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by Glenn E.
00:10 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

How odd... I cannot remember having ever had a "bad" bottle of GC77. They've ranged from good to splendid. I once blind identified a splendid GC77 from magnum at a party, and at the time I didn't have that much experience with the Port. It just tasted like GC, and '77 as the age seemed approximately...
by Glenn E.
22:15 Wed 21 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

80, 83, and 85 are all in a great spot right now. I've had more from those vintages in the last year (I was part of a small "Port pod" that gathered very carefully throughout the pandemic) than in possibly the entire rest of my experience with Port. That was basically our rule of thumb for our Port ...
by Glenn E.
17:27 Tue 20 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

Really? I'd never noticed it before. I guess I just wasn't paying attention! (Either that or the fact that I had to deal with several "legalese" style questions today may have put me in the frame of mind to notice things like this.) It still looks odd to me seeing a Passadouro label on Noval press-...
by Glenn E.
21:54 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

OBV 1983 Gould Campbell 1985 Graham 1985 Dow 1985 Croft 1991 Vesuvio 1992 Fonseca 1992 Gould Campbell 1994 Vesuvio 1994 Churchill 2000 GC85, G85, V92, and V94 are each slurpy deliciousness that would test your restraint, ergo perhaps not the best solace bottles or you might end up needing to open 3...
by Glenn E.
21:42 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

How odd... why does Quinta do Passadouro need a ® but Quinta do Noval does not? Makes me suspicious about what it really is. There is no need to be so suspicious Glenn: Passadouro already had the "registered trademark" when they were not owned by Quinta do Noval, so they just didn't change the labe...
by Glenn E.
17:53 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

How odd... why does Quinta do Passadouro need a ® but Quinta do Noval does not?

Makes me suspicious about what it really is.
by Glenn E.
00:30 Fri 16 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

For example, I remember seeing some adverts for a “Primum Familiae Vini” case which sounded like a fun thing, but when it was released they clearly went big, putting all of the first and ultra-premium labels in a box and selling them for £81K: To be fair, that sold for £81K because of the 12 privat...
by Glenn E.
21:46 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
20:20 Wed 14 Apr 2021
I like the idea of being able to buy a “tasting case”, especially if it’s relatively easy to add to the case contents - with a bottle of Vesuvio 1989, for example.

Anything which makes life easier for enthusiasts like us is a great idea.
Quinta do Vesuvio decivertical when?
by Glenn E.
17:31 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 38
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 Declarations

JacobH wrote:
09:52 Wed 14 Apr 2021
No sign of my favourite, the Roriz :(
Roriz is no longer used for Port - I heard somewhere (but now can't find the source) that it is now dedicated to dry wines.
by Glenn E.
19:02 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Hello from Porto

Hi Paul, welcome! I’m particularly intrigued by the bottles of vintage port, from producers whose names are not readily visible on the lodges across the river, that one can find on the shelves of small, neighborhood grocery stores. I hope to be buying and drinking several of them in the coming weeks...
by Glenn E.
19:05 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s

As it turns out, I will be testing whether or not the Moderna vaccine affects your tastebuds the day after receiving it.
by Glenn E.
21:29 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 2315

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

The 1964 Poças Colheita is one of the best of the vintage. I think I slightly prefer the 1964 Noval Colheita, but I can't think of any others that I'd rate over the Poças. It's a great Colheita from a pretty mediocre (at best) year.
by Glenn E.
21:07 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: Churchill's Port Club

I was wondering about that. I couldn't remember the maximum and whether it was 5 or 6 years. But I'm think I'm right in saying that an LBV has to pass the subjective test, too? I presume they either decided that this would be too tawny to pass or that it was easier to send it out as a Ruby since th...
by Glenn E.
19:40 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 27
Views: 4795

Re: Churchill's Port Club

The Club Ruby is the most interesting of the Ports. From the blurb that came with it, they say that this a single-harvest Port from 2015 which got 2 years in a 30,000 litre oak vat and then another 4 “mellowing in a Portuguese oak barrel” which I presume was a pipe. So I guess it is effectively a c...
by Glenn E.
05:29 Thu 25 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas
Replies: 26
Views: 2216

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas

Perhaps he was pleading that one or both of the options be upgraded to a fifth?
by Glenn E.
00:10 Thu 25 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas
Replies: 26
Views: 2216

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas

jdaw1 wrote:
00:04 Thu 25 Mar 2021
Pleading the fifth.
I don't know about the rest of you, but this is not what I expected him to say.
by Glenn E.
20:53 Wed 24 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Smith Woodhouse 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Smith Woodhouse 20 Year Old Tawny Port

Was it advertised as a “Quarles Harris”? I’m interested in why a BoB would go out under that label rather than Symington Family Estates. I should have been clearer. It was effectively a BOB for TJ's because it wasn't distributed to anyone else. It otherwise looks exactly like a normal Quarles Harri...
by Glenn E.
18:48 Tue 23 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Smith Woodhouse 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Smith Woodhouse 20 Year Old Tawny Port

although there is a note on the 2011 :tpf: declarations thread that there was a 2011 QH for Trader Joe’s. Yes. I brought a case of it to London for Julian. It was a BOB for TJ's that year, and is a superb wine. TJ's had several sales on QH Port during that time frame. I picked up 1977 and 1994 (and...
by Glenn E.
01:18 Fri 19 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

For clarity, my Ramos Pinto is a regular VP not a Quinta da Ervamoira SQVP. I believe that they produced both in 1994, which is a bit of an oddity.
by Glenn E.
22:57 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Edited the above to add: Quinta do Noval
by Glenn E.
22:52 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5991

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Dow
Fonseca
Graham (750, magnum)
Ramos Pinto
Taylor (in magnum only)
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Vesuvio

I may have others, but those are the ones that come to mind immediately.