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by flash_uk
00:01 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Double decanted at 2030 the previous evening. All seems well.
by flash_uk
14:56 Fri 06 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 42
Views: 3030

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

yep I'll be there. Have we figured out whether the red room is available?
by flash_uk
18:20 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

By coincidence, I’m taxiing to depart Schipol as I read this!
by flash_uk
10:43 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 34
Views: 14360

Re: The Standard Food Order

Could I please amend my standard food order to have no starter, and skinny fries rather than hand cut fries.
Thank you
by flash_uk
14:33 Sun 01 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

The usual format for the port walk. I thought the ports from the ’70s were unspectacular, the T70 being the better of the lot, but all were lacking some sparkle. T92 was very nice, the second time to taste this in a month, it has a certain jammy taste which might lead me to question if it will last ...
by flash_uk
12:33 Wed 27 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 1597

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

Thanks for the list Alex. Quite a few nice ones on there.
by flash_uk
13:56 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

Many thanks to Phil for organising and also to those who assisted with decanting/pouring. Perhaps only one or two weaker showings on the night, and many fine ports. A great privilege to have Sophia, Philip and Kit in attendance and willing to share many little bits of history surrounding some of the...
by flash_uk
13:49 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

25% opacity. Didn't write a note, but from memory, lighter than would be expected of a '77 from magnum, lacked backbone, a bit flabby and simple.
by flash_uk
13:48 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1972 Rebello Valente
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

30% opacity, mature red. Rich Christmas cake nose. Rich, syrupy, strawberry jam. Lovely port. Far and away the best '72 I have ever tasted.
by flash_uk
13:47 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 1970 de la Rosa

30% opacity, mature red. Lovely rich nose, candied red fruit - strawberry. Wonderful rich, full mouthfeel. Sweetness, red fruit, great structure and balance.
by flash_uk
13:45 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: 1970 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, mature red. Sweet, rich nose with caramels. Smooth sweet entry, red fruits.
by flash_uk
13:44 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

25% opacity, mature red, orange rim. red fruit, cranberries. Mature port, sweetness, red fruits. Initially good structure, some flabbiness then appearing. Not as robust as would be expected of a '66.
by flash_uk
13:42 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1963 de la Rosa

20% opacity, mature red, orange rim. mature red fruit on the nose. Mature port, some dryness, red fruits.
by flash_uk
13:41 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Rebello Valente
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, mature red. Lovely rich nose, red fruit. Mature port, red fruit, some dryness, a slight acidic edge in the background.
by flash_uk
13:40 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: 1960 de la Rosa

20% opacity, red orange. Lovely complex nose, Christmas cake. Silky smooth, rich, sweet ,red fruit, cranberries.
by flash_uk
13:39 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: 1960 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, mature red, orange rim. On the nose, red fruit, slightly drying out. Soft, smooth, syrupy, little bit of heat in the finish, plus dryness. Drying out red fruits.
by flash_uk
12:44 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1955 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, red brown. Ice cream, vanilla on the nose. Soft and smooth entry, very light heat late palate, caramel and vanilla. I gave this some points, but when I returned later, it was less impressive.
by flash_uk
12:43 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1947 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: 1947 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, copper. Caramels and red fruit on the nose. Soft syrupy entry, red fruits and caramels. Very nice port.
by flash_uk
12:42 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: 1945 Rebello Valente

10% opacity, pale yellow-amber, clear. Nose of extracted citrus fruit, apricots. Mature concentrated apricot fruit. Later this tasted more oxidised, more akin to a colheita.
by flash_uk
12:40 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1942 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1942 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, mature red brown. At the outset the nose was bad - rubber bands. With 90 minutes in the glass, the nose improved substantially. In the mouth, rich, some sweetness and also a slight bitterness in the finish.
by flash_uk
12:38 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Rebello Valente
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 1927 Rebello Valente

20% opacity, copper-amber, clear. Smooth entry, sweetness mid palate, dates, figs, long finish. In great shape for 90+ years old.
by flash_uk
12:47 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 33
Views: 5223

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

Unfortunately the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green has closed at short notice due to "unforeseen circumstances". For reasons I'm happy to explain face to face I really don't want to stay at the Saffron Hotel so I have booked myself into Buriton House B&B, which is just next to Newport railway sta...
by flash_uk
15:00 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 7871

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Phil could I change my starter to Burrata please.
by flash_uk
21:33 Fri 15 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1220

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

idj123 wrote:
21:17 Fri 15 Nov 2019
it's 60 @ 60 @ 60
It took me a while...
by flash_uk
20:10 Thu 14 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1220

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Yes please. Might be out of 1960, will check. Plenty of time to fix that though :D