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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: 25
Views: 1162

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: 132
Views: 17820

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: 1594

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: 862

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: 862

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: 862

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: 9526

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: 12063

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: 1374

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: 1839

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: 1606

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: 1689

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: 1790

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: 1678

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: 1809

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...
by Constandia
21:22 Tue 09 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: 2017 Graham

Deep purple. Fresh and intense nose of black cherry, freshly-cut black grape, jammy blackberry, cocoa, pepper, violets, rock rose and perfume. The palate is filled with black forest fruit, spice and balsamic notes. The sweetness, alcohol, acidity and high but soft tannins are superbly balanced. The ...
by Constandia
20:51 Tue 09 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: 2017 Niepoort

The nose shows floral aromatics, with blossom, black cherry, chocolate and hints of spice. This is packed with fruit on the palate with blackberry, cherries and raspberries. I found the tannins evident and grippy without being offensive but supporting the wine's longevity. The finish is long with th...
by Constandia
23:35 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: 2017 Taylor

Beautiful nose. Iinitially raspberry compote, followed by wild red berries, dark forest fruit and defined aromas of violet, bell pepper, menthol and spice. Fresh and mouthwatering on the palate, this is full bodied but with a velvety mouthfeel. Layers upon layers of perfume, fruit and spice evolve a...
by Constandia
23:17 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: 2017 Dow

Very deep, impenetrable dark colour. The Symington family have done a great job extracting colour and flavour components to the max! Production was tiny and it shows, this port is concentrated as anything. Floral aromas of violet and rockrose, intense dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, cassis, da...
by Constandia
22:42 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Sequeira
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: 2017 Sequeira

Purity of red and black fruit- mainly raspberry and strawberry but also blackberry. The acidity is nicely balanced by the sweet fruit leading to a long finish. This is nice in its simplicity. 14.5/20
by Constandia
17:51 Thu 27 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Re: 2017 Ramos Pinto

Lovely red and black fruit on the nose, interestignly watermelon, eucalyptus, milk chocolate and sweet spice. Full bodied with grippy tannins but with a certain freshness and a long finish 17.5/20
by Constandia
17:37 Thu 27 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Pocas
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Re: 2017 Pocas

Deep purple with ripe red cherry, blackberry and tobacco. Big but smooth tannins and with very nicely concentrated fruit and a good long finish with very intresting mid palate. I'd like to try this in the future. 18/20
by Constandia
17:31 Thu 27 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Martha
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: 2017 Martha

Deep purple, unusual nose of red fruit and marzipan, felt slightly over-ripe, intensely tannic with a bitter hint on the aftertaste which left a drying sensation. Finishes medium+ 15.5/20
by Constandia
17:28 Thu 27 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Vale Meao
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: 2017 Vale Meao

Interesting nose of red and black fruit, menthol and smoke. Quite rich on the palate with black and red fruit, floral elements, lovely port with a long fresh finish and evolving flavour characteristics. 18/20