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by rich_n
16:29 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Osborne
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: 1997 Osborne

Muted nose. Fairly simple. Leads with orange acidity and cherries but not much else.
by rich_n
16:28 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Quinta de Val da Figueira
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: 1997 Quinta de Val da Figueira

Stewed fruit on the nose. Nice but nothing more on the palate. A little acidity, a little fruit. Not very impressive.
by rich_n
16:28 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: 1997 Ramos Pinto

A relatively quiet nose is deceptive. Black cherries, loads of spice and tannic grip. Dark dark chocolate orange. Eucalyptus here too. This is rather good.
by rich_n
16:27 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Sandeman Vau
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: 1997 Sandeman Vau

Spicy cherries on the nose. Very spicy and tannic on the palate but with plenty of cherry fruit to carry it. Very young. Intriguing.
by rich_n
16:26 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Martinez
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: 1997 Martinez

Gorgeous nose - full fruit with minerality and chocolate. Milk chocolate, cherries and eucalyptus and a touch of spice. Tannic. Medium acidity. Might smell better than it tastes but it is still a rather enjoyable.
by rich_n
16:26 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Quarles Harris
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: 1997 Quarles Harris

Redcurrant/cranberry nose. Caramel, milk chocolate and cherries on the palate. A little acidity too. Not a long finish, but rather lovely.
by rich_n
16:25 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: 1997 Smith Woodhouse

Muted nose. Can't find much at all there. Better on the palate. Red fruits and a tonne of tannins. Orange peel acidity late. A decent finish.
by rich_n
16:24 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Muted nose. More open on the palate. Plenty of acidity, orange peel and redcurrant. Spicy. Still tannic. I like this, v good.
by rich_n
16:23 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: 1997 Warre

Closed nose. A touch spicy. Lots of tannic grip which is keeping this in restraint. Some sweet red fruit being held in check. Could be brilliant but it seems to me that this is a long way from its peak.
by rich_n
16:21 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Gould Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: 1997 Gould Campbell

Chocolate and dark cherries on the nose. Slightly muted on the palate but that might be because it's a touch cold - I'll come back to this later.

Coming back to it, this is a very enjoyable wine - strawberries and chocolate. Tannic grip.
by rich_n
16:20 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: 1997 Graham

Fruity nose, the most inviting so far. Dark cherries, eucalyptus, a touch of spice, still some tannic grip. Caramel. Minty later on. Citric acidity adding depth. Lovely stuff, v good to excellent.
by rich_n
16:19 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: 1997 Dow

Subtle nose - strawberry. Much more going on once on the palate. Strawberry, caramel, a touch of spice. Mouth coating. A long finish. V good to excellent.
by rich_n
16:18 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Croft Roeda
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Sweet red fruit on the nose. Strawberries and redcurrant on the palate, some caramel. Not much depth. A bit underwhelming with a short finish.
by rich_n
16:18 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: 1997 Fonseca

A closed nose that opens up on the palate. Chocolate, caramel, spicy. A white pepper heat. Not much fruit, maybe a little redcurrant hiding in behind. A good long finish. Another of this evening's ports that seems like it needs more time to open up.
by rich_n
16:17 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: 1997 Taylor

A closed, spirity nose. Similarly closed on the palate but with a minerality. Eucalyptus. Not aggressively tannic but seems like it's holding back.
by rich_n
16:16 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Noval Silval
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: 1997 Noval Silval

Another gentle nose, subtle red fruits. A touch of pepper spice. Sweet red fruit on the palate. A touch of spice. Nice but nothing more for my money.
by rich_n
16:15 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: 1997 Noval

A bit of a muted nose. Slightly spiced red fruits. Red berries, salinity and pepper. Some caramel sweetness. I'm a bit underwhelmed by this, if I'm honest.
by rich_n
16:14 Thu 02 Jun 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Burmester
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: 1997 Burmester

Sweet red fruits in the nose. A touch of eucalyptus. Soft fruits on palate. Cranberry and what I initially thought of as a biscuit, but Mike suggested salted caramel and I'm inclined to agree. Not a long finish but an enjoyable port. Good.
by rich_n
16:34 Mon 23 May 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F
Replies: 226
Views: 29697

Re: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
nac wrote: 19:42 Thu 19 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 18:49 Thu 19 May 2022Decant timing? As far as possible, let’s be consistent. Twelve or twenty-four hours?
I was going to to mine the night before, so 24hrs sounds reasonable.
Reminder: (double-)decant this evening.
Dow has been double decanted. Have I missed the start time? I am planning for 6/6.30.
by rich_n
22:25 Thu 19 May 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F
Replies: 226
Views: 29697

Re: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F

... being decent is part of the deal we have with the B&F. I’ll organise food. People: pls post ... Starter: Grilled flatbread with lemon and coriander houmous Main: Sirloin (medium rare), chips, plus bearnaise sauce* *please! (the current menu only lists peppercorn, but please ask if they coul...
by rich_n
20:24 Thu 19 May 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F
Replies: 226
Views: 29697

Re: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F

...being decent is part of the deal we have with the B&F. I’ll organise food. People: pls post, perhaps having referred to the menu (soup of day will be Leek and Potato). Mike — yes, agreed. Current draft of the food order . Please may I have the melon and Parma ham to start, a medium rare sirl...
by rich_n
22:23 Fri 13 May 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1444
Views: 535920

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My father thanks the forum for the heads up on the Graham Crusted.
by rich_n
18:05 Tue 10 May 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill Online Tasting - today 10 May 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Churchill Online Tasting - today 10 May 2022

I'm at a gig tonight so won't be able to make either. Enjoy!
by rich_n
16:08 Sat 07 May 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quevedo 30 YO White
Replies: 0
Views: 286

NV Quevedo 30 YO White

A kind donation of the remains of a bottle from from Oscar at the BFT who was flying back the next morning and wouldn't be taking it with him. It was lovely to get time to chat with him about his wines at the event, and all of the wines Quevedo had brought were showing well (including the 2017 LBV w...
by rich_n
16:05 Sat 07 May 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Poças Reserve Ruby
Replies: 0
Views: 265

NV Poças Reserve Ruby

Purchased from Portugal Vineyards, pre-Brexit. PnP This is a lovely ruby reserve, maybe one of the best I've had. Cherries on the nose. Really rich on the palate, on the sweet side but not unpleasantly so. Cherry fruits, verging on glacé sweetness, maybe Kirsch. Caramel and strawberry. A touch of pe...