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by akzy
11:57 Mon 25 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1565
Views: 360147

Re: Latest buy

Duty paid Dow 1994 for £45. Seems like a really great price (usually this much in auction before the auction tax) and you can buy them individually! https://www.laywheeler.com/product-detail?id=66940021
by akzy
22:55 Thu 21 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 24
Views: 11422

Re: Coravin

I'd be interested to know that given a few years usage by a few of you, what you've found the best way to use it with vintage port. I've been tempted to filter on pouring, but so far, have gone for a shallow angle and hope the sediment gets caught in the neck. When I reach half a bottle, I just have...
by akzy
13:42 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 34
Views: 767

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Thanks for organising Alex. I've just received my Port.Club pack today - seen as though no one has said the 20YO tawny, you can put me down for that.
by akzy
22:57 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January

nac wrote:
15:59 Fri 15 Jan 2021
If anyone is looking for a reasonably accessible 10YO, then the Morrison own label at £12 a bottle comes highly recommended by AHB.
Think i'll try give this a shot. Thanks for the heads up.
by akzy
14:36 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January

Yes please. I don't have any 10yo but I do have a Sandeman 20yo which I'd love to crack open for this.
by akzy
22:03 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Grahams LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 119

2015 Grahams LBV

Tasted on 14/01/21 - +8hr decant A deep red colour, pretty much fully opaque. A deep winter red fruit nose - you can smell the sugar in this. Just by the nose, I cant really pinpoint this down to anything in particular. Taste wise, a huge inital blackcurrant hit which fades after a few seconds. The ...
by akzy
21:35 Sun 27 Dec 2020
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Pomegranate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Pomegranate Port

PS. I hope they are fleshing it out with some Touriga Francesa otherwise I imagine it will not be very drinkable at all! From my memory of trying single-varietal Ports, only Tinta Roriz (i.e. Tempranillo) works on its own. Just checking my stocks it appears that the Touriga Nacional (with Tinta Cao...
by akzy
20:35 Sun 27 Dec 2020
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Pomegranate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Pomegranate Port

I went to Israel last year and tried two different versions of it.
It was horrendous.
Curiously, Israel also make a fortified "port" wine (Touriga Nacional based) . I've been saving this for our next meet up.
by akzy
22:48 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3940

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

idj123 wrote:
20:06 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Confirmed-assuming my tasting pack arrives in time.
I've done a few of their tastings now (as they're effectively free with a voucher) and they arrive a day before.
by akzy
16:01 Thu 26 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3842

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - TBC

I'd be keen Rich. An excuse to open something is always welcome.
by akzy
18:30 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 12224

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

2015 VP (waitrose) decanted at 9;15 am this morning.
by akzy
20:46 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should we be buying 2011 VP now?
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Should we be buying 2011 VP now?

When I started my first forray into Port, the first thing I did was buy a case of 2016 Taylors VP. Then I had a good chat with several folks here and you all very quickly pointed me to the fact that 20 YO Port is pretty much always cheaper than release (except super cuvees). I've now got a couple of...
by akzy
17:14 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta

winesecretary wrote:
23:13 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Sorry to hear your experience was less pleasant than mine. I think it points to some bottle variation...
I do hope so. Your tasting note certainly appealed to what I enjoy and the price was rather attractive. Give it 5-10 years?
by akzy
18:31 Tue 17 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 364978

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Tescos have Graham's Malvedos at £20 a bottle. Unsure on the year... presume 2005/6.
Asda have Bomfim also at £20 a bottle. Again, presume 2005/6.
by akzy
16:05 Wed 04 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 364978

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose and Waitrose cellars have the 25% of 6 bottles of more. Not much on offer but Sandeman 2015 LBV under £13 (with offer) is a pretty good price.
by akzy
22:52 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Four walls wine company. I was browsing for other wines (online) and it was just there!
by akzy
20:15 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Since we last spoke, I managed to pick up a Cockburn Anno LBV 93 for only £25. It is possible, just bluddy difficult!
by akzy
14:48 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta
Replies: 2
Views: 899

1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta

Tasted 24/10/20 +3hrs decant After winesecretary pointed to a good price on this from Garrafeira Nacional, thought I'd nab me two bottles with some other LBVs. Pouring into the decanter, it was a surprinsgly light red brick colour. I wouldnt have expected it to be so pale for a port at 22. The nose ...
by akzy
10:57 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 12224

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

Thanks for arranging this Alex! I have a bottle of la Rosa 2015 VP (Waitrose blend).
by akzy
19:32 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3940

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Cheers for the share - Bought!
I now ask the inevitable follow up - anyone for a post tasting zoom? Unfortunately I don't have an account to host it.
by akzy
18:57 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás

Hi there! New to these forums, but not a newby to this WoW...world of wines Just read the 1993 topic and was surprised to see this topic on the 1993 Tokajis. I do in fact have several bottles in my cellar, since 1993 was a major effort and success in Tokaji (starting with 6puttonyos, going up to AE...