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by angeleyes
17:47 Fri 03 Dec 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sainsbury Offer
Replies: 17
Views: 2145

Re: Sainsbury Offer

And again, 'til the 7th. Without wishing to sound like I'm in Sainsbury's advertising, it means that: Graham Q.d. Malvedos £19.25, Graham Crusted £9.35, BOB Vintage 2004 £11.24 (I think), Taylor LBV £7.49, Cockburn LBV £6.00, Taylor 10 y.o. Tawny £11.47. Also, Taittinger NV £17.99, Lanson Black Labe...
by angeleyes
00:04 Tue 30 Nov 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Croft LBV
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: 2005 Croft Late Bottled Vintage port

I concur that this has a lot to it, and that the 2004 is better rounded.
by angeleyes
00:02 Tue 30 Nov 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Sainsbury TTD
Replies: 1
Views: 805

2004 Sainsbury TTD

2004 Quinta do Crasto (Sainsbury TTD) 4 days after decanting. Quite a fresh nose, damsons, fennel and peppermint. Rich and spicy, but perhaps starting to close up. Great acidity, and very tannic. Finish has a little length, but could be longer. Not complaining, however! Perhaps its youth makes this...
by angeleyes
12:39 Thu 04 Nov 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 172311

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Also Ocado and Waitrose Wines are currently doing 25% discounts on 6 and 12 bottle purchases respectively.
by angeleyes
11:58 Wed 27 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylors Scion
Replies: 107
Views: 10847

Re: Taylors Scion

Returning to Derek's point (if I may), the point of this is the romantic story behind the wine, and the packaging. Those with that kind of cash will view it as a rather nice display item or gift, and drink it by tasting the imagination that goes with 150+ years of age, rather than by the wine alone.
by angeleyes
17:02 Tue 26 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Big Yellow Wine Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Big Yellow Wine Storage

Thus far (er, 2 months!) I have little complaint with Big Yellow. Comparatively expensive, yes. The security and convenience is very good (access from 05.00 to 23.00) especially if, as Alex says, you don't have a cellar (a rather tricky proposition when you live in a flat).
by angeleyes
14:23 Tue 26 Oct 2010
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BBR Tasting: Noval and Nacional w/ Christian Seely
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: BBR Tasting: Noval and Nacional w/ Christian Seely

I think I am becoming a fan of Chris's style of describing wines, in particular the movie references! I might try the same 88)
by angeleyes
20:04 Mon 25 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 10YO Tawny (Bottled 2009)
Replies: 0
Views: 732

NV Taylor 10YO Tawny (Bottled 2009)

NV Taylor 10 Years Old Tawny Port From a 50cl bottle; bottled 2009. Served cool, about 12C I think. Pale red/brown colour. Quite light, dried fruit, sticky Christmas pud, marzipan, raisins and peel. It benefits from being cooler than R.T.; very sweet but with plenty of acidity to balance. A long li...
by angeleyes
14:06 Thu 21 Oct 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 8th November
Replies: 36
Views: 6465

Re: Monday 8th November

Another maybe from me.
by angeleyes
09:49 Wed 13 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 785

1977 Grahams Vintage Port

Opened on the occasion a 70's themed birthday party a couple of weeks ago. From memory - Mature red colour. Cherries and strawberries, and very sweet - one could almost feel the sugar on the tongue. Really long finish. Showed better immediately upon opening than after 30 hours, quite the opposite to...
by angeleyes
09:42 Wed 13 Oct 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 0
Views: 629

2003 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

Dark and opaque. Some herbs, damsons and chocolate but a difficult wine as it seems fairly closed up. Hugely tannic, too. Ought to be good in a few years time.
by angeleyes
16:50 Thu 30 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Grape theft
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Grape theft

by angeleyes
12:00 Tue 28 Sep 2010
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1999 Chateau Musar
Replies: 25
Views: 6537

Re: 1999 Chateau Musar

Took a 53 mile return cycling trip from south London as far as Copthorne, near Crawley, on Sunday. The smell of the air from fields of cattle reminded me of a '95 Musar tasted earlier this year. Curious how one pastime can remind one of another that is completely unrelated.
by angeleyes
23:38 Mon 27 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 172311

Re: Port for sale by retailer

http://www.tesco.com/wine offering 25% discount 'til 28th September.
by angeleyes
23:02 Mon 27 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Quinta do Infantado
Replies: 0
Views: 541

2004 Quinta do Infantado Vintage Porto

Bought as L.B.V., but is V.P. (or S.Q.V.P.). Seems to be the wrong bottles in the case, ah well, never mind. D+0 Decanted, with some fine chunks of sediment. Dark and opaque. Fresh nose of cherries, damsons and a huge amount of herbs. Strong herbal flavours in the mouth too, and a chewy tannic strea...
by angeleyes
09:50 Fri 24 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Quinta do Infantado
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: 2004 Quinta do Infantado vintage port

I ordered the 2004 L.B.V. but upon receipt the label says "Vintage 2004" (as with this picture but with 2004 instead of 2007): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xqO5XifqQu4/TDZIiJS5oiI/AAAAAAAAAJA/WNhT4ZLmOng/s1600/Quinta+do+Infantado+Vintage+2007.jpg Also it was bottled in May 2007, rather than 2009 as in ...
by angeleyes
13:20 Wed 22 Sep 2010
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: 2010 Sloe Berry harvest report
Replies: 7
Views: 4492

2010 Sloe Berry harvest report

A recent trip of four of us to Pollard's Hill, Norbury, London S.W. realised a harvest of 32lb of sloe berries - a record harvest (last year's was half that amount I believe). They were perhaps picked slightly early in the season as many were barely ripe; however ripe berries were still plentiful. I...
by angeleyes
21:05 Mon 20 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Delaforce Corte
Replies: 0
Views: 775

1987 Delaforce Quinta Da Corte Single Quinta Vintage Port

A modest wine opened on the occasion of obtaining a modest promotion at work. After 2 hours decant time: Mature red colour, transparent with browning rim (ooh er). Very rich nose of smoke, figs and marzipan. Quite sweet, rich, with a well placed dose of heat. Long finish of almonds and cherries. Ver...
by angeleyes
16:05 Fri 17 Sep 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Something for November
Replies: 13
Views: 2042

Re: Something for November

1987?
by angeleyes
23:06 Thu 16 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: 1998 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

I've got a lone bottle somewhere - keep a while longer? Or palm off to an unsuspecting relative at Christmas?
by angeleyes
22:56 Thu 16 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Taylor LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: 2004 Taylor LBV

To elaborate on "yum": dark ruby red, with a wonderful enticing nose of mint, fennel, plums. Fruity and sweet with a lovely acidic tang, firm tannins, slightly light with medium finish. Very reasonable port for the sum paid (£10).
by angeleyes
22:45 Thu 16 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Warre Cavadinha
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port -- Warre's

I bought one from Lisbon airport in January. The perfect quantity for waiting in the departure lounge.
by angeleyes
01:04 Thu 16 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Taylor LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 682

2004 Taylor LBV

After half the bottle:

"Yum".
by angeleyes
10:10 Sun 12 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Tesco
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: 2000 Tesco BOB Vintage Port

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by angeleyes
20:58 Fri 10 Sep 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Tesco
Replies: 1
Views: 780

2000 Tesco

From a half bottle. Bottled by Symington Family Estates, and credits Antonio Serodio (I think- it's written as a signature) as Winemaker. Dark red and opaque. Very young nose of herbs and black cherries. Quite dry in the mouth, with some herbs and chocolate, but the finish is very short with acidity...