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by AHB
14:40 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 171155

Re: Latest buy

Cases of Sandeman 1977 and 1994. Went to an auction to bid on Dow’s 1966 and Warre’s 1970 but these came up first and no one was interested so couldn’t resist. Other two lots went for silly money! Two very nice Ports which don't have the secondary market profile of D66 or W70. You should enjoy the ...
by AHB
08:40 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Virtual Tasting?

It was fun and I’d be up for one, but a weekend in January would be better for me than December — unless you particularly wanted to do something over the holidays. But the holidays are always so busy for me with so many family visits and me driving everywhere.
by AHB
00:03 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10923

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Hi, am also confirming my attendance. Sadly I have also to report that George cannot make it to this tasting but EDT has agreed to step in. So please change attendee list. regards WS1 George emailed me earlier this evening to say he will be able to join us on Tuesday evening. Please don’t cancel hi...
by AHB
20:51 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10923

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

George Sandeman has also confirmed his attendance.
by AHB
22:03 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10923

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

I'm still in, subject to final confirmation of the cost of attending. Please advise when you can.
by AHB
21:57 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany

Axel, I hope the event went well and proved really popular with German and other potential buyers of the vintage. I look forward to the days when I am no longer employed by a multinational and have the freedom to travel to Germany (and to book my tickets a long way in advance) to attend both your sh...
by AHB
21:55 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: 1963 Fonseca

Was this the pipe which had been purchased by the family living in a country house and bottled for them by Findlater Mackie & Todd?
by AHB
21:50 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 6791

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

The author has confessed to finding an error in his copy of The Book. One error in 395,000 words.

I am deeply impressed and look forward enormously to receiving my copy. On Christmas Day I shall be ignoring the family and reading The Book.
by AHB
21:35 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 171155

Re: Latest buy

Waitrose (or my nearest store, at least) are having something of a sale on at the moment with LBVs. Warre 2004 (rooted behind the 2007s..!) £18 :) A great price for either vintage - I love these with anything up to 40 years of bottle age on them. Three bottles of Taylor 77. Might do one on Christma...
by AHB
21:29 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

I don't have any Dow quite so old, but if you decide to open it — New York or London — I'll pony up a Dow 1908 to go alongside it. I've long wanted to try the 1908 and being paired with the 1896 would be a great way to try it.

PS - if New York would probably need to be late Oct 2019 or after.
by AHB
21:23 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 2018

Warre is consitently a lovely, lovely Port when mature. I've yet to be disappointed by a mature Warre and often been very pleasantly surprised.
by AHB
21:22 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Hello from Brighton

Zak - welcome to the Forum. Experience has shown that the main benefit of TPF for UK based members over FTLOP is that we are a smaller country so manage to get together more often. Please do come and join us for one of our tastings. And congratulations on finding a Port from 1993. There's not much a...
by AHB
17:13 Tue 20 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to spell "Port"
Replies: 4
Views: 497

How to spell "Port"

I received a very interesting request today from George Sandeman. As many of you know, George is a figurehead and representative of the wines from the Douro region, especially the fortified wines. One of the ways in which he is working to distinguish the fortified wines from the Douro is to ensure t...
by AHB
14:33 Mon 19 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

I like Krohn's ports so would be interested in attending, subject to the date. But I don't really have much Krohn at home so would probably need to adopt please.
by AHB
23:20 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10923

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Has the venue been booked by someone?
by AHB
23:16 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.

That is Monkey Magic. What can I say. Once more the Monkey defeats the forces of evil.
by AHB
22:25 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

I’d definitely be up for a tasting and could contribute a bottle or two of equally rare or unusual port.

And I’ve wanted to visit 67 Pall Mall for a while, so that would be a great choice of venue.
by AHB
20:58 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

1942 was a very good but very small vintage. No-one was available to work the vineyards so very little was bottled. There isn’t a tasting note since I don’t think any of us have tasted it! That’s definitely a bottle that other Port lovers would very much like to share with you (and, I’m sure, would ...
by AHB
20:26 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Tue 13 Nov 2018 — an emergency.

A few people gathered together at short notice and enjoyed some port. What that Port was, who is to know.
by AHB
19:49 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Warre 1963 Question

It almost certainly does. But I don’t know who. I’ve checked my bottles and don’t have the same stamp.
by AHB
14:44 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9317

Re: 2016 Declarations

Thank you both for your updates - new additions are now added
by AHB
07:49 Thu 08 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

A table for two has been booked at the East India club for 8.45.
by AHB
11:26 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 116
Views: 21696

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Over the past 5 years I appear to have acquired a handful of other bottles from the 2011 vintage. I will put neck labels on them to ensure I don't drink them before St George's Day 2051. The additional bottles I could contribute to the tasting are: Berry Brothers Own Label {magnum} Duorum Quinta de ...
by AHB
10:56 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Ferreira
Replies: 0
Views: 347

2016 Ferreira

Fruit principally sourced from Quinta do Porto. Wonderful fruit dominates the nose. Thick, smooth and rounded entry with the fruit poised on the tongue. Tannins are fierce and dominate the mid-palate, overwhelming the fruit on the late palate — but never completely. A great combination of powerful g...
by AHB
10:54 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9317

Re: 2016 Declarations

ThomasBarleycorn wrote:
14:50 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Quinta de Corvus port 2016 was declared too
Thanks Thomas - now added to the list.