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by Alex Bridgeman
20:55 Mon 08 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: 1966 Graham

This was JDAW’s thoughts on the wine:

G66, d+5½h. Glorious red, 40% opaque. Nose of mature Port, with a hint of dark plum. Palate soft and full and lovely; coffee early; slight heat mid-palate; start to finish is an unctuous large fully mature Port. Really good.
by Alex Bridgeman
14:05 Mon 08 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Vintage 2022

And a couple of days ago Ramos Pinto reported viosinho grapes were being brought into the winery at Bons Ares.
by Alex Bridgeman
23:43 Fri 05 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2022
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Vintage 2022

I saw today on FaceBook that Niepoort have started to bring in their Pinot Noir into Napoles.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:08 Sat 30 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Corte LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 2016 Quinta da Corte LBV

It is the same Quinta da Corte as was owned by Delaforce. I’m writing this from memory so please check independently, but I believe around 2000 Delaforce and Quinta da Corte were owned by the Fladgate partnership. At some point the Delaforce brand was sold to Royal Oporto, who used (and may still be...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:53 Sat 30 Jul 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF awards ceremony
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: TPF awards ceremony

Yes please, put me down for a place.

How about a category of “most prolific organiser”?

Or “best venue used by TPF”? It would be nice to invite Gary and / or James Davy to a tasting to accept their award.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:38 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Dalva White Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 58

2007 Dalva White Colheita

Available by the glass from Taberninha do Manel on the Gaia waterfront.

Gentle honey and orange nose. Earthy orange palate with good depth of flavour. Bitter-sweet orange marmalade finish. Enjoyable. 86/100. Drunk 18-Jun-22.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:37 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Dalva White Colheita (bottled 2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 47

2007 Dalva White Colheita (bottled 2017)

Dalva 2007 White. Bottled 2017. Nice colour. Served at cellar temp (12-14) nothing on the nose but some very faint barley sugar. Nice entry, honeyed without being sweet; a nice bitter quince core with some tannins showing through on the late palate. The late palate shows some light honey and a tiny ...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:35 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Dalva 20YO (bottled 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 45

NV Dalva 20YO (bottled 2018)

Bottled 2018. Sweet honey and caramel on the nose. The caramel follows on to the palate, with caramelised orange. Surprisingly tannic palate, nicely balanced. Very pleasant and smooth drinking. 90/100. Tasted 14-Mar-22. Decanted 1 hour.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:29 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2019 Quinta do Cume
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: 2019 Quinta do Cume

I know absolutely nothing about them. This was a bottle which appeared as one of the Ports submitted to the DWWA, which I got the chance to taste - wholly blind, all I knew was that I was tasting Vintage Ports from 2020-2017.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:19 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Other Fortified Wines
Topic: NV Cyprus Ruby Sweet Port
Replies: 0
Views: 48

NV Cyprus Ruby Sweet Port

A very brown tone to the colour, 20% opaque. Milk chocolate on the nose, a little dirty. Nicely balanced entry but the mid-palate feels a little light. Mature and elderly, held together by the acidity. Gentle and lovely and on the decline. Served blind this was guessed to be Cockburn 1947. 88/100. T...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:14 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2019 Quinta do Cume
Replies: 3
Views: 74

2019 Quinta do Cume

2019 Quinta do Cume. Smooth coffee bean fruit, the brandy still showing slightly. Nicely structured palate with the fruit showing well along with the exuberant acidity and tannins typical of a youthful Port. The fruit wins the battle, giving an element of sweetness and fragrance to the savoury and d...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:10 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Cruz 10YO (bottled 2022)
Replies: 0
Views: 34

NV Cruz 10YO (bottled 2022)

Drunk at dinner at the AEVP, at the dinner following the (abandoned) barcos rabellos race. Bottled 2022: burnished copper colour, 50% opaque. A little red toffee on the nose under a blanket of lemon marmalade. Smooth, sweet and honeyed entry. Honey and sweet orange mid-palate; generous acidity keeps...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:06 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Croft LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 43

2004 Croft LBV

Croft 2004 LBV, bottled 2009 in half bottle. Purchased from Tesco Wokingham in December 2009 for £3.99 . Rich red, the colour of fresh cherry juice, 60% opaque. Pleasant, if muted, nose of sweet cherry compote. Lovely balanced entry, light cherry at first but with good backing acidity and slightly g...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:04 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 0
Views: 35

2018 Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto. Childhood blackberry picking memories come flooding back when you smell this wine. Such fragrance to the fruit on the palate, slightly green tannins give pepper and heat to the fruit. Good complexity to the palate. Blackberry sweetness flashes briefly across the mouth before the ta...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:01 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Corte LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 135

