Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

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Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by DaveRL » 13:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019

Tickets are available, £105 this year. I've bought one.

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by DaveRL » 19:54 Wed 04 Sep 2019

I'm quite surprised no one has replied to this. Normally there is a little interest. Am I to be the sole TPFer at this? :(

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by CPR 1 » 20:01 Wed 04 Sep 2019

No you won't be the only one - I have tickets as well ;-)

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Post by akzy » 21:37 Wed 04 Sep 2019

I'll be coming as well - bringing my dad along with me.

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by flash_uk » 23:24 Wed 04 Sep 2019

Forgot to reply, I’m booked in too.

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Post by DaveRL » 09:56 Thu 05 Sep 2019

:)

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Post by AHB » 21:40 Thu 05 Sep 2019

I also have a ticket, although I am not certain that I will be able to make it to the tasting.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by AHB » 11:57 Wed 27 Nov 2019

I understand that tickets for Thursday (ie. tomorrow) are still available - or at least they were yesterday.

The wines on show are:
  • Quinta de la Rosa White Port (and tonic)
  • Berry Brothers & Rudd Finest St James's Reserve Ruby Port by Quinta de la Rosa
  • 2015 Berry Bros. & Rudd Late Bottled Vintage Port by Quinta de la Rosa
  • 2016 Berry Bros. & Rudd Vintage Port by Symington Family Estates
  • 2016 Cockburn’s Vintage Port
  • 2016 Graham's Vintage Port
  • 2004 Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port
  • 2003 Taylor’s Vintage Port
  • 2000 Taylor's Vintage Port
  • 1997 Taylor's Vintage Port
  • 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port
  • 1994 Cockburn's Vintage Port
  • 1994 Warre's Vintage Port
  • 1992 Taylor's Vintage Port
  • 1985 Warre's Vintage Port
  • 1983 Graham’s Vintage Port
  • 1977 Graham's Vintage Port
  • 1977 Gould Campbell Vintage Port
  • 1975 Graham’s Vintage Port
  • 1970 Taylor's Vintage Port
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd William Pickering Tawny Port by Quinta do Noval
  • Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Port (presumably a tawny with indication of age)
  • 1994 Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port
  • 1963 Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by flash_uk » 12:33 Wed 27 Nov 2019

Thanks for the list Alex. Quite a few nice ones on there.

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Post by Chris Doty » 13:08 Sun 01 Dec 2019

How was it?!

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by flash_uk » 14:33 Sun 01 Dec 2019

The usual format for the port walk. I thought the ports from the ’70s were unspectacular, the T70 being the better of the lot, but all were lacking some sparkle. T92 was very nice, the second time to taste this in a month, it has a certain jammy taste which might lead me to question if it will last the distance, though this wine could easily close up again an emerge with more power. My favourite of the evening was T00. Also the T03 shows promise. Finally, the 2004 de la Rosa was also very pleasant to drink.

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by akzy » 20:28 Mon 02 Dec 2019

I (and my dad) had a really good time. I agree that the 70's on show were nothing to write home about. My personal highlight was the G83 with some lovely forest fruit notes. The T92 was a very nice Port, but was tipped to the best Taylor of the night (TOTN?) by the T03. The W94 was the best of the 94 range but I was generally dissapointed by all of them. As an honourable mention the QdlR15 was a thing of beauty.

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Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Post by AHB » 20:01 Tue 03 Dec 2019

I was surprised by how much I liked both the 2015 and the 2004 la Rosa Porta.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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