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by AW77
01:21 Sun 15 Mar 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2006 Herdade dos Grous
Replies: 1
Views: 880

2006 Herdade dos Grous

Most wines you find in shops outside Portugal are from the Douro. Thus I'm always happy when I spot a non-Douro wine. This one is from the "civilised supermarket". It's a blend of Aragonez, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Touriga Nacional form the Alentejo, made in a lagar and matured for nine month in...
by AW77
15:25 Sat 14 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 15795

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:We have gone from Top Gear to translations of Rilke. At least one must be off-topic, because they cannot be the same topic.
You're right, of course. The thread should be renamed Cultural Studies.
Good suggestion. Or we might name it "A place for the Highbrow" :)
by AW77
15:24 Sat 14 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 15795

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

Have you ever tried Heine? Of course, Marx was a fan. But I've never got round to him myself. Heine is a good suggestion. He wrote intellectually sharp satire, which I think Owen will like. In addition to that, he wrote a lot of prose which is easier to translate than poetry. By the way: somehow Ow...
by AW77
00:15 Sat 14 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 15795

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

i thought I would take advantage of the hiatus in this cultural thread to introduce a cultural concern of my own which I was originally going to address to Andre only. But on consideration I think I should throw it open to all comers. How should I approach the poet Rilke? I have an anthology, with ...
by AW77
23:32 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: 1994 Warre LBV

AHB wrote: medium weight but full-bodied
A very fine tasting note that makes you want to have a glass too. One question though: isn't "medium weight but full-bodied" a contradiction?
by AW77
22:44 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gould Campbell
Replies: 70
Views: 6037

Re: Gould Campbell

But SFE could simply use the old GC stock for blending into other SFE Tawnies.
by AW77
22:20 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gould Campbell
Replies: 70
Views: 6037

Re: Gould Campbell

Does the discontinuation only apply to VP or to anything GC makes? They make (or made) a good 10 Year Tawny as well. If I remember correctly, the last GC 10 Year Tawny I saw in a local shop was bottled in 2014. So this might be a clue that they still make wines at the lower end of the scale.
by AW77
21:39 Wed 11 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 15795

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

djewesbury wrote:David Cameron thinks he's a 'talent'. How are you spelling that, Dave?
I think Clarkson has "A Talent to Annoy", though I fear that this joke is an insult to Nancy Mitford.
by AW77
23:41 Tue 10 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Cheltenham
Replies: 43
Views: 6918

Re: Cheltenham

Owen, did you wear a grey morning suit with a top hat during your visit or is this just a cliché reserved for Ascot?
by AW77
00:23 Mon 02 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: What shall I open?
Replies: 45
Views: 10502

Re: What shall I open?

LGTrotter wrote:I should like Julian to expand on tradition, Hobsbawm and all that sort of thing.
I have opened a Blandy 10yo Malmsey and am all ears.
I think Hobsbawm would have opened a red wine. For political reasons...
by AW77
23:45 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Warre Cavadinha
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: 1998 Warre Cavadinha

How long did you decant this one?
by AW77
00:44 Sun 22 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Berry Bros in Belfast
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Berry Bros in Belfast

That's an interesting report. You really seem to prefer Bordeaux over Burgundy.
by AW77
00:28 Sun 22 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Where are you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Where are you?

When I was in my early twenties and not yet into wine, I pictured myself on a Caribbean beach, sunshine, blue sky and water, lying in a deckchair sipping banana daiquiri (made with fresh bananas, not with banana juice). I think this was inspired by the opening scene of "Our man in Havana" where the ...
by AW77
22:34 Thu 19 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 70cl or 75cl?
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

Re: 70cl or 75cl?

Perhaps you could try one of each before you decide which size to buy.
by AW77
00:38 Tue 17 Feb 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Chris Doty et al, in Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, 15 Feb 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 6081

Re: Chris Doty et al, in Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, 15 Feb 201

It's good that you brought your own port to Simpson's. They charge an arm and a leg for their ports there.
by AW77
23:41 Sun 15 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Bollinger Rose
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: NV Bollinger Rose

We curmudgeons meet every sunday afternoon in the park. And it looks like this:
by AW77
15:17 Sun 15 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2012 Gunderloch Messidor Beerenauslese
Replies: 0
Views: 889

2012 Gunderloch Messidor Beerenauslese

Gunderloch is a VDP-producer from Rheinhessen (although they don't use the VDP grape eagle for marketing this wine). This BA is a blend of Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer and Riesling. It was fermented and matured in stainless-steel vats. The grapes came from the whole Rheinhessen region, which is un...
by AW77
01:16 Sun 15 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2012 Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: 2012 Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kab

A fellow Riesling lover. Very good! Please post more TNs of the Rieslings you try.
by AW77
00:41 Sun 15 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Bollinger Rose
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: NV Bollinger Rose

Hm, a rosé (still or sparkling) is something I never took a liking to. For me it's the wine world equivalent of sitting on the fence. Owen surely is a very open minded man.
by AW77
16:09 Sat 14 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Barbeito Malvasia Reserve 5 Years
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: NV Barbeito Malvasia Reserve 5 Years

LGTrotter wrote:
But I will never quite get over it, how sharper than a serpent's tooth...

Alvada *sigh*
Perhaps you should look at my penchant for Alvada like this:
I would be a cheap guest. You could make me happy by giving me Alvada, while you drink a 20Y Terrantez. :)
by AW77
15:58 Sat 14 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1996 Château Rauzan-Gassies
Replies: 0
Views: 818

1996 Château Rauzan-Gassies

A Deuxième Cru of Margaux. D +0h: cork comes out completely intact, not so much deposit in the tea filter or the bottle as one might expect of a 19-year-old wine, smells of blackberry and raspberry D+1,5h: dark as ink, yet at the rim already quite cherry red, smells intensively of blackberry, smoke ...
by AW77
22:01 Fri 13 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 533150

Re: One quiz at a time

I just wanted to give Owen an opportunity to guess so I just threw in a name.
by AW77
21:43 Fri 13 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 533150

Re: One quiz at a time

Leo Butler?
by AW77
15:32 Thu 12 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2000 Lacoste-Borie
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: 2000 Lacoste-Borie

I tried the second bottle yesterday evening and it was not corked: D:+0h: quite some deposit in the filter and in the bottle, corks breaks into two parts, smells of fat blackberry, D+2h: purple red, at the rim cherry red, smells slightly of raspberry, yet more of smoke (that is developing more into ...
by AW77
15:23 Thu 12 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Barbeito Malvasia Reserve 5 Years
Replies: 2
Views: 875

NV Barbeito Malvasia Reserve 5 Years

First of all, I have to make a confession (which I fear will lead to my eviction from TPF): I don't really like Madeira. The older a Madeira and thus the more Madeira-tasting, the less I like it (that's why I didn't want a second glass of the 20Y Terrantez we had at the O&C Club after last year's Po...