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by flash_uk
20:43 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Martinez
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: 1994 Martinez

Decanted 1-2 hours prior. 70% opacity, not much leg, good clear rim. Nothing much on the nose, hints of spice - cinnamon, cloves. In the mouth, heat in the middle with acidity which fades away to a caramel finish. Fruitiness behind the het in the middle.
by flash_uk
20:18 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: 1994 Graham

Wow, we had different Ports That's exactly what I was thinking when I read your note! Let's see what others come up with...I am but a mere novice at this right now, and I think this was the last glass I tasted in the sequence... Re the glasses I also had a couple in v poor state of repair...dried s...
by flash_uk
20:12 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta da Eira Velha
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Decanted 1-2 hrs prior. 70% opacity, cloudy rim with fine sediment, slight legs. Not much from the nose, dark fruit, v v faint caramel. On the palate lots of heat, which stayed, OK balance but structure a bit weak.
by flash_uk
20:06 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: 1994 Ramos Pinto

85% opacity, deep red, good legs. Nose more open than some of the others I thought. Some vanilla and hints of lychee and watermelon at the end. On the palate, nice balance, some heat which faded, longish dry finish. Fruity. Had some substance. Having written this up now, feels like a bit of an indet...
by flash_uk
19:58 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

75% opacity, rim a little cloudy. Nose not giving much, hint of chocolate. On the palate, not much heat, progressed nicely from front to back, nice balance, fruit coming through. Finish reasonably long and dry at the end.
by flash_uk
19:53 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: 1994 Crasto

75% opacity, red (!). Hints of chocolate and caramel on the nose. Acidity dominated, but smooth nonetheless, finish tending to dry. Lacked structure somewhat.
by flash_uk
19:48 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: 1983 Graham

Don't recall not liking it, but also did not seem to be compelled to put pen to paper for a note. And the stilton was in play by now also...
by flash_uk
19:44 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: 1994 Graham

85% opacity, lovely dark deep red, a rim with golden shadows, great legs. Nose, roasting coffee then plum. In the mouth, very nice. Compact. Starts full with rich plum, caramel, stays full, nice exit. Great balance, nice structure and long finish.
by flash_uk
19:38 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: 1994 Noval

60% opacity, pale rim, no legs, seems thin. Nose was burnt, a bit stewey, something really not right. On the palate, gone quickly acidity gave way to tannin at the very quick end. Almost tasted sherry-like. A bad bottle, not typical others advised. As Julian points out above, I also had thought this...
by flash_uk
19:32 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Dow
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: 1994 Dow

85% opacity, gloopy, deep! deep red. Very little in the nose, on the palate, wow. Starts well and expands to a Lon long finish, plummy, v little tannin. Superb balance. Joint top with the Warre.
by flash_uk
19:28 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: 1994 Warre

90% opacity, very deep red, good legs. Nose didn't give much - plum. On the palate, starts well and expands. Hot, acidic finish but not badly, not overpowering. Finish extends with some tannin/dryness. Have this one joint top with the Dow - the TN in retrospect is a little sparse, but I definitely l...
by flash_uk
19:22 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Re: 1994 Fonseca

90% opacity, deep deep red, great gloopy legs. Spice, pepper followed by damson in the nose. Then wow! Big, big body, great structure, well balanced, smooth entry, some bite in the middle, tastes full, lots of plums, long finish. As I write this up am wondering why this wasn't my WOTN, but must trus...
by flash_uk
19:16 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Taylor
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: 1994 Taylor

85% opacity, dark red, seems thin...not much in the leg. Not much on the nose, something there - nutmeg maybe, and pepper. Slightly closed? Acidic on entry and sustained through but with a pluminess throughout and a dry finish. Suspect this will develop into something superb.
by flash_uk
19:07 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: 1994 Vesuvio

Had great expectations for this. Didn't quite live up to those... 85% opacity, very deep red, big legs. Nose didn't offer me much, maybe rubber. On the palate, lively from start to finish, big body...feels like something massive in here waiting to come out, heat in the middle and dark fruits. Long f...
by flash_uk
18:54 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 04 March 2014, 1994 Horizontal, Michael Schuster
Replies: 22
Views: 4493

Re: Tue 04 March 2014, 1994 Horizontal, Michael Schuster

My first horizontal, and very enjoyable it was, due to the company present. Dow and Warre were neck and neck as my favourites, with Taylor, Fonseca and Graham being right up there too. The 4pm start worked remarkably well I thought. Have noted to self that for future "3rd party" organised tastings, ...
by flash_uk
14:08 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Niepoort
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Re: 1994 Niepoort

70 % opacity, paler brown, a little cloudy, not much by way of leg. Nose giving very little, but what was there was not promising. Sharp and acidic, really not good, VA. Went back after 1 hour, confirmed as totally awful, both nose and mouth. Incidentally, Richard M suggested anyone with cases of Ni...
by flash_uk
14:01 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Very excited to be posting my first tasting note! 80% opacity, dark red, slight clouding on rim, some legs. Nose, whisky (?!) some pepper, spice with dark fruit, plum, behind then rubber. Initially some heat and acidity, falling away to a more velvet long tingly finish with some tannin at the end. N...
by flash_uk
16:25 Mon 03 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Wanted: webhosting with good webmail
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: Wanted: webhosting with good webmail

Does it have to have excellent webmail in particular? I find I rarely use webmail, mostly instead using the iPad/iPhone mail app or if on desktop/laptop then outlook. If you don't like/want outlook then thunderbird is v good. If the webmail was less important then there would be more choice. Also, I...
by flash_uk
23:44 Wed 26 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 26th Feb
Replies: 50
Views: 12220

Re: Wed 26th Feb

Hope everything is tasting very good for you all tonight - would have likes to make it but wife had a night out planned so I'm home with the kids upstairs and a glass of port by my side :D
by flash_uk
20:42 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 6268

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to...
by flash_uk
13:46 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 4402

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:OK final question from me :)
Doesn’t have to be.
Except that every answer opens up myriad new questions in my head! You can educate me more over a bottle of port some time :D
by flash_uk
11:27 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 6268

Re: Keeping track

djewesbury wrote:Isn't that why TPF is such an important resource?
Indeed yes!
by flash_uk
09:35 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 4402

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

OK final question from me :) If new Scotland were hypothetically to go down the route of using GBP as currency (or equivalent pegged to GDP), issued new Scotland debt instruments, which were (somehow miraculously) not taken up by new UK financial institutions, and paid down the new Scotland share of...
by flash_uk
18:41 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 6268

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to...
by flash_uk
18:16 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 6268

Re: Keeping track

Andy Velebil wrote:When you are looking at a given wines page, click the "Upload an Image" link. (See picture) You may need to be logged into an account to do so, but not sure.
Ah I see - thanks!