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by g-man
02:07 Mon 21 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

Re: NYC 1985 retro

mmm no one got back to me,

tho i did end up drinking a 77' smith woodhouse, 70' cockburn, 77' dow, 82' taylor lbv, 2011 quevedo vp

=)

if anyboyd wishes to join my holiday drinking, it may be best just to post what day you'd like me to show up.
by g-man
20:31 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca 1985
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Fonseca 1985

jdaw1 wrote:In the last few months I have had several conversations in which I have mentioned, or at least hinted at, the escapades of the Hunt brothers. Jeff: have you any siblings?

why, in fact I do! His name would be Louis winthorpe iii.
Odd fellow who has an intense desire for oranges.
by g-man
17:18 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca 1985
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Fonseca 1985

Can anyone tell me how many cases were produced?

Also if you guys can do me the favor and tell me how many bottles of such wine you have drunk.

I personally have consumed 18 bottles of F85.

As a side note, would it be possible to corner the market on F85, would such endeavor be worthwhile?
by g-man
17:15 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas

LGTrotter wrote:In the spirit of Christmas I am prepared to swap any unwanted bottle, magnum or imperial of the 85 Fonseca for the equivalent quantity of Otima.
i'll one up this and trade the 98 pt ramos pinto!!
by g-man
17:11 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas

i'm hoping the prices for the F85 do drop =)

where's my truck!!
by g-man
01:05 Mon 30 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7108

Re: Cockburn 1977

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote: I don't think QPR is the most appropriate measure for purchases like this otherwise we would all have cellars full of Fonseca 1985 and almost nothing else.
A telling point.
4 cases in the cellar and counting :nirvana:
by g-man
17:33 Fri 27 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7108

Re: Cockburn 1977

but is there really a point to stock up on this port, from the notes i've read on here, that is at best possibly mediocre? Mediocre? Your point system must be very different than mine. I have it at excellent, which is a good 10-15 points higher than mediocre. i'm only reading the notes, not the poi...
by g-man
18:07 Wed 25 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7108

Re: Cockburn 1977

i understand the rarity

but is there really a point to stock up on this port, from the notes i've read on here, that is at best possibly mediocre?

It'd be like buying a 84' Domaine d Romanee Conti just to say you have it but not really enjoy drinking it.
by g-man
18:05 Wed 25 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

Re: NYC 1985 retro

John M wrote:12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:
post another date

or post another thread for another offline
by g-man
17:22 Fri 20 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

Re: NYC 1985 retro

We can certainly split it out to two different tastings perhaps one with chris and then a separate one with john? either way, I haven't seen either of you in a long while and it'd be fun to catch up. Chris, can you post dates in Dec you are free and John could i trouble you to do dates in Jan? and y...
by g-man
23:04 Wed 18 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

Re: NYC 1985 retro

the palm tribeca is willing to do a byob pre-fixe if we buy the corkage worth in wine off their list.

it'd come out to 80-120$/person (depending on whats ordered)
+ tax + tip
by g-man
03:04 Thu 12 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

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: 7108

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: 1378

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: 3139

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: 3139

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: 3139

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: 3139

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: 701

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: 3139

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: 1069

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: 3139

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: 3139

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: 3139

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: 3139

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...