What have you got open this weekend?

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What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 00:00 Sun 05 Mar 2017

I did a corprorate Introduction to Port tasting for a group of lawyers and some of their clients last week and I'm sitting here trying to type up my tasting notes and finishing off the bottle of Sandeman 2011 LBV which was left unconsumed.

I just wondered what others had open at the moment - apart from Tom who is in a port desert for a few more days.
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by Doggett » 00:31 Sun 05 Mar 2017

A Sandeman 20YO Tawny. A classic that I am trying to employ some restraint with, even though it is so moreish.

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Post by CPR 1 » 08:07 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Offley 77, not the best but enjoyable

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by richmills » 08:42 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Doggett wrote:
00:31 Sun 05 Mar 2017
A Sandeman 20YO Tawny. A classic that I am trying to employ some restraint with, even though it is so moreish.
My goto cellar defender, very good value.

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Post by DRT » 09:36 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Unknown, believed Fonseca 1966. Not too shabby :-)
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by Old Bridge » 10:11 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage 2011. Very pleasant. Try substituting Stilton with Cashel Blue, a fabulous cheese!

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Post by PhilW » 13:38 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Opened a San Leonardo (Mourao) 10yr last night. Very, very impressive for a 10yr, and definitely my taste in Tawny style.

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Post by PhilW » 13:41 Sun 05 Mar 2017


AHB wrote:I did a corprorate Introduction to Port tasting for a group of lawyers and some of their clients last week
I've done a couple of these, and generally found that for people who don't know port, around 75% seem to prefer tawny over ruby (assuming mid-tier quality for both). Depending what you offered, did you get an impression of general preferences?


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Post by jdaw1 » 15:29 Sun 05 Mar 2017

PhilW wrote:
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Depending what you offered
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 20:46 Sun 05 Mar 2017

Tawny seemed to be the preference, the Graham 20YO over the Noval 10YO or the Waitrose Tawny Reserve. A substantial minority loved the Sandeman 2011 LBV.

But despite not being the most popular port on show, the Vargellas 1967 was the first to be finished.
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 20:47 Sun 05 Mar 2017

And tonight I am finishing the Warre 1994 LBV that was opened for the tasting. Just the 20YO, 10YO and tawny left to go.
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Post by PhilW » 22:57 Sun 05 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
20:46 Sun 05 Mar 2017
Tawny seemed to be the preference, the Graham 20YO over the Noval 10YO or the Waitrose Tawny Reserve. A substantial minority loved the Sandeman 2011 LBV. But despite not being the most popular port on show, the Vargellas 1967 was the first to be finished.
Seems to be a common theme. I've used an '85/'83 in place of your '67 but otherwise similar; and similarly, the VP is drunk the quickest by the minority who prefer it, usually followed by the 20yo I found.

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by CranBurgundy » 01:03 Mon 06 Mar 2017

I'm being cheap on the Port this weekend with a Penfold's Club Tawny, because the other bottle of sweet wine open is a Sauternes: 2001 Chateau Suduiraut.
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by richmills » 16:27 Tue 07 Mar 2017

Hardly the weekend anymore I realise, but I have a bottle of Ramos Pinto 20yo open. I'm skiing in Val d'Isere and it's the only choice from the local supermarket. Quite nice actually.

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 21:49 Sat 11 Mar 2017

I've just opened an unknown to be very pleasantly surprised to find the cork branded "Offley Boa Vista Vintage 1962" - a port I've never tried before. Happy days.
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by DRT » 22:41 Sat 11 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
21:49 Sat 11 Mar 2017
I've just opened an unknown to be very pleasantly surprised to find the cork branded "Offley Boa Vista Vintage 1962" - a port I've never tried before. Happy days.
Splendid. One day I hope to have the same experience with a Taylor 1977 :wink:
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 23:14 Sat 11 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
22:41 Sat 11 Mar 2017
AHB wrote:
21:49 Sat 11 Mar 2017
I've just opened an unknown to be very pleasantly surprised to find the cork branded "Offley Boa Vista Vintage 1962" - a port I've never tried before. Happy days.
Splendid. One day I hope to have the same experience with a Taylor 1977 :wink:
Such a shame you've never been able to try Taylor 1977.

(An in joke everyone. Derek once commented at a tasting that he had never had Taylor 1977 before that evening. Julian, Andy and I then proceeded to list eight previous occasions when Derek had drunk that port with us over the previous two years.)
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by mapmap » 02:13 Sun 12 Mar 2017

:lol:

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by LGTrotter » 23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017

Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by AHB » 23:45 Mon 13 Mar 2017

LGTrotter wrote:
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
And a decent glass of port it is too.
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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by LGTrotter » 01:16 Tue 14 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
23:45 Mon 13 Mar 2017
LGTrotter wrote:
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
And a decent glass of port it is too.
Still probably the best port in terms of QPR I have ever owned, whatever others may say. And I am going to perform the same trick next time they have a 25% off deal on the 97 too.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:37 Tue 14 Mar 2017

1997 Souza VP. Not a bad $20 VP

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Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Post by Glenn E. » 22:48 Tue 14 Mar 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
15:37 Tue 14 Mar 2017
1997 Souza VP. Not a bad $20 VP
Yeah, that's good stuff. I think I liked mine a little more than you liked yours... probably just our usual scoring difference. As I recall I'm usually 2-3-4 points higher than you across the board.

I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana:
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Post by PhilW » 13:03 Wed 15 Mar 2017

Glenn E. wrote:
22:48 Tue 14 Mar 2017
I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana:
So what have you been drinking all week which has kept you away from the S. Leonardo? (I can't imagine the whole bottle lasting a week otherwise, never mind one remaining glass!)

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Post by LGTrotter » 19:44 Wed 15 Mar 2017

PhilW wrote:
13:03 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Glenn E. wrote:
22:48 Tue 14 Mar 2017
I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana:
So what have you been drinking all week which has kept you away from the S. Leonardo? (I can't imagine the whole bottle lasting a week otherwise, never mind one remaining glass!)
Glenn is doing well, he has kept his FTLOP new years resolution to drink 2 bottles a month. Mind you if I had one glass left of a bottle it wouldn't see out the night.

And I have a bottle of recently acquired 1983 Fonseca open, and it seems in very good nick. :D

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