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by Chris Doty
17:09 Sat 01 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?
Replies: 24
Views: 5551

Re: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?

Thanks Phil. I do have two high resolution photos of the bottle, which in general seem similar to the one you have posted, but I have failed to reduce their size to accommodate the threshold set by TPF. If you pm me your email address, I'd be happy to send them along. In discussions with Axel, we no...
by Chris Doty
17:06 Sat 01 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Avery
Replies: 15
Views: 5540

Re: 1963 Avery

Thanks RAYC - that's fascinating info. The 63Avery was my wine of the weekend, IIRC. I was very impressed, and felt that this went toe-to-toe against the Fonseca, with more...flair, somehow. More resolve. At some point I got it confused with the Adams, but I think I have the straight now. Farr had b...
by Chris Doty
01:23 Fri 28 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1242
Views: 543708

Placemat software / praise jdaw

This and following two posts were in a new thread called “Placemat software / praise jdaw”, but have been merged by jdaw1 into the thread entitled “Software that makes placemats”. The placemat software thread, understandably, does not allow me to input expression1. Jdaw is an artist and a champion ...
by Chris Doty
01:49 Wed 26 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?
Replies: 24
Views: 5551

Re: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?

Vintage or Colheita? Vintage what i want to pay? or fair value I'd want to pay 300-350$ fair value is probably 450-500$ Yeah, I'm thinking about the same. Had it been $400 I would have just sucked it up. It is $575 so I am stalling. Truth is, my palate for port demands at least some primary fruit, ...
by Chris Doty
20:57 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fair price for 1933 niepoort?
Replies: 24
Views: 5551

Fair price for 1933 niepoort?

Hard to see the fill level, but the wax capsule appears to have held up. Label is slightly distressed but no sign of seepage I can tell

What do you think is an acceptable price?

Tia
by Chris Doty
00:39 Fri 21 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

Excellent improvisation, Jdaw!

We may need to edit closer to the event, but we're ahead of the curve.

1 month countdown!
by Chris Doty
19:14 Tue 18 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

Looks like friday the 21st

Woo woo
by Chris Doty
02:46 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 19151

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

Sounds great -- thanks Jeff for organizing.

Looking forward to it.
by Chris Doty
01:22 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1985 & VA
Replies: 54
Views: 8161

Re: 1985 & VA

Last week-end we had Niepoort 1985... and it was full of VA. 3 of 6 of Niepoort 1985 have been defect. :-( Boo! Hiss!! Shame! Niepoort is frustrating in that way. I've had two great bottles of 85 and 2 not good bottles of 85. Similar with 1997, and now 1994s are also showing some signs :( I haven't...
by Chris Doty
01:13 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 19151

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

would brooklyn be out of the question? Umm. I would personally prefer Manhattan, but am open minded. No luck with the likes of: Palm, Allison 18, Northsquare, Keens, etc? I would have voted for any of those, personally. But it's gonna be great regardless. As for bottles, I'm happy to adopt at Jeff'...
by Chris Doty
01:08 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Hiss!!

Shame, shame!

Should have been a damn good bottle. That's always been on my short list for wine of the vintage. Gould, Fonseca, Niepoort have also been highly memorable experiences.
by Chris Doty
01:06 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

Glad to see you post a fresh note, as I've been pretty good lately about disregarding my stash. The 94V is a candidate for 'port of my life' - It just has it all: Delicious, age-worthy, well made / consistent, attractively priced, etc. I do not give this praise lightly. This is a JCVD flying roundho...
by Chris Doty
08:08 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 27 Jan 2014, Taylor 1985, at The Bung Hole
Replies: 19
Views: 10468

Re: Mon 27 Jan 2014, Taylor 1985, at The Bung Hole

AHB wrote: I volunteer to be part of the tasting team(s).
seconded
by Chris Doty
08:03 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:If it's the 6th (or any other day before the 6th in that week) I can be there. Won't be able to attend the 15th unfortunately.
Not to worry -- now thinking 3rdish week of March. Hope that suits.
by Chris Doty
08:02 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

If there is room after the regular competitors have taken their seats I would love to join as this sounds a great evening, subject to the final date! Thanks Charles Hello Charles, I will keep you on a reserves list for now and will hope we can find room for you, subject to the date working out. We'...
by Chris Doty
08:01 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

Sounds great. 6th is out for me unfortunately as I will be in Leverkeusen for Axel's 2011 vp extravaganza. I forgot about Axel's extravaganza! I feel like I've missed a ton of great tastings he's put on. I will be very eager to hear all about it! We're moving this to March, and obviously can't do i...
by Chris Doty
07:58 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

I would also be interested but have already a fairly packed schedule :roll: regards WS1 You can't miss two years in a row Wolf. That would be horribly un-German of you. We're now thinking 3rd week of March. You're running out of excuses and need to help make sure AHB doesn't run away with the Cup!
by Chris Doty
07:57 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

benread wrote:I am feeling a little remiss so far this year bit TDC has been on my radar! As soon as date is confirmed I shall speak nicely to Mrs Read.


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Fabulous. Would love to see you there Ben. Now thinking 3rd week of March. will keep ya'll posted
by Chris Doty
07:56 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

AHB wrote:I'm interested. I'll check my work diary next week and post preferred dates, but generally Mon-Thu peferred.
I mean, having served your time last year as helper, it only seems fair that you get a crack at the Cup, AHB.

Moved to March - hope we find a date that works.

woo woo
by Chris Doty
07:55 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

Thank you, yes please. Mondays and Wednesdays mildly preferred, but at your disposal. Placemats: that seems traditional. Sure. How numbered? 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B !? α 1 α 2 β 1 β 2 γ 1 γ 2 ? Something based on Paradise Lost, or Christmas? Something else? Fabulous Jdaw. Wednesday may work as well, but ...
by Chris Doty
07:54 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Doty Cup 2014 - The Square 3/21 7pm
Replies: 65
Views: 21818

Re: The Doty Cup 2014

DRT wrote:I am interested, thank you.

Days ending in a "y" are best for me.
Wouldn't be the same w/o you, DRT.

I am moving the date back though -- sometime likely in the 3rd week of March.

I promise the day will still end in 'y'
by Chris Doty
07:46 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: 1983 Graham

I agree with RAYC - this is one of the best Ports of the decade. My recent bottles of both this and G85 have left me wondering whether or not G83 might some day be better than G85. The bottles I've had have shown that much potential. 89 points for a G83 is clearly a flawed bottle, which you mention...
by Chris Doty
07:33 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: 1983 Graham

I hope (and think) that this was not representative - I'd still back this port as amongst the best of the decade. In my view (based on 5-6 bottles since 2012) better than all of G85/80, F85 and D80....but i accept there's room to argue amongst those. Nonetheless i think that well stored bottles (wh...
by Chris Doty
07:22 Thu 30 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: 1983 Graham

I wondered about ‘splash mountains’ which is in quotes (why?) ... The port may have been 89 but the note rates 96. Thanks for reading/sharing. Splash Mountain is enjoyable and then there is a clear shift that portends disaster, and then there is a crash. It fails in key respects as a winealogy, but...
by Chris Doty
00:16 Sun 26 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

1983 Graham

375ml 15% opaque. Fairly muted and astringent right out of the bottle. Worry creeps. Feels pretty ripe in the mouth but maybe 'all bass and no intrigue.' Too early to tell. Hope for the best. After about two hours breathing, we get lush plum aromas (not candied, and not as deep and savory as the 94 ...