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by flash_uk
12:23 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: 2016 Graham

95% opacity, dark purple. Citrus, acidic nose. Sweet entry, dry late on palate, medium level of tannins, soft to medium. Has all the ingredients for getting to a good place.
by flash_uk
12:21 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: 2016 Dow

90% opacity, Very dark red. Cherries on the nose. Smooth, dry entry. High level of soft tannins. Sweet fruit - cherries.
by flash_uk
12:20 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: 2016 Cockburn

80% opacity, dark red. Raspberry on the nose. Smooth entry, then quick to dryness. Tannin level high, medium coarseness. Raspberry, goes dry so quick. Finish not there.
by flash_uk
21:05 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: 2016 Messias

85% opacity, dull red. Lots of heat along the palate, medium acidity, bit flabby. Strawberry.
by flash_uk
21:03 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

90% opacity, dark purple. Very intense nose, strawberry and blackberry. Full, rich and very fruity mouthfeel. Medium level of tannin and medium coarseness. Blackberry and damson, acidity low-medium. Liked this one a lot.
by flash_uk
21:01 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Offley
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: 2016 Offley

95% opacity, totally red. Dark fruit on the nose. Full, high levels of coarse tannin, massively dry. Blackcurrant and plums. Big beast this one.
by flash_uk
20:59 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: 2016 Sandeman

80% opacity, dull red. redcurrant and green melon. Redcurrant, medium acidity mid palate, flavour intensity quite low, short finish. Tannins medium coarse, very dry. I must have been tasting something different to Alex and Simon!
by flash_uk
20:44 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: 2016 Taylor

75% opacity, dark ruby red. Wonderfully fragrant nose, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lychee. Soft and smooth, tannins medium level and soft, fruit is rich - strawberry and raspberry. Acidity low-medium. Not a typical Taylor style at all I thought! Elegance rather than power.
by flash_uk
20:39 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Skeffington
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: 2016 Skeffington

85% opacity, dark red. Strawberry nose. Fruit entry, dry finish, tannins medium coarseness. Low to middling acidity, strawberries.
by flash_uk
20:37 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: 2016 Fonseca

70% opacity, dark red. Strawberry nose. Smooth, mid-weight, lovely sweet strawberry. Dry at the finish, tannin light and soft.
by flash_uk
20:36 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: 2016 Croft

80% opacity, dull red. Plummy nose. Smooth entry, flabby, little backbone. Medium tannins towards the finish, bit spiritous, not much of a finish. I thought this Port to be towards the bottom of the pecking order on the night.
by flash_uk
20:31 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.

Does anyone remember what we tasted? I have my notes, but not the details of the wines after they were revealed.
by flash_uk
18:09 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: 1985 Offley

45% opacity, full red. Red fruit, some alcohol, dryness.
by flash_uk
18:08 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: 1983 Offley

50% opacity, deep dull red. Closed? Full, spicy, thick. Tannic, dry, peppery. Dark fruits, blackberry.
by flash_uk
18:07 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: 1980 Offley

45% opacity, warm full red. Full mouthfeel, gentle acidity, still some tannins, unripe red fruit, dryness in the finish.
by flash_uk
18:06 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: 1977 Offley

30% opacity, mature red. Bitterness on the nose? Stewey red fruit. Quite an alcoholic entry, acidic bitterness mid palate. Extracted dry red fruit - strawberry.
by flash_uk
18:05 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: 1975 Offley

30% opacity, light brick red. Medium body, dry, mild acidity.
by flash_uk
18:04 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1972 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: 1972 Offley

30% opacity, mature red. Soft entry, syrupy, some bitterness, strawberry, gentle heat and acidity along the palate.
by flash_uk
18:03 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: 1970 Offley

30% opacity, mature red, orange rim. oranges, apricot on the nose. Full mouthfeel, rich, syrupy, very gentle heat, caramelised oranges.
by flash_uk
18:02 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: 1966 Offley

35% opacity, mature red. Strawberry on the nose. Some bitterness, but lovely strawberry, great structure.
by flash_uk
18:00 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: 1963 Offley

35% opacity, mature red. Lovely rich nose, strawberry. Dry and bitter entry, extracted fruit - oranges?
by flash_uk
17:59 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1962 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: 1962 Offley

35% opacity, mature red-brown. Superb smooth entry which then builds to some heat, full mouthfeel, extracted red fruits, some bitterness in the finish.
by flash_uk
17:58 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: 1960 Offley

35% opacity, mature red. Lovely sweet strawberry nose. Smooth entry, rich, syrupy, strawberries, dryness mid to late palate. Long aftertaste.
by flash_uk
17:57 Thu 10 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: 1955 Offley

20% opacity, brown-orange, amber rim. Soft, sweet oranges on the nose. Smooth entry, rich & syrupy, extracted orange fruit, simple and balanced.