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by AHB
22:36 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: 1994 Warre LBV

Deep red with a medium rim, soft red fruit on the nose. Balanced on entry, dry and soft tannins mix with the dusty cherry fruit. Fairly simple and straightforward on the palate - but nicely done; delicious and fruity. There is some heat on the aftertaste before a soft red fruit finish balanced by a ...
by AHB
22:35 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Sandeman Partners
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: NV Sandeman Partners

Bottled in 1977 in a Wedgwood decanter in the shape of the Don. Pale gold in colour; a distinct nose of white port mixing plastic and petrol. Slightly warm on the palate with lots of petrol mixed with apricot and peach. Some acidity shows on the lingering petrol finish. Served blind this was guessed...
by AHB
22:35 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Pocas Junior 40YO Tawny
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: NV Pocas Junior 40YO Tawny

From a half bottle. Burnished orange colour, 30% opaque. Tawny style nose, big and pronounced and full of pistachio paste. Smooth on the palate with lots of honey and lemon; surprisingly dry. Dry ghosts of tannin show on the balanced aftertaste and a long honeyed finish of lovely sour citrus. 93/100.
by AHB
22:32 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Pocas Junior Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: 1994 Pocas colheita

Bottled 2012. Brick red and quite dark, 70% opaque. Tawny nose, lively and promising to be full of acidity, A lovely entry, full of toast and cranberries with distinctly tawny characteristics. The sweetness is offset by lovely acidity. A warm glow on the aftertaste and a slight dryness to the finish...
by AHB
22:31 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: 1987 Graham Malvedos

Deep garnet red, just opaque at the centre. Showing little on the nose at first, a swirl releases some soft fruit. A lively fruity and balanced entry; lots of mature fruit dominates the mid-palate with an excellent balance. This port is full of fruit at all stages, including the finish. A delicious ...
by AHB
22:30 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1986 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: 1986 Graham Malvedos

Deep red and opaque, with a small rim. An inviting fruity nose, delicate and grapey. A lovely relaxed entry, with lots of fruit and gentle tannins. Nicely balanced and elegant and a great presence. A nice chewy finish with lots of fruit. Big on the aftertaste, lively and full of chocolate. This is a...
by AHB
22:28 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Fonseca Crusted 2001
Replies: 0
Views: 6

NV Fonseca Crusted 2001

Mature red appearance with a wide rim. Atrractive and fruity nose, ripe and full of sweet red fruit. Balanced on entry, followed by lots of fruit on the mid-palate. Counterpointed by soft tannins and rounded fruit. The tannins dry the palate on the aftertaste before gentle berry flavours fill out th...
by AHB
22:25 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Croft
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: 1970 Croft

Modest orange-red colour, 50% opaque. Fresh fruit on the nose, lively and quite young. Thick in texture, beautifully poised and elegant; intense on the palate with multiple latyers giving good complexity. A stunning palate delivers a lingering jelly bean aftertaste and a long finish. This is a stunn...
by AHB
22:25 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: 1977 Cockburn

Brick red colour, 50% opaque. Some gentle VA on the nose, mixed with orange and apricot. Considerable acidity shows on the palate, sweetened with gentle brown sugar. The acidity is piercing on the mid-palate, overwhelming the sweet dried fig flavours. The acidity is very powerful on the aftertaste, ...
by AHB
22:23 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: 1955 Cockburn

A half bottle. Oxidised nose, smelling strongly of rosemary and antiseptic. The antiseptic shows strongly on the palate. Although the palate does have a nice texture the flavours emphasise the oxidised state of this half bottle. Long, dry finish. Not Rated. Drunk 24-May-17. Double decanted for 12 ho...
by AHB
22:10 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Churchill Gricha
Replies: 0
Views: 8

2012 Churchill Gricha

Single quinta port from Churchill, bought from Max Graham's restaurant Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square in London. Deep maroon colour with a slight blue component; opaque. A strong nose of sweet blueberries, a hint of licorice and crushed nettles. Under the fruit and green leaf scents is a faint blue c...
by AHB
22:07 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Andresen 10YO White
Replies: 0
Views: 6

NV Andresen 10YO White

Tasted at the Sunday Times wine show at the Old Billingsgate market, London. Bottled 2017. Pale peach in colour, 10% opaque. A little plastic on the nose at first but as the wine warms this changes to honey and quince. Thick in texture and full of honey flavours; air brings even more honey onto the ...
by AHB
22:05 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Andresen 20YO Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 6

