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by PhilW
09:36 Mon 23 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

Glenn E. wrote:
01:28 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Quinta da Revolta 20 year old white?
Not 20yr.
Not Revolta.
AHB wrote:
22:58 Sun 22 Mar 2020
Kopke 30yo white in half bottle format.
Yes, it is 30yr :)
Not Kopke (guessed previously, and not a "Quinta da").
(Not a half-bottle - though it's not a 70/75cl either...)
by PhilW
18:31 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:Gaivosa 10yr old?
Not 10yr.
Not Gaivosa.
by PhilW
11:46 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

Mourão, and it's 60 years old An excellent guess, and perhaps a good memory since the current releases of white Mourãos are I believe the 50yr and the 90yr; I do indeed have a bottle of the Mourão 60yr white, however that is not the bottle I have opened (and now mostly consumed). Not 60yr. Not Mour...
by PhilW
20:33 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

nac wrote:
08:31 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Non-colheita Kopke?
Nope, not Dalva, Andresen, or Kopke.

More clues:
It's a ...yrs old white tawny, from Quinta da ....
How old, and where from?
by PhilW
09:28 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

CPR 1 wrote:
19:17 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Dalva 2007?
No.
Doggett wrote:
20:10 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Andresen?
No.

First clue: Not a colheita.
by PhilW
18:37 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

jdaw1 wrote:
17:52 Sun 15 Mar 2020
A 1989 colheita? The house of which I have forgotten?
I would guess you're thinking of the Barão de Vilar '89 white colheita - but no, not that.
by PhilW
17:13 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

A similar question: What lesser-known white port am I drinking right now?
by PhilW
13:29 Sat 14 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time


jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
19:02 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Pocas
Does not begin “Quinta da”. Nor does it heed previous clue. And mis-spelt.
One of those criticisms was fair - I'd missed the "Quinta da" clue. However, the "mis-spelling" was the reason why I felt it meet the requirements of the previous clue.

Quinta da Revolta?
by PhilW
19:02 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 987345

Re: One quiz at a time

Pocas
by PhilW
21:09 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106713

Re: RE: Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:Alpha by abbreviation, or by dominant word in name? Perhaps I wasn't consistent: what is new guidance?
Alpha by abbreviation, though I wasn't intending to change the approach - should I revert?
by PhilW
10:46 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106713

Re: Port House abbreviations

Phil - could you copy the abbreviation list into the first post which you own? Makes it much easier to find! Not copy: move. So that there is one official list, rather than several inconsistently updated. Agreed and done. Also moved Vale Meao and Van Zeller abbreviations to their correct alphabetic...
by PhilW
10:39 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 22716

Re: Wed 25th March 2020

I have to withdraw from this event due to other commitments; my apologies.
by PhilW
13:45 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106713

Re: Port House abbreviations

I'd agree with VDM as most obvious choice, and to my mind no more confusing with potential Vesuvio single quinta as Gould Campbell GC is with potential new Graham's single quinta (i.e. we already cope with this issue). Do we not already have VM for Quinta do Vale Meao anyway?
by PhilW
17:28 Sun 01 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

The bottle appears to be a Burmester bottle from the embossed JWB on the glass, and the label indicates that it is a tawny (matured in cask) from red grapes (as standard, so not a white). From elsewhere, it seems that "Tordiz" is a name sometimes used by Burmester on their 40yr old tawny (which I'm ...
by PhilW
15:27 Sun 01 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

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AHB wrote:
14:10 Sun 01 Mar 2020
It might also help us if you can share the gist of the reply from Burmester.
Sogevinus/IVDP confirmed only that the selo was sold to JW Burmester in April 1982; no additional info regarding the bottle.
by PhilW
11:29 Sat 29 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

Hi Jonjoe, and welcome to :tpf:
It's always interesting to try and identify unknown bottles of port, so happy to help; Please do post pictures if you can?
by PhilW
23:18 Wed 26 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 5459

Re: Blind tasting scoring

Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point
(cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example)
by PhilW
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 51046

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
by PhilW
23:47 Tue 18 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 18422

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

Perhaps an outing for archway layout on A3(landscape)+A4(portrait)?
by PhilW
17:31 Tue 11 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 18422

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

I had hoped to be able to confirm I would attend, but this is currently looking less and less likely to be possible. Reluctantly therefore, I should now step aside and let someone else take my spot.
by PhilW
09:45 Tue 11 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Martinez
Replies: 0
Views: 4896

1987 Martinez

Bottle purchased retail in 2014. Surprisingly dark in colour; to taste, very fresh, deep; blackcurrants, plums and hints of sherbet, green stems on the finish. A lovely port, likely to improve further with time. Must buy some more, this was my last bottle.

Rating: vg/ex
by PhilW
13:42 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 4540

Re: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F

The voting is interesting; nobody could accuse anyone present of voting for their own wine - you all preferred someone else's (statistically fairly probable) but also almost everyone thought their bottle was the worst present (much less probable)!
by PhilW
15:53 Tue 04 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July
Replies: 16
Views: 9038

Re: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July

forest26 wrote:
14:31 Tue 04 Feb 2020
I'm trying to avoid the Colheitas - which these shippers are more famous for. Otherwise it would be easy.
... although to my knowledge neither has ever been done by TPF, and perhaps should.
by PhilW
22:01 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 17132

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Indeed. And we have additionally determined since that BBR47 is Fonseca, and BBR55 is Graham. And BBR75 is clearly QH, either in addition to GC (if both existed) or GC is an error in their list for '75. I was not aware of the other pre-47 vintages, so that is interesting and useful additional inform...
by PhilW
17:22 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 17132

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Thanks to both nac and CPR for the images :)