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by nac
12:22 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 66759

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

...and my food order is:

Starter - Duck liver pâté, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles
Main - Grilled gammon steak, free range egg, chips, spiced pork scratching, pickle gravy - plus the black pudding, and a side of green beans & shallots
Dessert - Welsh rarebit
by nac
11:59 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 66759

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

Confirming my attendance.
by nac
23:13 Thu 25 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 30816

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

If not already full, yes please.

I have Warre and Cockburn Quinta dos Canais.
by nac
19:23 Tue 09 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1224
Views: 317117

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Malvedos 84

Might be of interest...

Corney & Barrow have just listed three 12-bottle OWC cases of Malvedos 84 @ £790 DP.

Guess this is now fairly rare?
by nac
14:23 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Noval 63 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Re: Noval 63 Question

Makes sense. I've got some Noval 70 where it's got the UK bottler info (Churton's) on the white part.

I'm guessing Noval supplied the labels to the shipper so they're fairly consistent.
by nac
08:22 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Noval 63 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Noval 63 Question

I have two lots of Noval 63, one of which has "GARRAFEIRA PARTICUAR DE ALBERTO AUGUSTO LEITE" on the white strip at the bottom of the label. The other has nothing on the white strip.

Any ideas what this is?

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by nac
14:42 Thu 20 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 17969

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

2nd - Yes
9th - Yes
16th - No
by nac
07:40 Sun 16 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 15
Views: 6612

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Disclaimer - I am not, and have never been, a civil servant... ...however, some years ago I was responsible for looking after the UK estate of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This included Lancaster House (last house on the Mall before you get to Buck Palace). The basement of LH houses the HMG Wi...
by nac
14:19 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 66759

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

Could I go on as Reserve please?

If I do get in, I've got a Smith Woodhouse 66.

Thanks
NAC
by nac
14:10 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 17969

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

If there's space could I be added?

9th July works OK for me, assuming venue is in London.

Thanks
NAC
by nac
13:03 Fri 07 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 30613

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

I've got one bottle of 1972. Excellent; this is the only bottle of '72 we have amongst us from replies so far, so if you're happy to save it for this tasting that would be appreciated. Also just found a bottle of 1963 that I thought had been drunk. Nice; my experience is usually the other way round...
by nac
19:05 Wed 05 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 30613

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Also just found a bottle of 1963 that I thought had been drunk.
by nac
15:01 Tue 04 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 30613

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Yes please.

I've got one bottle of 1972.

The last (sob sob) of a full case from a Christie's auction some years ago. All the other bottles were pretty good, so high hopes for this one...
by nac
10:07 Fri 31 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 304603

Re: Latest buy

1970 Fonseca x 6
1970 Croft x 12
1963 Noval x 11

Potentially looking to dispose of a few bottles of the Croft & Noval. If interested PM me.
by nac
10:02 Fri 31 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 52687

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Would like to attend. Have the following 1970s (Oporto bottled unless indicated otherwise): Cockburn Cockburn [2016 release] Croft Croft (Army & Navy) Dow Fonseca (Harvey's) Morgan [from the Christies clear-out sale a few years ago] Noval (Churtons) Royal Oporto Taylor (BBR) Warre Warre [2016 releas...
by nac
12:03 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 54645

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

AHB wrote:
23:14 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Interesting Port list. How did you manage to get to know what they had available?
I'm a member so have online access to the live winelist. Just did a cut & paste.
by nac
12:00 Tue 09 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 304603

Re: Latest buy

Two half bottles of Croft (possibly 1960) from a charity sale at Corney & Barrow. One low shoulder & one base of neck. Already opened the low shoulder bottle & it was still pretty good. That’s an excellent purchase. I love half bottles of mature Port. Nominally cost £10 each, so probably a bargain.
by nac
14:38 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 54645

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Update on current offering at 67 Pall Mall: TAWNY & "OTHER" Quinta da Gaivosa, 20 YO Tawny, Alves de Sousa 50cl,£66.00  20 Year Old Tawny Port, Barros, £64.00  Pink, Croft 50cl, £40.00  10 Year Old White Port, Kopke Half Bottle (37.5cl), £40.00  30 Year Old White Port, Kopke Half Bottle (37.5cl)...
by nac
14:09 Fri 05 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 304603

Re: Latest buy

Two half bottles of Croft (possibly 1960) from a charity sale at Corney & Barrow.
One low shoulder & one base of neck.
Already opened the low shoulder bottle & it was still pretty good.
by nac
12:18 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 304603

Re: Latest buy

1955 Dow - bottled by Hankey Bannister
Sadly only one bottle though
by nac
19:16 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

Re: Warre 1963 Question

Mystery solved.

Just opened a bottle to start the Christmas festivities and the cork is clearly branded "Sworder London EC4".

Will post a tasting note eventually...
by nac
10:50 Fri 14 Dec 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: FRW Fortified Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 4161

FRW Fortified Sale

Fine & Rare Wines are having a sale this week and sent out a list of reductions on fortified wines this morning...

https://frw-email.co.uk/2UCY-TBXG-4OYPT6-GWYTA-1/c.aspx
by nac
12:12 Thu 13 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3937

Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018

Central London Wine Society Tasting of Graham's Port, at the Civil Service Club, Wednesday 5th December 2018 Presented by Paul Mapplebeck NV Crusted (bottled 2011) - scored 3.9/7 (scores are the average of the 20+ attendees) I only scored this 2/7 - bit too hot with a slightly bitter aftertaste. 200...
by nac
10:39 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 29019

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Mine (one copy) arrived yesterday morning via Royal Mail. In Kent, nowhere exotic.