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by Alex Bridgeman
16:41 Wed 17 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022

Two of us have arrived. We are therefore quorate…
by Alex Bridgeman
14:00 Wed 17 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022

The Oval
The Oval
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I have arrived in London a little early but have found some entertainment more enjoyable than in St. John’s Wood — where I note it is a Surrey man leading the way.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:35 Wed 17 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022

Emergency drinking
Emergency drinking
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Fonseca 1977 opened at 21.00 yesterday and decanted at 10.30 today. Smells fabulous.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:40 Tue 16 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022

I shall bring a bottle of Fonseca 1977, so we can do the traditional 1976 - 1977 comparison.
by Alex Bridgeman
17:59 Tue 16 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port from the fridge
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Port from the fridge

Any other suggestions as to why I try once this bottle is finished would be appreciated! Why? because you love port of course! Good catch. Posted on an iPhone my fat fingers or autocorrect wrote the wrong word. Hopefully it should clearly have read “what”, not “why”. n.b. while I have the pedant ha...
by Alex Bridgeman
17:50 Tue 16 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Confraria Vintage Port tasting
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Confraria Vintage Port tasting

That is a brilliant tasting. One which I am sure has never been done before outside Portugal.

What a great idea Axel!
by Alex Bridgeman
23:31 Mon 15 Aug 2022
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency 1970–1985, Wed 17th Aug 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: Emergency, Wed 17th Aug 2022

Tomorrow, I need to figure out what to bring.
by Alex Bridgeman
07:16 Sun 14 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port from the fridge
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Port from the fridge

Chilled from the fridge
Chilled from the fridge
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Despite the heat, I’ve managed to keep up my Port consumption. Last night I discovered that Churchill Reserve is a lovely, fruity drink when fridge cold.

Any other suggestions as to why I try once this bottle is finished would be appreciated!
by Alex Bridgeman
11:02 Sat 13 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Vintage 2022

And now Ramos Pinto are picking their white grapes at Ervamoira.
by Alex Bridgeman
08:23 Sat 13 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Vintage 2022

I’ve just seen a post by Vallado that they have started picking their white grapes.
by Alex Bridgeman
00:10 Sat 13 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Three-word places to drink Port
Replies: 23
Views: 599

Re: Three-word places to drink Port

mature.vintage.port is on the bleak Arctic coastline of Russia but love.vintage.port is Saskatchewan, Canada. Canada also have bottled.vintage.port in Manitoba. Not far away (in continental terms, at least) is pass.port.left in Michigan. But one of the best I have found is happy.port.magnum in Sici...
by Alex Bridgeman
23:53 Fri 12 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Vintage 2022

Although Vesuvio didn't declare in 2002, there were others who did - like Cavadinha, Noval Silval, Roeda and Vargellas.
by Alex Bridgeman
23:47 Fri 12 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Encostas de Provezende / Quinta dos Espinheiro
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Encostas de Provezende / Quinta dos Espinheiro

Jacob,

Here you recently posted a tasting note on a Port from a producer I've not encountered. Assuming they are still going and in the same place as they were when you visited them in 2014, where is the shop and / or Quinta?

Thanks,

Alex
by Alex Bridgeman
20:55 Mon 08 Aug 2022
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 197

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: 24
Views: 585

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: 24
Views: 585

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: 153

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: 541

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: 75

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: 63

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: 63

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: 85

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: 68

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: 85

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...