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by flash_uk
16:05 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: 1966 Taylor

25% opacity, brown orange. Toffee, caramel nose. Dryness, burnt toffee notes, extracted fruits, rich mouthfeel.
by flash_uk
16:04 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: 1966 Fonseca

65% opacity, dark red. Red & black fruit, strawberries, cranberries, cherries. Amazing burst of fruit all along the palate. Rich and full, tannin and acidity still there in the finish.
by flash_uk
16:03 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

35% opacity, brown amber. Dirty nose, musty. Oversweet, syrupy, no backbone, acidity gone.
by flash_uk
16:02 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Feist
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: 1963 Feist

25% opacity, golden brown. Smooth, silky, syrupy entry. Gentle heat mid to late palate. Citrus flavours, extracted. Nice balanced acidity, long, long aftertaste.
by flash_uk
16:00 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: 1963 Warre

50% opacity, dark mature red. Rich nose, mature red fruit, cranberry and cherry. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. balance of tannin, fruit, acidity. Some dryness. Still on the plateau!
by flash_uk
15:59 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: 1963 Dow

40% opacity, red-brown, slightly cloudy. Dirty nose, musty. Chewy, peppery entry. Bit flabby and hollow.
by flash_uk
15:58 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Avery
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: 1963 Avery

50% opacity, rich red. TCA on the nose. Smooth with red fruits.
by flash_uk
15:53 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: 1963 Sandeman

30% opacity, mature red, orange rim. Nose a little musty. Lively entry, extracted fruit, slightly dry finish, long aftertaste.
by flash_uk
15:52 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: 1963 Taylor

35% opacity, red orange. Molasses, caramel, black cherries. Smooth entry, gentle acidity along the palate, wood flavours.
by flash_uk
15:51 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: 1963 Fonseca

40% opacity, mature red. Rich nose, Christmas cake. Syrupy mouthfeel, slight bitterness mid palate.
by flash_uk
15:49 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dalva Golden White
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: 1963 Dalva Golden White

20% opacity, rich amber/tan. Wonderful fruit on the nose, apples, and young wood. Smooth, very fresh, great array of flavours - apple, young cedar.
by flash_uk
15:47 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1962 Harvey
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: 1962 Harvey

35% brown, yellow rim. Cloudy. Candied nose. Very sweet entry, sugared, some mild acidity hanging around. Over the hill I thought.
by flash_uk
15:40 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: 1960 Fonseca

40% opacity, mature red. Fabulous nose, ripe cherries, some slight medicinal hints. Wonderful silky entry, sweetness - ripe red cherries. Heat in the finish, some pepper.
by flash_uk
15:39 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: 1960 Croft

70% opacity, brown, cloudy. Dirty nose. No further note taken.
by flash_uk
18:52 Thu 03 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

I’ve been in touch with the Monkey and I have the Monkey’s guess which I will announce later.
by flash_uk
23:43 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Musings on a book

Pages 52 & 53 . In 1894, J. A. De Macedo Esq. of Osmandthorpe Hall, auctioned some Croft 1834. In 1904, the same chap, now of Leventhorpe Hall, auctioned some Croft 1844. I wondered why he moved house. Couldn't find anything on that, but he did make some patent applications: Patent 1 , Patent 2 . T...
by flash_uk
12:18 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Grahams
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: 1970 Grahams

richmills wrote:
11:54 Sun 30 Dec 2018
a Grahams from a good vintage is a port that really starts to come good at around 50 years old.
Completely agree 😀
by flash_uk
00:23 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

I’m afraid I now can’t make it.
by flash_uk
21:03 Wed 26 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Musings on a book

Comment at will! I sense you share my desire to have attended such a lunch, and perhaps my inclination to create a similar event 😀
by flash_uk
23:23 Tue 25 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 246

1970 Graham

Decanted 12 hours. 55% opacity, warm red. Strawberries and cherries on the nose, then faint bubblegum. Smooth entry, then heat builds towards the finish. Lovely red fruit along the palate and into the aftertaste. Great port for Christmas Day!
by flash_uk
23:07 Tue 25 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 0
Views: 232

1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

Decanted 10 hours. 70% opacity, dark red. Nose of brambles and cassis, hints of chocolate and a tiny bit of pepper. Full mouthfeel, peppery heat mid palate. Lots of dark fruit, yet to ripen. Good acidity, soft tannins still. Alcohol not quite as integrated as it could be. Enjoyable to drink now, but...
by flash_uk
21:00 Tue 25 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Musings on a book

As I sip my G70 on Christmas Day...

Page 6. Broadbent references a get-together badged as “The Great Port Controversy” lunch. What a fabulous topic for a lunch, with, I imagine, some fabulous juice also.
by flash_uk
21:27 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Musings on a book

Page 107 . On 24 October 1952, the Trinity College Cambridge wine committee determined that the 1927 Dow was fading and "...should be put into service in the Combination Room during the Summer of 1953." The one and only tasting note on the Port Forum, written in 2018 for 1927 Dow, suggests Dow did ...
by flash_uk
21:20 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Musings on a book

Page 101 . On a prior occasion, I had read the same extract from "A Miscellany of WIne", which discusses the perils of using a narrow-thread corkscrew. I now have a habit when visiting new places and browsing around shops, of searching for corkscrews which have a wide-thread screw. I have yet to fi...
by flash_uk
21:12 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Musings on a book

I plan to use this thread to share enjoyable excerpts discovered as I dip into Port Vintages: The Chronicle of Vintage Ports, from the Beginning.