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by Alex M
14:12 Sun 09 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Taylor
Replies: 3
Views: 103

1977 Taylor

Dienhard bottling. Purchased from a family friend for a fair price from a stash that had been in storage for 40 years. Cork crumbled on removal. Initial taste, strong, phenol like, a bit over powering and clearly needing a long decant. D+10hrs. Exceptional port. Smooth. Lots of vanilla both in smell...
by Alex M
19:53 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1473
Views: 267900

Re: Latest buy

3 x Taylor 1977 VP for £113 all in per bottle. A very good wine, but seriously compromised by truly dreadful corks when first bottled. Recent late releases are all re-corked. Around 70% of T77 at auction have seepage issues.. Levels about 2cm into neck on all. Each bottle weights 1349g and no signs...
by Alex M
19:26 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1473
Views: 267900

Re: Latest buy

3 x Taylor 1977 VP for £113 all in per bottle.
by Alex M
15:46 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 91362

Re: Port for sale at auction

I shall be attending the Sworders auction next Wednesday (hopefully). Should anyone wish to deconflict bids or request pictures/condition of lots do let me know via PM.
by Alex M
14:19 Mon 03 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 12658

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

May I go on the reserve list too?
by Alex M
18:01 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 23141

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Work commitments prevent my attendance this year. Please offer my place to the first reserve. Have a great evening!
by Alex M
18:00 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 25797

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

It is with great regret that i'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting. Work commitments prevent my attendance. Have a great evening!
by Alex M
19:44 Fri 06 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1204
Views: 288612

Re: Port for sale by retailer

M and S 2007 VP scanning at £6 but label reads £18.
Warre 2001 QdC scanning at £10 but label reads £33.

All in a local M and S.
by Alex M
21:45 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

1955 Graham

Although the intent was to open a Cr63, I reviewed my stash at home and found a G55 was seeping. The decision was easy and the bottle was stood 24 hours prior to opening. This bottle was one of three purchased from Cheffins in December 2018, the provenance being a Cambridge college cellar. There was...
by Alex M
14:29 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: Thursday 15th August

AHB wrote:
23:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Very short notice, but if anyone is free in London to drink some Port on Thursday, please say so here.
PM'd you.
by Alex M
20:09 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 705

1985 Fonseca

Purchased at auction in July 2019. Fill level well into neck and no indication of seepage nor cork protrusion. On opening the bottle part of the cork broke but as usual likely operator error. A lot of chunky sediment on decanting. Decanted for 8 hours. On decanting a very dark red (indicated in pict...
by Alex M
08:35 Fri 12 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 25797

Re: 1991 Tasting - Monday 9th December - B&F

At this range yes please. May I adopt the D or G from you GEAG?
by Alex M
16:41 Wed 26 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 91362

Re: Port for sale at auction

I shall be attending the Cheffins auction tomorrow. Should anyone wish to deconflict bids do let me know via PM.
by Alex M
09:12 Thu 20 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 16237

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Yes to 2nd and 9th.
by Alex M
07:33 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 16237

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

May I be added to the reserve list?
by Alex M
13:00 Wed 15 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 12256

Re: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline

Yes please now confirmed. See you next week!
by Alex M
09:52 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 42003

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

jdaw1 wrote:
21:53 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Alex M wrote:
10:12 Wed 24 Apr 2019
If there is space may I join? If not happy to go onto the reserve list and await a last minute space.
You are in.
Thank you. Let me know if I need to bring a bottle. I have no Niepoort to match the Broadbent vintages.
by Alex M
09:49 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 41950

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

AHB wrote:
17:37 Sun 24 Mar 2019
UPDATE 25 April 2019
A date has been set, we will convene on 24th April 2019 to taste, discuss and debate as many 2017 Vintage Ports as producers are willing to provide.
Is that date correct?
by Alex M
10:13 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 38
Views: 28041

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Truffle mac and Cheese

Main: Rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days)
+ skinny chips and green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
by Alex M
10:12 Wed 24 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 42003

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

If there is space may I join? If not happy to go onto the reserve list and await a last minute space.
by Alex M
08:15 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 21st May 2019 - an informal offline
Replies: 19
Views: 12256

Re: Tue 21st May - an informal offline

Provisionally, yes please.
by Alex M
11:05 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: 1977 Graham

Ahhh! I must of been rather lucky! The wine improved with more time in the decanter and I would assess a 12 hour decant is about right. Is the presence of cork weevil in one bottle indicative of it being in others from a similar stash?
by Alex M
09:52 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

1977 Graham

One of two bottles purchased from Sworders this week. Fill level was just below neck. The bottle had been stood for 12 hours prior to an 8 hour decant. On removing the foil there appeared to be what looked like sand around the cork. The cork crumbled on extraction. It is a dark red, perhaps similar ...