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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: 30
Views: 4475

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: 6762

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: 682

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: 682

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
by flash_uk
15:06 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 30
Views: 4475

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

jdaw1 wrote:
14:23 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Updated draft of the sticky labels, TNs, vote recorders, etc.
I think Axel may have been missed.
by flash_uk
00:19 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Yes please! Very much enjoyed our visit to Poças in VNdG. I only have 2011 somewhere in storage.
by flash_uk
11:59 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F

Many thanks to Miguel and Tony for organising and providing such a comprehensive vertical. The first time a range of this extent has been opened together, as Miguel noted. A real consistency across the ports from 1960 through to the mid '80s. Rich, elegant, fruit drying out a little, often oranges, ...
by flash_uk
11:49 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2009 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: 2009 Messias Cachao

60% opacity, nothing on the nose. Acidic, dry, tannic entry. very dry. Did I mention dry?
by flash_uk
11:49 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Re: 2003 Messias Cachao

40% opacity, dull red. Not much on the nose. Lively red fruit, tannins and dryness.
by flash_uk
11:48 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: 1997 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, dull red-brown. Over-ripe flabby nose. Red fruit, flabby, unbalanced with coarse tannins.
by flash_uk
11:48 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1989 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: 1989 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, mature red. Wonderful floral nose, menthol, mint, tobacco. Rich, full mouthfeel, some dryness mid palate. Dark fruit - molasses.
by flash_uk
11:47 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: 1985 Messias Cachao

35% opacity, red-brown. Nose has some VA, varnish. In the mouth, red fruit overcome by VA.
by flash_uk
11:46 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: 1984 Messias Cachao

25% opacity, red-brown, slightly cloudy. Concentrated nose, red fruits. Smooth and syrupy, heat mid to late palate plus dryness. Fruit drying out.
by flash_uk
11:45 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: 1983 Messias Cachao

20% opacity. TCA.
by flash_uk
11:45 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: 1982 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, copper. Slight;y sharp nose. Dry and citric on the palate. Extracted fruit - oranges. short finish.
by flash_uk
11:44 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1979 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: 1979 Messias Cachao

20% opacity. Lovely rich nose, dried extracted fruits - oranges and tobacco. Rich, full, syrupy mouthfeel. Concentrated orange fruit, great balance and structure.
by flash_uk
11:43 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: 1980 Messias Cachao

15% opacity, copper, clear. Lively oversweet nose. Smooth entry, sweetness, maybe losing some backbone - the finish fades away. Citrus fruits.
by flash_uk
11:42 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: 1977 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, mature red, slightly cloudy. rich, Christmas cake, red fruits in the nose. Rich, full mouthfeel. Sweetness, red fruits, great balance, chewy. Nice port!
by flash_uk
11:41 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1976 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: 1976 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, amber, yellow rim, very clear. Lovely citrus notes, oranges and tobacco. Silky, syrupy, rich mouthfeel. Sweet caramels, great balance, lip-licking syrupy citrus fruit in the finish and aftertaste.
by flash_uk
11:40 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: 1975 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-copper, yellow rim. Sharp nose, red fruits, concentrated. Smooth silky entry, then a dryness kicks in, dried citrus plus leather - a complex range of flavours in the finish which has great length.
by flash_uk
11:38 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: 1970 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-pink. Nose hard to get at. Strawberries? Smooth entry, red fruit, slight dryness, balanced and elegant.
by flash_uk
11:37 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: 1967 Messias Cachao

30% opacity, red-copper. Smokey toasted nose, oranges. Rich and full, smokiness, red fruits which are drying out. Real concentration in the flavours.
by flash_uk
11:37 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: 1966 Messias Cachao

25% opacity, brown-orange, some cloudiness. Nose a little strange, fruit overripe but not sweet, stewed? A bit of a blanket over the bouquet - some oranges in there. Soft entry, a little soft/flabby but then some acidity kicks in late palate. Sweetness and some orangey citrus fruit. Marmalade aftert...
by flash_uk
11:34 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1965 Messias Cachao
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: 1965 Messias Cachao

20% opacity, brown-amber, yellow rim. Amazing nose, oranges, slightly dried, menthol, caramels. Silky smooth entry, syrupy, great balance, rich mouthfeel. Massively long finish - lip-licking oranges.