NV Andresen 20YO Tawny

Tasted at the Sunday Times wine show at the Old Billingsgate market. Bottled 2016. Deep chestnut colour, 20% opaque. Gentle caramel and VA on the nose. Initially hollow on the palate but the flavours grow well as the wine warms in the mouth. Toffee and orange with great concentration and a discrete ...
by AHB
22:04 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Andresen Colheita (bottled 2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 12

1991 Andresen Colheita (bottled 2016)

Tasted at the Sunday Times wine show at the old Billingsgate market in London. Bottled 2016. Pale orange in colour, 10% opaque. Gentle and attractive nose of toffee and dried figs. Sweet on the palate, with balance and elegance. Toasted cinder toffee on the mid-palate with a nice element of acidity ...
by AHB
22:02 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Andresen LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 8

2011 Andresen LBV

Tasted at the Sunday Times Wine show. Bottled unfiltered in July 2015. Deep red and opaque. Showing little on the nose, but served fairly cold. A lovely texture, quite thick, matched by silky fruit and a quality tannin load that is ripe and toasty giving good balance and structure. Delicious sweet c...
by AHB
21:58 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 6

1985 Fonseca

A glass from the Oxford & Cambridge Club. Deep red, lovely nose; lovely flavours and texture on the palate, showing some mature tones to the fruit. Delicious aftertaste and finish. A very nice glass of port. 90/100. Drunk 18-May-17.
by AHB
21:55 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 6

1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Tasted at the Symington Family Estates presentation of their 2015 ports . Chosen to show alongside the 2015 vintage as this was the first harvest vinified by Charles Symington. 2,900 cases produced. Deep red with a dark brick rim, still opaque after 22 years. Sweet fruit on the nose with slightly br...
by AHB
21:53 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Dow Senhora da Ribeira
Replies: 0
Views: 6

1998 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Tasted at the Symington Family Estates presentation of their 2015 ports . Dark red with a touch of brick, a narrow transparent rim. Surprisingly mature on the nose with soft sweet fruit, but not yet showing spices or tobacco. Smooth entry with restrained sweet fruit, soft tannins show on the mid-pal...
by AHB
21:50 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 4

1970 Graham

Tasted at the Symington Family Estates presentation of their 2015 ports . Ex-cellars. Mature brick-red colour; 50% opaque. Sweet mature and spiced fruit on the Christmas cake nose. This is just so easy to sniff and delivers a real "Wow". Balanced entry, sweet and spiced with raisins and cloves combi...
by AHB
21:47 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 6

2011 Cockburn

Tasted at the Symington Family Estates presentation of their 2015 ports . 3,000 cases produced. Dark red and opaque, less purple-plum than the 2015 vintage shown alongside. A fragrant nose, well developed and showing very nicely; vigorous, youthful but with a delightful and mouthwatering balance. Sm...
by AHB
21:11 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 6

1963 Cockburn

Lovely burnished red mahogany colour, 50% opaque. A touch of spirit on the nose, mixed with sweet tobacco and golden sultanas. Modest entry with a nice texture; lots of acidity attacks the tongue but under that is the sweet tobacco and cedar wood of a port in its tertiary phase of life. Spicy and qu...
by AHB
21:07 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 325 Anniversary Reserve Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 9

NV Taylor 325 Anniversary Reserve Tawny

On 11th May 2017 Taylor Fladgate held a dinner in the New Armoury of the Tower of London to celebrate their 325th anniversary. Two ports were served at the dinner, one was this. The other was an Imperial of Taylor 1977 . Deep brick red colour, 90% opaque and with a rim that is rose coloured. Gentle ...
by AHB
21:03 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 9

1977 Taylor

On 11th May 2017 Taylor Fladgate held a dinner in the New Armoury of the Tower of London to celebrate their 325th anniversary. Two ports were served at the dinner, one was this — from an imperial. The other was the Taylor 325 Anniversary Tawny port . Deep red with a brick edge to it. Gentle nose of ...
by AHB
20:55 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 3

2000 Offley Boa Vista

By the glass from the Boot & Flogger. Deep red, opaque centre. An attractive fruity nose of sweet dark cherry and sour rhubarb juice. On the palate this is youthful and slightly aggressive with lots of acidity showing on the initial sip. Firm tannins show on the mid-palate before the sour cherry and...
by AHB
20:54 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: 1977 Warre

Mature red colour, 70% opaque. Gentle nose of salt and port in early maturity; gently spicy, sweet and soft fruit — but muted compared to the Smith Woodhouse 1970 drunk alongside. More time in the glass allows the bouquet to develop further. The port has a wonderful balance on the entry with vibrant...