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by jdaw1
17:58 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Mackenzie
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: 1955 Mackenzie

AHB wrote:
17:37 Sun 22 Oct 2017
But now you have me wondering where the first mention was...
A tasting note of Fernando de Castilla Antique Pedro Ximenez.
by jdaw1
17:30 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Mackenzie
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Commendation for the second mention on TPF of a “cloudberry”.
by jdaw1
16:07 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257318

Re: One quiz at a time

When I have a moment I will look up the locations you've identified as your clues. Try map.what3words.com/ cafe.humid.palace , and the other clue sequences ( stick.hush.goes ; congratulations.hope.organs ; tile.sweat.craft ; stands.plots.varieties ; defeat.photo.hugs ; ears.oddly.free ). I have no ...
by jdaw1
12:38 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257318

Re: One quiz at a time

Explain “cafe humid palace”. As you would surely expect, there is a good answer relevant to the business of this forum. But what? Two clues: “stick hush goes”; “congratulations hope organs”. It isn’t entirely clear, but “tile.sweat.craft” might be nearer. Or “stands.plots.varieties”. The word seque...
by jdaw1
12:31 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257318

Re: One quiz at a time

PhilW wrote:
09:45 Sun 22 Oct 2017
word lengths
Nonsense.
by jdaw1
00:31 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257318

Re: One quiz at a time

Is this too difficult? Should I just tell you lost folks.
by jdaw1
21:54 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

I failed to understand that the photo represented the monkey’s guess.

Monkey guesses have to be a plausible effort at garnering points. Insisting on 1881 Van Zeller just isn’t monkeytastic.
by jdaw1
16:32 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257318

Re: One quiz at a time

I think that “defeat.photo.hugs” and “ears.oddly.free” should be marked as showing understanding. Douro stone terraces? Taylor.Vargellas.Vinha Velha “Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies Other alcoholic drinks, decadent smokes, and hearty eating” The politest thing I can say about these hopeless bot...
by jdaw1
13:47 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

Alex M, Wolfgang, Mike, Jacques Cailloux (one of my bosses) and I met for some mature Port. It was all excellent. Maybe we were a bottle light.
by jdaw1
13:45 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: 1981 Warre LBV

W81 LBV, labelled WPS. Lovely translucent red. Early palate showing some bitterness, then sweet cherries, then a more generalised big rich sweetness.

I guessed LBV, but completely the wrong one. Other guesses were GM87 and W66. Another delicious bottle, which — by an edge — won second place.
by jdaw1
13:43 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: 1978 Taylor Vargellas

TV78 , labelled ARM, decanted 09:00. Red-red-brown, opacity not noted. Some heat, the centre, and the fruit faded. But a lovely size and very very long: really very good slightly-over-mature VP. I guessed a non-Symington ’80. It was ’78: probably my best ever ’78. Voted a scattering of points, enou...
by jdaw1
13:34 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: 1970 Taylor

T70 , labelled MPM. Dark-ish red, 60% opaque. Plums on nose; palate starting dry then becoming sweet plums. Large and long, with strawberries prominent late palate. JDAW and WPS guess D70, so were correct about the vintage. Vote favourite by three people, favourite-equal by Mike, and second-favouri...
by jdaw1
13:30 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Warre LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: 1984 Warre LBV

W84 LBV, labelled JDAW, decanted 3pm, in a proper decanter. Pink, and 30% opaque. Palate of soft bright maraschino cherries. Very long and chewy. Not merely good Port, genuinely excellent port.

Voted five points, so overall third-equal.

And, doff hat, perfectly guessed by Mike.
by jdaw1
13:27 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: 1967 Cockburn

Ck67 , labelled JC and brought on his behalf by JDAW. Decanted 3pm, in a proper decanter. Glorious red, 40% opaque. Evolved in the glass. Early evening heat and grape-pip bitterness showed strongly. Dry, too dry, but very long. But by late evening it had opened and richened, seeming sweeter, and th...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 49

1981 Warre LBV

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 45

1978 Taylor Vargellas

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 41

1970 Taylor

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:13 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Warre LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 61

1984 Warre LBV

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:13 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 46

1967 Cockburn

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
13:11 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Thu 19 Oct 2017; Mature V.P. or L.B.V.; Boot & Flogger

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger , with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1967 Cockburn (JC); 1984 Warre LBV (JDAW); 1970 Taylor (MPM); 1978 Taylor V...
by jdaw1
11:25 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 8526

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell ; 1970 Gould Campbell ; 1975 Gould Campbell ; 1977 Gould Campbell ; 1980 Gould Campbell (single) ; 1980 Gould Campbell (magnum) ; 1983 Gould Campbell ; 1985 Gould Campbell ...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 26

1997 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 24

1994 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...
by jdaw1
11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 24

1991 Gould Campbell

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1927 Gould Campbell ; 1934 Gould Campbell ; 1963 Gould Campbell ; 1966 Gould Campbell...