VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by winesecretary » 12:46 Tue 05 May 2020

Yes please, for both days.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by idj123 » 12:46 Tue 05 May 2020

Phil, can you include me for the Friday please?

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by hadge » 18:44 Tue 05 May 2020

please can you add me for both days

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by PhilW » 11:24 Wed 06 May 2020

UPDATE : After testing during last night's zoom, it was decided NOT to run a parallel zoom due to various issues including practicality of listening to both Oscar and each other, and the potential for Oscar's audio being relayed through mics unless everyone is muted or uses headphones.

The preference instead was to have a zoom afterwards, which Mike has offered to host in the usual way (I've updated the list above for reference, and assume Mike will send out the invite to all interested including all usual suspects). If there are >9 people, Mike can auto-split us into 2 (or more) separate breakout sessions; we checked this and it worked fine last night also.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by flash_uk » 13:58 Wed 06 May 2020

Yes please for both

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Post by hadge » 19:08 Wed 06 May 2020

please can i be added too?

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by flash_uk » 23:22 Wed 06 May 2020

PhilW wrote:
11:24 Wed 06 May 2020
UPDATE : After testing during last night's zoom, it was decided NOT to run a parallel zoom due to various issues including practicality of listening to both Oscar and each other, and the potential for Oscar's audio being relayed through mics unless everyone is muted or uses headphones.

The preference instead was to have a zoom afterwards, which Mike has offered to host in the usual way (I've updated the list above for reference, and assume Mike will send out the invite to all interested including all usual suspects). If there are >9 people, Mike can auto-split us into 2 (or more) separate breakout sessions; we checked this and it worked fine last night also.
I’ll set the Zoom call up for 2100 UK time.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 08:35 Thu 07 May 2020

I've just put my three tawny half bottles in the fridge...
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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by nac » 16:23 Thu 07 May 2020

AHB wrote:
08:35 Thu 07 May 2020
I've just put my three tawny half bottles in the fridge...
How long before tasting do you think these should be removed from fridge?

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by Doggett » 16:42 Thu 07 May 2020

The serving temperature guide for tawny/colheita port is approx 10-12 degrees c. Personally I think you can go a bit colder. I will take the port out of the fridge about 15 mins before and pour. They should get up to the perfect temperature for the start. I am sure others will have very different view points.

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Post by idj123 » 19:38 Thu 07 May 2020

Yes,agree with Simon's approach although I really should have got the bottles into the fridge earlier than I have done!

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by Glenn E. » 21:04 Thu 07 May 2020

Doggett wrote:
16:42 Thu 07 May 2020
The serving temperature guide for tawny/colheita port is approx 10-12 degrees c. Personally I think you can go a bit colder. I will take the port out of the fridge about 15 mins before and pour. They should get up to the perfect temperature for the start. I am sure others will have very different view points.
I prefer to drink tawny Port warmer than 10-12 C. Just slightly cooler than the room is my preference, so probably closer to 17-18 C assuming I'm doing the conversion in my head correctly.

That said, serving tawny Port at 10-12 C works because then the Port can warm up slowly and you can drink it wherever along the continuum best suits your preference.
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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by idj123 » 08:24 Fri 08 May 2020

Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later.

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Post by rich_n » 10:03 Fri 08 May 2020

idj123 wrote:Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later.
I very much enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to tonight!

Oscar’s email suggested decanting only a couple of hours before, should we be doing that somewhat earlier than he suggests?

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Post by idj123 » 10:21 Fri 08 May 2020

rich_n wrote:
10:03 Fri 08 May 2020
idj123 wrote:Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later.
I very much enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to tonight!

Oscar’s email suggested decanting only a couple of hours before, should we be doing that somewhat earlier than he suggests?
Haven't seen Oscar's e-mail but personally I'd prefer a longer decant, particularly for the SQVP (which took quite a while to fully filter) and even though these are half bottles. Interestingly , the details on the label suggest that the LBV is also single Quinta and from the same Quinta and so, looking forward to that comparison.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by PhilW » 10:47 Fri 08 May 2020

I'm not really expecting the 18s to have much to filter, but we'll see; the 05 will need it ofc. I'm going to decant this morning, rather than later.

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Post by winesecretary » 11:02 Fri 08 May 2020

Last night was jolly fun. Reading the discussion above, have just pulled the corks on tonight's wines. Looking forward to it!

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Post by nac » 21:06 Fri 08 May 2020

JDAW just described as "a genius"...

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:16 Fri 08 May 2020

nac wrote:
21:06 Fri 08 May 2020
JDAW just described as "a genius"...
Not my words. But jdawiseman.com/20100524.html worthy of more attention than it has received.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by rich_n » 12:28 Sat 09 May 2020

I very much enjoyed the last two evenings, certainly a really interesting selection of Quevedo ports showing the quality in their range. The 2005 VP was definitely a highlight, but I was also impressed with the LBV as a very decent potential cellar defender.

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Post by rich_n » 18:42 Sat 09 May 2020

I’m just revisiting the 2013 SQVP from last night and imho it’s better tonight than it was yesterday, the tannins have softened but the fruit is still very much at large, showing more ripe plums now than yesterday’s red fruit.

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Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Post by idj123 » 19:42 Sat 09 May 2020

Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed that and once again, a big thank-you to Tony, Alex and Ben and, of course, Oscar, for organising. It would certainly be good if we could arrange a further one to include the white colheita. Now off to finish what's left of my bottles (which isn't very much)!

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Post by winesecretary » 19:59 Sat 09 May 2020

@ idj123 - I am doing the same. The Special Reserve (my favourite on the first night) perhaps fading a little. The Colheita 2004 much improved by a couple of days of air, some mirabelle plum on the nose, walnuts and caramel on the palate, with a delightful gentle warmth on the finish

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Post by rich_n » 20:09 Sat 09 May 2020

idj123 wrote:Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed that and once again, a big thank-you to Tony, Alex and Ben and, of course, Oscar, for organising. It would certainly be good if we could arrange a further one to include the white colheita. Now off to finish what's left of my bottles (which isn't very much)!
Seconded, on all points!


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