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by jdaw1
22:55 Fri 28 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Help required 10th May?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Help required 10th May?

Probably.

And may I invite my guest (again)?

Blind or sighted? (Assuming no theme beyond “Bring a bottle of [Vintage] Port to Share”.)
by jdaw1
00:30 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: 1975 Quinta do Noval

N75. Red, 30% opaque. Very minty, and very sweet. Pleasant, but not more than that.
by jdaw1
00:29 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

N70. Dark red, 40% opaque. Full and big and soft and excellent, with a little grit.
by jdaw1
00:28 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

N66. Dark red, 40% opaque. Palate dry. At least one of smoke and leather. Very dry, especially late.
by jdaw1
00:27 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval

N63. Orange-red, cloudy, 40% opaque. Saccharine — again — mid weight, and, also again, mint.
by jdaw1
00:26 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 1960 Quinta do Noval

N60. Red-pink, 30% opaque. Palate of cloying sweetness with rich red plums. But somewhat simple.
by jdaw1
00:24 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: 1958 Quinta do Noval

N58. Pink-red, 30% opaque. Again, early-palate heat, and saccharine throughout. Also bubblegum appeared, like the N33.
by jdaw1
00:22 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

N55. Red, 40% opaque. Big, tannic, and at peak. Full, mid-sweetness, and lovely.
by jdaw1
00:22 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: 1950 Quinta do Noval

N50, Osbourne & Perkins. Red, 40% opaque. Palate starts with heat, then big soft sweetness and dark cloying fruit.
by jdaw1
00:21 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1947 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval

N47. Pink-red, 20% opaque. Palate rough, and odd. Somewhat tawnified.

But it grew in the glass, gaining smooth ethereal strawberry.
by jdaw1
00:19 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

N45. Pink red, 30% opaque. Palate of saccharine, and strawberry too. Lovely balance, great length. Mint appeared over time, the soft loveliness being maintained.
by jdaw1
00:17 Sun 23 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1942 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 1942 Quinta do Noval

N42. Pale orange, 20% opaque. Sweet nose. Palate acidic and nasty.
by jdaw1
23:44 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1934 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: 1934 Quinta do Noval

N34. Glorious red, 60% opaque. Palate of big dark-fruited sweetness, with much saccharine. Mid-weight, long, but slightly odd.
by jdaw1
23:38 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1933 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: 1933 Quinta do Noval

?33, bottled by Hunter & Oliver, perhaps Noval. Pink-red, 25% opaque. Smoke on nose. Palate starts with heat, then pink cherries, and good weight. Later become high-toned, with mint on nose and palate. SCD right suggested “bubblegum”.
by jdaw1
22:56 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1931 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: 1931 Quinta do Noval

N31. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose of sweet dark fruit. Palate has heat early, with Tayloresque grittiness. Big dark plums, mid-sweetness, and like the ’27, cloying. After some time in the glass there was still big concentrated plum fruit, with heat and also mint. I wrote “But I don’t love it”.
by jdaw1
22:51 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: 1927 Quinta do Noval

N27. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Palate big. Big. Heat early and mid, with dark plums. Very sweet, even cloying. Later smoke appeared, the heat and sweetness and plums remaining. Fantastic Port.
by jdaw1
20:18 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Fabulous Cigars
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Fabulous Cigars

Montecristo #2 is excellent. Partagas Lusitania also, as are Partagas D.

I stopped two years ago.
by jdaw1
17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 36

1967 Cockburn

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
by jdaw1
17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Martinez
Replies: 0
Views: 27

1987 Martinez

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
by jdaw1
17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 25

1970 Warre

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
by jdaw1
17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Constantino
Replies: 0
Views: 24

1963 Constantino

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
by jdaw1
17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Niepoort colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 22

2005 Niepoort colheita

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
by jdaw1
13:00 Sat 22 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Leaving bottles at the B&F
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Leaving bottles at the B&F

Andy Velebil wrote:
06:12 Thu 20 Apr 2017
Yikes. What was misplaced?
A Cockburn 1955.

It was left at the B&F about two years ago, during which time there have been several managers and many staff.