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by jdaw1
17:32 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

There is a proper grumble to be made about the Symingtons’ 2019 declaration. No, it is not holding prices steady (thank you to the Syms). Nor about releasing a set of Nines at a fair price (thank you to the Syms). No, not these. Instead there is a proper serious grumble. It is starkly obvious, and d...
by jdaw1
20:16 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Crasto LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 183

2015 Crasto LBV

@Big_Fortified_Tasting Crasto 2015 LBV . Dark red, 95% opaque. Quite a dry LBV, with red grape, and green herbs, maybe even basil, and a touch of spearmint. Dryness persists to the still-full ending, which is long and full. This is a solid LBV, which could be drunk in quantity — by me, a much large...
by jdaw1
19:26 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Portal
Replies: 0
Views: 144

2018 Portal

@Big_Fortified_Tasting has traditionally been the place to tasting newly released Port. New learning this year: at home, so that it can be done whilst my work computer beeps at me, and whilst being reminded of domestic duties. Quinta do Portal Vintage Port 2018 : 100% opaque dark purple, and red ri...
by jdaw1
18:39 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s

nac wrote:
09:17 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Graham's thing starts at 1900
No. Just no.

Dow declared 1899; Graham declared 1901; approximately everybody else declared 1900. So we can’t start a Graham tasting at 1900. Did you mean Warre? And if you are arranging a Warre vertical starting at 1900, yes please, definitely include me.
by jdaw1
19:54 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Christopher wrote:
18:38 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Can I go on the reserve list
Yes. Done.
by jdaw1
19:46 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019

Splendid reply from Simon.

I am available for full adoption.
by jdaw1
09:38 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019

So they get two dozen of Port, and the junior dozen is Dow or Vesuvio. This will not be a life of hardship. For my judgement, Dow (or the other fine names mentioned) can mature slowly for most of forty years. Hence, rather than seeking impossible quantities of the unavailable, you buy larger quantit...
by jdaw1
20:20 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Let’s guess that we will have access to the Ports we have, plus those for which the website has data sheets . That would be 10 × colheita + 4 × tawny with indication of age + 12 × VP + 4 × LBV. Perhaps I’m older than formerly, but thirty in one session starts to be non-trivial consumption. Tawnies a...
by jdaw1
16:31 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

George, Phil: I think that answers the question. ‘Junior’ seemed, well, junior, so was de-emphasised circa 1980.
by jdaw1
13:17 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Thank you. Added to the second post. So far we have nine colheitas, ten VPs, zero LBVs, and might be able to obtain one Quinado.
by jdaw1
13:00 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Idle perusal of vintageport.se tells me this was a business founded by Manoel D. Poças Junior in 1918 (that explains the '100 years' cork on the 2000 colheita botled in 2018, I was wondering) and now called Manoel D. Poças Junior Vinhos SA. I infer that Poças Junior and Poças are the same wine, the...
by jdaw1
12:59 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

hadge wrote:
11:39 Fri 02 Apr 2021
if not to late, please can i be added to the list?
You are the fourteenth. Hence now full; further acceptances will be waitlisted.
by jdaw1
10:40 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

CPR 1 wrote:
19:44 Thu 01 Apr 2021
The 77 is Poças Junior
Is there a difference? Is Poças merely a shortened name for Poças Junior, or are they different?
by jdaw1
10:22 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Hopefully not too late but yes please! You are the thirteenth. One seat remains. I can offer 1977 and 2009 Both are VP - The 77 is Poças Junior I have the 1964 Colheita and the 2011 VP which I could offer up for this tasting. I have … the 2017 VP. I have the 2000 Colheita I can offer 1970 and 1985 ...
by jdaw1
19:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

CPR 1 wrote:
19:33 Thu 01 Apr 2021
I can offer 1977 and 2009
VP or colheita?
by jdaw1
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

MigSU wrote:
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
I was wondering why João Geirinhas would be participating in this event. Seemed odd.
My error. Corrected, about an hour ago.
by jdaw1
17:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

We’ve never properly tasted the wines of Poças , a house best known for its wood-aged Ports, but which also makes VP and LBV. I have tasted too few of all categories. It is envisaged — so not a firm plan — that we will start with a flight of wood-aged, tawnies or colheitas or both. Then with and aft...
by jdaw1
17:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

This post to list bottles available. Colheitas: Colheita 1964 (GEAG, IDJ, TC); Colheita 1967 (TC); Colheita 1996 (TC); Colheita 1997 (TC); Colheita 2000 (RON, TC); Colheita 2001 (TC); Colheita 2003 (TC); Colheita 2006-small (TC); Colheita 2006-big (TC); Vintages: Vintage 1970 (THRA); Vintage 1977 (C...
by jdaw1
17:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2317

Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

This post to hold plans as and when agreed. Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022 (reservation acknowledged and accepted at 16:33 on Tue 06 Apr 20 21 ). Theme: Poças , both wood- and bottle-aged . Where: The Red Room, Boot & Flogger . People: João Monteiro ; Tony C. Julian W. Alex B. Rich N. Charles R. Simo...
by jdaw1
21:11 Tue 23 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas
Replies: 26
Views: 2217

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas

Yes please, if there’s still space at the table.
by jdaw1
21:57 Sun 21 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

hadge wrote:
19:29 Sun 21 Mar 2021
Error the GC was 97 ops!
No harm done: both GEAG and NAC have Gould Campbell.
by jdaw1
11:55 Sun 21 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Mike: are you willing to make available printing facilities, such that trimmed A2 becomes possible, ... If Mike can’t, I can. Thank you. Original plan was nineteen; later upgraded to twenty-one . … • Team seemed keen on Mz; and I on Fr. Updated selection: Cá, Cr, Df, D, Fr, F, GC, G, K, Mz, Ni, Ps,...
by jdaw1
23:34 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Mike: are you willing to make available printing facilities, such that trimmed A2 becomes possible, which would allow twenty-one glasses? Or twenty-one on A2 trimmed to be 1″ = 25.4mm taller than A4, and 86.0mm ≈ 3.39″ less wide than 3×A4. (Radius ≈ 122.841pt ≈ 1.71″ ≈ 43.34mm.) http://www.jdawisema...