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by Rubby
20:40 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 14580

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Congratulations on this feat!
Looking forward to it.
by Rubby
21:54 Fri 12 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Croft
Replies: 0
Views: 1396

1982 Croft

26/04/09 Signs of leakage. Cork soft and wet throughout, but came out smoothly in one piece. Tiny amount of sediment. Decant +3: Pale light red-brown in colour, like tea. Almost pink at the rim. Nose of strawberries and marzipan. On the palette again strawberries, black cherries and some orangepeel....
by Rubby
22:29 Sun 26 Apr 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 47
Views: 4587

Re: What are you drinking?

Croft 1982. :FF6666:
Tasting note will be posted.
by Rubby
23:28 Tue 14 Apr 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1412
Views: 192964

Re: Latest buy

Croft 1975 (2x)
Croft 1977 (3x)
Croft 1982 (4x)

My wee wine fridge is full already, so I'll have to officially open my new wine cellar for these bottles
(the crawling space beneath my house :roll: ).
by Rubby
22:54 Thu 05 Mar 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Kopke Colheita
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Re: 1984 Kopke Porto Colheita

Hi TBird,
Can you remember what year of bottling this was?
Today I bought two of these (sale: 2nd bottle half price!) and noticed they had a 2005 and a 2008 bottling.
For the sake of comparison I should have bought one of each (didn't think of that in the shop), but bought two 2008 bottlings.
Thanks.
by Rubby
00:04 Thu 29 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted ports from the nineties
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Crusted ports from the nineties

So far I've only had the Churchill 2002 (which I found rather disappointing) and the Dow's 1997 (which I found enjoyable with loads of distinctive fruits).
I do have a Taylor's 1974 tucked away though.
by Rubby
17:31 Sun 11 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1988 Gould Campbell LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: 1988 Gould Campbell LBV

Do you think that the very good impression you had of this wine was because of the extra bottle age that the port had before you drank it? That's difficult to say since I never had a Gould Campbell LBV before or since, but this was certainly the oldest LBV I ever had. To my taste it had more sweet ...
by Rubby
23:33 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Churchill LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

2001 Churchill LBV

Unfiltered. decanted +1: Closed nose. Remarkably dry on first taste. Apple and cherries on the palette. Figs and mineral in aftertaste. Reasonably long aftertaste. Medium to light body. Tannins present. This clearly needs more decanting time and I'm curious to what it will taste like in a couple of ...
by Rubby
23:19 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Churchill Crusted 2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

2002 Churchill crusted

decant +3 : Quite a large amount of lumpy sediment. Opaque with dark red rim. Interesting nose of raspberry, orange and freshly cut hay. Medium sweet and fleshy in the mouth but with a rather dull palette of overripe cherries and a hint of marzipan. Not much depth there. Reasonably long aftertaste ...
by Rubby
23:10 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1988 Gould Campbell LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

1988 Gould Campbell LBV

Part of a mixed lot bought at a wine auction. Bottled in 1994. Unfiltered. decant +2: Although the label indicated nothing and this bottle had a T-stopper, this LBV was clearly unfiltered: a small solid cake of sediment against the side of the bottle. Very dark red colour, but not opaque. Attractive...
by Rubby
22:52 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Krohn LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

2003 Krohn LBV

Bottled in 2007. Unfiltered. decant +1: Almost unnoticeable amount of dust-like sediment. Opaque with very dark red rim. Pleasant nose of mainly cherries, orange juice and some nettle. Full bodied and fleshy in the mouth with a palette mainly existing of cherries and some dark chocolate. Lengthy aft...
by Rubby
22:46 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Krohn
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

1995 Krohn

Decanted 2,5 hours. Reasonable amount of fine sediment. Dark red-brown colour. Fabulous nose of raisins, dried figs, dried apricot but also some fresh tones of plums. The nose is so lovely that you almost forget this liquid is also made for drinking. All the mentioned tones come back on the palette ...
by Rubby
22:40 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Mendiz LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 1248

