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by jdaw1
19:25 Sun 18 Aug 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Another day in Paradise
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Another day in Paradise

Axel P wrote:
10:44 Sun 05 May 2019
So the day started with perfect bottles of 1942 (yes, the Literbottle), 1945, 1960, 1963, 1966 and 1970 - unfortunately the 55 did not show top, but extremely drinkable as well. After this Dirk very discretely sneaked in a 27 as well.
Ni27 and Ni45 are amongst the finest Ports I’ve ever tasted.
by jdaw1
09:37 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Victoria’s 200th, held Thu 23rd May 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Victoria’s 200th, held Thu 23rd May 2019, at the B&F

DRT wrote:
00:56 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Are you sure?
Sorry, wrong thread: fixed.
by jdaw1
09:36 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 26 Mar 2019, DRT’s birthday, at the B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Tue 26 Mar 2019, DRT’s birthday, at the B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
17:13 Thu 15 Aug 2019
A splendid evening, now slightly hazy in the memory, allegedly ‘guaranteeing’ Derek another year of immortality.
Which I posted in the wrong thread — doh!

A splendid evening, now slightly hazy in the memory, allegedly ‘guaranteeing’ Derek another year of immortality.
by jdaw1
18:17 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: 1970 Fonseca

F70. Dark red, 70% opaque. Palate fo dark plum; rich; pepper; mid-weight. Lovely balance. Lighter than F70 should be, but beautiful Port.
by jdaw1
18:15 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Constantino
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: 1963 Constantino

Cn63. Red, 70% opaque. Palate soft, with heat. Big early palate then thin mid palate. Very cherry — Tizer. Not heavy or full, but delicious mature VP.
by jdaw1
18:14 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Sandeman
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: 1970 Sandeman

S70. Red-brown. Nose faint. Palate very soft; slightly oleaginous; lovely texture. Hint of tannin and heat. Orange mid-palate.
by jdaw1
18:13 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1920 Unknown
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: 1920 Unknown

?20. Cloudy orange-brown. Nose of faint orange marmalade, and sweetness. Palate sweet; high-toned; lots of heat; and again orange marmalade.
by jdaw1
18:00 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
18:00 Thu 15 Aug 2019
I have forgotten how the RV45 arrived at the 1994 tasting. Please could this thread be reminded.
In the RV45 TN thread, please.
by jdaw1
18:00 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: 1945 Rebello Valente

RV45. Orange, 19% opaque. Alas barely Port: pineapple; thin; sweet; bland.

I have forgotten how the RV45 arrived at the 1994 tasting. Please could this thread be reminded.
by jdaw1
17:55 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 69

1945 Rebello Valente

We gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste Port of the 1994 Vintage. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1994 Graham ; 1994 Dow ; 1994 Warre ; 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio ; 1994 Smith Woodhouse ; 1994 Gould Campbell ; 1994 Tesco ; 1994 Eira Velha ; 1994 Taylor ; 1994 Fonseca ; 1994 Croft ; 1994 Ske...
by jdaw1
17:55 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Churchill
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: 1994 Churchill

Ch94. red-pink, 30% opaque. Very dry; heat; varnish.
by jdaw1
17:54 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 1994 Noval

N94, decanted 14:00. Awful bottle stink.
by jdaw1
17:54 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Skeffington
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: 1994 Skeffington

Sk94, decanted 22:00 yesterday. Dark red with pink edge. Cloying bitterness; long; very dry.
by jdaw1
17:53 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Croft
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: 1994 Croft

Cr94, decanted 07:00. Dark red, 80% opaque. Bitterness early palate; dark cherry behind, but drowned by the cloying bitterness. Long, but wrong.

Later, still no.
by jdaw1
17:51 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: 1994 Fonseca

F94, decanted 07:30. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Weird. Mint, mid-weight, mid sweetness. But quite simple.
by jdaw1
17:50 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Taylor
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: 1994 Taylor

T94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Palate big and dry; lovely; grit; sweetness. Liked.
by jdaw1
17:50 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Eira Velha
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 1994 Eira Velha

EV94, decanted 07:30. Glorious red, 45% opaque. Palate bacterial, with sweetness and length behind.

Replacement glass? Still not right.
by jdaw1
17:48 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: 1994 Tesco

Ts94, decanted 22:00 yesterday. Dark dark red. Nose had awful stink.
by jdaw1
17:47 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

GC94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Mid-to-light; spearmint; dry, especially mid-palate. Nice balance though.

Also “Later: lighter”.
by jdaw1
17:46 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

SW94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Earthy, but strawberry too. Large and sweet; dark plum.
by jdaw1
17:45 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Vesuvio
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: 1994 Vesuvio

V94. Dark red, 70% opaque. Dark plum; mid-sweetness; only a hint of the dryness.
by jdaw1
17:45 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: 1994 Warre

W94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Weight mid-to-light; strong bitterness; nice balance though.
by jdaw1
17:44 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 1994 Dow

D94. Dark red, 80% opaque. Spearmint; dryness; plum.