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by akzy
21:36 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 40
Views: 1725

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

jdaw1 wrote:
10:17 Tue 19 May 2020
Is there to be a uniform decant time? Even if only for the Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ.
Great idea. I was considering 2pm. Thoughts/ suggestions/ improvements/ desires?
by akzy
21:42 Sat 16 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Quinta do Crasto 2015 LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Quinta do Crasto 2015 LBV

Pop and pour immediately greeted with a strong nose of palma violets. Very jammy, with strawberry accents. Smooth in the mouth, maybe a little too smooth for a Port - YMMV. Doesn't last long in the mouth, but I don't seem to mind that much. I feel this is a good Port to have with a meal, not too ove...
by akzy
13:36 Tue 12 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 40
Views: 1725

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Please can I be added? As for the theme, the Sandeman LBV works for well for me as I already have a bottle :). A warre lbv of any vintage? We can compare ageing and look for common themes. I’ve found 2014 at £12/bottle and wondering about buying some! That seems cheap... where from? This could also ...
by akzy
18:20 Mon 04 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A practical design of a better decanter
Replies: 28
Views: 5491

Re: A practical design of a better decanter

Given recent unfortunate events, I am in need of a decanter and stumbled across this. Did anything ever get made?
by akzy
21:47 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV

+2 days. The nose has lost a decent amount of the fruitiness from yesterday, certainly not bad however. The Port generally has mellowed out - I found myself tasting cherries like that found in vișinată, still with a somewhat jammy element. After hearing such a note, my drinking partner was sad when ...
by akzy
22:37 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV

+1 days Pouring from my decanter, I was greeted by a lovely, much jammier smell than day 1- a promising start. Having a good swill around the glass, many of the fumes previously described had been significantly diminished. My hopes of a more mellowed Port are increasing! The mouthfeel was generally ...
by akzy
21:52 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 864

2013 Quinta do Infantado LBV

Decanted this unfiltered LBV and didn't produce any noticeable sediment - it's very young so I wouldn't have really expected otherwise. On the first evening, I get summer fruits on the nose but quickly obscured by fairly noticeable alcoholic fumes. There was something else there but I just couldn't ...
by akzy
08:44 Fri 24 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

PhilW wrote:
16:59 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Interesting source (you big cheat).
Matula-Goebel numbers of rooted identity trees; how could we have missed that? So obvious now someone has said it!
I can't believe you think searching through a large database of integer sequences is cheating :D
by akzy
20:43 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanted for shipment
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Decanted for shipment

That's my queries cleared up. Thanks Alex.
by akzy
16:04 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

I have 3999 solutions...
https://oeis.org/search?q=1%2c2%2c3%2c5&fmt=short

None of them have anything to do with Port or wine.
by akzy
09:56 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: 2018 Declarations

Wow, that’s got to be a first! Or at least the first time for a long time. I’m sure someone can tell me if this has been done before... It's possible. According to 'The Book', there is a possible (JDAW rightly so describes as unlikely) 1859 Taylor's. If so, then there was at least 4 vintages in a r...
by akzy
09:50 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanted for shipment
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Decanted for shipment

"Bottled 1935 and decanted for shipment 1970" implies this was made in a way which we would now term garrafeira — made from grapes picked in 1932, put into large glass storage jars in 1935 for slow maturation and then put into 75cl bottles in 1970. Ah OK. I thought that garrafeira was a common term...
by akzy
09:48 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: 2018 Declarations

Taylor's have just declared. 3 in a row!
http://taylor.pt/en/news/taylors-declar ... ntage-port
by akzy
22:47 Wed 15 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

I'd be interested. I only have 2005.
by akzy
16:30 Wed 15 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanted for shipment
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Decanted for shipment

Whilst most auction houses seem to be shut, Gorringes, conveniently not too far from me, is still open. I saw that they had this bottle of 1932 Gonzalex Byass Port up for sale on 20th April 2020. I was confused that the label had an addition of "Bottled 1935 and decanted for shipment 1970". What exa...
by akzy
18:35 Sun 12 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

DRT wrote:
17:39 Sun 12 Apr 2020
The determinant of the matrix for the scores of the evening in question was the highest of the year, whereas those with -6 were the lowest.
Correct! I'm always pleased by the mathematics of tpf.
by akzy
21:18 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

All the wines scored points? They did on the other two nights in questions... but not on the others :) The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, whereas the determinants of the other two evenings' scores are both -6. I'm not sure if this helps. Gue...
by akzy
22:55 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

PhilW wrote:
22:38 Fri 27 Mar 2020
The only time the initials of the participants have spelled GoCat?
Hmmm. No.

First clue: This mathematical question shall require will and determination to solve.

Only Tuesday 28th January 2020 and Thursday 13th July 2019 are other non-trivial solution to this during the last year.
by akzy
22:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

nac wrote:
17:25 Fri 27 Mar 2020
No points for guesses (apart from the Monkey)?
Nope. Keep trying :)
by akzy
13:18 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

nope you're not catching me out like that; if I answer you say "correct, your question" (we've been there before!). That said, I will soon be posting a tasting note which may be of interest :) Still your question :P Drats! In which case, from the tastings by tpf in the last year (and data available...
by akzy
15:34 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

Winner :D It is/was indeed the 30yr old white from Quinta da Devesa; I couldn't help but notice the proximity to both Casa Santa Eufemia and Quinta do Mourao; perhaps a small golden White triangle around there (no, I couldn't tell from looking where Dalva grow/obtain the grapes used in their Golden...
by akzy
13:55 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

Across the river from Casa Santa Eufemia... Quinta da Devesa?
by akzy
14:20 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 623528

Re: One quiz at a time

Go on, I'll have a punt. Quinta da Prelada?
by akzy
18:51 Wed 19 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

DaveRL wrote:
21:37 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Congratulations on passing :)
Thanks Dave.
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by akzy
21:07 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 3008

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

2 hours later. Initial hit of orange peel quickly followed by a thick caramel. The long lingering taste is still liquorice but far more subtle than before. A nice, slight spicy mouthfeel. Drinking really quite well.