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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: 14393

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: 3244

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: 20431

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: 20431

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: 17238

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: 2051
Views: 259534

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: 1656

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: 1353

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: 1412

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: 1570

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: 1266

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: 1498

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: 1250

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: 3235

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: 3235

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: 12432

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 29335

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 17238

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: 50984

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Partly-corked Grahams 83.