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by DRT
23:35 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Sandeman
Replies: 0
Views: 1927

1963 Sandeman Vintage Port

Berry Brothers & Rudd bottling â€‟ decanted 24 hours Very dark red, the darkest of the night and far darker and brighter than the other 2 bottles of S63 that I have tasted. Nice fruity nose with very little spirit. Smooth raspberry flavours followed by dry teeth and cheeks as the tannins emerge. Fi...
by DRT
23:34 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

1963 Graham's Vintage Port

Oporto bottled â€‟ decanted 12 hours Bright red colour which looked light at the beginning but darkened significantly as the night went on. Slightly spirity nose with red fruits beneath. Extremely smooth and thick in the mouth. Tannins still hanging around but not enough to overpower the fruit. Tas...
by DRT
23:33 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1964 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

1964 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Decanted 12 Hours Slightly dusty/gassy nose which blew off quite quickly. Clear and bright brownish red colour with a smooth and thick mouth-feel. Treacle taste fading to a long mouth-watering finish of cherry which ended with a tingle of heat on the end of the tongue. Although enjoyable, I was disa...
by DRT
23:32 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

1958 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port

Decanted 24 hours Dark brown/red colour. I thought it was slightly cloudy on pouring but it was chilled and cleared as it warmed up so probably just caused by the low temperature. Sticky toffee pudding nose. First taste was very light and weak on entry but then filled the mouth with brown sugar and ...
by DRT
23:30 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Taylor Special Quinta
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

1950 Taylors Special Quinta Vintage Port

Bottled by Corney & Barrow â€‟ decanted 24 hours Darker than I expected for an “unknown† wine of 56 years old. Not as dark as some of the other’s in the line-up but seemed to gain colour as the night went on. Smooth and thick mouth-feel. Very sweet raspberry cream and bitter chocolate. Slightly sy...
by DRT
23:28 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

1967 Cockburn's Vintage Port

I bought 8 bottles of this very cheap earlier this year. Storage conditions are dubious to say the least so prossibly not a fair representation of this wine. I opened a bottle for a family dinner last weekend. I did not make a tasting note at the time but did observe a distinct decanting time prefer...
by DRT
23:27 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 0
Views: 1372

1998 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)

1998 Noval LBV - Bottled 2004 Christmas Eve 2005 @ 23:30 - Opened bottle at Mum & Dad's house - they don't have a decanter so I just left it standing in the bottle Christmas Day @ 00:45 - Had a glass or 2 with Mum & Dad - we all loved it. This is a traditional, unfiltered, LBV which is still quite ...
by DRT
23:24 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Quarles Harris
Replies: 0
Views: 1912

1977 Quarles Harris Vintage Port

Feb 2006 First time I have had this. Opened at 16:00 - not much on the nose but what there is is fruity with little alchohol. Colour is a nice dark red with a slightly brown rim. First taste (@ 2 minutes 88) ) is fruity but seems closed and (hopefully) hiding something for later. Small amount of he...
by DRT
23:21 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

As a bit of a celebration I decided to open my first ever bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional. I will start this process by admitting here and now that I am way out of my depth. I accepted from the outset that I probably would not appreciate the finer qualities and complexity of this port as I do not...
by DRT
23:13 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's Friday night, it's all gone quiet
Replies: 15
Views: 3593

No doubt Conky will be back at kicking out time with some more crap jokes :?

Derek

PS: 13 to go and I'm LBV 88)
by DRT
23:08 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Graham
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

1991 Graham's Vintage Port

First bottle from a case of 12 purchased this month from Seckford Wines, all in perfect condition in owc. On Decanting Dark purple red with a pink rim. Huge liquorice aroma that (for my nose) is typical Graham's. No heat in the first sip but then the bottle only came out of the cooler 20 minutes ago...
by DRT
23:03 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Quinta do Fojo
Replies: 0
Views: 1511

1989 Quinta do Fojo Vintage Port

On Decanting Dark ruby red, cherry with a hint of alchohol on the nose. Light mouthfeel with lots of cherry fruit - extremely smooth with good tannin - a dry finish that became slightly bitter. +22 Hours Colour seems even darker than pervious evening. Now powerfull black fuits and still very smooth...
by DRT
23:02 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

