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by jdaw1
21:29 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

MPM: Bottle was bottom-neck. Copper-amber, 20%–30% opaque. Rich nose. red fruits, Christmas cake, cherries, explosion of scents all of them lovely and sweet. Smell and taste about 15 years older than the wine is. Oranges, marmaladey nose. Nose massively rich, sweet fruits, apricot. Palate really sil...
by jdaw1
21:21 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

CPR: 40%–50% opaque, deeper and darker red than I was expecting, Mid shoulder bottle. Cork was sunken. Wine shows no effects from that. Soft nose, gentle fruit, longish finish, good balance. Nice acidity. Some subtle cloves. Got the balance; got the acidity; very nice glass of mature port. Actually ...
by jdaw1
20:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

CMAG: Very dark, starting to lose the colour at the edge. Weirdly, a bit tanky on nose. Some summer pudding. Taste of blackcurrant, grapefruits and spearmint. No tannins on this at all. Acidity goes on for some time then just syrupy. Not to my taste. Bit of dark chocolate. Actually: Niepoort 2009 LBV.
by jdaw1
20:44 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

AHB: Dark red with black tone to it. Smells nice, full of plums, dried figs, Christmas Cake, fruit cake rather than Christmas. Lots cherries. Palate gorgeous, full of fruit, good structure, ghost of tannins. Lots and lots of acidity, sweet but balanced, on finish, like sucking a black wine gum, long...
by jdaw1
20:40 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4929

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

JDAW: Lovely dark red rim, 90% opaque. At decant massive nose of blackberries. Now palate has good mass, concentration, some dry roughness. Blackberries still very strong. This has power and fruit and structure. I like.

Actually Symington’s Wine Society bottled 2013.
by jdaw1
18:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 80784

Re: Port House abbreviations

AHB wrote:
16:13 Thu 30 Apr 2020
I have just been advised Quinta da Devesa will be bottling 2018 as their first production of Vintage Port.
Some pictures on PortugalVineyards.com.

Dv? Could be Ds, but I prefer Dv. Any objections to Dv?
by jdaw1
22:01 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 6498

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

My halves have arrived safely. As did mine. Some really thoughtful additional touches. Agreed. Delighted to see the familiar style of placemats (laminated!) and tasting notes sheet. If reprints needed, do so from www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200507_Quevedo.pdf . I don’t believe there’s a limit to how ...
by jdaw1
22:13 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Best guesser was Tony, with four points.
by jdaw1
22:06 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

NAC: leaves into neck, sore came out easily. 30% opaque, very pale red, not browning, not tawny. Not a great deal not he one, maybe like a 10yo tawny. Dried fruits, figs maybe, apricots and orangey dried fruits. Nose better than when opened. On palate fruit, dried, orange, slight sourness. Not parti...
by jdaw1
21:47 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

WHW: I’d show you the glass but I’ve quaffed the decanter. Largely translucent. The nose is sour cherry, green apple, maybe a bit of linden, not a sweet nose, but lovely, maybe wood or lacquered wood. Palate sweeter than the nose had suggested, some gentle citrus on fore-palate, mid-way through the ...
by jdaw1
21:38 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

AHB2: darker red, younger in appearance, blackish red to appearance. Maybe 95% opaque. Nose has a little bottle stink, sweet bramble underneath. Bottle stink spoils palate on entry; mid-palate dry, bruised. Moderate aftertaste, short finish, which does open up to a bit of green woodiness that does h...
by jdaw1
21:18 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

TC It’s a fairly dark tawny colour, looks older than its actual age. On nose a bit spicy, almost smells like rum-and-coke, but with an oxidised edge. On the palate a lot of heat, a lot of spice, some burnt spice, and still that sort-of not-faulty on-edge quality. Some pepper, medium bodied, little t...
by jdaw1
20:43 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

CPR: beautifully 50% opaque glorious red colour. A little rosehip on nose. Palate has integrated tannins, some rosehip, some gentle strawberry, good length.

Actually QH77.
by jdaw1
20:34 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

JDAW, decanted 14:00. Dark red. Palate early sweet dark plum, slightly dry mid. Big, rounded and full, lovely. Late palate is long, dry, plums again. Very long, This showing very well. Me like.

Actually M&S 2007 made by David Guimaraens.
by jdaw1
20:24 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

MPM: 50% opacity nice dark red. Nose very open, lovely rich fruits, not overripe, they are just opening up. Maybe a little black fruit — plums? — rich lovely scent . Nice balance, a little heat mid palate, tannins soft and almost integrated. Fruit most prominent feature of palate, nicely ripe, neith...
by jdaw1
20:17 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

SDC: young enough to be decanted yesterday at 10pm, really thick tannins last night. Over the day — decanter open since lunchtime — very opaque, slight ruby rim, nose ripe fruit, palate sweet entry, but not overripe, strawberries raspberries blackberries, big tannins weighty, good acidity, lovely ba...
by jdaw1
20:17 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Some dictated notes follow.
by jdaw1
18:00 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 4110

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Sorry, slow making the vote-recorder page.
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Who can print and be the returning officer?
by jdaw1
23:32 Mon 20 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1204
Views: 287331

Re: Port for sale by retailer

A Quevedo virtual tasting from VWP: https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/products/Quevedo-30000 Probably less interesting for the more experienced port drinkers among us but as a relative newbie I certainly had my interest piqued! Any thoughts on this? I figured it's reasonable value and supporting...
by jdaw1
17:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

I have previously suggested 'F numbers' that could be tucked into a corner of a back label somewhere: F0 being wholly unfiltered, F1 lightly stabilised and so on up to F5 - stripped bare. The exact parameters could be agreed between the producers. So you’re saying that Port is too easy for non-expe...
by jdaw1
12:32 Sun 19 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

I think personally I would love to have better clarity on the expected peak of drinkability of the wines. If filtered I know that will most likely be as soon as possible, but unfiltered is a lot less clear - are these best in a few years? A decade? More? Who knows?! For unfiltered a truthful messag...
by jdaw1
23:41 Fri 17 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

I agree that it can be confusing as to who is doing what, and the different closures and ageing potential, but I think that calls for better labelling rather than changing the diversity of production. Portugal has enough difficult rules. Allow as much as possible; require only that the customer be ...