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by flash_uk
14:54 Fri 07 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 3463

1985 Dow

The theme was bring some port to share, from the '70s or '80s, blind.

Bottles:
by flash_uk
18:08 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 9790

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

Looking for something else on t'Internet and came across this... https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/charles-ross-fine-art-auctioneers-and-valuers/catalogue-id-srchar10108/lot-84b7fb75-9d00-4261-ad4d-ab19010a65bd Looks like another 1970 that it's unlikely we'll be able to find. Wa...
by flash_uk
15:47 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Graham LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Re: 1989 Graham LBV

50% dull red. Rich, sweet nose, molasses, caramels. Wonderful syrupy rich mouthfeel, caramels, strawberry, chocolate.
by flash_uk
15:46 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Martinez
Replies: 1
Views: 1270

Re: 1994 Martinez

45% opacity, warm red. Dusty muted nose, dried fruit. Fresh entry, gentle tannins, dried red fruits - strawberries. Not quite singing.
by flash_uk
15:44 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Re: 1977 Warre

25% opacity, mature red. Rich nose, red fruit, cranberries. Rich smooth mouthfeel, Great structure and balance. Red fruits, cranberries, lovely port.
by flash_uk
15:43 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Re: 1970 Dow

35% opacity, wonderful ruby red. Rich nose, red fruit and candy. Cherries. Smooth rich mouthfeel, sweet red fruit, cherries and cranberries.
by flash_uk
15:42 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

50% opacity, dull red. TCA nose I thought. REd fruit, dryness and some acidity, short finish.
by flash_uk
15:41 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: 1995 Taylor Vargellas

55% opacity, dark red. Fresh nose, mint, dark fruit, pepper and spice. Full, tannic mouthfeel, sweet dark fruit, pepper.
by flash_uk
15:40 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: 1995 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha

50% opacity, dull red. Red fruits, cranberries. Gentle heat and tannin along the palate. Dusty fruit, cranberries. Chewy.
by flash_uk
15:39 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Quevedo LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: 2003 Quevedo LBV

45% opacity, dull red. Stewey nose. Fruit and tannin, stewed fruit, damsons, pepper. Some heat.
by flash_uk
15:38 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

60% opacity, dark red. Big dark fruit, some pepper. Plummy, some pepper. gentle tannin, strawberry and blackcurrant.
by flash_uk
15:36 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: 1970 Taylor

30% opacity, mature red. Dusty cherries on the nose. Lovely smooth entry, cherries, gentle heat mid-late palate. Good balance.
by flash_uk
15:35 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1947 Tuke Holdsworth
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Re: 1947 Tuke Holdsworth

25% opacity, Amber, tobacco yellow, very fine suspended particles. Fruit on the nose, apricots, quite extracted. Smooth entry, gentle heat and alcohol mid to late palate, fruit drying out, long aftertaste.
by flash_uk
14:11 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Re: Tuesday 28 January - Blind Bottles at B&F

Yes - I voted last and we did note that I could have voted in a pattern that gave all bottles 6 points!
by flash_uk
13:23 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thursday 9 January 2020 - Blind bottles at the B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Re: Thursday 9 January 2020 - Blind bottles at the B&F

nac wrote:
13:19 Wed 05 Feb 2020
TH47 link points to T70...
Thx - fixed.
by flash_uk
12:50 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thursday 9 January 2020 - Blind bottles at the B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Re: Thursday 9 January 2020 - Blind bottles at the B&F

The ports were: 1947 Tuke Holdsworth 1970 Taylor 1996 Quinta do Crasto 2003 Quevedo LBV 1995 Taylor Vinha Velha 1995 Taylor Vargelas 1977 Gould Campbell 1970 Dow 1977 Warre 1994 Martinez 1989 Graham LBV And a couple of others: NV 30 Year Old Moscatel Bodegas Malaga Virgen 2002 Lustau Anada
by flash_uk
12:18 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Gould Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: 1997 Gould Campbell

50% opacity, dark red. Nose of chocolate and damson, violets. Lovely sweet and rich nose. Full mouthfeel, powerful fruit - damson, just slightly tart rather than ripe, plus chocolate, with tannin hanging around in the background. What I would call "chunky" port. Plenty to fill the mouth, and a richn...
by flash_uk
12:12 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: 1977 Fonseca

55% opacity, dull red. Christmas cake nose, lively, with a spiritous edge. Rich, full mouthfeel, plums, slight bitterness in the finish, which isn't detrimental. As I tend to find with many '77s, this had quite a funky nose. Not the finest bottle of F77, this was certainly some distance below what F...
by flash_uk
12:09 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: 1985 Taylor

50% opacity, red. Sweet red fruits, chocolate and some leather on the nose. Lovely soft and smooth entry. Rich mouthfeel, sweet red fruit, strawberries. Great structure, soft tannin in the background, fruit and acidity nicely balanced.

Later, some lovely spices. Missed this when I guessed G85!
by flash_uk
11:47 Wed 05 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 5th Feb 2020 - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 24
Views: 6976

Re: Weds 5th Feb 2020 - Bring a bottle to share

Bottle decanted at 7am. Nose seems fine.
by flash_uk
13:32 Tue 04 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July
Replies: 16
Views: 6169

Re: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July

Hi Tony, count me in. Both a little lesser known so should be interesting. I have some Kr65 and Kr70, and exactly zero Kopke.