1975 Graham's Vintage Port

First bottle opened from 8 purchased from http://www.uvine.com. Labels have worn off (only 1 bottle has traces remaining, but all are embossed bottles "Graham's 1975" with embossed lead capsules with new style IDVP labels beneath. No signs of leakage. I am assuming Oporto bottled and perhaps a late ...
by DRT
23:00 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Kopke
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

1985 Kopke Vintage Port

Purchased at Heathrow Airport in Aug 2005* - provenance unknown My first experience of Kopke The cork crumbled and it took significant effort to extract all of the bits with various kitchen implements before decanting. Decanted easily off remarkably little crust. Colour was a bright brownish red. An...
by DRT
22:56 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

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I bought these from Fells following an email enquiry asking of the Symingtons had any of these left. They were delivered to me direct from the Graham's lodge in VNG - can't really get better provenance than that 88)
by DRT
22:53 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

1985 Fonseca Vintage Port

May 2006 1st bottle from 3 cases of 6 purchased through Fine & Rare Wines. Sold as "Ex-cellars" which I am told means that it has only just been released by the shipper. The cork broke 2/3rds of the way down. It was quite wet, almost to the top, but not leaking. On Decanting Huge blackcurrant and da...
by DRT
22:50 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

1977 Gould Campbell Vintage Port

I decanted the bottle and then immediately poured 375ml into a half bottle and placed it in the fridge. On Decanting Very dark bright red colour with a pink rim fading to clear at the edge. Slightly spiritous nose with lots of cherry fruit evident below the initial heat. Hot entry which faded very q...
by DRT
22:47 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Crusted 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

NV Graham Crusted 2000

One of the bottles I picked up at Sainsbury's pre-Christmas for £7.50 ($15) Decanted off very little sediment (sludgy for those interested). Very dark in the glass with nice thick and sticky tears. Spicy nose but quite closed (only decanted 30 mins ago). Very thick and dry in the mouth. No heat. A h...
by DRT
22:44 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

1965 Graham's Malvedos Vintage Port

January 2007 1st bottle from a case of 12 bought ex-cellars in November 2006. My birth year port 88) Cork broke in half - the bottle had started to leak slightly but from the look of the cork this had happened only recently, probably as a result of the wine being disturbed for te first time in near...
by DRT
22:41 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 1378

1985 Fonseca Vintage Port

January 2007

Ex-cellars 2006

Inky black - taste of dark fruits and extremely dry on decatnting. A very long finish with watering cheeks.

+2 Hours
Very young - thick, dry and tons of fruit.

No more notes taken but didn't significantly change over 48 hours
by DRT
22:39 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: 100!! Make that 200!!! Errmmm... 666 GET A PRIEST! Call 911!
Replies: 23
Views: 4935

You keep thinking and I'll keep posting TN's - send me a PM to get my attention if you have a brainwave - drink port, it helps :wink:

Derek
by DRT
22:37 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

I was surprised by this bottle. I expected it to be going downhill rapidly but it was extremely nice. I'm so glad I have another one from the same source 88)

Derek
by DRT
22:35 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: 100!! Make that 200!!! Errmmm... 666 GET A PRIEST! Call 911!
Replies: 23
Views: 4935

Agreed - any suggestions?
by DRT
22:31 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

1963 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

January 2007 Appears to be a UK bottling - no label - purchased from Seckford Wines this year in a shared lot with Alex Bridgeman. The cork came out intact. It was quite badly stained and the branding was barely legible when first extracted. Straining my eyes to read it I thought for one moment tha...
by DRT
22:29 Fri 22 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Warre Cavadinha
Replies: 0
Views: 1946

1989 Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port

Short cork that came out easily and intact. Nice black fruit smell when decanting. A good dark ruby red colour. First glass immediately on decanting. Nose is quite medicinal. Mouth-feel is light, smooth and fruity then very tannic and dry after a few seconds. Not much heat. Flavour is of black cherr...