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by forest26
12:50 Wed 07 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10221

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019

Now set for 23rd October - see header. Please confirm again.
by forest26
13:03 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10221

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

OK I Have an offer of a date second half of October I am proposing 15 or 16 or (more likely) 22nd or 23rd (a week before the 69). I need to get back to confirm quickly. Miguel will send over most of the port to me - I don't think there will be a cost for their ports. Where I have had to purchase a f...
by forest26
20:38 Tue 23 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 104
Views: 11604

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I have a recent release of g66 from SFE which is one of 300 bottles released In 2016 - I realize it might double up but I need a special occasion to open it.
by forest26
20:38 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: 2017 Warre

(tasted sighted) A star performer! Deep purple, expressive nose of blackcurrant, some vanilla and spice. Beautifully integrated even at this stage with a full body and silky smooth tannins. Wow! 98/100
by forest26
20:36 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Noval Nacional
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: 2017 Noval Nacional

(sighted tasting) Deep purple beautiful expressive nose, stands out with spice. Refined palate, smooth fruit driven refined great intensity nicely balanced. A beautiful wine. 98pts. I tasted this again later (Blind): Red fruit, good balance clearly a wine for the long term with plenty of structure a...
by forest26
20:30 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: 2017 Noval

(Tasted sighted) Deep crimson, expressive floral nose of blackcurrant a little spice on the nose (black pepper). A little eucaluptus adds to complexity. Rich full bodied wine with fruit driven notes. A little alcohol but not unbalanced. Good strong finish. Very good. 95+
by forest26
20:29 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: 2017 Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira

Deep colour, strong fruit driven nose of red fruit. Dry, not overpowering. Good fruit, slightly dry style nice and fruity 90.
by forest26
20:28 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Crasto
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: 2017 Crasto

Deep purple with expressive nose of black fruits a little spice on the nose. Dry, slightly thin and just a little fruit. Slightly bitter aftertaste. 86.
by forest26
20:27 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Portal
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: 2017 Portal

(tasted sighted) Deep inky purple, strong nose of blackcurrant and black fruit. Black pepper and a slight tar. Very dry on the palate and slightly out of balance and tannic. Kick of pepper in the aftertaste. Reminds me of a more traditional style which will develop nicely over time. 89+
by forest26
20:25 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Maynard
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: 2017 Maynard

Tasted sighted. Deep crimson, expressive nose, red fruit with a smokey edge a little vanilla on the palate. Good balance smooth and fruity. Perhaps an early drinker? 90.
by forest26
20:23 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Fonseca
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: 2017 Fonseca

(Tasted sighted) Deep purple, perfumed nose of red fruit and. Classic Fonseca, refined and understated elegance. This wine has a lovely balance at this point in its life. Showing well on the palate smooth and mellow. For me this provides a lovely counterpoint to some of the more powerful wines. Good...
by forest26
20:22 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha

(Tasted sighted) Single Quinta. Deep purple nose of violets, strawberries ,raspberries and a touch of pepper. Spicy and hot on the palate – smokey, not quite in balance, OK - may develop further. 89
by forest26
20:20 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: 2017 Niepoort

(tasted sighted) According to Dirk Niepoort this is the greatest vintage he has produced. This is my second tasting (the first was at Dirk’s in May). The Niepoort is a dark purple wine with an expressive nose of blackcurrant, pepper with a note of mint. Powerful and brooding on the palate, intense f...
by forest26
20:17 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: 2017 Graham

(sighted tasting) Deep purple, Restrained nose, blackcurrant – intense flavour on the palate slightly backward at this stage in its evolution. Resolved tannins and good balance, Expressive finish full of flavour. 94.
by forest26
20:15 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces

(Sighted tasting) Deep purple wonderful expressive nose of red fruit, strawberries, raspberries and violets a touch of pepper and spice. In the mouth an explosion of flavours, red fruits and a green pepper. Long, long finish with a touch of green pepper. First tasting of this wine and the first wine...
by forest26
15:32 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2852

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

If you have a subscription the review is here - https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles ... t-scriptum

I'll ask if I can reproduce some of her notes as there is some interesting differences of opinion.
by forest26
15:26 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2852

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

Just getting my act together with regards to posting notes. Thank you to everyone who attended. For me, the 2017 vintage is a notch up from the rather floral 2016 vintage. The 2017 vintage seems to have more presence than the 2016 and I enjoyed them more for that. What really impresses is how approa...
by forest26
12:26 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 11623

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of the producers who contributed to this event.
I guess I better get posting my notes!
by forest26
11:40 Mon 24 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 11623

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

DaveRL wrote:
19:28 Sun 23 Jun 2019
I think I can get there for 12 or so. :)
Hi Dave

You are welcome any time but It looks like the Journalists will not be tasting blind so there is less work to do.
We will need start to cover the bottles from around 4pm. Slight-of-hand may be required for the more obvious bottles !!
by forest26
18:43 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 11623

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Hi I am helping Alex put this together - If anyone wants anything different from their standard food order speak now as we will put the order in tomorrow morning. Hopefully the parcels arrived at the B&F Friday. Capela and Vesuvio are in. Kopke and Burmester should be with me in the afternoon Dia an...
by forest26
07:26 Sat 15 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 11623

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Well done Simon
Looking forward to a few Port evenings...
by forest26
20:15 Tue 04 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 11239

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I am going to have to withdraw from this due to a family bereavement. I’ll catch up at the 2017 tasting later in the month.
by forest26
15:17 Mon 03 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 26
Views: 1543

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Yes Please.

Did we say that we would invite Sophia to this one ?
by forest26
11:29 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 11239

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Would a barros 1994 vintage work?
I also have the usual suspects....


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