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by DaveRL
14:47 Mon 04 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 49
Views: 3998

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: 2183

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: 4666

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: 1395
Views: 150586

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: 4666

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: 1583

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: 2090

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: 13688

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: 367998

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: 3385

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: 9946

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: 1734

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: 23244

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: 23244

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: 23244

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: 1321

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 ...
by DaveRL
11:24 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Wine Society
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: 1983 Wine Society

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by DaveRL
10:54 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Wine Society
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: 1983 Wine Society

I would buy some more. It isn't a fantastic port, but has been well stored (I think) and given that is a sensible enough price. I could spend more on something that should be better but has been poorly stored, and end up with worse. I don't have many ports from 80s, so getting a couple seems sensibl...
by DaveRL
20:14 Wed 23 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Wine Society
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

1983 Wine Society

Time to give a tasting note a go! Decant: 5 Hrs. Deep slightly faded red. Bit closed on the nose. Strawberries and blackberries. A little black pepper. Tastes of cherries and blackberries. Good acidity. Substantial. A hint of something woody - almost the taste of old faded spice! Black pepper and re...
by DaveRL
10:09 Tue 08 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 23244

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Thurs 26 June 2014

I hesitate to confuse things further! I wonder if I could put myself down as a reserve, or even attendee if currently room, at what would be my first offline (although perhaps depends a little on which date gets chosen). Still, toe in the water etc. ...... I have a few 97s to offer - Dow here, and h...
by DaveRL
19:35 Tue 18 Mar 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Hello from London

Ah, yes, rt(f)m! Thank you. Note to self: 'must dig around site a bit more'. Sounds good. Really good. Very practical.
by DaveRL
18:44 Tue 18 Mar 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Hello from London

I'd love to come along to tastings. How do they work? I'm conscious that you taste some fantastic wines at times, and I only have rather newer ports to offer in the "bring a bottle" stakes. Regretfully, squirrelling port away over the last 30/40 years wasn't a high priority at the time :( Happy to c...
by DaveRL
15:55 Tue 18 Mar 2014
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Hello from London

Hello All Relatively newbie port drinker from London. Although I've bought or tried (and loved) the odd bottle of port over the last 20 years, somehow I've not got hooked until now. Explored the usual red/white, new and old world wines, and via sweeter whites I've rediscovered port! No idea what too...