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by flash_uk
14:27 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 91017

Re: Port House abbreviations

PhilW wrote:
13:45 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Do we not already have VM for Quinta do Vale Meao anyway?
Yes good spot. It's listed under M alphabetically.
Phil - could you copy the abbreviation list into the first post which you own? Makes it much easier to find!
by flash_uk
09:24 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 91017

Re: Port House abbreviations

I prefer VDM. Although I take the point that VDM could be construed as a Vesuvio sub-quinta there are no single quinta wines made by Vesuvio whereas there are single quinta wines made by Dow — Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira being the two current examples. Yes given Julian’s observation about Vesuvio...
by flash_uk
00:06 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 91017

Re: Port House abbreviations

It seems that we lack an abbreviation for Quinta Vale Dona Maria . Any objection to ‘ DM ’? (Separately, www.quintavaledonamaria.com seems to be not working.) (Cross link: relevant in the Y2K tasting of 17 March 2020 .) I'd be more inclined to VD or VDM. We already have DB, and DM could be misconst...
by flash_uk
17:06 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 38558

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

jdaw1 wrote:
11:29 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Mike: if you update the first post I’ll make the paperwork.
Alex is in the driver seat. He’s updated this post with the latest who’s bringing what.
by flash_uk
15:25 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 7720

Re: 2015 LBV options

Waitrose cellar has it for £17.29
by flash_uk
19:27 Sat 07 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 51921

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

I can now confirm that the attendee list is confirmed and is updated in the top post. I am in the process of sorting out who is bringing what and should be able to confirm this before Easter.
by flash_uk
12:16 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

Re: 1955 Sandeman

10% opacity, golden yellow. Extracted ripe citrus fruit, vanilla and marzipan on the nose. Syrupy, chewy entry, nuts, margin, heat late palate. I guessed G55.
by flash_uk
12:15 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 3146

Re: 1980 Taylor

40% opcaity, mature red. Wonderful rich christmas cake nose. Rich, full mouthfeel. Cranberries, soft tannins, lovely sweetness, great structure. I guessed T70 which is a fine tribute to this T80! As others have said elsewhere, this was a very fine bottle of T80, probably the best I have tasted.
by flash_uk
12:12 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 2947

Re: 1970 Graham

35% opacity, clear rich red. Dark fruit and spice on the nose. Powerful, full mouthfeel, dark fruit, some pepper, gentle tannins, spice, heat in the finish. I guessed T66 on account of the pepper/spiciness.
by flash_uk
12:10 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

Re: 1970 Graham

30% opacity, rich amber orange, clear. Cedar on the nose. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel, cedar notes, extracted orange, some spice in the finish. A bit of an unusual G70 - if I hadn't opened it myself, I would not have guessed Graham. This bottle seems to have aged a bit more than normal. Improved consider...
by flash_uk
12:07 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 2981

Re: 1958 Dow

20% opacity, copper, some pinkness. Wonderful nose, leather, candy, oranges, strawberries. Very mature, extracted orange fruit, leather and cedar. Dryness in the finish with some bitterness. I guessed S60. Dryness should have tipped me off to Dow...
by flash_uk
12:06 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Re: 1950 Offley Boa Vista

25% opacity, rich amber, copper. Lovely marmalade nose. Fabulously silky entry, delicate yet syrupy. Huge fruit, massive oranges, slightly extracted, marmalade. Very mature but retains great balance with good acidity. Lovely port.
by flash_uk
12:03 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta
Replies: 3
Views: 3119

Re: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta

30% opacity, clear ruby red.. Slightly musty, stewed nose, even vegetal. Young fruit on entry, a bit "fizzy"?!, slightly one dimensional, soime bitterness on the finish. I guessed to be W91.
by flash_uk
12:44 Mon 02 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 38558

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Thanks for help Christopher out Alex. Happy to adopt the Ni if that's OK with Ian.
by flash_uk
22:37 Sat 29 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 301297

Re: Latest buy

nac wrote:
17:49 Sat 29 Feb 2020
flash_uk wrote:
12:09 Sat 29 Feb 2020
nac wrote:
01:35 Sat 29 Feb 2020
6 each of Vargellas 2001 & 2002.
Ditto.
C&B Broking?
Yes
by flash_uk
12:09 Sat 29 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 301297

Re: Latest buy

nac wrote:
01:35 Sat 29 Feb 2020
6 each of Vargellas 2001 & 2002.
Ditto.
by flash_uk
09:59 Fri 28 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Emergency @ 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 5512

Re: Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Emergency @ 67 Pall Mall

Many thanks Neil for organising this visit to 67PM. The food was top drawer - especially liked the chocolate orange dessert! The wine library table was perhaps just a smidgeon too small, though we did manage and I actually enjoyed standing up for an hour or so. We enjoyed a selection of very fine po...
by flash_uk
17:38 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 4903

Re: Blind tasting scoring

Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point (cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example) This range doesn't follow the "<=5" rule, which for a 1970 would surely be anything from 1965 to 1975? I think that was Phil’s point - using a decade rule, a gu...
by flash_uk
15:05 Tue 25 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14961

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

My bottle decanted at 0715. Couldn’t get much from the nose so hopefully fine.
by flash_uk
15:02 Tue 25 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14961

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

nac wrote:
14:00 Tue 25 Feb 2020
winesecretary wrote:
13:58 Tue 25 Feb 2020
...or if we run out of port.
Excellent. I'm sure Mike will be thrilled.
:x
by flash_uk
20:55 Sat 22 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 46
Views: 15895

Re: Ideas for tastings

nac wrote:
15:37 Sat 22 Feb 2020
Having recently enjoyed a couple of 97s (W and GC - which was particularly fine), think that a 97@25 tasting should go onto the list for 2022.

I'll volunteer to organise.
List updated.
by flash_uk
23:33 Tue 18 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14961

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

People are wider than an A3. If there isn’t room for an A3, there isn’t room for us. Julian I think the wine library table is long enough to allow a portrait A3 and a place for a plate setting for each person. So rather than traditional glasses sheet in front of the plate, it will be to one side. T...
by flash_uk
11:22 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14961

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

Nice job for your first placemat 👍 A3 landscape might be a challenge on that wine library table...I wonder if making it portrait and forcing the glasses into a rectangle down the side would work better? So each person would have a placemat to their side and then space for a plate in front of them? H...
by flash_uk
17:02 Thu 13 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 11864

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020

This Tier 3 tasting has proved popular so I've extended the places from 14 to 17 to give a few more people a chance to attend. We will use 40ml pours instead of 50ml - which will hopefully make the following day slightly easier ;-) Simon, Dia - apologies have not been able to fit you in as I needed ...