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by AHB
17:02 Wed 22 May 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro
Replies: 5
Views: 7296

Re: A long weekend in Porto and the Douro

A few recommendations from a recent visit to Oporto:

Muu (a steak restaurant)
Raiz (Portuguese)
The restaurant on the second floor of the Porto Cruz lodge on the Cais
by AHB
11:19 Tue 21 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Doggett wrote:
08:19 Tue 21 May 2019
I had hoped beyond hope to try and attend this event at the last minute, but alas it is not to be. I hope the bottles are fine and you have a great evening.
Well just in case things change at the very last minute I have the spare placemat sheets with me.
by AHB
11:03 Tue 21 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 24
Views: 2494

Re: 2017 Declarations

Added Bulas after a chat with them yesterday, although it will probably be a late release.

Added Feuerheerd after a mailshot from Farr Vintners
by AHB
12:28 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

It's well worth visiting Oporto at least once in a lifetime for the São João festivities but book a long way ahead if you want a choice of hotel rooms. If you avoid the São João weekend, June is a reasonably quiet month to visit. September is usually a very busy month since that's when the grapes ar...
by AHB
12:21 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 60
Views: 4688

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

I have printed and will leave the placemats at the Boot & Flogger for the first person who arrives on Thursday.
by AHB
09:04 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fortnum and Mason
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: 2000 Fortnum and Mason

On the basis of your TN, I (well, my girlfriend on my behalf) acquired half a dozen halves of this from Fortnum's yesterday. Had one with the cheese last night. It was indeed pretty splendid, ready to go but with life comfortably to continue for another decade. The cork I extracted was branded Niep...
by AHB
18:48 Sun 19 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 60
Views: 4688

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

I’m unlikely to arrive before 6pm, but can print on Monday and leave the placemats (and my bottle) on Tuesday, if that helps.
by AHB
21:20 Fri 17 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 24
Views: 2494

Re: 2017 Declarations

La Rosa added to the declaration list after receiving an offer from BB&R
by AHB
21:22 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 24
Views: 2494

Re: 2017 Declarations

I was advised a few days ago that Casa Santa Eufemia will not be offering a 2017 Vintage Port.
by AHB
11:51 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Julian - I plan to bring two bottles; one of them has been from a very variable case so I will have a back-up available, if required.

Please could you update the placemats? I plan to print these on the Tuesday morning.
by AHB
11:47 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Please could the provisional attendees let me know if they are still expecting to be able to attend? I want to get the food order in on Friday - although we can always adjust it nearer the time if someone is not able to make the evening.

Thanks.
by AHB
11:21 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Hello. If a new bug might be an acceptable additional attendee, I would quite like to attend. However, most of my port is 100 miles away and I cannot access it before this event. The only port I have in town is a minor 25-year-old. I do, however, have some slightly more interesting other-fortified ...
by AHB
11:17 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Fonseca Bin 27 (bottled 2001)
Replies: 0
Views: 76

NV Fonseca Bin 27 (bottled 2001)

Bottled in approximately 2001, this produced a considerable amount of sludge when decanted. This tasting note from JDAW: Nose of black pepper and plums. Palate lighter than nose promised. Good length, though still not heavy. Tertiary notes coming through, leather but not smoke. This is not a big Por...
by AHB
19:43 Tue 14 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Theme and venue updated.
by AHB
19:41 Tue 14 May 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Hello from London

Welcome Winesecretary, and thank you for out of the shadows - and I love the Port credentials! That's a fabulous selection of Portious highlights you've drunk. I hope you can join us at one of our London based tastings in the not-to-distant future. We've had a few people come along to their first ta...
by AHB
22:29 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38446

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Hawksmoor Air Street have a good selection of Port:
  • Quinta do Valladolid 10YO Tawny @ £5 per glass or £35 per 50cl bottle
  • Quinta de la Rosa 2014 LBV @ £6.50 or £57
  • Quinta de la Rosa 2005 @ £7.50 / £80
  • Quinta da Pacheca 20YO Tawny @ £9.00 / £85
  • Taylor 1970 @ - / £335
by AHB
22:00 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fortnum and Mason
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: 2000 Fortnum and Mason

I should have said this was decanted approximately 30 minutes before I tasted it.

If anything, with a couple of hours in the glass it became bigger and more brutal than when first poured.
by AHB
20:46 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fortnum and Mason
Replies: 3
Views: 197

2000 Fortnum and Mason

Purchased on 13th May 2019 from Fortnum & Mason at £20 for a half bottle (and consumed at Hawksmoor Air Street taking advantage of their Monday Night Wine Club corkage rate of £5 per cork. Made for Fortnums by Niepoort, but not known whether this is the same blend as the regular Niepoort Vintage Por...
by AHB
16:05 Mon 13 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F
Replies: 16
Views: 5032

Re: 2017s on Tue 21st May 2019 at the B&F

Yes, this was changed to 25th June. May was too early for many shippers to be ready to send samples.

Instead, I have stolen this date for a casual dinner and drink. Anyone who wants to come to the casual evening should post in this thread
by AHB
00:07 Sun 12 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 60
Views: 4688

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Please could I have a portion of green beans with shallots to go with my steak. Thank you.
by AHB
23:08 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 60
Views: 4688

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

JDAW seems very insistent that I should bring a bottle of Dow 1878. Sadly I don't have a Dow '78 at home, I drank it at the weekend. Instead I shall bring a bottle of Sandeman 1963, purchased from Victoria Wine.
by AHB
22:44 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 60
Views: 4688

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

The possible guest has not replied to his invitation.

I shall contact another possible guest since there is a space for them.
by AHB
13:49 Tue 07 May 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Another day in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Another day in Paradise

That does sound like a fantastic event to have been invited to - and I loved the pictures on Facebook.

In your opinion, how does the old VV compare with the 2012 bottling of VV?
by AHB
14:09 Wed 01 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11412

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Or perhaps a Tregnum of Sandeman 1955?

No, none of those.
by AHB
08:20 Wed 01 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11412

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

But we also have a bonus bottle not on the tasting sheet - Irayna is bringing a bottle with her, one which she is quite pleased to have been able to hunt down and share with us. Teasers or spoilers people?