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by jdaw1
19:30 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 5289

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

I've just been through the 22 notes on GC77 on the tasting note list, ranging in date from 2004 - 2018. There are 8 positive bottle reports. There are 5 obviously faulty (corked) bottles. The other 9 are somewhat mixed with some thinking they are not right and others thinking they are just having a...
by jdaw1
19:10 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham colheita
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

1963 Graham colheita

1963 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Starts strong and dry, the dryness manifesting as mid-palate heat, with gentle brown sugar...
by jdaw1
19:08 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1974 Graham colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

1974 Graham colheita

1974 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Nose showing green and herbaceous. Another soft colheita, but richer than the 1990 and 198...
by jdaw1
19:02 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Graham colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

1982 Graham colheita

1982 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Bright start, showing spearmint, maybe grapefruit, soft sugars, and an acidic grip. The ac...
by jdaw1
18:58 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Graham colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

1990 Graham colheita

1990 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Perhaps a more complex wine than the ’94 , but lighter, especially at the ending. Soft bro...
by jdaw1
18:53 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham colheita
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

1994 Graham colheita

1994 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Nose of sugar and distant marmalade. Fresh, citrus palate, and hint of bright cherry, very...
by jdaw1
17:32 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 70
Views: 10624

Re: 2019 Declarations

There is a proper grumble to be made about the Symingtons’ 2019 declaration. No, it is not holding prices steady (thank you to the Syms). Nor about releasing a set of Nines at a fair price (thank you to the Syms). No, not these. Instead there is a proper serious grumble. It is starkly obvious, and d...
by jdaw1
20:16 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Crasto LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 834

2015 Crasto LBV

@Big_Fortified_Tasting Crasto 2015 LBV . Dark red, 95% opaque. Quite a dry LBV, with red grape, and green herbs, maybe even basil, and a touch of spearmint. Dryness persists to the still-full ending, which is long and full. This is a solid LBV, which could be drunk in quantity — by me, a much large...
by jdaw1
19:26 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Portal
Replies: 0
Views: 895

2018 Portal

@Big_Fortified_Tasting has traditionally been the place to tasting newly released Port. New learning this year: at home, so that it can be done whilst my work computer beeps at me, and whilst being reminded of domestic duties. Quinta do Portal Vintage Port 2018 : 100% opaque dark purple, and red ri...
by jdaw1
18:39 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s
Replies: 27
Views: 5220

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s

nac wrote:
09:17 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Graham's thing starts at 1900
No. Just no.

Dow declared 1899; Graham declared 1901; approximately everybody else declared 1900. So we can’t start a Graham tasting at 1900. Did you mean Warre? And if you are arranging a Warre vertical starting at 1900, yes please, definitely include me.
by jdaw1
19:54 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 14163

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Christopher wrote:
18:38 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Can I go on the reserve list
Yes. Done.
by jdaw1
19:46 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019

Splendid reply from Simon.

I am available for full adoption.
by jdaw1
09:38 Mon 05 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019

So they get two dozen of Port, and the junior dozen is Dow or Vesuvio. This will not be a life of hardship. For my judgement, Dow (or the other fine names mentioned) can mature slowly for most of forty years. Hence, rather than seeking impossible quantities of the unavailable, you buy larger quantit...
by jdaw1
20:20 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Let’s guess that we will have access to the Ports we have, plus those for which the website has data sheets . That would be 10 × colheita + 4 × tawny with indication of age + 12 × VP + 4 × LBV. Perhaps I’m older than formerly, but thirty in one session starts to be non-trivial consumption. Tawnies a...
by jdaw1
16:31 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

George, Phil: I think that answers the question. ‘Junior’ seemed, well, junior, so was de-emphasised circa 1980.
by jdaw1
13:17 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Thank you. Added to the second post. So far we have nine colheitas, ten VPs, zero LBVs, and might be able to obtain one Quinado.
by jdaw1
13:00 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Idle perusal of vintageport.se tells me this was a business founded by Manoel D. Poças Junior in 1918 (that explains the '100 years' cork on the 2000 colheita botled in 2018, I was wondering) and now called Manoel D. Poças Junior Vinhos SA. I infer that Poças Junior and Poças are the same wine, the...
by jdaw1
12:59 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

hadge wrote:
11:39 Fri 02 Apr 2021
if not to late, please can i be added to the list?
You are the fourteenth. Hence now full; further acceptances will be waitlisted.
by jdaw1
10:40 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

CPR 1 wrote:
19:44 Thu 01 Apr 2021
The 77 is Poças Junior
Is there a difference? Is Poças merely a shortened name for Poças Junior, or are they different?
by jdaw1
10:22 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Hopefully not too late but yes please! You are the thirteenth. One seat remains. I can offer 1977 and 2009 Both are VP - The 77 is Poças Junior I have the 1964 Colheita and the 2011 VP which I could offer up for this tasting. I have … the 2017 VP. I have the 2000 Colheita I can offer 1970 and 1985 ...
by jdaw1
19:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

CPR 1 wrote:
19:33 Thu 01 Apr 2021
I can offer 1977 and 2009
VP or colheita?
by jdaw1
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

MigSU wrote:
19:03 Thu 01 Apr 2021
I was wondering why João Geirinhas would be participating in this event. Seemed odd.
My error. Corrected, about an hour ago.
by jdaw1
17:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

We’ve never properly tasted the wines of Poças , a house best known for its wood-aged Ports, but which also makes VP and LBV. I have tasted too few of all categories. It is envisaged — so not a firm plan — that we will start with a flight of wood-aged, tawnies or colheitas or both. Then with and aft...
by jdaw1
17:37 Thu 01 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7508

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

This post to list bottles available. Colheitas: Colheita 1964 (GEAG, IDJ, TC); Colheita 1967 (TC); Colheita 1996 (TC); Colheita 1997 (TC); Colheita 2000 (RON, TC); Colheita 2001 (TC); Colheita 2003 (TC); Colheita 2006-small (TC); Colheita 2006-big (TC); Vintages: Vintage 1970 (THRA); Vintage 1977 (C...