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by g-man
03:04 Thu 12 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: NYC 1985 retro

can certainly do more than one tasting

i have a few 85's sitting around

believe i also have a ramos and a barros
by g-man
02:54 Thu 12 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 6449

Re: Cockburn 1977

I got qouted 1500$ for a 12pack
by g-man
18:59 Thu 29 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Ferreira and Casa Ferreirinha notes from recent tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Ferreira and Casa Ferreirinha notes from recent tasting

Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserva White Port and Gin With a dash of Grapefruit Bitters. I was skeptical until my first sip, then I had a hard time putting this down. It worked very well and was a great way to start the evening. viniportugal did the same exact tasting in ny I'd have to admit this was a ...
by g-man
00:47 Mon 07 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

The context of the original conversation was with AHB saying " ... when I've had an order cancelled with an apologetic explanation of something like "When we went to the bin to get the bottles we found they had leaked at bit. Sorry, we can't supply them." so yes, I termed the word "bad" in quotes wi...
by g-man
20:46 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

It doesn't mention "bad" bottles being used for the top-up, which I assume simply cannot be true. they will have a few older and younger vintages on hand for people to try as people will typically bring young granges from the 90s. if you have a bottle that they're tasting, they would indeed top it ...
by g-man
20:37 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

I agree, Tom, but I have less of an issue with the indication of age problem than I do with this odious practice of "professionally" turning old wines into something else but topping up leaky old bottles with younger wines (or even the same wine) and then re-corking them. If the affected bottles we...
by g-man
19:08 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

Not sure if the process includes potentially refreshing the wine itself, which even major first growths bordelais do. That would explain the consistency in that instance. I'm pretty sure that SFE don't do this. This is based on a handful of occasions when I've had an order cancelled with an apologe...
by g-man
13:45 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 647

1977 Smith Woodhouse

Popped and poured. Deep red with no signs of bricking. Nose of sweet milk chocolate that follows through on the palate with notes of plums, black cherries but with noticeable spirits adding to a slight over burn on the palate. As noted with many other tastings, this is an incredibly young port. 88-8...
by g-man
16:17 Tue 01 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

Plus that's what every SW77 is like. If it were a situation like you suggested, I would expect to see both "normal" and "too young" bottles on the market. We don't see that. i must admit i haven't had a proper port tasting in a while. As sushinorth was over, and he brought a 77 delaforce, we figure...
by g-man
16:10 Tue 01 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: for those of you in the uk
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

for those of you in the uk

http://www.wyliefinewines.co.uk/cgi-bin ... PR=-1&TB=A

incredible deal and well worth taking a punt on.
by g-man
15:52 Tue 01 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

uncle tom wrote:
SW77 is a very young wine. I last decanted one of mine on Dec 4th '13, making the note: 'Full and really immature despite it's 36 years'
absolutely, but we all can admit that it's certainly not the norm in terms of representing the 77' vintage. It's darker than the 92' de la rosa i have opened!!
by g-man
16:00 Mon 31 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

plus they seem to have a method of re-polishing the bottles to make them look pristine. Bottles stored in Gaia are typically unlabelled. So they wash the bottles, presumably with cold water, and then affix a label. that woudl beg the question if a cellar stocker were lazy that day and simply stocke...
by g-man
15:58 Mon 31 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

DRT wrote:The Symingtons regularly re-cork older vintages before releasing. That is what you had.
ah good to know.

I've seen it done with some of the dow 85's that have been released.

I guess it's always shocking to see the SW 77 when opened.
by g-man
13:47 Sun 30 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2791

Smith Woodhouse 1977

Had Sushinorth over last night and we did a mini 77 tasting delaforce fonseca smith woodhouse The first two came out as expected, delaforce with a strong celery note that was pleasant at first until one tried the fonseca and then it just became tart. There has been talk previously abotu the youth of...
by g-man
20:01 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 da Silva colheita
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

although

a goog search shows

http://www.geschenkshop-deluxe.de//prod ... 180-s.html

that the bottle looked remarkedly similar to that one

which indeed make it a colheita
by g-man
19:56 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 da Silva colheita
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Even with heavy signs of bricking there was a clean ruby hue to it that lead me to suggest a vp not a colheita but one that may have suffered poor storage in its time through the century.

it was also a proper driven cork as oppose to a t stopper
by g-man
18:55 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Barros
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: 1980 Barros

Popped and poured,

nose of nutmeg, allspice, spirits. alot of spirits.

the taste was detracted by the spirits, sweet entry backed by some celery but a nice tart cherry was lingering around. It finished with a spirity after taste.

better on a much colder day.

85.
by g-man
18:54 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 da Silva colheita
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

popped and poured. clear golden hue with hints of brick and ruby throughout. nose of honey baked walnuts, almost like a mead, the spirits are tame and add a touch of cinnamon to it. the mouthfeel is totally different from the nose. the body is much thicker than imagined. Bracing acidity, burnt cedar...
by g-man
14:19 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 3586

Re: NYC 17 May 2015: 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

the da silva should have been the vp, but I will submit that it reminded me more of a madiera on my notes. i decanted it at 10:30am est, it was already top shoulder fill, threw a good chunk of sediment. and there was a g-man's share that took off some more from the fill ;-) the cork was branded da s...
by g-man
16:02 Sun 17 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 19928

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

bottle decanted.

daniel, am sorry to miss you, but the wife booked an event for the two kids and gave me a very dirty look when i suggested port was more important.

will drop off bottles with josh
by g-man
19:26 Sat 16 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 19928

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

I'm jeff

i can bring an extra on top of what i was bringing
by g-man
22:02 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 19928

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

I'll get back asap by tonight whehter or not i can make dinner.

I can definitely bring bottles regardless.

so I 'll have an extra bottle for your friend daniel
by g-man
19:11 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 19928

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Sorry if I stepped on anyones toes, was trying to be helpful. I am fine with whatever plans unfold. i was thinking you want to grab lunch on sunday at palm tribeca? the kids preclude me from alot of longer spanning festivities but i can certainly grab lunch on my delivery run and drop off the bottl...
by g-man
16:54 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2013 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 9711

Re: 2013 Declarations

Please post news of any large-format bottlings, to be added to my table of recent large-format bottlings . i have asked Oscar to bottle me some 6L bottles of the 2013 single quinta (and claudia mentioned they had just bottled them on friday when i saw them monday) i'm not sure his total production.
by g-man
05:07 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 19928

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

i have a prior commitment at 2pm

but i have to make deliveries in the city early morning around 10pm

if anybody is up for a lunch say 11:30 i can certainly just share my port then.