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by jdaw1
12:59 Sun 24 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Valuation Question

Link to Taylor 1948 for sale.
by jdaw1
12:49 Sun 24 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 2959

Re: 2016 Declarations

Boutinot : Krohn have declared the 2016 vintage – announced on St George’s Day (23rd April ’18) as is customary. The last classic vintage released was the 2011. Head Winemaker David Guimaraens summarised the ’16 vintage: “Two factors stand out in 2016. Heavy rainfall in spring meant that the vines ...
by jdaw1
00:14 Sun 24 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

SCP wrote:
16:12 Fri 22 Jun 2018
I believe that should complete the food order.
jdaw1 wrote:
15:42 Sat 16 Jun 2018
The food order
I don’t understand “standard fries” (= fat or skinny?), so that might be confirmed at the time. Otherwise done.
by jdaw1
21:59 Thu 21 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

uncle tom wrote:
09:17 Sat 16 Jun 2018
How about a Dalva 1940 Colheita ?
CPR 1 wrote:
16:00 Mon 18 Jun 2018
I plan to bring Niepoort 1983
DaveRL wrote:
21:24 Tue 19 Jun 2018
I plan to bring a Smith Woodhouse 70.
Three reveals aren’t enough for me to start the placemats. Others: be encouraged to be decisive, and to reveal the fruits of that decisiveness.

Simon: please maintain a list in the first post.
by jdaw1
21:54 Sat 16 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

uncle tom wrote:
16:36 Sat 16 Jun 2018
ordinary chips
Ordinary: fat or skinny?
by jdaw1
15:42 Sat 16 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

The food order has been started.

Tom?

You’ll want from Christopher’s two guests, and the name of one of his guests. He can be unresponsive, so ask soon.
by jdaw1
15:34 Sat 16 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: The Standard Food Order

Christopher has requested : • Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts • Medium-rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) + Green beans with shallots DRT has requested : • Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad • Medium-rare rib-eye steak with skinn...
by jdaw1
20:30 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Theme TBD

Having checked what I have to hand, I think it'll be an open "bring a bottle to share", as I am undecided what I want to bring and don't have a theme that fits all possible options. Blind or sighted? Do you want the placemats plain or decorated? Post your food order in The Standard Food Order , fro...
by jdaw1
20:20 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share

My TNs posted (W70, W80, D83, DB92, Ts94). You are encouraged to do likewise.
by jdaw1
20:20 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: 1994 Tesco

Ts94. Dark dark red, 95% opaque. Mid weight, good sweetness, some menthol, long plum fruit, a hint stewed. Port that can be drunk with pleasure — including financial — but not of the top few ranks.
by jdaw1
20:18 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: 1992 Dow Bomfim

DB92. Dark red, 70% opaque. A sharpness on the palate, that was wrong. Those sensitive to TCA denied it, so not that, but wrong.

Later, still wrong.

Other bottles from this stash have been good.
by jdaw1
20:17 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: 1983 Dow

D83. Dark red, 80% opaque. Dark plum flavours; slightly hollow mid palate; excellent sweetness.
by jdaw1
20:16 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 1980 Warre

W80, from MPM. Dark dark red, 95% opaque. Young plum and prune, and something else. Slightly dirt early palate, mid weight — which is too light for colour.

I should have guessed this, from the baga taste. Fooled by the slight dirt early palate — idiot!
by jdaw1
20:15 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: 1970 Warre

W70, from AHB. Dark red, 35% opaque. Mid weight, dry cherries, soft, and very very long. Starting to dry out, just starting, MPM noting “dusty”. Still very lovely, and rightly WOTN, but no longer lush.
by jdaw1
20:10 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 147

1994 Tesco

Alex was in town. Obvious consequences followed, for he, Julian, Charles, and Mike. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Warre ; 1980 Warre ; 1983 Dow ; 1992 Dow Bomfim ; 1994 Tesco ; Planning and arrangements ; The not-used-other-than-the-neck-tags placemats (and the parameters by which m...
by jdaw1
20:10 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 178

1992 Dow Bomfim

Alex was in town. Obvious consequences followed, for he, Julian, Charles, and Mike. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Warre ; 1980 Warre ; 1983 Dow ; 1992 Dow Bomfim ; 1994 Tesco ; Planning and arrangements ; The not-used-other-than-the-neck-tags placemats (and the parameters by which m...
by jdaw1
20:10 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 97

1983 Dow

Alex was in town. Obvious consequences followed, for he, Julian, Charles, and Mike. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Warre ; 1980 Warre ; 1983 Dow ; 1992 Dow Bomfim ; 1994 Tesco ; Planning and arrangements ; The not-used-other-than-the-neck-tags placemats (and the parameters by which m...
by jdaw1
20:09 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 104

1980 Warre

Alex was in town. Obvious consequences followed, for he, Julian, Charles, and Mike. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Warre ; 1980 Warre ; 1983 Dow ; 1992 Dow Bomfim ; 1994 Tesco ; Planning and arrangements ; The not-used-other-than-the-neck-tags placemats (and the parameters by which m...
by jdaw1
20:09 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 100

1970 Warre

Alex was in town. Obvious consequences followed, for he, Julian, Charles, and Mike. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Warre ; 1980 Warre ; 1983 Dow ; 1992 Dow Bomfim ; 1994 Tesco ; Planning and arrangements ; The not-used-other-than-the-neck-tags placemats (and the parameters by which m...
by jdaw1
20:08 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 41
Views: 1490

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Theme TBD

Currently I’m unlikely to attend.

Given a theme, and perhaps more details, placemats will be made. Decisions decisions.
by jdaw1
20:04 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Yes please.
by jdaw1
22:28 Wed 13 Jun 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share

The monkey guessed by text, late in the evening: F66 got no points over five wines, equalling my zero over one.