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by PhilW
08:08 Tue 16 Aug 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo VP availability
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Re: Quevedo VP availability

If you're in no great hurry, I'll probably be shipping another pallet or two from Quevedo next year - remind me around March time.. Thanks Tom, am certainly in no hurry so if I can piggy back my small request that would likely be ideal - I love the scale though, I'm thinking about picking up a few ...
by PhilW
16:37 Mon 15 Aug 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo VP availability
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Quevedo VP availability

Does anyone know of a UK source for Quevedo VP? As someone who only buys small quantities I realise it's unlikely, but thought I'd ask just in case. Obviously it won't be ready for drinking for a long time, but I was reading a description of the Quevedo 2005 which sounded delicious and would be temp...
by PhilW
23:31 Fri 12 Aug 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recording cellar temperature and humidity
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Recording cellar temperature and humidity

Slightly more expensive, but given the distance to your celler, you might consider something like this , i.e. to allow on demand remote access and/or regular data upload over GSM/GPRS to home PC and alarms via SMS. This was the first I found doing a quick check as I was sure someone would have made ...
by PhilW
09:00 Thu 11 Aug 2011
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Mon 08 August 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5913

Re: Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Mon 08 August 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed Mon night, both for the chance to expand my exprience with different ports and for the opportunity to meet more TPF-ers. Unfortunately my tasting notes were swept up in the end of night clean-up which is a pity (probably due to my slightly less than sober state and hence failure...
by PhilW
19:03 Sun 07 Aug 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 8th August Tasting - Port from the 90s
Replies: 76
Views: 13545

Re: Monday 8th August Tasting - Port from the 90s

I don't have the labels you mention, but have scissors and sellotape - I'll print and bring on standard A4 unless anyone else posts to the contrary.

Phil.
by PhilW
09:58 Wed 27 Jul 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The ageing of Uncle T’s cellar
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: A northern port tasting

The actual current numbers are: Average age: 28 years, 10 months, 2 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes Total number of bottles of VP: 3503 Tom just.... wow.... :shock: I recently attended a wedding at one of the Cambridge colleges, and at the meal was considering asking them to see their cellar, just ou...
by PhilW
09:07 Wed 27 Jul 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The ageing of Uncle T’s cellar
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: A northern port tasting

According to my computer, opening the 1851 reduced the average age of the bottles in my cellar by all of 13 days.. If, before opening the 1851, the average age was 30 years, then Tom has about 3650 bottles. If 20 years, then 3930 bottles. If 40, 3370; and if 50, 3090. An interesting and suprisingly...
by PhilW
12:29 Wed 20 Jul 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Berry's "Port Walk" - 1 December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: Berry's "Port Walk" - 1 December 2011

Thanks for the heads-up; I'll be there too... now all we have to do is persuade them to hold it at TCP or the Steak Exchange... ;)
by PhilW
09:49 Wed 20 Jul 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 8th August Tasting - Port from the 90s
Replies: 76
Views: 13545

Re: (Early) August Tasting?

I'd be up for joining you on the 8th as well, happy to try steak exchange or be at TCP. Would have brought a bottle of Warres 91, but have just drunk it :)

Phil.
by PhilW
14:11 Tue 19 Jul 2011
Forum: Reviews
Topic: NY 1970s VP, Chris MIA tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: NY 1970s VP, Chris MIA tasting

An interesting read, especially for me since my favourites are F70 and W77, and an interesting result regarding the odd cork in the Warres bottle. I notice from the tasting notes that you mention the cardboard and wood on the nose; I often find the latter (the woodiness, if that is a word) as a comp...
by PhilW
09:07 Tue 05 Jul 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor
Replies: 95
Views: 19867

Re: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor

Oh my: isn’t the current draft of placemats sufficiently complicated? You can always ignore my suggestion, I won't be offended :) FWIW I didn't intend any change to placemats to be required as a consequence of the above. I would be happy to assist with preparation/decanting etc on the day if needed...
by PhilW
15:17 Mon 04 Jul 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor
Replies: 95
Views: 19867

Re: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor

You could perhaps sufficiently reduce the 'insider knowledge' of the people performing the initial decant, while also increasing the number of people who could be involved without compromising port identities with minor modification to your steps: 1. Source sufficient dark glass bottles (there might...
by PhilW
11:25 Fri 01 Jul 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 15 December 2011 - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell
Replies: 91
Views: 16697

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

Hi - I've decided I should sign myself off for this one; as third reserve I'm very unlikely to be needed, and getting rooms at the last minute likely impossible, plus will simplify any other pre-xmas arrangements.

Phil.
by PhilW
09:47 Tue 28 Jun 2011
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 254239

Re: Apostrophe crimes

jdaw1 wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=43393#p43393]Here[/url] PhilW wrote:which is remarkable given it's current age...
argh.. that'll teach me to modify my sentence mid-flow; I think it was going to be "which is remarkable given it's over 30years old". Bugger.
by PhilW
14:52 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: 1985 Dow

Medium colour, with a light fruity smell (which seemed to disappear later, unless our noses had been overwhelmed by others by that point). On tasting, medium dry, slightly spirity, light in flavour with no woody tones. Similar to F83 but lighter - a very nice port, though I prefer something with a f...
by PhilW
14:47 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Calem
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: 1985 Cálem

Medium dark in colour, with very little smell. On tasting, huge full flavour, very long with deep woody tones and very smooth. My port of the night, very similar in many ways to my current/previous staple, W77. Additional note, didn't show quite so well with remaining sample on following evening, th...
by PhilW
14:44 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Churchill
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: 1985 Churchill

Medium dark in colour, very fruity smell. Loads of fruit and flavour, dense and complex and delicious to taste, very slightly tannic. Also guessed as F83. Additional note: tried the following night with leftover sample and was again very impressed, same as above with minimal tannin noticed. Lovely p...
by PhilW
14:40 Sat 25 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

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: 1218

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: 1442

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: 1199

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: 2996

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: 2996

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: 12053

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: 8776

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.