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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: 16208

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: 9540
Views: 532214

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: 4934

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: 18144

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: 2422

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: 38057

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: 38057

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: 38057

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: 2589

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: 2589

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: 2589

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: 2589

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: 38057

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: 3338

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: 3338

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: 3338

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...