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by g-man
02:22 Thu 01 Nov 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7865

the sandeman was definitely cloudy and i t hink that I have the blame for a rather bumpy subway ride in the morning.

I'd have to say, until after i saw the pics, i didn't even realize alex was wearing red!!!

=)
by g-man
15:50 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

My #3 ,

i think this was the one with the most finesse out of the bunch.

fresh berries, and I follow JDAW with the no heat.

with a spicy/nutty slight menthol finish that had at least a 40 sec finish.

I like this one alot, but I feel the 85 warres at the same age will probably be the better port.
by g-man
15:45 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Kopke
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

this one had started out strong being one of the smoothest of the bunch, but there was this strange herbal note to it. I was trying to think of the herb and thinking back I think it was Anise I was tasting, not the green mint. the length on this was one of the longest, and the tannins were really so...
by g-man
15:37 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Was decanted at 7 in the morning
re corked and stuck in the fridge until around 2pm?

it might have gotten shaken around tho on the NY subway system.
by g-man
15:31 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

thank you very much for setting this up Julian.

It was a pleasure meeting you all.
by g-man
15:14 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

I also thought this to be slightly corked. There was a slight musty cardboard nose and taste when the wine sat in the glass. the legs on this w ine was the best out of the bunch with a beautiful dark red ruby color. The finish was a good 30 sec finish rich sweet berries also a tinge of black pepper....
by g-man
15:08 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 2329

This was the last place wine for me. It was a bit rough, and the finish was sorely disappointing. As we let it sit and open the finish lengthened but still only lasted 15-20 seconds, one of the shortest in the tasting. But the tannins have smoothened out. strong mint on the nose, coughed up a good o...
by g-man
14:59 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

My second fav wine. I thought it initially tasted like York peppermint patties. the finish started a bit short ... but as the wine opened up it went a 30+ sec finish .. it was the lightest wine of the bunch. Cloudy brown-red. for me this was like drinking a light milk chocolate covered red berries. ...
by g-man
14:50 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 3041

This was my WOTN, me and julian disagree a bit on our taste profiles, but then again Julian simply has had much more port in his life then I've drunk water in mine. nose of cinnamon and light hints of figs? a light purple that tutrned into a reddish hue, I didn't notice the brown edge, but that migh...
by g-man
14:28 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7865

oof I was miserable ...

nailed by the early morning conf call ....

I am a blubbering idiot now.
by g-man
21:03 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

guess I'm bringing some port popsicles tonight =)
by g-man
19:14 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

stupid q. but ... when should i take the wine outta the fridge?... I usually drink all my bottles before they get to that point?
by g-man
16:44 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Radiation and wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Radiation and wine

I was wondering in my drunken stupor last night.

Would radiation effect w ine? How bout cell phone waves?

Let's say you had a hi gain antenna for wi fi in the cellar.

Would it change the taste of the wine?
by g-man
16:29 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

yea I'm excited to,

I've only had the graham's 85 and the sandeman's 77

the rebello smells really awesome.

Me and Steph should be there on time.
by g-man
13:52 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

Just to report, fill levels were both pristine for the sandeman and the rebello didn't taste the wines, couldn't bring myself to drink at 6 in the morning seriuosly chunky wines the corks for both were perfectly intact. The sandeman was seeped all the way through tho making the foil cap a bit sticky...
by g-man
18:23 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

alright done,

I'll get it decanted and pour it back into the bottle before i head out to work.

Looking forward to seeing you guys on monday.
by g-man
17:36 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

yep definitely in the fridge ....

i'll duct tape close the fridge if I h ave to!!
by g-man
17:18 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

Hey guys, for the two bottles how much time would you want it decanted? i might be able to decant it for sediment before i leave for work at 6 in the morning and stick it back into the bottle but it'd sit on my desk at work til dinner time. would you guys rather I just bring the two bottles and we d...
by g-man
01:10 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

Hey jdaw1,

apologies to you and the rest of the guys joining on monday.

I'm gonna have to DK the croft 77.

I checked the fill and it was shoulder level.

Going to replace it with a Rebello Valente 77 instead.

apologies again.
by g-man
14:20 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Did Quinta do Noval ever make a single quinta
Replies: 25
Views: 4461

Conky wrote:Again, fair enough. Alex quoted Sandemans 63. If someone gave me a bottle of that I'd be pleased. Has it a poor reputation?
I've had teh S 70 a few years back and while very enjoyable,
the fruit was starting to fade a little and turning a bit tawny like.

but still a very solid wine
by g-man
13:11 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor 85. £45 at Cosco.
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

I actually don't mind buying from costco simply because they move their inventory so fast. People really do scour the lists to see what's out there and if it's a steal ... it'll be gone as soon as they put it out. I love costco for the taylor 20 tawny ... they had it for like 28$ before tax ... Conk...
by g-man
01:48 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

would make for a miserable tuesday tho =) ...
since it's the two of us, i can chip in a 77 croft too
by g-man
01:33 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 13232

That's really cool jdaw.

Just curious on previous tastings, but can you guys really finish a bottle each? =) ...
by g-man
20:21 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Is there a better start to the day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2230

wow, the hangover just snuck up on me.

That london weather seems to be passing by NY, nothing but clouds, gloom and wetness.