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by PhilW
14:40 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: 1980 Dow

Very, very dark colour, with almost no smell. Very intense, full falvour with some acidity, minimal fruit. Seemed immature, as though it would need another 5+ years, but might be very nice once it opens up.
by PhilW
14:37 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: 1985 Graham

The first of two bottles of G85 tasted at this tasting. Medium dark colour, quite spirited but almost no smell. On tasting, seemed partly corked (identical edge to the G83 I tried recently and also marked as partly corked; interesting co-incidence or...), very dry flavour.
by PhilW
14:32 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: 1985 Graham

(Two bottles tested, as first appeared partly corked.) This second bottle was very similar to the first in colour/smell, medium dark colour, quite spirited but almost no smell. This bottle was much nicer than the first to taste with no 'partly corked' edge; very strong/dense flavour, slightly woody ...
by PhilW
14:28 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Niepoort
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: 1987 Niepoort

Quite dark in colour, smell very spicy with lots of fruit. Taste also full-bodied, spicy and warm very full flavour. Extremely nice falvour to me, but had a sour edge which I did not like. Discussion queried whether this was VA, and may be worth trying another to see. Without the sour edge would be ...
by PhilW
14:25 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Quest for Phil W’s new house port
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: The Quest for Phil W’s new house port

In addition to the reviews posted in the tasting thread, I thought it might be worth commenting here on my following night follow-up additional tasting I was lucky enough to be able to do with samples of the remains from Thurs excellent night. To briefly summarise my previous conclusions from Thu: T...
by PhilW
14:34 Fri 24 Jun 2011
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Quest for Phil W’s new house port
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: The Quest for Phil W’s new house port

[/quote]A small observation, which is in no way intended as a criticism: RAYC doesn't seem to have grasped the fundamental basis of the ‟bring a bottle of vintage port to the tasting” :roll:[/quote] Indeed, and he generously brought some spare tasting bottles and gave me a few to share the leftover...
by PhilW
14:29 Fri 24 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17 November 2011 - GC/SW/QH triple vertical
Replies: 64
Views: 11118

Re: November Tasting - GC/SW/QH triple vertical

AHB wrote:Phil W has asked me to post his wish to attend this offline.
Thanks Alex :) I would certainly like to attend. I've checked calendar and can definitely make the 10th, but if it's the 17th I might have to pass, unless I can juggle some commitments.

Phil.
by PhilW
08:25 Wed 22 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

AHB wrote:
JacobH wrote:What time are people planning on getting to the Crusting Pipe?
I can probably be there any time between 6 and 7. What time are others arriving? If closer to 6 than 7, I shall try to be earlier rather than later.
I was planning to be there around 6:15/20.

Phil.
by PhilW
09:41 Mon 20 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

Phil - what initials do you go by? In small groups we tend to label things with initials. Please post yours. JDAW. I usually just use PW - sorry couldnt reply quicker, have been away on long weekend. Thanks to rayc and jdaw1 for sorting the placemats, am looking forward to meeting everyone. Phil.
by PhilW
09:38 Thu 16 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

ok, as I've not attended an event before, nevermind organise one, just wanted to check if there is anything else to be done. I have previously booked the table, in the board room and confirmed TCP will supply the glasses and ordered the rib-eyes for those who have stated they wanted them. Hopefully ...
by PhilW
16:48 Wed 15 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012
Replies: 172
Views: 26682

Re: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012

At the risk of being 'Mr Reserve' at the moment (Oct, Dec) could I be added as a reserve for this also, in case (unlikely though it may be) a place becomes available?

Thanks,

PhilW.
by PhilW
09:29 Tue 14 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I have lists of bottles from RAYC (+guest), from AHB, and from PhilW. Others: please send me a list of what you can bring.
Phil: your list has gone, ahem, missing. Please resend.
Re-sent.
by PhilW
14:27 Mon 13 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

Have placed pre-order request for 3x rib-eye this afternoon, pending confirmation.

Phil.
by PhilW
08:49 Tue 07 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

They also asked me if I wanted to pre-order rib-eye steaks for everyone as has been done previously - while that sounds wonderful to me, I didn't know if people would want that? Yes please for me; they are delicious steaks. Jacob will be a no-no. The others will most likely say yes, but I should le...
by PhilW
08:46 Tue 07 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 15 December 2011 - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell
Replies: 91
Views: 15650

Re: 15 December 2011 - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell?

I'd like to be added to the waitlist too please, just in case.
Thanks,

Phil.
by PhilW
13:18 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame
Replies: 114
Views: 40652

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Partly-corked Grahams 83.
by PhilW
13:11 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 799

1983 Grahams

Drunk recently as part of my search for a new 'favourite' 80s VP . Unfortunately partly corked, so difficult to make any real valid judgement. Compared to the 77 Grahams tried previously extremely favourably, this was surprising dry (not the sweet stickier taste I expected) with a very closed intens...
by PhilW
12:33 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

TCP booking confirmed, in the Board Room since there is 6 of us including Ray's guest; confirmed they will supply glasses etc. They also asked me if I wanted to pre-order rib-eye steaks for everyone as has been done previously - while that sounds wonderful to me, I didn't know if people would want t...
by PhilW
16:01 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 12987

Re: Wanted Thread

To DRT/JacobH, A scanned version of "Oporto Old and New" is available free online from from the internet archive here , either viewable online in browser or downloadable as 20M pdf, if that might meet either of your needs (I realise it may not if higher-quality scans of the illustrations are wanted)...
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Oddity

Just thought I'd share this oddity, seen on ebay, here ... Anyone actually tried any of this stuff? Almost didnt post this in the 'Port Conversations' forum, since despite the label a bit of searching implies it might be australian-made, not from oporto... interesting though (and wow, what an awful ...
by PhilW
08:41 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 4924

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

As part of my search, I tried some Grahams 83 at the weekend; I had high hopes for this as viable candidate port, since while I prefer the Warre 77 to Graham 77, the G77 is also extremely good imo, with a much sweeter sticky style and lovely flavour. Sadly, the bottle of Graham 83 I opened was partl...
by PhilW
08:32 Tue 24 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Glasses Test
Replies: 59
Views: 12184

Re: Port Glasses Test

Very interesting read Jacob, thanks for posting it; coincidentally enough I had been discussing the same issue with my wife on Saturday, arguing back forth over the amount of difference different glasses could make to the actual taste (rather than the smell), and the difficulty of doing a suitable d...
by PhilW
13:59 Fri 20 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

Looks like 23rd would be the best for all, so suggest we fix on that date. Overall preference sounds like it would be to go blind so will amend for that, but suggest we take jdaw up on his suggestion of messaging him with our intended bottle prior to the event to check for duplicates. Should we expa...
by PhilW
13:39 Fri 20 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

PhilW: if you have an upper price limit, please do specify it. The rules might then require that each port be available in the UK cheaper than PhilW’s stated maximum. Price: I'm happy for there to be no limit price-wise, since (i) specifying 80's restricts this fairly well, (ii) other people will h...
by PhilW
16:33 Thu 19 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 7829

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

given people's replies I've added the Thursdays as an option too.

Phil.