; so the' 69 (non-port) is perhaps more likely saved for another time with more people, given limitations and the desire to drink port tomorrow.
by PhilW
11:11 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19068

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

uncle tom wrote:
10:43 Fri 30 Mar 2018
now offered again on a lower estimate, but still high given it's condition..
Those were exactly my thoughts too.
by PhilW
08:31 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 11342

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Axel P wrote:
08:24 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please
Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison).
by PhilW
17:53 Thu 29 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: Excuse needed..

Far be it for me to stand in the way of my port chums offering to share the case with you next week; however, if the above proposal doesn't fit with Tom's arrangements for any reason, and he is still looking for someone to join him with sampling and cork identification on this Saturday evening in Ne...
by PhilW
14:26 Wed 28 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 11342

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

From my sources the composition of the Averys blend was 3 parts Sandeman, 2 parts Taylor and 1 part Fonseca 1963 so 3:2:1. Can we found out to be sure? I made contact with the Avery family last year (thanks to help from Julian and contacts in the Wine Industry), I was hoping to find out further inf...
by PhilW
13:29 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: The philosophy of drinking old port

I tend towards a "rule of peers", i.e. that I would generally prefer to drink wines alongside others of a similar age, where the older the wine, the wider the definition of "similar" age. Pragmatically, this might roughly equate to something like: - for <30 year old wines, prefer to taste with at le...
by PhilW
09:20 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 11342

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Phil ... can you please confirm you are coming? If so I will bring one of my few left Averys 63 as you wanted to try that. Wolfgang - that would me most excellent - thank you; I can now confirm my attendance. With Wolfgang bringing an Av63, I will in that case bring a T63 since it is our understand...
by PhilW
06:34 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18026

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Am not currently expecting to be in London prior to the 10th, so will bring the Fonseca pre-decanted on the day.
by PhilW
15:11 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fake bottles of Port
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Fake bottles of Port

I am seeing more fake bottles being offered recently both at auction and offered privately. These dubious examples were offered to me today. Hopefully they will not turn up at auction. There was also a Taylor 24. Thanks for the heads-up Tony; are you ok with me adding those images to my known and b...
by PhilW
15:07 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18026

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

For PW please:
• Starter: Welsh rarebit
• Main: Rib-eye steak (240g, 28-day), black & blue, + béarnaise sauce, +green beans.

(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
by PhilW
19:08 Sat 17 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In-law invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: RE: Re: In-law invasion

Tried-and-tested remedy for an invasion of in-laws: Taylor 1980 and Warre 1994 LBV. Possible improvement: more than one decanter of each. Further possible improvement: more than two decanters of each. Even further possible improvement: more than several decanters of each. Depending on the in-laws, ...
by PhilW
15:16 Fri 16 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

From your other thread regarding (I believe) the same order: I'm ordering some (new harvest) olive oil which should arrive in the UK in January. I'm ordering 48 x 50cl bottles. Cost is approximately £10 per bottle. I'm happy to share (or happy to keep them all!). If anyone would like any, please say...