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by DaveRL
22:12 Tue 26 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: House decanter labels
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

Re: House decanter labels

Would it be wrong to want a Graham 66 label (my birth year) pretending it was house port yet decant in anything to hand. Yes it would. Could be funny fooling the Inlaws though.
by DaveRL
22:04 Tue 26 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: House decanter labels
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

Re: House decanter labels

Graham pair good. The investor in me shudders that I wouldn't want to label Tesco 1994. I have plenty of Bomfim and Vargellas 2001 but perhaps too soon.
by DaveRL
14:07 Tue 26 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: House decanter labels
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

Re: House decanter labels

I knew the answer would in front of me. My iphone made that bit of text rather small and hidden under a floating "open PDF with?" box!

I bought some waterproof laser printer "paper" some years ago which would prevent red smears appearing on the label.
by DaveRL
21:17 Mon 25 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: House decanter labels
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

Re: House decanter labels

I like them. Reluctantly I realise I don't currently have a need. Perhaps I should. Hmm. Are they printed on card?
by DaveRL
09:03 Thu 14 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: 2006 Wine Society Crusted

I had a little sip of the remains this morning, purely in the interests of science (the sacrifices I make). It is now a bit flat, lacking ripe fruit, getting a bit bruised. Perhaps to be expected given the time it has been open. Not hot though, and good acidity. I had a large G+T palate primer last ...
by DaveRL
08:34 Thu 14 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: 2006 Wine Society Crusted

Exactly! :D
by DaveRL
23:25 Wed 13 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 476

NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

Fonseca, apparently. Firstly, apologies for the lack of scientific rigour. Clearly postgrad Geochemistry fail. I can only guess at timings and tastings as my initial yeurch (hence switch off) was wrong. On opening, a week or so ago, young, big, hot. Alcohol significant. Plums blackberries liquorice ...
by DaveRL
17:18 Tue 05 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "...and the bottle must remain up-right"
Replies: 28
Views: 2275

Re: "...and the bottle must remain up-right"

Now I'm having visions of a cross between The Great Escape, and Wind in the Willows (where Ratty forages for food and beer (port in this case, clearly) in Mole's home).
by DaveRL
16:10 Mon 04 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 49
Views: 4133

Re: 1994 Tesco

Thanks. Encouraging - looks similar to ones I bought recently (I'm not at home so can't immediately check). I wonder: does buying from Tesco Wine Direct improve the odds of getting better bottles?
by DaveRL
14:47 Mon 04 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 49
Views: 4133

Re: 1994 Tesco

What label and cork did this example have - seems one of the better ones?
by DaveRL
14:43 Mon 04 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "...and the bottle must remain up-right"
Replies: 28
Views: 2275

Re: "...and the bottle must remain up-right"

Really very good. The sort of thing I imagine I could make, but when I try I fail by some margin. I have some lovely cherry which my local tree surgeon dropped off for me to saw/chop up for our fire, and it seems almost criminal to burn it. I'll keep some chain saw chippings for hot smoking - duck b...
by DaveRL
14:34 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort 1896
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Re: Niepoort 1896

Why are you posting photographs of boxes, and not photographs of bottles? Though I agree with your sentiment, it might be that the boxes, presumably of the 2007s , are unopened. In which case it is better that they stay unopened. Yes, you're right, the closed boxes should remain closed. I was drawi...
by DaveRL
12:12 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157394

Re: Latest buy

6 Graham's Crusted 1998 from Sainsbury's, currently 25% off when buying 6 assorted bottles.
by DaveRL
11:54 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort 1896
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Re: Niepoort 1896

Have you read the forum note on private sales? Why are you posting photographs of boxes, and not photographs of bottles? There are many here (not me, I'm a novice) who can determine a great deal from decent photographs, and have great experience purchasing port from all manner of sources. You're mor...
by DaveRL
09:49 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "Made to be drunk young"
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: "Made to be drunk young"

I hope ageing potential isn't compromised in the goal of producing port that drinks moderately well young.
by DaveRL
09:12 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Burmester 50 60 63
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: Burmester 50 60 63

Sorry to be somewhat negative about your asking price, but a quick look at winesearcher shows these wines available at retail for considerably lower than this. Normally private sale prices asked are of course considerably less than retail, due to the risks involved. There appears to be a lack of int...
by DaveRL
11:40 Fri 04 Jul 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 27 November - Berry Brothers Port Walk
Replies: 114
Views: 13896

Re: Thu 27 November - Berry Brothers Port Walk

Thanks for the heads up, I was hoping to go to this event. I now have secured a ticket (thanks Harry at BBR, very helpful), and look forward to seeing you there.
by DaveRL
20:39 Tue 24 Jun 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 382674

Re: One quiz at a time

Rum. Nautical. Captain Jack Sparrow?
by DaveRL
14:33 Thu 19 Jun 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal, requested by Doty
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: 1970 Horizontal, requested by Doty

I like the sound of either. Certainly like to come. I'm more likely to have ports to fit from 80s than 70s, of which I am sadly light. Perhaps if the 70s goes ahead I could adopt?
by DaveRL
17:48 Tue 17 Jun 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 16 June 2014, The Bung Hole: 1997 Maturity Evaluation
Replies: 36
Views: 10726

Re: Mon 16 June 2014, The Bung Hole: 1997 Maturity Evaluatio

An excellent night. Really enjoyed it. My first, but hopefully not my last. Thanks to all.
by DaveRL
09:36 Tue 17 Jun 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dows Port Reserve 1964
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Dows Port Reserve 1964

You could weigh them to gain some volume information. Would have to guess the weight of the glass, but might give you some idea.
by DaveRL
08:26 Mon 16 Jun 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 24975

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Both decanted last night. Fonseca cork disintegrated. Full of very fine grained sediment. Displaying the characteristics of a petulant youngster. Taylor cork extracted intact, sediment large. Well behaved. Both smelt OK, sip of dregs indicated the longer decant a probably will be a good idea.
by DaveRL
21:50 Tue 27 May 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 24975

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Night before certainly works for me also.
by DaveRL
10:24 Wed 07 May 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 24975

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Great. I'll bring Fonseca and Taylor. I'll get them out of storage.

First off line- any tips on preferred decanting times/procedures, and when to bring bottles etc.? Thanks.
by DaveRL
15:48 Thu 01 May 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Wine Society
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: 1983 Wine Society

Ah. Yes. I have, haven't I. Impetuosity got the better of me, but I still think it wasn't a ridiculous buy. I noticed in the '83 tasting write up back in November that it held its own against the likes of Dow, Fonseca and Taylor which currently cost similar or more retail. To be honest, I think the ...