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by g-man
20:10 Wed 22 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Re: Coravin

Have folks done any controlled experiments with the coravin? I know for quevedo's 20 year, the taste changed in coravin'ed bottles after about 3 months. There was an opportunity for me to open two bottles, so i opened the coravin'ed bottle and a new bottle. The newer bottle was definitely fresher bu...
by g-man
05:09 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>

Not yet

he mentioned second week of Jan right now but hasnt firmed up with me.
by g-man
05:08 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1957 Krohn
Replies: 0
Views: 113

1957 Krohn

Cork came out wet and in half. Nice clear ruby color with a slight tinge of bricking around the edges. Decanted 1 hour A lovely nose of reduced cranberries and cardamon. On the mouthfeel notes of sarsaparilla root, vanilla cola mixed with cane sugar. It lends itself to a lovely candied ginseng liqou...
by g-man
22:34 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: NY: October 18-22 timeframe placeholder

Mr Forbes had to respectfully move this offline to January due to events at the new York wine event

I'll post updates!
by g-man
03:11 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: NY: October 18-22 timeframe placeholder

Dang,

we must find another time to get together John, it's been way too long.

I've reached out to Chris and am awaiting response
by g-man
16:31 Fri 07 Jul 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1983 Casa Ferreirinha Barca Velha
Replies: 0
Views: 759

1983 Casa Ferreirinha Barca Velha

Clear ruby color through out, no signs of bricking. I was pleasantly surprised by this bottle considering my past experience with the Barca Velha where I find them tired, dirty and thin. This had a delicate nose of rose water, lemon oils and a touch of lavender. The palate was surprisingly mid weigh...
by g-man
19:30 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 357

1991 Cockburn

80% opaque. Deep dark blood red with hints of black at the core. popped and poured nose of sarsaparilla mixed with hints of baked plums. Tastes of lush milk chocolate mixed with baked stone fruits mixed with cardamon finishing with a delicate but spicy cinnamon finish. Could use a little more acidit...
by g-man
19:27 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: NY: October 18-22 timeframe placeholder

Glad to see my east coast port lovers coming out again ;-)
by g-man
17:59 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 325
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: NV Taylor 325

Andy Velebil wrote:
03:39 Thu 29 Jun 2017
g-man wrote:ah distributor noted this is an 8 year old tawny
So basically a Tawny reserve in an expensive bottle? Which I'm good with as I'll probably buy one just for the bottle which I think is cool looking.


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Correct!~
by g-man
19:15 Wed 28 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 325
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: NV Taylor 325

ah distributor noted this is an 8 year old tawny
by g-man
16:23 Wed 28 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 325
Replies: 4
Views: 739

NV Taylor 325

Opened for 2 hours prior to tasting. a sweet raisiny nose with just a slight touch of spirits. treacle notes mixed with a smooth sweet plums that shows some burnt tangerines on the finish. This has the notes of the grahams six grape with a dollop of taylor 10 mixed in. I'm not sure on the price but ...
by g-man
16:19 Wed 28 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 13
Views: 984

NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>

Chris Forbes and company will be in NY during this time frame.

we have a tentative dinner / wine and port dinner set up.

I'd like to leave this here for my fellow NY/NJ port lovers to "save the date"
by g-man
15:04 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham Stone Terraces
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: 2015 Graham Stone Terraces

I tasted a production bottle. Charles commented that all the Stone Terraces had been bottled about 3 weeks before the tasting and that he was pleased with the way it had recovered from its bottle-shock (my words, not his). I didn't find it a big, powerful port but incredibly complex. ah! thanks for...
by g-man
20:23 Tue 30 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham Stone Terraces
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: 2015 Graham Stone Terraces

Hey AHB,

did you taste the cask samples or a production bottle?

They had a tasting 3 weeks ago and I found the grahams much lighter on its feet than your notes indicated.
by g-man
02:07 Wed 10 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 58
Views: 7942

Re: 2015 declarations

oh i'll add that the Symingtons gives their warm regards to my fellow forumites.
by g-man
02:06 Wed 10 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Port Forum Port Bucket List
Replies: 39
Views: 4156

Re: The Port Forum Port Bucket List

My wishlist is to try a Noval Nacional that will fascinate my taste buds.

Barring that,

I'd love to do a horizontal of the 55's as the only 55's I've had are the cockburn and the dow's which was graciously opened by Uncle Tom
by g-man
02:01 Wed 10 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 58
Views: 7942

Re: 2015 declarations

So with the Symingtons, TFP and Sogrape all declaring their SQs for 2015, it now looks certain that we are not looking at a split declaration, but a general declaration for 2016. - I wonder whether the Symingtons will also declare a 2016 Cockburn? was just at a 2015's release tasting with Rupert an...
by g-man
19:27 Sat 31 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Croft
Replies: 0
Views: 232

1966 Croft

Popped at 10 and drunk at 1pm
Nose of of baking spices very delicate and refined
Notes of plums integrated with red cranberries on the palate

Quick noted
by g-man
17:15 Wed 28 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratz to Sushi North on a new vintage!
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Congratz to Sushi North on a new vintage!

2016 marked Sushinorth welcoming another boy into the mix.

The occasion shall be marked by this croft 66' I have standing in the cellar to be opened when I see him shortly!
by g-man
16:30 Wed 28 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1934 Burmester Novidade Extra Selected
Replies: 0
Views: 259

1934 Burmester Novidade Extra Selected

I'm not 100% sure if this was a colheita or a VP, but i'm leaning more to colheita. An amber hue but with a surprising reddish tinge in the core. Decanted for an hour before consuming. Lovely delicate nose of xmas spices, freshly ground cardamon and a touch of ginger that feels like it scintillates ...
by g-man
19:30 Thu 03 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Farewell to broken decanters
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Farewell to broken decanters

Ah yes, found memories of when i was happily unemployed.

I believe we followed this tasting up a few days shortly with an 80 v 85 midday tasting after a few bottles of champagne for lunch.
by g-man
15:55 Tue 11 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 4220

1963 Dow

A decent bottle, ssos from long while back it seems, cork came out intact and perfectly in one piece Decanted 3 hours prior to drinking Lovely brooding ruby red color ~ 40% opaque. on the pop, there was a slight worrying smell of vegetal notes but blew off after the decant. a lovely tart red fruit n...
by g-man
01:45 Tue 04 Oct 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon

Tis the end of the month.

As extra incentive, i mgiht throw in a dow 1963 to the mix ;-)

Otherwise, the weather is getting cooler and i may take JDAW's suggestion and enjoy the bottles myself!
by g-man
00:12 Fri 30 Sep 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon

There will be a suspicious looking croft 66' that will be added to this tasting