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by flash_uk
14:49 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Broadbent
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: 2015 Broadbent

90% opacity, dark purple. Pepper and dark fruit on the nose. Smooth, tannic entry, fruit quite sweet & soft, plums. Strange, given the colour, but seems already more mature than the 00/03/07.
by flash_uk
09:18 Tue 22 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

dear Tony, would it be possible to arrange an extra space ? (for my wife) It isn't necessary that she partecipate at the tasting... Hi Daniel - I think the seating plan is limited to 14 (someone please correct me if I am wrong). I have put your good lady down as first reserve (for the moment). Spac...
by flash_uk
15:28 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 0
Views: 566

1966 Quinta do Noval

60% opacity, dull murky red/brown. Cherry and cranberry nose, sweetness. Soft, rich mouthfeel, red fruit, sweetness. Lovely mature lip-licking sweetness. One of the better Noval '66 in the past couple of years.
by flash_uk
15:26 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Sandeman 1977
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Sandeman 1977

40% opacity, mature red. Lively nose with sweet strawberry and raspberry. Lovely, sweet, rich mouthfeel, strawberries. I guessed F66.
by flash_uk
15:24 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thurs 26th Sep 2019 - At the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Thurs 26th 2019 - At the Boot & Flogger

Links to the notes:

N66
S77
TV87
by flash_uk
15:23 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: 1987 Taylor Vargellas

50% opacity, ruby red. Concentrated sugar and spice nose. Smooth entry, spice & pepper, rich mouthfeel, some dryness. Nice port! After some hints from Charles (only had this once before), I settled on a guess of 1987, given the colour of the port. Considering my note mentioning spice and pepper, qui...
by flash_uk
15:06 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

Many thanks for this Tom - always makes fascinating reading. I took a scan down your new ratings for the last 60 vintages, and there were a group that I found very interesting: 1987 C 1985 C + 1983 B 1980 B 1975 B - Which when rearranged into best to worst gives 1980, 1983, 1975, 1985, 1987. There a...
by flash_uk
21:32 Thu 17 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

forest26 wrote:
19:32 Thu 17 Oct 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
17:01 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Current version of the placemats has been updated.
Any Chance someone can print on A3 (I do not have an A3 Printer)

Cheers
Yes I can print on A3. Should get to the B&F for 5:30.
by flash_uk
20:50 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 62
Views: 5432

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

CPR 1 wrote:
20:21 Tue 15 Oct 2019
flash_uk wrote:
11:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Charles - have you got any other '91s? the only one I have is TV...
Ok following other changes I will bring the G91 and you can bring the Tv 91 Mike
Splendid. Many thanks.
by flash_uk
11:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 62
Views: 5432

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Charles - have you got any other '91s? the only one I have is TV...
by flash_uk
19:20 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 32
Views: 2476

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

Count me in, date dependent. 17th works for me if that is chosen.
by flash_uk
13:03 Sun 13 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Placemat wizard
Replies: 15
Views: 10905

Re: Placemat wizard

Folks, the wizard website will be unavailable likely until Jan 2020. The location of my server has no electricity while renovations are happening. So it’s doors to manual for now.
by flash_uk
14:50 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 304206

Re: Apostrophe crimes

jdaw1 wrote:
22:34 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Holding Mike to a high standard.
flash_uk wrote:
18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019
The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
...allowing me to learn that the apostrophe on an iPhone is not where I thought it was!
by flash_uk
18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
by flash_uk
12:38 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

Sadly I’m unable to make it ☹️

Hope the ports are fine indeed!
by flash_uk
10:20 Fri 04 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

I might be able to make it. Permission being sought...
by flash_uk
17:48 Tue 24 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed

Bottle dropped off. I mentioned we might be just three poor souls in need of port and said if so, we may jump into the cabin.
by flash_uk
15:29 Mon 23 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed

If there are only three of us, maybe we could re=locate to the 4-seater cabin in the main bar? I land at LHR at 17:30, so might be closer to 19:00 when I arrive. I'll drop my bottle off on Tues or Weds.
by flash_uk
21:50 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Thurs 26th Sept?

Looks like I can make it.
by flash_uk
11:45 Sat 07 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

The winds have shifted, there may now be a chance I can attend. Was supposed to be in Chicago but now a possibility that isn’t happening. Will hopefully figure out before end of tomorrow. Alas, the winds have not changed. I’ll be landing in Chicago just as the first drops of ‘66 are passing your li...
by flash_uk
19:03 Thu 05 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

The winds have shifted, there may now be a chance I can attend. Was supposed to be in Chicago but now a possibility that isn’t happening. Will hopefully figure out before end of tomorrow.
by flash_uk
23:24 Wed 04 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Forgot to reply, I’m booked in too.
by flash_uk
14:52 Sun 01 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

DRT wrote:
17:44 Sat 31 Aug 2019
jdaw1 wrote:
21:52 Wed 28 Aug 2019
For the placemats, please could the first post’s list of people and Ports be made current?
Yes, once Mike confirms whether or not he is attending.
Definitely can’t make it :-(
by flash_uk
00:07 Wed 28 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Tragic alert. Now appearing unlikely I can make this date. I'll confirm one way or another by the end of the week, but thought it would be helpful to signal early so that reserves can get excited...
by flash_uk
00:05 Wed 28 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: 1985 Fonseca

Splendid note Magnus! Hope all well with you :663300: