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by DRT
23:35 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256425

I've been on jury duty - it was a blast - I decided the guy was banged to rights the minute he stuck his little Chav head over the wall of the dock. However, my opinion became somewhat irrelevant when it transpired he had mugged the grandmother of a very senior policeman :? A very entertaining week ...
by DRT
23:09 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

I do recall the 94 being stunning, but have no notes to back it up. Perhaps we need to get our hands on some just to be sure? Maybe a case of 6 between 3 would prove the point?

Derek
by DRT
22:59 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

Conky wrote:What? The 94 was the best???
So what the Bloody hell did you get the 95 at £5 a bottle for? You should have got the 94 for £5 a bottle.
Gee Whiz, what are these guys on these days! :D

Alan
Maybe I did get the 94 at £5 a bottle - but you asked for 12 bottles of the 95 :roll:

Derek
by DRT
22:57 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Alan,

This is now the longest and most comprehansive TN you have ever produced - well done 88)

Are you near the end of the bottle yet :lol: :lol:

Derek
by DRT
22:46 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

KillerB wrote:The 1992 was very elegant with a nice balance of tannins, alcohol and fruit. Haven't had the 95 much but I remember it being more solid, soon find out at the parallel tasting.

....and then there's the 1994 88) - best of the three by a stretch so far as I can remember

Derek
by DRT
22:41 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

1995 Warre's Bottle Matured LBV This was decanted 7 days ago and has spent all of that time in the fridge. Removed from fridge about 4 hours ago. Very dark colour, nose is quite close but that may be suffering from the extended decanting. I remember more fruit when I first opened it. Mouthfeel is t...
by DRT
22:33 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 6249

and, of course, there is always......

22. The day ends in a Y 88)
by DRT
22:30 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 35
Views: 6676

Yes, I know 88)
by DRT
22:18 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 35
Views: 6676

Re: a child’s rendering of an explosion in a flag factory

Something that speaks distinctively of you or yours You got me with that comment - and you can now see the result. This was painted by my son, Ross, when he was 9 years old. It hangs framed in my house and will stay there as long as I do. I won't go into why, but this is my Avatar from now on, apar...
by DRT
21:43 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256425

Does that mean I was right?
by DRT
20:48 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Yip, right on both counts, although I would expect most 1991's to still have a good deal of tanin kicking around as they are still quite young in VP terms. That's what my thread on 1991 & 1992 was trying to tease out, which don't have the legs so should be drunk now? Some, like this one, will fall b...
by DRT
20:40 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: So Treading Grapes is the way to go?
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

I need my broadband back :x
by DRT
20:31 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

1991 Morgan's Vintage Port

OK - I lasted 45 minutes before cracking and opening a bottle of Morgan 91 to join Alan in the first TPF simultaneous tasting 88) On Decanting Very attractive deep red colour, a bit light for a 91 in my opinion. Huge fruity smell whilst decanting desoite the wine still being at 12 degrees. First gla...
by DRT
19:44 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

It's only quarter to 8 on a Sunday evening - I can see Alan "Doing a Derek" on this one :wink:

Derek
by DRT
19:41 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 101 things to do with a Vesuvio bin label..
Replies: 31
Views: 6593

Alan, I tried to source an image of one of these but I only have a 56k dial-up connection at the moment so couldn't get one quick enough and gave up. The bin label is a ceramic tile which is the same shape, although slightly larger, than a Vesuvio bottle label. In fact, it's actually the other way r...
by DRT
19:25 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256425

OK - I'm taking a big risk here, but I think jdaw1 was refering to the fact that the head belonged to the Teacher so the possesive rules apply to the "Teacher's head"

Go on jdaw1, blow me out of the water :?

Derek
by DRT
19:21 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting through a filter: an experiment
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

uncle tom wrote: the last glass ...... it's often the best one out of the decanter
That is the most frustrating phenomenon in the world of port :x

Derek
by DRT
19:18 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 101 things to do with a Vesuvio bin label..
Replies: 31
Views: 6593

Tom, If you have sufficient space in that cellar of yours you could create a little Vesivio corner by building or buying a special rack comprised of those diamond shaped cells where you stack the bottles in an inverted pyramid. You could have one or more cell for each vintage and nail the ceramic bi...
by DRT
19:06 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 35
Views: 6676

Where do I find good Avatars on the net?
by DRT
18:48 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Talking Dog for Sale!
Replies: 121
Views: 23500

Alan,

I prefer your longer jokes. The disappointment is more effectivre when the anticipation is built up over a longer period :lol:

Derek
by DRT
18:45 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256425

I plead guilty with no defence offered, apart from the weak mitigation stated below. If Jdaw1 wishes to highlight my many apostrophie crimes that will appear here then I willl not be offendedn in any way. As our last Prime Minister once said: "Education, Education, Education, I wish we had thought o...
by DRT
18:28 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cruz LBV at Morrisons. No queue at the moment!
Replies: 9
Views: 3478

There must be a big demand for Cruz LBV somewhere. Morrisons were selling it at £6.99 two months ago. They muct have hiked the price up to refect increased demand :?

Derek
by DRT
07:45 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Peculier Port phrases Thread.
Replies: 21
Views: 3889

vertical tasting

A Vertical Tasting comprises two or more bottles of the same style of wine or port from a single producer/shipper.

An example would be Fonseca Vintage Port 1963, 1966, 1970 and 1977.

Derek
by DRT
07:36 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

I think you already know the answer to that one, Jay!

Hopefully you will have some support from your homeland soon

Derek
by DRT
00:23 Sun 24 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 6
Views: 3487

Great tn, jdaw1

Sounds like you got yourself a great buy. Great to see the colour and the cork. You have now set the new standard for TPF TNs !