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by jdaw1
22:28 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sandeman Tawny Port
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Sandeman Tawny Port

Sorry, news OK and bad. It will be pleasant Port, which might even be good. But it’s perhaps worth £10.

I suggest drinking it, or giving it to a friend.
by jdaw1
22:10 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1596

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

I’d welcome a good-quality high-resolution picture of the label of GB67. Please?
by jdaw1
19:51 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scrolling in circles in front of topics?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Scrolling in circles in front of topics?

• Then you aren’t using the local theme, ThePortForumRed.

• Scrolling is either unread posts or many posts — I forget which.
by jdaw1
19:49 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1596

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

My vote is a: library versus UK.
by jdaw1
20:35 Sat 25 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages
Replies: 79
Views: 14448

Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink: Foolish advice, based on an elementary type error. What sort of personality do you wan...
by jdaw1
23:11 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: 1977 Offley

O77, a late-decanted late addition from AHB]s friend Bob. Dark dark red, 60% opaque. Nose of wood and fruit. There’s good port underneath the woodiness, but it being late in the evening I did not note its qualities.
by jdaw1
23:09 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 1967 Cockburn

Ck67, decanted 14:30. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Palate started with very strong liquorice. Also soft red fruits. Long and full — this showed very well indeed. Would have added further pleasure to a table of ’66s.
by jdaw1
23:08 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1974 Pocas
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 1974 Pocas

Pç74, decanted 13:00. Red-brown, 40% opaque. Nose had strawberries, and an acrid note. Palate started dry, and ended dry, with strawberries in between. Of middling weight. Good Port, but not great.

We were not very expert at guessing a Poças 1974.
by jdaw1
23:06 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 1991 Morgan

Mg1991, with Yeatman label. Nose of Prunes. Palate rich and sweet. Dark dark prunes. Sweet and rich and too young. This Morgan showed very well.
by jdaw1
23:05 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 1991 Morgan

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by jdaw1
23:04 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Sandeman
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: 1960 Sandeman

S60, decanted 14:00. Pale apricot colour — oh dear. Nose had lots of acidity. Palate starts strong, acidity prominent, very crisp and refereshing. Then the mid- and late-palates very faint. It’s Port Captain, but not as we know it.
by jdaw1
23:02 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Croft
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: 1963 Croft

Cr63,decanted 12:30. Red-brown. 50% opaque. Smoky nose. Palate had sweetness, but also woodiness. Slightly acrid. Improved, but not wholly fixed, with extra glass time.
by jdaw1
23:01 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: 1977 Taylor

T77, decanted 14:30. Dark red, 60% opaque. Nose sweet with red cherries. Palate of lovely mature Port, red fruits and excellent-melded sweetness.
by jdaw1
23:00 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Avery
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 1970 Avery

Av70, decanted 13:30. Dark red, 70% opaque. palate of big red-fruited softness. White pepper mid-palate; long and lovely. A mite lighter than perfect, but that’s nit-picking.
by jdaw1
22:52 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 22nd March 2017, Blind at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Wed 22nd March 2017, Blind at the Boot & Flogger

A splendid evening, full of surprises. Not often that a table is graced with Pç74. And the spread of points fairly showed that much Port could be drunk with pleasure.

Thank you to Charles for arranging.
by jdaw1
22:27 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Offley
Replies: 1
Views: 62

1977 Offley

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger , on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Avery (CPR); 1977 Taylor (MPM One); 1963 Croft (MPM Two); 1960 Sandeman (TC); 1991 Morgan (AHB); 1974 Poças (SCD); 1967 Cockburn (JDAW); 1977 Offley (†...
by jdaw1
22:27 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 41

1967 Cockburn

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger , on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Links: Review of the evening as a whole ; 1970 Avery (CPR); 1977 Taylor (MPM One); 1963 Croft (MPM Two); 1960 Sandeman (TC); 1991 Morgan (AHB); 1974 Poças (SCD); 1967 Cockburn (JDAW); 1977 Offley (†...