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by jdaw1
15:13 Thu 12 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1580

Re: Ideas for tastings

I intend to arrange a 1992 horizontal.
by jdaw1
18:14 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

BTW to jdaw1, the WOTN scores for myself and NA appear to have been transposed. Sorry. It’s not easy for the prosopagnosic. As others have said, praise to George for organising. I did not have a clear mental map of this vintage, and now I do. The ’91s are reasonable drinking, but not a vintage of t...
by jdaw1
11:37 Wed 11 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6062

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

rich_n wrote:
23:45 Tue 10 Dec 2019
I will do, just awaiting confirmation (or otherwise) of whether Christopher can take the final spot.
I’ve asked; he can’t.
by jdaw1
21:25 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6062

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Current draft of the placemats (I chose stars rather than flowers — willing to be overruled).
by jdaw1
19:27 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6062

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Please update first post’s list of attendees.
by jdaw1
11:07 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6062

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

I will do so as soon as I have confirmation of who will be taking the final space. I have zero knowledge of how placemats will work, having only attended the 2017 VP tasting, so would one of our more experienced guests please weigh in with a preferred option? I’ll ensure functionally good — fret no...
by jdaw1
20:50 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Vesuvio
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 1991 Vesuvio

Later, still liked. But not as full as some.
by jdaw1
20:48 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: 1991 Smith Woodhouse

SW91. Red-pink, 20% opaque. Nose revolting. Taste less revolting — but this is not praise.
by jdaw1
20:46 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Niepoort
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: 1991 Niepoort

Ni91. Dark red, 35% opaque. Dry then sweet, light, hint cantaloupe melon, very long. Liked.
by jdaw1
20:42 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 de la Rosa
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: 1991 de la Rosa

Rs91. Dark red, 65% opaque. No nose. Minerality and sweetness, soft plum, with structure. Good size. Liked.
by jdaw1
20:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Noval Nacional
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

NN91. Red-pink 40%. Red cherry, soft and oleaginous, good length, lots of heat. This is good Port, texture very fine but not a giant, and not the best here.
by jdaw1
20:27 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Noval
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: 1991 Noval

N91. Red, 40% opaque. Pleasant, but not great. Simple sugar leading to a dry mid palate.
by jdaw1
20:20 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: 1991 Morgan

Mg91. Dark red 70%. Dark plum. Big dark Port, not yet mature. Really liked.
by jdaw1
20:14 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: 1991 Croft

Cr91. Dark red, 70% opaque. I like. Big, structure, fruit (plums), dry mid palate. Proper Port properly declared.
by jdaw1
20:02 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

FG91. Dark red, 45% opaque. Mid weight, dry, little fruit. TFP made the right decision not to declare this.
by jdaw1
19:52 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

TV91. Dark dark red, 90% opaque. Dark plum, closed, dry. Might end up as excellent, might not, but needs another decade in the cellar before which can be known.
by jdaw1
19:47 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

CkC91. Drowned in vinegar acidity. George: “remarkably undrinkable”.
by jdaw1
19:41 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 1991 Cockburn

Ck91. Glorious red, 40% opaque.

Nose wrong, corked.
by jdaw1
19:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Gould Campbell
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 1991 Gould Campbell

GC91. Dark red, 60% opaque. Nose dirty, bacterial. CSD, sitting to my right, said the nose was was “interesting but not flawed, very weak”. Palate thin and dry. Not right.
by jdaw1
19:34 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Vesuvio
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 1991 Vesuvio

V91. Red-pink, 50% opaque. Maraschino cherry, dry mid palate, long. Really liked. This is showing beautifully, but will not last another two decades.
by jdaw1
19:28 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Warre
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 1991 Warre

W91. Again glorious red, 50% opaque. Similar nose to G. Palate dry and hollow and wrong. No.
by jdaw1
19:19 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Graham
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: 1991 Graham

G91. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Full bodied and red fruited, slightly closed, some menthol and violets. I like the weight, but it's slightly closed as if needing more time in the cellar. Liked.
by jdaw1
19:12 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 1991 Dow

D91. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Lovely red cherry, mid weight, heat. Also a dry spice behind. Liked, but lighter and overdeveloped for its twenty-eight years.
by jdaw1
13:45 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 8513

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

So that not lost: Links: Review of the event as a whole ; Tasting notes: Dow ; Graham ; Warre ; Quinta do Vesuvio ; Smith Woodhouse ; Gould Campbell ; Cockburn ; Cockburn Quinta dos Canais ; Taylor Quinta de Vargellas ; Fonseca Guimaraens ; Croft ; Morgan ; Quinta do Noval ; Quinta do Noval Nacional...