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by Jasper May
02:01 Tue 04 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 3400

1983 Gould Campbell

D+6H Light red at the rim, tending to medium red at the core. Light fruity strawberry nose, quite dense on the palate, good fruit and acidity - just beginning to come to maturity, but with plenty of life left. Thoroughly satisfying 91 pts.
by Jasper May
01:23 Sun 02 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 3281

1977 Gould Campbell

D +4hrs: almost no evolution at the rim - very shy nose. Fierce alcohol on the palate, feral, this really does not resemble a 40+ year old port. The tannins are still fairly hefty, this is the first bottle from a case bought at auction. 89pts.
by Jasper May
15:36 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 42189

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

flash_uk wrote:
14:48 Wed 29 Jan 2020

I had crossed my fingers that the dates would work for everyone, but sadly not to be. Many thanks for your kind offer on the bottles. Have fun in Asia.
Thank you very much - have a great tasting.
by Jasper May
14:38 Wed 29 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 42189

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

I am afraid I shall be in Asia during that period, and so will have to withdraw.

Have a good tasting and I shall be with you in spirit from afar !

If any of my bottles are needed, I am happy to contribute.
by Jasper May
01:29 Tue 27 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 278541

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Asda delivered 12 bottles today - 4 of which were Dows Crusted 2012 - the others Cockburn 2013 LBV and Taylors Reserve Ruby, despite my having specified no substitutions. 8 bottles were politely rejected.

I hold out very little hope for the 24 bottles due tomorrow :-).
by Jasper May
15:28 Sat 24 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 278541

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Asda online (I do not know about their branches) have Dow's Crusted Port on sale reduced from £18.00 to £13.50. They are coy as to the bottling date (the image would suggest 2003 or 2005 - the last number is partially obscured), but it may well be a later bottling. I have ordered some as future cell...
by Jasper May
23:03 Tue 16 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 7221

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

Sounds a great idea - I have 2000, 2001 & 2002 not listed above.

I really hope I can make it (I work abroad more than half the year), if I cannot then I am very happy to put the bottles up for adoption should they be needed.
by Jasper May
04:09 Tue 26 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experience with BI Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 3881

Re: Experience with BI Wines

I bought some port from them earlier this year and had the same problem - in the end I sent them a cheque as I was overseas and my bank's online banking is not that great. The port arrived once the cheque had been received. I believe (but this is only my supposition) that this may be due to an EU ru...
by Jasper May
04:48 Tue 19 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 56046

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Very sad, I will not be able to make it :-( I shall be at at trade fair in Asia. That is a great pity. Unfortunately, with this many people and so few practical dates to choose from it was somewhat inevitable that one or more would have two drop out. We hope to see you at another event soon. Thank ...
by Jasper May
13:41 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 56046

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Very sad, I will not be able to make it :-(

I shall be at at trade fair in Asia.
by Jasper May
22:36 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 75190

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Of those not in bold (and therefore I assume currently missing) I can offer: Quinta da Senhora do Convento, Vista Alegre and Alves de Sousa.

Let's hope we all make it to 2051 ! :D
by Jasper May
19:04 Sat 12 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor 2016 vintage
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: Taylor 2016 vintage

An independent wine merchant in Yorkshire has it @ £585(ib) for a case of 12x75cl (although they list it as being en primeur, so it may be an old listing):

https://www.houseoftownend.com/product/ ... -12-x-75cl
by Jasper May
16:01 Sat 29 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

The nearest copy to December 2016 that I could find that pubished port prices (going backwards by date from December 2016) was October 2016. The prices are below: 1977 Croft: 540 Dow: 600 Fonseca: 1260 Graham: 720 Sandeman: 540 Taylor: 995 Warre: 598 1985 Dow: 425 Fonseca: 550 Graham: 511 Taylor: 57...
by Jasper May
13:52 Thu 04 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 56046

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

If there is space, I would love to come - I can offer Warres 66.
by Jasper May
03:35 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 42189

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Excellent idea !

Of those not mentioned so far, I have Butler Nephew, Ferrerira, Gonzalez-Byass & Sandeman (only 1 bottle of the Sandeman) which I would be happy to contribute. If there is space, I would like to attend also, but I am happy to contribute the bottles regardless.
by Jasper May
00:24 Fri 05 Feb 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1457
Views: 256868

Re: Latest buy

12 Offley Boa Vista 1994. Everyone has their price, it is said, and 9% off appears to be mine. I had been succesfully resisting this for quite a while, and then Nickolls and Perks have a sale. I bought this from N&P some time ago at the pre-sale price, which i thought was attractive at the time. Ha...
by Jasper May
22:12 Fri 29 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 87861

Re: Port for sale at auction

Bonham's catalogue for this sale is now on their website. The big question is whether to buy more than one case. If I went for a 24 bottle lot, would anyone be interested in taking a bottle or two from me at, say, high estimate / 20 per bottle? Yes, I would be interested if you decide to bid... (An...
by Jasper May
02:30 Tue 26 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Rack sizes
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: Wine Rack sizes

jdaw1 wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Blimey Jasper, that's a beautiful picture! Cellar envy here I come. You are most heartily welcome to :tpf: .
Indeed. Château Rieussec is always good news.
It is one of my favourite Sauternes, I am fond of the citrus notes it often has...
by Jasper May
02:29 Tue 26 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Rack sizes
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: Wine Rack sizes

LGTrotter wrote:I like the way most of the labels are slightly out of focus, always leave something to the imagination.
Thank you very much for the welcome - sadly when I get to my cellar the labels do often look out of focus in real life... :)
by Jasper May
23:50 Mon 25 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Rack sizes
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: Wine Rack sizes

I got my racks from A & W Moore in Derbyshire (http://www.wineracks.co.uk), they seemed to provide an affordable rack that has proven strong enough. When I ran out of wall space, free standing units provided quite a dense solution, two double depth racks back to back (i.e. 4 bottles deep) with a woo...