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by flash_uk
16:59 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6280

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
The Green Room only seats 8.
@Charles - presumably the Red Room wasn't available?
by flash_uk
16:56 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Butler Nephew
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: 1970 Butler Nephew

25% opacity, brown-orange. Lovely range on the nose (presumably range of scents!?). Soft, smooth, lovely rich Christmas cake, long finish.
by flash_uk
16:55 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: 1966 Fonseca

45% opacity, warm red. Apples and cranberries on the nose. Soft entry, gentle heat, good body, full, rich, sweet fruit - plums. Amazing - long way to go.
by flash_uk
16:46 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: 1965 Dow Bomfim

30% opacity, red-amber. Mint and menthol nose. Soft, smooth, great balance, sweet, caramels.
by flash_uk
16:45 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

20% opacity, dull amber. Sugary nose, toffee, caramel. Smooth, nicely balanced, oranges, some pepper in the finish, lots of caramel.
by flash_uk
16:43 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: 1963 Morgan

35% opacity, warm amber. Rich and sweet nose. Soft, sweet, oranges. A little simple, but very nice nonetheless.
by flash_uk
16:26 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: 1963 Graham

25% opacity, red orange. Smooth, soft, nice balance, concentrated oranges.
by flash_uk
16:25 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: 1960 Croft

20% opacity, red amber. Dried apricots on the nose. Smooth, balanced, sweet, syrupy, apricots.
by flash_uk
16:24 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: 1960 Warre

30% opacity, red-orange. Dried fruits and caramels on the nose. Smooth entry, very gentle heat towards the finish, sweet, dried cranberries.
by flash_uk
15:29 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: 1960 Graham

25% opacity, red-orange, slightly cloudy. Smooth entry, very gentle heat towards the finish. Sweet fruit, hints of oranges, drying out a little.
by flash_uk
14:49 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Broadbent
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: 2015 Broadbent

90% opacity, dark purple. Pepper and dark fruit on the nose. Smooth, tannic entry, fruit quite sweet & soft, plums. Strange, given the colour, but seems already more mature than the 00/03/07.
by flash_uk
09:18 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 21529

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

dear Tony, would it be possible to arrange an extra space ? (for my wife) It isn't necessary that she partecipate at the tasting... Hi Daniel - I think the seating plan is limited to 14 (someone please correct me if I am wrong). I have put your good lady down as first reserve (for the moment). Spac...
by flash_uk
15:28 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 0
Views: 909

1966 Quinta do Noval

60% opacity, dull murky red/brown. Cherry and cranberry nose, sweetness. Soft, rich mouthfeel, red fruit, sweetness. Lovely mature lip-licking sweetness. One of the better Noval '66 in the past couple of years.
by flash_uk
15:26 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Sandeman 1977
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Sandeman 1977

40% opacity, mature red. Lively nose with sweet strawberry and raspberry. Lovely, sweet, rich mouthfeel, strawberries. I guessed F66.
by flash_uk
15:24 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thurs 26th Sep 2019 - At the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Thurs 26th 2019 - At the Boot & Flogger

Links to the notes:

N66
S77
TV87
by flash_uk
15:23 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: 1987 Taylor Vargellas

50% opacity, ruby red. Concentrated sugar and spice nose. Smooth entry, spice & pepper, rich mouthfeel, some dryness. Nice port! After some hints from Charles (only had this once before), I settled on a guess of 1987, given the colour of the port. Considering my note mentioning spice and pepper, qui...
by flash_uk
15:06 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

Many thanks for this Tom - always makes fascinating reading. I took a scan down your new ratings for the last 60 vintages, and there were a group that I found very interesting: 1987 C 1985 C + 1983 B 1980 B 1975 B - Which when rearranged into best to worst gives 1980, 1983, 1975, 1985, 1987. There a...
by flash_uk
21:32 Thu 17 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 21529

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

forest26 wrote:
19:32 Thu 17 Oct 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
17:01 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Current version of the placemats has been updated.
Any Chance someone can print on A3 (I do not have an A3 Printer)

Cheers
Yes I can print on A3. Should get to the B&F for 5:30.
by flash_uk
20:50 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 8768

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

CPR 1 wrote:
20:21 Tue 15 Oct 2019
flash_uk wrote:
11:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Charles - have you got any other '91s? the only one I have is TV...
Ok following other changes I will bring the G91 and you can bring the Tv 91 Mike
Splendid. Many thanks.
by flash_uk
11:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 8768

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Charles - have you got any other '91s? the only one I have is TV...
by flash_uk
19:20 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6280

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

Count me in, date dependent. 17th works for me if that is chosen.
by flash_uk
13:03 Sun 13 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Placemat wizard
Replies: 16
Views: 11846

Re: Placemat wizard

Folks, the wizard website will be unavailable likely until Jan 2020. The location of my server has no electricity while renovations are happening. So it’s doors to manual for now.
by flash_uk
14:50 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 312032

Re: Apostrophe crimes

jdaw1 wrote:
22:34 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Holding Mike to a high standard.
flash_uk wrote:
18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019
The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
...allowing me to learn that the apostrophe on an iPhone is not where I thought it was!
by flash_uk
18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 3046

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
by flash_uk
12:38 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 3046

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

Sadly I’m unable to make it ☹️

Hope the ports are fine indeed!