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by Doggett
23:14 Mon 18 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

I am guessing that this emergency has been postponed. I might make it for a glass or two/three if it does go ahead but unlikely for a full tasting as I am out during the day. I hope your M-i-L has a good evening whether it be the B&F or not.
by Doggett
11:03 Mon 18 Feb 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 1948s, Otto’s
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 1948s, Otto’s

What a line up! Was Tom only allowed 3 voting points?
by Doggett
18:32 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4862

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

I would like to keep my name down for Quinta do Cachao Vertical whenever it is scheduled but will skip the now proposed 70s theme for this date please.
by Doggett
17:20 Wed 02 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

I am afraid I am sorry too. Unless anyone can volunteer to look after Zac, I can not make it tomorrow either. Very disappointed as I always try to make a point of a wet January. I hope you enjoy some fine juice.
by Doggett
17:05 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

And here is Dec 1978...Image


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by Doggett
16:46 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

Here is Dec 1988Image


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by Doggett
19:14 Sat 29 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

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Here is the list from the December 1983 Decanter. I will try and get to the others ASAP.


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by Doggett
23:40 Thu 20 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2027

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Can I please put myself down as a maybe.
by Doggett
01:23 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1911 Unknown
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: 1911 Unknown

Did we discover what shipper this was from the cork? My notes only seem to say it was branded Coronation Port.
by Doggett
00:50 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 13264

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

No food for me at this one. Will be leaving london early next year and moving to Dorset if all goes to plan. Which will mean not being able to attend as often, and my lack of food order will hopefully no longer be an issue. Very much looking forward to this tasting and seeing everyone for some Chris...
by Doggett
18:55 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Our Silver Jubilee Great Tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Our Silver Jubilee Great Tasting

Congratulations to all of the members of The 18% on your Silver Jubilee! And a huge thank you for your fine website and sharing all your Port tasting notes and information.

Skål
Simon
by Doggett
18:50 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8603

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

My order for a single volume arrived this afternoon between 16.00 and 17.00 GMT. It was delivered to me in Sanderstead, approx 10 miles south of Charing Cross in C London. Some Sanderstead stats for those unfamiliar... Population - 12,777 (2011 Ward)[1] UK OS grid reference - TQ337613 London borough...
by Doggett
20:52 Tue 20 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Wine Spectator Top 100 2018

Warre 2016 VP @ 14 and Taylor 2016 VP @ 23 on the list are the only Ports to make it this year.

https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/
by Doggett
09:02 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Warre 1963 Question

Maybe it is a secret lucky sign and if you contact Warre they will send you the rest of the pipe!
by Doggett
15:10 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 10460

Re: 2016 Declarations

That makes 70 so far I think... does anybody know the vintage with the most declared. I am sure THE BOOK would help in answering this...
by Doggett
08:24 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24380

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Still a reserve hoping to be promoted to the main list, but will just be pleased to be around to read the tasting notes in all honesty.
by Doggett
16:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5932

Re: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool

Very interesting. It looks much easier than port tongs in terms of the heating process. I will have to attempt to make one for myself... unless of course there might be some b.f.t. branded ones available at the event next April!?
by Doggett
15:31 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

Firstly a huge thank you to Tony for organising this tasting and for all of the producers and also Tom for sharing the bottles with us. It is the first time that I have had a comprehensive tasting of a young vintage port. I have tasted quite a few of the 2015s on release as I did with some of the 20...
by Doggett
15:14 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Valriz
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: 2016 Valriz

Vr16 Deep ruby red, slight purple on the rim. Sweet raspberries on the palate, well balanced with the bite of acidity. A very nice port that maybe lacked a wow factor to push it further up the pecking order on the night. One to watch though.
92 Points.
by Doggett
15:13 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Messias Cachao
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: 2016 Messias Cachao

MsC16 Deep ruby red with inky black core. Sweet, fruity, smooth. Softer than the main Messias, Not as balanced. Lighter than the main release too with a shorter finish. Got better as the night went on though.
91 points.
by Doggett
15:12 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Croft
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: 2016 Croft

Cr16 Between the Taylor's and Fonseca in colour. Med/deep ruby with very slight purple tinge. Red and black fruit showing on the nose and palate. A bit thinner and lighter than the Taylor's/Fonseca but very pleasant with a medium length finish.
90 Points
by Doggett
15:11 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Cockburn
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: 2016 Cockburn

Ck16 Deep ruby red with a slight purple rim. More red fruit than black. Lots of acidity on the finish.Softer and more elegant than some on the night but slightly off balance. After the 2011 and 2015 VPs from Cockburn, I think I hoped for more to be honest. But still a good port.
91 Points
by Doggett
15:08 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Dow
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: 2016 Dow

D16 Deep Ruby Red, Quite dry and austere. Some sweetness, but very tight, with more tannin showing than some. It felt different in style to most on the night. Very nice.
93 Points
by Doggett
15:07 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: 2016 Fonseca

F16 Med/deep ruby red (no purple tinge). Much more red fruit on the nose and palate than some tonight. Lots of jammy raspberry, but not in a reductive way. Much more acidity than the Taylor's. White pepper and some spice, Long finish, but felt slightly out of balance at this stage with the acidity ...