2003 Mendiz LBV

Bottled by Sogevinus - Fine Wines, S.A. Bottled in 2008. Filtered. Colour dark purple-red. A nose of mainly raspberry, cherries and some dark chocolate. A lot of alcohol in the mouth. On the palette again a lot of raspberry, cherries, dark chocolate and some peach. A reasonable lengthy aftertaste. S...
by Rubby
22:36 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Merchant Vintners Company Ltd. - Finest Ruby Port
Replies: 0
Views: 1318

NV Merchant Vintners Company Ltd. - Finest Ruby Port

Bottled by Fonseca Guimaraens. Part of a mixed lot bought at a wine auction. T-cork. Poured straight from the bottle. Surprisingly enough this bottle throws a small amount of granular sediment. There is no way of telling the age of this 'Finest Ruby', but the presence of a bar-code on the back label...
by Rubby
22:28 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Osborne
Replies: 0
Views: 1250

1997 Osborne

decant +0: Fair amount of lumpy sediment. Opaque with brick red rim. A fresh, youthfull, fruity nose but not very complex with mainly redcurrant, some tomato and nutmeg. Quite acidic in the mouth and a sweetness below average. On the palette cherries, fresh fig and a bit mineral. An avertaste that ...
by Rubby
22:20 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Romariz Reserve (organic)
Replies: 0
Views: 1115

NV Romariz Reserve (organic)

Label advices decanting because 'this Port is not pasteurised or refridgerated'. Label doesn't make clear if it's filtered or not. No sediment on decanting. decant +0: Very dark cherry-red colour. Light nose of cherry, apple and a hint of apricot and lemon. Dry on the palette with lots of apple and ...
by Rubby
23:22 Thu 01 Jan 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Headless Cats
Replies: 21
Views: 5144

Headless Cats

KillerB wrote:They are actually quite cute - they look like headless cats.
:o What a terrible thing to say!

:lol:


Split from Port Sippers by admin on 6 Jan 09 due to deviation.
by Rubby
23:10 Thu 01 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best wishes for New Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Best wishes for New Years

Happy new year everybody!
by Rubby
22:53 Sun 28 Sep 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Need your help
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Need your help

Sadly I can't view the image you posted ( "file does not excist" ). For what it's worth: G.Verlinden&Zoon N.V sHertogenbosch is called Wijn Verlinden these days. From their online shopping page they only seem to carry port by the name of Hutchesons. http://www.wijnverlinden.nl/Menu/bestellen_info/se...
by Rubby
22:49 Fri 22 Aug 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Avatar Size
Replies: 13
Views: 4122

Re: Avatar Size

I'm fine with the admin resizing mine. It was annoyingly big anyway. :lol:
by Rubby
22:42 Fri 22 Aug 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Question: Purchase experience with Portuguese shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Question: Purchase experience with Portuguese shop

Michael M. wrote:I contacted them by reason of shipping costs to Germany.
Michael,
When they reply, I would be quite interested to know what the shipping costs are, as I take it shipping to Germany wouldn't be much different than shipping to The Netherlands.
Thanks.
by Rubby
18:56 Sun 10 Aug 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track of your port
Replies: 35
Views: 3564

Re: Keeping track of your port

I'm using Wine XT which is a nifty little program for the Mac.
by Rubby
20:32 Mon 21 Jul 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How offen do you enjoy port
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

About a bottle a week. Goes down in about 3 days.
Most of the time I'm the only one drinking because my girlfriend can't handle more than a tiny glass of alcohol.
by Rubby
22:18 Sat 19 Jul 2008
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Little Ben's vurtual head wetting - 19th July 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

I just raised a glass of Croft 2003 LBV on little Ben's long and happy life.

Tasting note to follow. :D
by Rubby
22:04 Sat 19 Jul 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Little Ben's 1970 Virtual Off-line
Replies: 22
Views: 4071

:D Congratulations to you and your wife, Benread!! A happy day indeed! 88)