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by rich_n
11:53 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: RE: Re: Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Incidentally, my first batch from the Port Club was send out pretty promptly and I got it just before Christmas so if you ordered a while ago and haven't recieved anything it might be worth chasing them. Unless, of course, they have said something else! I was convinced to join on Wednesday night af...
by rich_n
00:29 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Potentially yes, particularly if this happens after I receive the first bottles from the Port Club membership.
by rich_n
13:56 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 10
Views: 178

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

I will struggle to join for long on any given Wednesday night but I'll definitely aim to drop in and say hi. I have a 10yo Noval and a Poças colhieta to decide between...
by rich_n
19:56 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

I'm going to be a few minutes late, but I will be joining!
by rich_n
10:17 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Doggett wrote:
10:03 Thu 14 Jan 2021
rich_n wrote:
09:51 Thu 14 Jan 2021
I'm going for a morning decant, probably in an hour or so.
Try to leave some for this evening!
We're in lockdown. Anything could happen.
by rich_n
10:17 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny

Thanks for the recommendations and info here, this is useful to know! It's intriguing that what you've mentioned about the better tawny producers being mostly entirely different to rubies hasn't generally translated to what is seen in supermarkets - maybe because the buyers aren't as knowledgable as...
by rich_n
09:51 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

I'm going for a morning decant, probably in an hour or so.
by rich_n
09:50 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please. Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about. I will do the same. When will you decant? On the day, noon? They are filtered LBVs, will decanting early help much? The Taylor is already o...
by rich_n
00:25 Tue 12 Jan 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dow's 1983 Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Dow's 1983 Vintage Port

I didn't put up a sale price - but If anyone wants to make me an offer on Dow's 1983 for £30 they can, I need to get rid of it. I wasn't looking for a fortune just thought someone on here may want it. Hello. The right sale price for the Dow 1983 is circa £30. Alas the ’80s was not a good decade for...
by rich_n
22:46 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: RE: Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please. Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about. I will do the same. When will you decant? On the day, noon? They are filtered LBVs, will decanting early help much? The Taylor is already o...
by rich_n
22:33 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about.
by rich_n
23:52 Wed 06 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: RE: Re: Latest buy

In an effort to avoid JDAW cornering the market in £9 bottles of Graham 2015 LBV I visited Waitrose this morning and bought the only 4 bottles they had. I hadn’t realised there was a range of colours of the tubes. I now have red, blue and gold. Also took advantage of Waitrose offer and just receive...
by rich_n
16:46 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 518

NV Graham 10 YO Tawny

Further exploration of 10 YO tawny ports. Sadly not up to the standards I would expect from a highly respected port house such as this. A port that's maybe aimed at the supermarket a little too much, this is rather simple compared to other 10 year old tawnies that I've tried. There are some nutty, r...
by rich_n
14:08 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 322

2018 Quevedo

Opened to enjoy alongside :tpf: members for our virtual pre-NYE get together . Decanted late morning ahead of the event, as we might expect this is entirely opaque with a deep red/almost maroon hew. Big dark fruit notes on the nose. +9 hours: A big punchy wine, oodles of dark fruit on the nose and e...
by rich_n
13:52 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Dow 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 308

NV Dow 10 YO Tawny

Opened in my continuing quest to find a 10 year old tawny that I can stock up on for regular drinking purposes. This was opened alongside a 2003 Cruz LBV with friends (my single-person bubble) who enjoy but don't know much about port. I didn't make extensive notes as we were distracted chatting abou...
by rich_n
13:48 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Cruz LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 138

2003 Cruz LBV

Acquired after Tom's LBV round up highlighted the bottle-aged Cruz back in November. Opened with friends (my single-person bubble) who enjoy but don't know much about port, alongside a Dow 10 YO tawny . PnP - Decanted early afternoon and returned to the original bottle. Quite a lot of sediment, and ...
by rich_n
13:41 Sun 03 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Latest buy

I'm intrigued to see what the 2016-2018 LBVs offer over the next couple of years. I'm looking out for the Niepoort 2016 LBV with interest. 2016 was the year Niepoort had it's big family upset, and Dirk couldn't bring himself to declare a regular VP, only declaring a small amount of Bioma. Officiall...
by rich_n
13:26 Sun 03 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: RE: Re: Latest buy

I'm intrigued to see what the 2016-2018 LBVs offer over the next couple of years. I'm looking out for the Niepoort 2016 LBV with interest. 2016 was the year Niepoort had it's big family upset, and Dirk couldn't bring himself to declare a regular VP, only declaring a small amount of Bioma. Officiall...
by rich_n
13:06 Sun 03 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Sainsbury TTD
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: 2000 Sainsbury TTD

How do you rate the value for money @ £20 per bottle? I enjoyed the wine but wasn't blown away by it, I think it was reasonable value for money at £20 but I don't know that I'd be rushing out to buy huge amounts more at the price (I think I have another 5 bottles or so in the cellar). Maybe in 10 y...
by rich_n
12:59 Sun 03 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: Latest buy

Waitrose Cellars have stock of the 2015 Grahams LBV and 2015 Sandeman LBV, both on offer (the Sandeman at £12.95 a bottle), so I've purchased some of both to keep me going for the foreseeable future. I'm intrigued to see what the 2016-2018 LBVs offer over the next couple of years.
by rich_n
11:25 Thu 31 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: Latest buy

It's a Graham's LBV, I'll be shocked if it's not available until well into the spring, and probably on offer at these kinds of prices again.
by rich_n
17:01 Wed 30 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356047

Re: Latest buy

Sadly JDAW seems to have more influence in South Bristol than I'd expected and I had no luck finding the 2015 Graham LBV on today's expedition. However I did manage to soften that blow by picking up a 2009 Bomfim and 2x 2015 Cockburn LBV for £40 total, so it wasn't a total loss.
by rich_n
12:19 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: 2015 Graham LBV

Thanks gents, I had thought it would be but it sounds like a delicious wine so I'll definitely get a few bottles of it. Cheers!
by rich_n
23:38 Sun 27 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: RE: 2015 Graham LBV

Graham 2015 LBV bottled 2020: a commemorative bottling for the 200th anniversary of Graham’s. Deep purple red colour, opaque centre. Wonderful sweet bramble nose with a delicious sage twist. Incredible fragrance in the fruit on the palate, surprisingly tannic but very well balanced despite the powe...