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by flash_uk
15:09 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: 1980 Graham (δ delta)

G80. Decanted 10 hrs. Colour as for α alpha (70% opacity, brick red). For me, identical to β beta . Which was: Bit more in the nose than alpha, more fruit. Nice entry and heat builds towards a nice tingle at the end. Fruit but less caramel this time. Nice structure, certainly feels present in the mo...
by flash_uk
15:07 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: 1980 Graham (β beta)

G80. Decanted 10 hrs. Colour as for α alpha (70% opacity, brick red). Bit more in the nose than alpha, more fruit. Nice entry and heat builds towards a nice tingle at the end. Fruit but less caramel this time. Nice structure, certainly feels present in the mouth, and good balance. Pretty much identi...
by flash_uk
15:02 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: 1980 Graham (γ gamma)

G80. Decanted 10 hrs. Colour as for α alpha(70% opacity, brick red). Nose a bit stincky, sulphurous, and for a slight moment behind the sulphur was popcorn! Really did not taste good, so gave up on that. Rogue bottle.
by flash_uk
15:00 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: 1980 Graham (α alpha)

I'll get the ball rolling with the notes on this lot. G80. Decanted 10 hrs. 70% opacity, brick red, good legs. Not a huge amount on the nose for me, some fruit and a hint of caramel/toffee. In the mouth quite thin initially, heat builds through the middle but not to a huge intensity. Little/no tanni...
by flash_uk
14:23 Sat 05 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 29265

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

OK many thanks to everyone for ideas and thoughts. Top post updated for confirmations etc. Turning to the "how many" debate, I see really only 3 options: 1. 18 ports in one sitting. Suggested as: Cockburn, Dow, Ferreira, Fonseca, Gould Campbell, Graham, Martinez, Morgan, Niepoort, Offley, Quinta do ...
by flash_uk
23:20 Fri 04 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 10th, 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 9650

Re: The Doty Cup 2015 - The Square - Friday April 3rd, 7pm

Isn't that Good Friday? I'd be very grateful for a place, but I suspect I will be on family duties.
by flash_uk
09:37 Fri 04 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 29265

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

30 glasses x 14 people If we have really have thirty-ish shippers, I would much rather it be split into two sessions, with a gap between. Lunch and dinner, ideally. More than fifteen to eighteen in one session I find overwhelming. Well that would also make the space logistics much more manageable -...
by flash_uk
22:51 Thu 03 Apr 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 02 Apr 2014, a trial of Graham 1980, at The Bung Hole
Replies: 22
Views: 5083

Re: Wed 02 Apr 2014, a trial of Graham 1980, at The Bung Hol

DRT wrote:Thanks to all of the attendees for sharing my birthday bottle. I am safe for another year :wink:
Thank you for sharing your birthday bottle. very fine it was indeed.
by flash_uk
22:47 Thu 03 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 29265

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

After some healthy debate during this event , appetite for a 97 horizontal was suitably reinvigorated, and I foolishly volunteered to take up the reins on organisation. As some time has passed since the roster of those interested was assembled, could everyone please reconfirm interest and I will ref...
by flash_uk
11:38 Thu 03 Apr 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 02 Apr 2014, a trial of Graham 1980, at The Bung Hole
Replies: 22
Views: 5083

Re: Wed 02 Apr 2014, a trial of Graham 1980, at The Bung Hol

Many thanks to Magnus for the great organisation, decanting, setup and everything. All in all, a table graced with fine port with the exception of one problematic bottle being γ . With regard to the six Graham 80s, these certainly opened out somewhat as the evening progressed and were on the whole t...
by flash_uk
01:26 Wed 02 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: 1970 Graham

Decanted 14 hours. 50% opacity, red with a brown rim. Sharpsh on the nose, tobacco but fruit for sure behind it. Very good structure, nicely balanced...fruit and acidity interchanging. Lovely sweetness to this and perfect substance to the structure. Caramel chocolate hints, gentle spice, but overall...
by flash_uk
08:30 Tue 01 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 16844

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

My flight lands at LHR at 1630, so all being well I'll be there around 1800.
by flash_uk
08:28 Tue 01 Apr 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi the New Forest
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

Re: Hi the New Forest

An excellent way of extending the collection - nice move :) And there endeth the chat from me on this topic - as mentioned before look forward to meeting you and sharing some port.
by flash_uk
20:04 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 247209

Re: Software that makes placemats

Currently everybody has the same layout. Changing that to be by-person would have lots of awkward consequences. It would be a lot of unsatisfactory work. That’s a refusal. Having recently looked at the software to attempt my first placemat, I can fully understand why adapting it to have by-person l...
by flash_uk
19:59 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 247209

Re: Software that makes placemats

This analysis has me reconsidering. My preference is to start at the top of tasting notes, and drink oldest first. I think the primary factor for the layout is to minimise the potential for knocking things over which is more likely at the end of 12 glasses than at the start, and considering it is mo...
by flash_uk
14:03 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 110152

Re: It's just not cricket

Yes really quite atrocious that performance. I mean, The Netherlands...love those people, but world class cricketers they are not.
by flash_uk
22:37 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 423117

Re: One quiz at a time

Will sleep on it...
by flash_uk
22:05 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 423117

Re: One quiz at a time

Films
by flash_uk
21:05 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 247209

Re: Software that makes placemats

I tend to grab the nearest glass first! I agree with Alex that note-taking starting at the top and working down is preferable, so I have a mild preference for the DJ approach. I can work with any layout, but will start with the tasting notes and find the glass rather than the other way round.
by flash_uk
11:46 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi the New Forest
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

Re: Hi the New Forest

forest26 wrote: My name is Tony and i am a port enthusiast based on the south coast. In total, I probably have a couple of thousand bottles of VP between my personal and business collections.
Are you by any chance Tony of vintagewineandport?
by flash_uk
11:11 Sat 29 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 423117

Re: One quiz at a time

I'm thinking a crusted port, from the 70s...
by flash_uk
18:21 Fri 28 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: September 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: September 2014

Long way away, but if dates worked I would be keen please.
by flash_uk
14:20 Fri 28 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 60 vs 63
Replies: 119
Views: 18343

Re: 60 vs 63

RAYC wrote:Do we need a re-count on this one to see who is still in and who is now out for this one?
I saw this and saw the long list plus stand-bys and concluded nobody would be likely to drop out. But if they did and a place appeared I would be very grateful to have the opportunity.
by flash_uk
20:27 Thu 27 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 423117

Re: One quiz at a time

Glenn E. wrote:Point of order. What does this mean?
PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Is it a bottling from a Portuguese shipper?
Yes.
All shippers are technically Portuguese, aren't they?
I suspect Daniel meant "Is it a bottling by a Portuguese shipper?"