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by jdaw1
20:36 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 1927 Warre

W27. Glorious red, 40% opaque. rich, very dry mid-palate, with caramel especially at the end. Quite meaty. Excellent Port, but for my taste bettered by F, T, Mz and Cn.
by jdaw1
20:25 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: 1927 Taylor

T27. Dark-red, 70% opaque. Dark cherry, some heat, oleaginously rich. Huge and splendid, with and ending very sweet and long. having tasted the Fonseca I thought Taylor second-favourite, but later revised that to a tie. One could reasonably disagree — reasonably but decadently.
by jdaw1
20:22 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Martinez
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: 1927 Martinez

Mz27. Dark dark red, 50% opaque. For age, and even without that conditionality, very fine to behold. Large, plum-like fruit, black pepper, and plenty of sweetness. Another excellent bottle, though for me junior to the F and T.
by jdaw1
20:20 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: 1927 Fonseca

F27 . Dark dark dark red, 80% opaque. Visually, this could have been Graham 1980. Yes, I know, fifty-three years older than that. Doubtless — doubtless! — I’ll be as handsome at ninety † , but few will. Huge sweet palate of plums, touched with white pepper. Big, smooth, and sweet. Wonderful old Por...
by jdaw1
18:54 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 1927 Dow

D27: red-brown, 40% opaque. Very very dry, and somewhat hollow.

Later it showed a lot of coffee, which hadn’t shown early.
by jdaw1
18:37 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: 1927 Croft

Cr27: pink-red, 20% opaque. Nose of maraschino cherries. Palate slightly sour, red cherries, and, unusually, lemon. Smaller than the largest ’27s of the evening (T, F, Mz), but lovely.
by jdaw1
18:35 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Constantino
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 1927 Constantino

Cn27. Cloudy, red-brown 40% opaque. Palate had some high-toned elements: melons (not in that sense), and spearmint. Excellently balanced, soft, but much lighter than perfect.
by jdaw1
18:30 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1982 Château Gruaud Larose
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 1982 Château Gruaud Larose

Short note: dry, big and lovely. Because it was all of those things.
by jdaw1
18:29 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Cockburn
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: 1927 Cockburn

Ck27, recorked 1976: red-brown, 40% opaque. Nose off: bacterial. Palate started better than the nose, soft and oleaginous, dry, though the ending falling apart. Then deteriorated. My first off bottle of Ck27.
by jdaw1
18:08 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2015 Keller Pinard Trockenbeerenauslese
Replies: 0
Views: 52

2015 Keller Pinard Trockenbeerenauslese

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
18:08 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2012 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese***
Replies: 0
Views: 43

2012 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese***

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
18:08 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1983 Château Gruaud Larose
Replies: 0
Views: 46

1983 Château Gruaud Larose

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
18:08 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1982 Château Gruaud Larose
Replies: 1
Views: 73

1982 Château Gruaud Larose

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 145

1927 Warre

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 141

1927 Taylor

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Martinez
Replies: 3
Views: 130

1927 Martinez

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 156

1927 Fonseca

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 122

1927 Dow

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Croft
Replies: 3
Views: 134

1927 Croft

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Constantino
Replies: 4
Views: 141

1927 Constantino

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Cockburn
Replies: 3
Views: 119

1927 Cockburn

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
17:08 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1927s, Wed 20 Dec 2017, at Otto’s
Replies: 2
Views: 130

1927s, Wed 20 Dec 2017, at Otto’s

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20 th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW). Links: Review of the event as a whole . 1927 Ports: Cockburn 1927 ; Constantino 1927 ; Croft 1927 ; Dow 1927 ; Fonseca 1927 ; Martinez 1927 ...
by jdaw1
14:45 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 972

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Am my eyes receiving me or has my confirmed attendance once again be overlooked- should I reading something into this apparent pattern? Can this oversight be corrected please? Derek, Ben, and now Ian: I’ve been failing to cope with this. Sorry. Fixed. We are now over-full. First withdrawl doesn’t c...
by jdaw1
11:43 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 335
Views: 50214

Re: Alcohol and health

The BBC, GP warns Santa to 'give sherry a miss' , could have had much better reasoning: Father Christmas could be doing serious harm to his health by overloading with mince pies and sherry, a leading doctor has warned. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, head of the Royal College of GPs, said Santa coul...