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by flash_uk
00:19 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Yes please! Very much enjoyed our visit to Poças in VNdG. I only have 2011 somewhere in storage.
by flash_uk
11:59 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F

Many thanks to Miguel and Tony for organising and providing such a comprehensive vertical. The first time a range of this extent has been opened together, as Miguel noted. A real consistency across the ports from 1960 through to the mid '80s. Rich, elegant, fruit drying out a little, often oranges, ...
by flash_uk
11:49 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2009 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Re: 2009 Messias Cachao

60% opacity, nothing on the nose. Acidic, dry, tannic entry. very dry. Did I mention dry?
by flash_uk
11:49 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: 2003 Messias Cachao

40% opacity, dull red. Not much on the nose. Lively red fruit, tannins and dryness.
by flash_uk
11:48 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: 1997 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, dull red-brown. Over-ripe flabby nose. Red fruit, flabby, unbalanced with coarse tannins.
by flash_uk
11:48 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: 1989 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, mature red. Wonderful floral nose, menthol, mint, tobacco. Rich, full mouthfeel, some dryness mid palate. Dark fruit - molasses.
by flash_uk
11:47 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: 1985 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, red-brown. Nose has some VA, varnish. In the mouth, red fruit overcome by VA.
by flash_uk
11:46 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: 1984 Messias Cachao

25% opacity, red-brown, slightly cloudy. Concentrated nose, red fruits. Smooth and syrupy, heat mid to late palate plus dryness. Fruit drying out.
by flash_uk
11:45 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: 1983 Messias Cachao

20% opacity. TCA.
by flash_uk
11:45 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: 1982 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, copper. Slight;y sharp nose. Dry and citric on the palate. Extracted fruit - oranges. short finish.
by flash_uk
11:44 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1979 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: 1979 Messias Cachao

20% opacity. Lovely rich nose, dried extracted fruits - oranges and tobacco. Rich, full, syrupy mouthfeel. Concentrated orange fruit, great balance and structure.
by flash_uk
11:43 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: 1980 Messias Cachao

15% opacity, copper, clear. Lively oversweet nose. Smooth entry, sweetness, maybe losing some backbone - the finish fades away. Citrus fruits.
by flash_uk
11:42 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: 1977 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, mature red, slightly cloudy. rich, Christmas cake, red fruits in the nose. Rich, full mouthfeel. Sweetness, red fruits, great balance, chewy. Nice port!
by flash_uk
11:41 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1976 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: 1976 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, amber, yellow rim, very clear. Lovely citrus notes, oranges and tobacco. Silky, syrupy, rich mouthfeel. Sweet caramels, great balance, lip-licking syrupy citrus fruit in the finish and aftertaste.
by flash_uk
11:40 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: 1975 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-copper, yellow rim. Sharp nose, red fruits, concentrated. Smooth silky entry, then a dryness kicks in, dried citrus plus leather - a complex range of flavours in the finish which has great length.
by flash_uk
11:38 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: 1970 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-pink. Nose hard to get at. Strawberries? Smooth entry, red fruit, slight dryness, balanced and elegant.
by flash_uk
11:37 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: 1967 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-copper. Smokey toasted nose, oranges. Rich and full, smokiness, red fruits which are drying out. Real concentration in the flavours.
by flash_uk
11:37 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: 1966 Messias Cachao

25% opacity, brown-orange, some cloudiness. Nose a little strange, fruit overripe but not sweet, stewed? A bit of a blanket over the bouquet - some oranges in there. Soft entry, a little soft/flabby but then some acidity kicks in late palate. Sweetness and some orangey citrus fruit. Marmalade aftert...
by flash_uk
11:34 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: 1965 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, brown-amber, yellow rim. Amazing nose, oranges, slightly dried, menthol, caramels. Silky smooth entry, syrupy, great balance, rich mouthfeel. Massively long finish - lip-licking oranges.
by flash_uk
11:33 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

10% opacity, amber, yellow rim, very clear. Dried citrus fruits on the nose, oranges and some tobacco. Smooth and delicate in the mouth. Nice balance, the fruit is drying out towards more citrus flavours. Very long finish, dried oranges.
by flash_uk
11:32 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: 1960 Messias Cachao

15% opacity, copper-amber, clear though with some hanging particles. Wonderful nose, rich and sweet, cherries and cranberries. Smooth and syrupy entry, great balance, still sweetness in the fruit but with a little dryness to the fruit in the finish which also has very gentle citric acidity. Really e...
by flash_uk
16:36 Mon 28 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 8408

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

jdaw1 wrote:
10:26 Sun 27 Oct 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
20:36 Sat 19 Oct 2019
Current version of the placemats. Please let this thread know of errors or needed changes.
The placemats have been updated. Please check.
All looks OK with the placemats I think.
by flash_uk
08:16 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 17999

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

AHB wrote:
08:36 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Mike - I've just printed the placemats since I expect to be at the B&F before 5.30 so can start to get the room set up as soon as it is available to us.
Super, many thanks Alex.
by flash_uk
17:30 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Broadbent
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: 2011 Broadbent

80% opacity, deep purple. Lovely rich mouthfeel, pepper, tannic with deep rich fruit.
by flash_uk
17:29 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Broadbent
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: 2007 Broadbent

75% opacity, deep dark red. Nose a bit closed. Tannic entry, gentle heat early, big, peppery, dark fruit, some sweetness.