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by AHB
23:08 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 62
Views: 4999

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

JDAW seems very insistent that I should bring a bottle of Dow 1878. Sadly I don't have a Dow '78 at home, I drank it at the weekend. Instead I shall bring a bottle of Sandeman 1963, purchased from Victoria Wine.
by AHB
22:44 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 62
Views: 4999

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

The possible guest has not replied to his invitation.

I shall contact another possible guest since there is a space for them.
by AHB
13:49 Tue 07 May 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Another day in Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Another day in Paradise

That does sound like a fantastic event to have been invited to - and I loved the pictures on Facebook.

In your opinion, how does the old VV compare with the 2012 bottling of VV?
by AHB
14:09 Wed 01 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Or perhaps a Tregnum of Sandeman 1955?

No, none of those.
by AHB
08:20 Wed 01 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

But we also have a bonus bottle not on the tasting sheet - Irayna is bringing a bottle with her, one which she is quite pleased to have been able to hunt down and share with us. Teasers or spoilers people?
by AHB
08:09 Wed 01 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

I should be able to print the placemats, but will also not be super early (I don't think, at the moment). Alex: please be reminded that you’re printing, partly on A3. Alex I can print if needed. I should get there by about 4.30. Drop a message here if that’s needed. Cheers. I'm OK. I remembered to ...
by AHB
22:49 Mon 29 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 62
Views: 4999

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

I know I need to declare, I just haven't decided yet.
by AHB
09:53 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Please remind me, am I bringing an extra bottle? Am I bringing my bottle of Broadbent 1994?
by AHB
09:51 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 28
Views: 2212

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Alex M wrote:
09:49 Thu 25 Apr 2019
AHB wrote:
17:37 Sun 24 Mar 2019
UPDATE 25 April 2019
A date has been set, we will convene on 24th April 2019 to taste, discuss and debate as many 2017 Vintage Ports as producers are willing to provide.
Is that date correct?
No, it's not. Thank you.
by AHB
08:30 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 28
Views: 2212

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

I have updated the first post
by AHB
09:05 Tue 23 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

Irayna Dean would like to join us please.

For dinner Irayna would like Smoked Salmon starter; 220g sirloin (medium rare) as main and (normal) Welsh Rarebit for savoury, no dessert.
by AHB
21:28 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Churchill Gricha
Replies: 0
Views: 461

2016 Churchill Gricha

From Churchill. Deep violet colour, opaque centre. An intriguing nose of raspberry and the distinctive clean, pure spirit that Churchill and a few other use which seems to take longer to integrate than some spirits. Restrained raspberry fruit on entry with big tannins gripping the sides of the mouth...
by AHB
09:41 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Dalva
Replies: 0
Views: 255

2011 Dalva

Bottled under the Presidential label. Deep red in colour, opaque. Nosing of powerful blackcurrant fruit and rock rose perfume, big and pronounced. Lots of deep and rich fruit on the palate, sweet yet with enormous levels of acidity. Lots of tannins show on the mid- and late palate and the acidity ri...
by AHB
09:37 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Vieira de Souza
Replies: 0
Views: 201

2016 Vieira de Souza

Deep crimson colour. Ripe fruit on the nose. Lovely fruit, balanced and fresh with a massive tannin load; gripping and very firm, but with the fruit to last and linger. This will turn into an amazing Port in 50 year time. The aftertaste is incredibly fragrant, full of perfumed fruit. A massive finis...
by AHB
09:26 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Bulas
Replies: 0
Views: 203

2016 Bulas

Dark crimson colour, opaque. Ripe blueberry on the nose, intense and concentrated. Smooth and sweet blueberry fruit on impact, with the mid-palate showing powerful but well-rounded tannins and a well judged balancing acidity. Such rich fruit on the palate, sweet and powerful. The huge tannins grip v...
by AHB
09:03 Sun 21 Apr 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Is anyone interested in....
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Is anyone interested in....

You probably wouldn't get much for it if you sold it. As JDAW says, it's not a top tier Vintage Port. But I've often found that mature Vintage Port (which this is) is so different from the experience that most people have of Port. If you haven't tried a 45 year old Port before, please do seriously c...
by AHB
22:08 Fri 19 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Maynard
Replies: 0
Views: 287

2017 Maynard

From Barao de Vilar. Intensely red, so much so that a swirl stains the glass! An attractive but gentle nose of sweet blackcurrants with a pleasant floral undertone. Smooth in texture with nicely balanced fruit, dense and concentrated with distinct tannins hiding under the fruit; good cleansing acidi...
by AHB
22:06 Fri 19 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Pocas
Replies: 0
Views: 260

2017 Pocas

An intense purple colour. Fresh nose of very ripe strawberries, showing some clean alcohol that hasn't fully integrated yet. Soft and smooth fruit with a huge pack of firm tannins; the fruit remiains smooth and sweet but this has a huge tannic load; a really big and old fashoned style of Port but on...
by AHB
20:40 Fri 19 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 90
Views: 11503

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

I should be able to print the placemats, but will also not be super early (I don't think, at the moment).

Please could I have no starter, sirloin steak (medium rare) with a bearnaise sauce.

What's a gratin potato and can I have chips instead?
by AHB
17:07 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

You are quite right, the Sandeman masterclass started at 2000 and got younger. I have some 2011 Sandeman LBV but nothing else.
by AHB
15:37 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 0
Views: 244

2005 Graham Malvedos

Deep red in colour, not mature but not very young. Smooth, sweet blackcurrants on the nose, gentle and not distinct. Smooth with a nice texture on entry; plenty of mature fruit balanced by firm tannins and soft acidity; nicely finessed and nicely balanced. Fruit dominates the aftertaste and then the...
by AHB
15:34 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Croft 430th Anniversary Blend
Replies: 0
Views: 226

NV Croft 430th Anniversary Blend

A lovely rich ruby red. Nosing of attractive bramble fruit with a bit of green leaf giving a twist to the sweet fruit. Nicely balanced on the palate with fresh but ripe fruit gently matched against soft tannins. A gentle perfume on the mid-palate emphasises the ripeness of the fruit, but with a fres...
by AHB
15:31 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BFT 2019 Tasting Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 533

BFT 2019 Tasting Notes

Purely for convenience, as people post tasting notes of the Ports and other fortified wines they tried at the BFT, I will try to keep a list of them here. I tasted the ranges from Villa Oeiras (Carcavelos) and the two producers from Pico (Picowines and Czar Wines) - not a bad wine between them! I sh...
by AHB
15:31 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke 40YO White
Replies: 0
Views: 212

NV Kopke 40YO White

Delicious and fragrant on the nose, really rich and lively. Sweet but balanced entry, elegant and refined. Deeply rich with wonderful acidity, full of concentrated marmalade depth. Complexity follows in waves on the very long finish. Wow! 94/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1½ hours.
by AHB
15:30 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke 30YO White
Replies: 0
Views: 206

NV Kopke 30YO White

Fragrant and fresh on the nose. Full of flavour, concentrated and with great depth. Delivers multiple layers with wonderful complexity. A superb finish, full of dried mango; persistent and delicious. 92/100. 16-Apr-19. Opened 1½ hours.