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by Constandia
11:45 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11527

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Hi, I have a '91 (courtesy of Tony) and would love to join. I presume this an online tasting?
by Constandia
14:04 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 15808

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Mine just arrived too! Thanks Alex... cannot wait for the speculations on Tuesday.
by Constandia
12:59 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 15808

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Yes please, I will send my details shortly.
by Constandia
21:51 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: 2007 Warre LBV Unfiltered

95% opaque with garnet rim showing its evolution in the bottle. I tried this upon decanting at 12 noon (had fine sediment) and it was very closed, however when I tried it in the evning at our TPF virtual tasting it opened up marvellously. Pronounced intensity aromas and flavours of cranberry, redcur...
by Constandia
10:35 Thu 14 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 11173

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Yes please! I have a Warre's LBV laying around, I think it's '07 but will double check. Ty
by Constandia
13:18 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 4289

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

Done
by Constandia
17:31 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 12850

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Nice thread :) this week we finished off a delicious 2014 Atlante Italian Cab.Franc from Umbria, a 2011 chateau laffitte laujac (medoc), a dolcetto d'alba Burlotto, a ferrari blanc de blancs from Trentodoc to celebrate my house mate's getting the keys to his newly bought house. Planning to have a ta...
by Constandia
12:12 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July
Replies: 16
Views: 8992

Re: Kopke and Krohn Mini-Vertical(s) Thursday 9th July

Yes please Tony, will try and find a bottle but if not I would like to adopt. Thank you
by Constandia
13:28 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flight 5, Thurs 8 October 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 14854

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tier 3, Thurs 8 October 2020

Yes please, will need to adopt though. Many thanks!
by Constandia
13:27 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 62894

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Tiers 1 & 2, Friday 9 October 2020

Please count me in, but will need to adopt. Thank you!
by Constandia
16:06 Sat 25 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 7392

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Hi Tony, I like their ports too. Can I be added to the list please but I can only attend if the tasting takes place after May 2020- thank you!
by Constandia
19:43 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port podcast goes live Dec 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4270

Re: Port podcast goes live Dec 2

Thanks Rich :)
by Constandia
22:45 Mon 02 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port podcast goes live Dec 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4270

Re: Port podcast goes live Dec 2

rich_n wrote:
12:30 Mon 02 Dec 2019
Sounds good! Is it under the main Interpreting Wine podcast or should be be looking for a separate podcast?
Under the main podcast. I hope you enjoy!
by Constandia
20:51 Sun 01 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port podcast goes live Dec 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4270

Port podcast goes live Dec 2

Hi everyone, a few months ago Lawrence Francis from Interpreting Wine invited me to talk about port. This talk led to the genesis of a mini port series that goes live this Monday 2nd December. The two first episodes feat Francis and I discussing the various styles of port and tasting the samples. On...
by Constandia
23:21 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 31367

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Dia - Simon's vacated seat is yours, if you can make it. If you can, please say so here within a week. Thanks, Alex Hi Alex, sadly I'll have to miss this ever so indulging gathering. Being right at the end of our very busy Christmas period it will be all hands to the pumps... I really appreciate yo...
by Constandia
12:03 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 35818

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Hello, may I be added to the reserve list please? This is a day before my 40th birthday and would love to celebrate in port style!!!
by Constandia
16:33 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Vallado
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Re: 2017 Vallado

So, from other threads and fellow tasters at TPF it seems this port used to be called Quinta do Vallado Adelaide, however it is recently just called Quinta do Vallado as the term Adelaide is now used for the company's dry wines to avoid confusion, so I'll add my notes here. Beautiful deep aromatic n...
by Constandia
15:36 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Crasto
Replies: 5
Views: 3389

Re: 2017 Crasto

Not as intense as other ports from the vintage but is this a bad thing? Raspberries and violets, I found the alcoholic nose interfered with the bouquet. Finishes medium, so for me 15/20
by Constandia
15:29 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Portal
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: 2017 Portal

Spice and black fruit, coffee beans and pepper, with medicinal notes and big, grippy tannins. Finishes medium+ and hence did not score this higher. 16/20
by Constandia
15:21 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Maynard
Replies: 4
Views: 2972

Re: 2017 Maynard

Very fruit driven with reed cherry, boiled cherry sweets, confectionery and sweet spice. Finishes long and it is a good port, perhaps for earlier drinking as this is a lighter style, seems to lack certain depth of flavour. 16/20
by Constandia
14:04 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 3175

Re: 2017 Fonseca

Deep purple colour, forest fruit, blackberry and black cherry, blueberry and blossom, cinnamon and mint. Lovely balance between the acid, well-integrated tannins and sweetness. The 2017 Fonseca displays a mouthwatering long peppery and spicy finish. 18/20
by Constandia
13:25 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha
Replies: 4
Views: 3061

Re: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha

Black cherry and pronounced spices. Interesting aromas of fresh coffee beans and smoke. I found some vegetal character there (not offensive but rather strange). On the palate it's big on tannins. Although it has some interesting aromatic characteristics, I felt the alcohol is somewhat unbalanced. Th...
by Constandia
11:47 Wed 10 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces
Replies: 4
Views: 3223

Re: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces

The 2017 Stone Terraces is fresh and exceptionally aromatic.What a powerhouse of a port! Great depth of aromatics with blueberry compote, black forest fruit, black and red cherry, rock rose and violets, eucalyptus and graphite. This concentration is apparent on the palate too, the tannins are robust...