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by flash_uk
00:04 Sat 14 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 695911

Re: One quiz at a time

I certainly do hope the juice was pleasing!
by flash_uk
21:19 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 695911

Re: One quiz at a time

Romaneira
by flash_uk
19:19 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 695911

Re: One quiz at a time

Quinta da Leda
by flash_uk
19:05 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 9688

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

Top post updated with an indication of who I hope can bring what. As with the Friday tasting: - I am assuming everyone is having dinner, please advise if you don't want dinner - I will operate a money clearing system for the whole tasting, which means that I will work out the cost for each person f...
by flash_uk
18:24 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 30653

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Given the general warnings around the upcoming zombie apocalypse, just wanted to check that we're all generally content to still be doing the tastings planned for next and the following weeks? I can confirm that I'm OK with this... Positively relying on the upcoming tastings to sustain a semblence ...
by flash_uk
13:16 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 44132

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

I've now mostly finalised who should bring what to the tasting, indicated after the names in the top post . I've tried to contact most people in advance about their contribution - if you are surprised/confused/have a query, drop me an email/PM . A few points to note about logistics for the tasting: ...
by flash_uk
09:55 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 695911

Re: One quiz at a time

Krohn
by flash_uk
01:03 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 695911

Re: One quiz at a time

Alves de Sousa
by flash_uk
23:12 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 30653

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

We now need Dow.
by flash_uk
20:07 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 42
Views: 12989

Re: Ideas for tastings

forest26 wrote:
19:45 Wed 11 Mar 2020
Port legends - Iconic ports of the 20th C (or even 19th). E.g. Ck12, Cr45, T48, N31, F66, F27 etc. Small gathering... perhaps 8 max??
I was hoping not to break into my cases of these?
by flash_uk
13:03 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TPF (The Port Forum) Abbreviations
Replies: 19
Views: 15813

Re: TPF (The Port Forum) Abbreviations

Bump to top
by flash_uk
08:47 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 80410

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
23:13 Mon 09 Mar 2020
flash_uk wrote:
14:27 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Phil - could you copy the abbreviation list into the first post which you own? Makes it much easier to find!
Not copy: move. So that there is one official list, rather than several inconsistently updated.
Yes good point :-)
by flash_uk
14:27 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 80410

Re: Port House abbreviations

PhilW wrote:
13:45 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Do we not already have VM for Quinta do Vale Meao anyway?
Yes good spot. It's listed under M alphabetically.
Phil - could you copy the abbreviation list into the first post which you own? Makes it much easier to find!
by flash_uk
09:24 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 80410

Re: Port House abbreviations

I prefer VDM. Although I take the point that VDM could be construed as a Vesuvio sub-quinta there are no single quinta wines made by Vesuvio whereas there are single quinta wines made by Dow — Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira being the two current examples. Yes given Julian’s observation about Vesuvio...
by flash_uk
00:06 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 80410

Re: Port House abbreviations

It seems that we lack an abbreviation for Quinta Vale Dona Maria . Any objection to ‘ DM ’? (Separately, www.quintavaledonamaria.com seems to be not working.) (Cross link: relevant in the Y2K tasting of 17 March 2020 .) I'd be more inclined to VD or VDM. We already have DB, and DM could be misconst...
by flash_uk
17:06 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 30653

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

jdaw1 wrote:
11:29 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Mike: if you update the first post I’ll make the paperwork.
Alex is in the driver seat. He’s updated this post with the latest who’s bringing what.
by flash_uk
15:25 Sun 08 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 6359

Re: 2015 LBV options

Waitrose cellar has it for £17.29
by flash_uk
19:27 Sat 07 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 44132

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

I can now confirm that the attendee list is confirmed and is updated in the top post. I am in the process of sorting out who is bringing what and should be able to confirm this before Easter.
by flash_uk
12:16 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 3020

Re: 1955 Sandeman

10% opacity, golden yellow. Extracted ripe citrus fruit, vanilla and marzipan on the nose. Syrupy, chewy entry, nuts, margin, heat late palate. I guessed G55.
by flash_uk
12:15 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 3033

Re: 1980 Taylor

40% opcaity, mature red. Wonderful rich christmas cake nose. Rich, full mouthfeel. Cranberries, soft tannins, lovely sweetness, great structure. I guessed T70 which is a fine tribute to this T80! As others have said elsewhere, this was a very fine bottle of T80, probably the best I have tasted.
by flash_uk
12:12 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Re: 1970 Graham

35% opacity, clear rich red. Dark fruit and spice on the nose. Powerful, full mouthfeel, dark fruit, some pepper, gentle tannins, spice, heat in the finish. I guessed T66 on account of the pepper/spiciness.
by flash_uk
12:10 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 2877

Re: 1970 Graham

30% opacity, rich amber orange, clear. Cedar on the nose. Rich, syrupy mouthfeel, cedar notes, extracted orange, some spice in the finish. A bit of an unusual G70 - if I hadn't opened it myself, I would not have guessed Graham. This bottle seems to have aged a bit more than normal. Improved consider...
by flash_uk
12:07 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 2856

Re: 1958 Dow

20% opacity, copper, some pinkness. Wonderful nose, leather, candy, oranges, strawberries. Very mature, extracted orange fruit, leather and cedar. Dryness in the finish with some bitterness. I guessed S60. Dryness should have tipped me off to Dow...
by flash_uk
12:06 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

Re: 1950 Offley Boa Vista

25% opacity, rich amber, copper. Lovely marmalade nose. Fabulously silky entry, delicate yet syrupy. Huge fruit, massive oranges, slightly extracted, marmalade. Very mature but retains great balance with good acidity. Lovely port.
by flash_uk
12:03 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta
Replies: 3
Views: 2983

Re: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta

30% opacity, clear ruby red.. Slightly musty, stewed nose, even vegetal. Young fruit on entry, a bit "fizzy"?!, slightly one dimensional, soime bitterness on the finish. I guessed to be W91.