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by g-man
07:55 Sat 19 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 37
Views: 1866

Re: 2016 Declarations

My money's on the Dow being the one that moves first.
by g-man
21:40 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

Very true on the young ports, and not only that, some were cask samples. The NY tasting had less people and from the pictures looked like a small venue so we got pretty decent sized pours on most wines. I was fortunate enough to have Dominic swing by to say "Hi" so the pourer did me solid on the Gra...
by g-man
04:24 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

I attended the NY tasting, I much prefered the Dow's and the Graham's Stone terraces as my top two of the vintage. The noval was solid like previous years. I'm shocked at the black pepper notes from the Fonseca as the 97, 2000, 2003 had a beautiful fleshy peach note that has been absent in the 07,09...
by g-man
08:45 Wed 09 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 37
Views: 1866

Re: 2016 Declarations

Quinta Da Romaneira didn't update their site but Mr. Seely confirmed with a pouring this afternoon from a cask sample in NY.
by g-man
02:10 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2015 Vintage Review
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: 2015 Vintage Review

TL:DR Graham stone terraces top of the class? TL:DR? Not sure what that means. But yes, GST blew me away. I told Charles S that I thought it was the best young vintage port I have ever tasted. Pure finesse yet incredibly complex. heh, i meant it was too long and i didnt read through all of your ind...
by g-man
12:07 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2015 Vintage Review
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: 2015 Vintage Review

TL:DR Graham stone terraces top of the class?
by g-man
20:10 Wed 22 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 2932

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: 14
Views: 2104

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: 271

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: 14
Views: 2104

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: 14
Views: 2104

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: 1209

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: 636

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: 14
Views: 2104

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: 1321

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: 1321

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: 1321

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: 14
Views: 2104

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 59
Views: 11123

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: 5223

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: 59
Views: 11123

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...