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by Andy Velebil
02:39 Fri 26 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass T-Corks
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Glass T-Corks

I like the glass t-corks on certain types of Port. Easy to open and reclose afterwards. And no issues with TCA.
by Andy Velebil
13:21 Wed 24 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Musar tasting cases

Further Musar offer from Fine + Rare. All prices are duty paid but excluding VAT, and are 6-bottle cases. 2013 Red - £130 2012 White - £125 2003 Red - £200 2000 Red - £150 1998 Red - £160 1997 Red - £170 2000 White - £147 1992 White - £295 1975 White - £755 1972 White - £1,512 Very cheap pricing on...
by Andy Velebil
21:53 Sun 14 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Musar tasting cases

JacobH wrote:Haha! Quite. If I was trying to find adjectives for Musar, I don’t think “consistent” would be one of them...
Hah! Well said.
by Andy Velebil
18:32 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Musar tasting cases

I will warn you The reds have varying levels of the VA and Brett that’s just their style.
by Andy Velebil
18:29 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Musar tasting cases

JacobH wrote:That's interesting. Thanks. I'd assumed it was much too hot for decent whites. Would you give them both a decant? (And if so, how long?).

This thread is making me wish we could travel to the Lebannon again!
At least an hour for the old white. 2-3 is better.

Reds a few hours as well.
by Andy Velebil
13:12 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Musar tasting cases
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Musar tasting cases

The “more accessible” one sounds quite tempting, especially since when I periodically stock up on the Hochar from Majestic it usually comes in at £20-25 a bottle. We were given the 1989 box as a present: I’m waiting for the lockdown to end so we can have a nice dinner party to drink them, even thou...
by Andy Velebil
15:07 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: 1983 Covelos

Iirc, the law of a third only applies to what is actually in barrel. Regardless of type. Anything bottled but held back for later release does not count toward that.
by Andy Velebil
15:05 Sat 16 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2721

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

I regret that I have to drop out. Work schedule has changed and won’t be able to attend this.
by Andy Velebil
19:43 Mon 11 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2721

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Please add me. Thanks
by Andy Velebil
14:43 Sun 03 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

Happy birthday Tom. Will sort something later today to open.
by Andy Velebil
04:15 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Sandeman
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: 1977 Sandeman

I’ve had many of these and they’ve all been generally good. Not a top end ‘77 but still a very nice one. Curious to see how a different bottle from the case shows.
by Andy Velebil
18:11 Fri 17 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 1605

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

The no decanting argument strikes me as bogus, at least in today's market. The supermarkets buy LBV soon after bottling, get it on the shelves, sold and out to be drunk in a very short time scale - typically a few months. Very little is still around a couple of years later when the first sediment a...
by Andy Velebil
02:32 Fri 10 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 6556

Re: Another virtual tasting

1977 Smith Woodhouse VP from me
by Andy Velebil
16:11 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Re: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

No shipping to the USA :( When this is over, guess I'll have to come over there :)
by Andy Velebil
05:04 Wed 08 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 6556

Re: Another virtual tasting

A big thank you. Wonderful to see old faces and new ones as well. Though there was many of us and obviously not as “normal” as an In person gathering, it meant a lot to step away from world events and meet/interact will fellow Port lovers. So thank you all!!!
by Andy Velebil
04:00 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Champalimaud
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: 1995 Champalimaud

Ok thanks. I recall having a Port from his company under screwcap way back around 2007/08-ish. Quite the controversy when he did so.
by Andy Velebil
03:58 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Dow's Vintage Port
Replies: 0
Views: 836

1997 Dow's Vintage Port

Decanted 9 hours. At 23 years old the color has finally lighted a bit, but is still quite dark. Lots of black stone fruit on the nose masks its age. The palate is more on the drier side, typical for Dow's, but is offset by the youthful lush black plums, black tea leaves, menthol, a touch of youthful...
by Andy Velebil
21:37 Sun 05 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Champalimaud
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: 1995 Champalimaud

Was this vintage sealed by a screw-cap or cork?
by Andy Velebil
15:16 Sun 05 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 5158

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Lets see; 1997 Crasto VP (horrible) 1977 Delaforce VP (very nice, very mature) 2- 20 Yr Ramos Pinto (bottled 2004, but still hanging in there, drink up) 2005 Niepoort Colheita (young and nice) 2003 Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa Douro wine (WOw!) 1995 Fonseca G. (always good) 2017 Post Scruptum...
by Andy Velebil
16:52 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 5158

Re: Lockdown Drinking

My little bit of home grown software for choosing my next bottle of VP (some 1800 lines of Excel VBA) has decided my bottle for tonight should be a T92 Checking my records I see I last opened one of these at home on April 23 2008 - my note read: Way too young and immature, come back in 2020.. ..so ...
by Andy Velebil
03:11 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Croft Roeda
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: 2005 Croft Roeda

While Croft has had some ups and downs over the years, I agree the vintages you mention are quite good.
by Andy Velebil
03:09 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort Glossario
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Niepoort Glossario

Email sent thanks
by Andy Velebil
17:21 Wed 01 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Croft Roeda
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: 2005 Croft Roeda

for reference 7/5/2010 - I wrote: 95 Points I tasted this at varying times over the past three days. This started out dark purple and by day 3 was solid opaque. Initially lots of tobacco leaf, boysenberry, and some chocolate on the nose that gave way to a large amount of seductive lavender and black...
by Andy Velebil
17:20 Wed 01 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Croft Roeda
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: 2005 Croft Roeda

This is probably shut down or an off bottle. This is an amazing SQVP and probably one of the best of the vintage. Leave it alone in the cellar for good while.
by Andy Velebil
16:50 Wed 01 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: April Fool?
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: April Fool?

Paul Symington posted as well. It's now an official conspiracy LOL