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by morteno
08:22 Sun 26 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Quinta do Portal LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 620

1996 Quinta do Portal LBV

http://www.bn-image.com/images/bn/100/119885.jpg I normally prefer LBVs to be young and powerful, with a few exceptions - and this LBV is a good example of such an exception. Decanted and drunk right away. Colour faded to brownish red. Nose and taste full of raisins and plum. Alcohol well integrate...
by morteno
21:06 Sat 13 Feb 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta do Portal 20YO Tawny
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: NV Portal 20 Year Old Tawny

It lacks acid. It gets fat and sweet without the much needed acid to balance it. Compared to e.g. the Sandeman 20 year old tawny, this simply doesn't have the structure to be very intersting.
by morteno
19:31 Sat 01 Aug 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Croft LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 985

2000 Croft LBV

Bottled 2006 First glass drunk directly after opening. No decanting. Nose Barely any fuit. Showing too much alcohol. Body Very little fruit. Thin. Not very pleasant. Finish It burns way too much. Short. Overall impression Thin and burning. Little fruit but lots of alcohol. One glass was more than en...
by morteno
22:28 Mon 08 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Rozes
Replies: 0
Views: 897

1998 Rozes VP

Pleasing and smooth, showing few tannins. A bit of alcohol in the finish which actually wasn't too bad. It didn't seem to have closed down. It's priced in the LBV price range and fits nicely there. I think it has a good QPR and could be used for everyday drinking. Would I buy it again? Perhaps. Quaf...
by morteno
17:15 Wed 03 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Borges LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: 2001 Borges LBV

It's unfiltered by the way and already showing significant sediment. Pricing is in the upper segment.

I'm just finishing the bottle now and it's not too bad, although the alcohol is still burning tongue and throat a bit.

Would I buy it again? No. Would I drink it again? Yes.
by morteno
20:16 Fri 29 May 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Borges LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

2001 Borges LBV

No decanting. It's subtle and smooth and doesn't really point in any particular direction with alcohol being the only thing standing out. I prefer LBVs to be powerful, an explosion in the mouth, full of fruits. This one isn't but it actually isn't too bad and not too good either. It's not overly swe...
by morteno
08:46 Fri 29 May 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: 1952 Dalva White Colheita

I'm planning to share this one with some friends in a week er two. Is decanting needed, and if so for how long? Thanks.
by morteno
18:44 Mon 09 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Chancellor 10YO Tawny
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

Re: NV Chancellor 10 year old tawny

Alright, haven't tried their VP's so I better give one a go.
by morteno
15:45 Fri 06 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Pocas Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 933

1990 Pocas Colheita

1990 Pocas Colheita [b. 2007] Bought about a year ago for €13 (down from €20) at a local supermarket. It's boring. Too sweet both in taste and mouth feel, lacking that fine touch, alcohol showing too much, too little taste and smell of anything and lacking some much needed acid. Even at this very l...
by morteno
15:37 Fri 06 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Chancellor 10YO Tawny
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

Re: NV Chancellor 10 year old tawny

This is indeed the real deal. Chancellor is produced by Pocas, which is carried by on of the large supermarkets (Irma) in Denmark, but not the same as the supermarket that sells Pocas (Super Brugsen). This must be a marketing trick of some sort as Coop Danmark owns both Irma and Super Brugsen. It's ...
by morteno
20:49 Tue 03 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 20YO Tawny
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: NV Grahams 20 year tawny Port (Bottled in 200X)

I second that. A great 20 year old tawny that's very fair in price. Great label design too.

