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by LGTrotter
21:48 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

No backstory of previous tastings but this is a port which I remember with much fondness as one of my first tentative steps in the way of port nearly 30 years ago. Lovely to hear it is still humming along.
by LGTrotter
21:45 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I wonder if Pete is going to be using Aussie ports for this. In which case the example of Seppelt fortified wines that are kept in tin sheds in the outback (I believe) may show that while he may not get what we would think of as port in the northern hemisphere he may get something uniquely Australia...
by LGTrotter
21:33 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 16188

Re: Handwriting questions

"Good on 02/02/90"?
by LGTrotter
23:00 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Croft
Replies: 0
Views: 140

1977 Croft

This has a Morgan Furze shipper label, as distinct from another stash I have with import label from the 'Dam. I think these bottles are better than the ones from the Netherlands. Looked a bit darker than I remember this wine, decidedly red and clear, good colour. Nice on the nose when first opened, ...
by LGTrotter
22:03 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Time for drinking vintage port
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Time for drinking vintage port

Well done! A bit of a rubbish August here as well. I have been inspired by your post to open a bottle of Croft 77.
by LGTrotter
22:00 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015

I have been looking at 3 packs of this. My issue with this port is not with investment potential which does not concern me, rather that I will not get to drink it at anything like maturity. But of all the super cuvee ports this would be the one I would like to try, Graham being the port which got me...
by LGTrotter
21:52 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 M&S Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: 2011 M&S Vintage Port

I think this is 'Skeffington', which from my own limited experience is very good value for money. I have not had this particular port but have been tempted, especially when M&S do their buy 6 get 25% off offer. My own experience of Skeffington is that it is a decided cut above most BOB supermarket p...
by LGTrotter
17:09 Sat 03 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

A Gould Campbell 1980. One of those recently released by the newness of the cork. Good wine though, very dark and could do with another ten years.
by LGTrotter
00:07 Wed 10 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying En Primeur
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Buying En Primeur

Hello and welcome. I would like to agree with Flash that starting young in getting a cellar together is a good plan. If you buy sensibly even if you decide to become teetotal then you will be able to sell the wine and recoup most of your money, add a bit of luck and you might even make some money, b...
by LGTrotter
00:53 Mon 08 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hunt Roope & Co question
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Hunt Roope & Co question

I have no idea why they would post these (what look like) quite small samples to England, especially when they would presumably have had an agent and all the trimmings in London. Perhaps it is the Beaujolais Nouveau of it's age. I can only really see them doing this with vintage port. Probably a bar...
by LGTrotter
23:21 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

AHB wrote:
14:33 Mon 27 Feb 2017
Now all I need is for someone else to try the port and tell me what they think.
Well here you are then.
by LGTrotter
23:15 Wed 03 May 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento
Replies: 1
Views: 336

2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

I bought six of these and hid them and then went back and bought one more, just to see. A very deep colour, packed to the rim and staining the glass purple as I swirl it with a density that seems visibly different from most ports. Very long legs to the top of the glass. The nose is minerals underlai...
by LGTrotter
12:34 Fri 17 Mar 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Sherry Advice.

I too wish I knew about sherry, I drink a small amount from time to time, rather shamefully I rather like sweeter styles (I have a bottle of Williams and Humbert Dry Sack open, which confusingly is not dry). I think that the date aged wines are a relatively new invention, and I sense a slight sneeri...
by LGTrotter
21:20 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Since it was my wife's birthday last week (turning 40) I opened the following bottles as a small port tasting for our wine- and portliking friends & family: - Quevedo 40 yo Tawny (2012 bottling); - Dalva 1977 Colheita (bottled 2014); - Warre 1977 Vintage Port; All showed very well, and it was an ex...
by LGTrotter
21:14 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: 1983 Fonseca

It has performed that peculiar magic trick of looking darker tonight, and it tastes more oleaginous.
by LGTrotter
15:17 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1068
Views: 147263

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Browsing Marks and Spencer's today I notice they have an own brand 2011 port. It looks like Skeffington and at £26 it is not a bad price. They did a 25% off if you buy 6 recently (and interestingly 20% off 3 bottles) which would put it under £20/bottle which they are bound to repeat sooner or later....
by LGTrotter
12:35 Thu 16 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: 1983 Fonseca

Didn't you just buy a case of these? You must be very pleased to have secured some fine drinking for the next few months. Yes I did and I am pleased. I hope they last longer than a few months as I think they have some development ahead of them. Although this is a hunch rather than a definite thing,...
by LGTrotter
22:12 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 345

1983 Fonseca

Pale in colour with a very clear meniscus, but all reds and pinks with little or no perceptible browning. The nose seems almost non-existent, a hint of spirit and dust. This port steals across the palate on satin slippers, beautifully soft and composed making a long clear arc which begins with sweet...
by LGTrotter
19:44 Wed 15 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

I also still have some S. Leonardo 40-yr old leftover from a week ago. Like 1 glass left. :nirvana: So what have you been drinking all week which has kept you away from the S. Leonardo? (I can't imagine the whole bottle lasting a week otherwise, never mind one remaining glass!) Glenn is doing well,...
by LGTrotter
01:16 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

AHB wrote:
23:45 Mon 13 Mar 2017
LGTrotter wrote:
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
And a decent glass of port it is too.
Still probably the best port in terms of QPR I have ever owned, whatever others may say. And I am going to perform the same trick next time they have a 25% off deal on the 97 too.
by LGTrotter
01:11 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An afternoon of rummaging
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: An afternoon of rummaging

I liked “that pent up past”: captured the sense very well. Thank you, I often think that however much I like the taste of port and enjoy the unique intoxication of it I almost certainly wouldn't be obsessive about it if it wasn't for the decades it must endure before it finally reaches its consumma...
by LGTrotter
00:51 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: «Wood years» vs «Bottle years»

This point has been much discussed in various threads on this forum, I cannot think where or I would post a link. Glenn is right that it is rather like comparing apples and oranges, and he is also right that there does not seem to be an upper limit on wood ageing. I was thinking about this question ...
by LGTrotter
23:36 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 61
Views: 2958

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Tesco 94. I seem to have a mountain of it.
by LGTrotter
23:34 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An afternoon of rummaging
Replies: 4
Views: 448

An afternoon of rummaging

I spent my afternoon rearranging my port collection, moving things, tying on luggage labels, writing down where everything was. I don't like disturbing it too much but it is such a pleasant thing to do. I had been feeling a bit grumpy with a cold and I came away with a feeling of tranquility. Loaths...
by LGTrotter
23:08 Sun 12 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2034
Views: 203240

Re: Apostrophe crimes

By the way, do we have any feedback on Ms Robinson's views? (I feared another correction should I attempt the apostrophe on her first name) Mention is hereby made of the absence of punctuation at the end of the bracketed sentence. I thought I was tying my shoelaces carefully but it seems I was only...