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by AHB
22:13 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Death Row
Replies: 22
Views: 3360

Death Row

I posted this question in the other forum and I thought it might be interesting to see how the answers compare across the two sites. Currently standing on Death Row I have a 1985 Kopke (actually, that was opened this morning) and then a 1987 Hutcheson. After that, I'm struggling a little to decide w...
by AHB
21:54 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Kopke
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

1985 Kopke Vintage Port

Opened and decanted about 10 hours before the tasting note was taken. Decanted very cleanly off a fair amount of sediment. The colour of redwood, red centre but distinct browning at the rim. Nose is dusty but also carries a lovely mix of spices and sandalwood. In the mouth the port is sweet, but not...
by AHB
21:31 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2051
Views: 259087

Re: Conky’s apostrophe crime

I have to cede this point to you guys who's lifestyle makes them better served to know such things You meant “whose†, of course. That made me laugh out loud as well, but my house is occupied by two children and a wife who are all asleep after having been up at 5am to go car booting this morning. A...
by AHB
19:32 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2051
Views: 259087

Re: Conky is correct

The words may stick in my throat, but on this apostrophe-related matter, Conky is correct. Hmm. Not according to the Oxford Dictionaries web site (see this link here). They support my teaching that "it's" is an accepted contraction of either "it is" or "it has" and that the correct contraction has ...
by AHB
19:21 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4485

Excellent timing on the tasting note as I've got one of these on its way to me from a spot of sales shopping - and its intended for early drinking!

Alex
by AHB
06:38 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Favourites icon
Replies: 61
Views: 12857

I've got it.
by AHB
06:33 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2051
Views: 259087

Re: Conky’s missing apostrophes

jdaw1 wrote:
Before I realised that this was an apostrophe crime I had assumed that this was the way in which Conky protected his cigars from unwanted attention, by securing movement sensitive explosives in his non-humidifying box...
by AHB
06:28 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2051
Views: 259087

Re: Derek T.’s extra apostrophe

I am extremely surprised at how little is sold in Brazil given it's historic links to Portugal. I beg to disagree with this presumed apostrophe crime. I understood Derek to have used the apostrophe correctly as a contraction and not as a posessive. ie. "I am extremely surprised at how little is sol...
by AHB
06:22 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Interestingly, I had the chance to taste this wine again approximately 12 and 24 hours after opening the bottle. After 12 hours the wine smelled of plum juice rather than almonds and marzipan. The mouthfeel was still full and velvety, the tannins had softened and the alcohol was still beautifully in...
by AHB
10:48 Sat 22 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

I've not tried a 1908 vintage port yet but I'm prepared to be disappointed. By the time a port reaches its 100th anniversary it has got to be a gamble whether it has lasted the distance or not. However, its worth opening one of them to find out. If you've already tried a Taylor and a Cockburn then I...
by AHB
10:39 Sat 22 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 117
Views: 33713

Don't knock the Burmester '63 Vintage Port. I had one of these a few years back now (5 or 6) and it was very pleasant. I've also had the Burmester '63 colheita but I'm not a great colheita fan and didn't enjoy it as much as the vintage port.

I'll offer you EUR 3,20 for the bottle...
by AHB
23:53 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: FTLOP Down?
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Now I have seen your name there in the last couple of weeks. You may try to keep a low profile, but we know when you're there...

Alex
by AHB
23:39 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: FTLOP Down?
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

FTLOP Down?

Is anyone on the FTLOP website? It seems to have just crashed ... or is it just me?

Alex
by AHB
23:29 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

1994 Warre Vintage Port

A pop 'n' pour tasting note borne from running out of the port that I was drinking. This note from a half bottle. A lovely, clear rose red. No bricking and no purple. Deep colour, but nowhere near opaque any more. A wonderful nose of almonds and marzipan over fresh figs. Dry entry but huge complexit...
by AHB
22:37 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

How about if we make it somewhere on the north side of the Thames?

:roll:


Alex
by AHB
22:17 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

I am serious that I plan to open one of my bottles of 1908 next year. I would love to open it in the company of other port lovers - ideally those who would be able to bring another bottle of 1908 port to drink alongside it but equally with anyone willing to make a contribution towards its replacemen...
by AHB
21:57 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Any one experimented with Vacu-Vin, or Similar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Alan I have used Vacu Vin on bottles of port in the past and have stopped using them these days. I have found that when I drink a bottle of port over 4-5 days that it is different but still very enjoyable at the end of the 5 days when I don't use the Vacu Vin. Instead I usually put the bottle or dec...
by AHB
07:54 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which fairly modern ports are you least stocked up with
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

I've sometimes thought about doing what Tom has said happens with some wine merchants. I have one or two rare-ish bottles of port and I have occasionally toyed with the idea of offering them to a broker at a ridiculous price. Priced so that I don't want to sell them but if I was offered as much mone...
by AHB
19:15 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

Offline #5

I'm not sure what number offline we are up to - but does anyone fancy meeting up late next Spring in London for an offline with a theme of "1908 Horizontal". I confess that I am a little short of the recent 1908 vintage in my cellar, but I would be interested in opening one of my bottles if others c...
by AHB
19:08 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Christmas Offline
Replies: 141
Views: 22123

San Francisco is one of my four favourite cities out of all the cities I have ever visited - plus it has the advantage that I have family who live there. I love the idea of an offline in SF with Jay and perhaps if we planned something far enough in advance then we might be able to organise a full tr...
by AHB
17:48 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fonseca
Replies: 12
Views: 4771

I only have 6 of these in my stocks and they are stuck away in a disused chalk mine somewhere. I plan on opening one for my 65th birthday in 2028. If I'm not around then my son can have them for his 33rd birthday.

Alex
by AHB
17:40 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

This particular bottle of wine was drink over a period of 4 days. Sadly, it did not integrate in the way that I expected it to and it was probably at its best 1 hour after opening. Over the following 3 days, the spirit became less integrated and the fruit less pronounced. A shame as I have had other...
by AHB
13:00 Sun 16 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

1991 Morgan Vintage Port

I've just opened a bottle of Morgan 1991 and will post a tasting note later. Curiously - and I don;t remember this from the previous bottles I opened - the cork was branded across the length as opposed to the more usual branding along the length. The result of this was most odd since the cork was pu...
by AHB
09:54 Sat 15 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5512

While I note the concern over the rebottling issue, I think that there are probably a couple of additional points to consider when drawing comparisons to the Fonseca 1920. Firstly, the 1896 vintage has a reputation for being a very good one - certainly better than the 1920. Secondly, I suspect that ...
by AHB
23:32 Tue 11 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How goes the vintage?
Replies: 91
Views: 21042

I've just heard from another friend in the Douro at the moment that the Taylor's are not - at the moment - expecting that either 2006 or 2007 will be of sufficient quality and quantity to declare.

Alex