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by morteno
12:19 Sun 22 Feb 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1999 Hutcheson LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

1999 Hutcheson LBV

Okay, this one is too old for me, or even too young if you want a mature LBV. Most of the fruit has dissapeared and I like my red port young, strong and full of fruit! Even though the colour has fainted a bit it's still primarily red. The alcohol is showing too much, even after being open for some t...
by morteno
10:07 Sun 22 Feb 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Chancellor 10YO Tawny
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

Re: NV Chancellor 10 year old tawny

Unfurtunately, I don't keep drunk bottles. I'll have to look at a bottle the next time I see it in the supermarket. I can say that the label was very non-port like. Just a front label (IIRC) that was short and wide and with a "posh" font and design. If it has to look like that, I prefer the Otima de...
by morteno
20:37 Sat 21 Feb 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Chancellor 10YO Tawny
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

NV Chancellor 10 year old tawny

My local supermarket had this one on sale in December (for what used to be £8, at that time probably £12). Anyhow, it's one of the cheapest 10 year old tawnies I've seen (Kopke being among them). Price is important here as it isn't that interesting. Some of my friends really enjoyed what was left of...
by morteno
19:29 Fri 09 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Graham LBV
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

Re: 2003 Graham LBV

I think this is the most boring LBV I've ever had. Too sweet, bland blend of fruit taste, too pleasing (but doesn't succeed), no structure etc. And it's not even among the cheaper ones. If I had more in my 'cellar' I would use it to make glögg. I bet the 6 grapes, which I haven't tried yet, is bett...
by morteno
20:57 Thu 18 Dec 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 20YO Tawny
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: NV Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny

I really like this one. It's fairly similar to the Sandeman 20 year old tawny, which we all seem to like.
by morteno
17:08 Fri 05 Dec 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Flavour profiles
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Flavour profiles

Quinta do Portal: Black pepper (for ruby style)
by morteno
11:58 Sun 16 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Type of glass
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Type of glass

Schott Zwiesel square-stem IVdP Port tasting glass. A small glass also makes me drink less which isn't too bad as it's easy to drink too much port.
by morteno
19:46 Wed 12 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Quinta do Portal
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

2003 Portal VP

Tasted on October 25, 2008. More details here . Having hear so many good things about this port I was a little biased before tasting it. It had to be very, very good. Unfortunately, it wasn't that good, although I much enjoyed it. I guess I missed the train and had it a couple of years too late. Dec...
by morteno
19:43 Wed 12 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2003 horizontal tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: 2003 horizontal tasting

Follow up on the tasting This was an excellent tasting. People really enjoyed the young and fruity wines. People were allowed to rank their preferred three ports and the outcome was: 1. 2003 Romariz VP 2. 1978 Dalva VP 3. 2003 Portal VP As you can see, a strong preference for VP over LBV. QPR wise,...
by morteno
16:56 Sun 09 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Drinking old TAwny
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Drinking old TAwny

This reminds me of an old bottle of Tawny I found in my grandmother's cellar not too long ago. It was bottled in the 60'-70'ies or so. It was called Diamond. Unfortunately I don't remember the house. Anyhow, the funny part was that the back label had the word 'diamond' spelled using phonetics :D. (...
by morteno
20:31 Tue 04 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Niepoort LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: 2004 Niepoort Late bottled Vintage Port

I can second that, Michael: Last week I drank some Niepoort 2003 LBV, which I much enjoyed. Yesterday I attended the Port Wine Festival held at Børsen in Denmark. There were about 25 houses present and one of them was Niepoort. I tried the 2004 LBV and it was just so very different from most other ...
by morteno
17:28 Tue 04 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Drinking old TAwny
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Drinking old TAwny

This reminds me of an old bottle of Tawny I found in my grandmother's cellar not too long ago. It was bottled in the 60'-70'ies or so. It was called Diamond. Unfortunately I don't remember the house. Anyhow, the funny part was that the back label had the word 'diamond' spelled using phonetics :D. (I...
by morteno
13:51 Sat 25 Oct 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2003 horizontal tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: 2003 horizontal tasting

Decanting Portal and Romariz VP's now decanted. The Romariz showed no sediment, opposite to the Portal which had a thick mud-like sediment (this is only half of it) when decanted through an un-bleached coffee filter: http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6526/filtersmallil7.jpg +0 hours The Romariz is...
by morteno
09:45 Sat 25 Oct 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2003 horizontal tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: 2003 horizontal tasting

It could be fun to taste them blind. But I'm the only person who actually know the different houses/producers by name, so it won't be that big a difference to people. And I would like to know more about the style of each house, so it would be a better education if they weren't served blind. I agree ...