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by PhilW
10:08 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Niepoort
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: 1963 Niepoort

Murky in colour, unfortunately this was not in great condition; there was some underlying complexity providing hints of what this wine might be, but the flavour had probably been somewhat stripped through filtering at decant (understood to have been filtered twice to try and resolve the haze). I had...
by PhilW
10:05 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Mackenzie
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Somewhat thin and lacking; drink up.
Rating: g
by PhilW
10:04 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Constantino
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: 1963 Constantino

Fruit thinning slightly, but plenty of backbone/grip and improving as the evening progressed. My 3rd place for voting.
Rating: vg
by PhilW
10:03 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Calem Foz
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: 1963 Calem Foz

This was a bit rough, nowhere near as good as the CaF63 tasted at last year's Calem vertical. This one was quite rough, and had slight toffee notes.
Rating: g
by PhilW
10:01 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: 1963 Cockburn

ok, but slightly flat compared to previously, whether due to bottle variation or age.
Rating: vg-
by PhilW
10:00 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: 1963 Warre

Good, less fruit than some of the better 63s showing alongside but well balanced with light citric notes.
Rating: vg-
by PhilW
09:59 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: 1963 Graham

Lovely, sweet red cherries, enjoyable. Only just pipped for my 3rd place by the Constantino, and 4th overall for the group also.
Rating: vg
by PhilW
09:58 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: 1963 Dow

Good, but not as good as some D63 tasted previously, this one seemed to have some hollowness to the taste. Still enjoyable, but not all it could be. Better liked by the group who rated it third overall.
rating: g/vg
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: 1963 Croft

Soft and tasty. #2 for my votes, and joint WOTN for the group alongside the Taylor.
Rating: vg+
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: 1963 Offley

Very faulty; yuck.
Rating: not rated.
by PhilW
09:54 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: 1963 Taylor

A delicious bottle in excellent condition. Full and well balanced with plenty of backbone, quite sweet with red cherries; not quite typical Taylor, but a delicious bottle in excellent condition. Clearly WOTN for me, and for the group was WOTN jointly with the Croft.
Rating: vg/ex
by PhilW
09:47 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 362

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: 8621

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: 14351

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: 4133

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: 1119
Views: 200702

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: 14351

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: 14351

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: 723

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: 1457

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: 1462

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: 527

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: 4087

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: 4087

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.