2016 Quinta da Corte LBV

Quinta da Corte. Lovely ripe fruit on the nose, great perfume. Silky texture, perfumed fruit and ripe but firm tannins - with just a tiny touch of greenness to them to give a great grip. Ripe and balanced fruit led aftertaste and a very good length finish. Another wine to make you smile. Tasted blin...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:58 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Constantino
Replies: 0
Views: 46

1963 Constantino

Drunk at dinner at Vinum after a visit to the Niepoort Lodge. Note written from memory the following day. Decanted about 1 hour. Deep and rich, quite dramatic on the nose delivering delicious mature Christmas spiced fruit. Balanced on the palate with the fruit cascading over the tongue. A delicious ...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:55 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Confraria do Vinho do Porto 20YO (bottled 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 37

NV Confraria do Vinho do Porto 20YO (bottled 2018)

Drunk at the Confraria dinner. Bottled 2018. Deep, dark orange-brown colour, 70% opaque. Lovely toffee nose, sweet coffee fudge. Gentle on the palate, butter tablet and orange acidity; fresh and lively with the acidity giving a little heat. Coffee and cinder toffee on the finish. Rather pleasant! 89...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:54 Thu 28 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Confraria do Vinho do Porto 10YO (bottled 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 32

NV Confraria do Vinho do Porto 10YO (bottled 2018)

Drunk at dinner at the AEVP, at the dinner following the (abandoned) barcos rabellos race. Confraria 10YO tawny, bottled 2018. Deep red chestnut colour, 80% opaque. Rich nose of rose perfume and a touch of bottle sickness. Lovely rich entry, round and smooth with candied cherry and raspberry coulis;...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:43 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Churchill 10YO (bottled 2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 49

NV Churchill 10YO (bottled 2021)

From one of the Port.Club boxes; 50cl bottle filled in 2021. Very easy drinking; plenty of dried vine fruit and dried cherry; smooth and honeyed yet with very good length. Excellent everyday and thoroughly enjoyable Port. 89/100. Tasted 30-Jun-22. Pop 'n' pour.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:42 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Churchill 10YO (bottled 2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 36

NV Churchill 10YO (bottled 2021)

Tasted in the Churchill 1982 garden in Vila Nova de Gaia with lunch, in the drizzle. Churchill 10yo from 75cl, bottled in 2021. Deep brick red colour, 80% opaque. Young and very much full of cocktail cherry. Hints of mint on the aftertaste and a delicious liquorice finish. Perfect for washing down a...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:39 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Other Fortified Wines
Topic: 1963 Cavendish
Replies: 0
Views: 48

1963 Cavendish

A South African fortified wine, made from the traditional Port grapes, matured in barrel for 25 years before being bottled. Cavendish 1963, bottled 1988. Dark chestnut brown colour, opaque centre with a green rim. Râncio and nuts on the nose. Intense acidity on the palate, full of molasses and pomel...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:36 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Warre Cavadinha
Replies: 0
Views: 39

2001 Warre Cavadinha

A fabulous dark red, the colour of black cherry juice. Pure fruit on the nose, sweet and fragrant, a blend of black cherry and ripe, sweet blackcurrant. Less overtly fruity on the palate, while there is plenty of fruit, the fruit sits within a lovely basket of acidity and gentle tannins. Warm mentho...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:34 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Carlos Alonso Quintella Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 29

NV Carlos Alonso Quintella Tawny

The Quintella brand is based close to Alijo and offers White, Tawny and Ruby Ports. This is the entry level tawny - brick red, generous red fruit on the nose, strawberry jam. A touch hollow on entry, honey at first with some fruit coming through on the mid-palate. Light bodied. Dried fruit and peppe...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:33 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Carlos Alonso Piano White: Fine White
Replies: 0
Views: 32

NV Carlos Alonso Piano White: Fine White

Carlos Alonso's Piano is based in the Cima Corgo with 70ha of vineyards spread over two quintas to the north of Malvedos. They also buy grapes in from local farmers. The vineyards were replanted in 1985 and were first used to make table wine in 1995 and to make Port under their own name in 2015 (bef...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:32 Wed 27 Jul 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Carlos Alonso 10YO
Replies: 0
Views: 38

NV Carlos Alonso 10YO

Lovely brick red colour, delicious nose. Lovely texture on entry; light and fresh with good complexity between fresh fruit, dried fruit and a hint of burnt sugar. Lovely big finish. A fine wine! 89/100. Tasted 09-Jun-22.