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by AHB
11:51 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5794

Re: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool

Doggett wrote:
16:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
... unless of course there might be some b.f.t. branded ones available at the event next April!?
I wish! Given how little time I have spare, useful ideas such as this one will have to wait for a future b.f.t. beyond 2019.
by AHB
11:09 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9271

Re: 2016 Declarations

I've added a few more shippers to the list at the top of the thread and also included links to tasting notes, where we have them.
by AHB
10:59 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria
Replies: 0
Views: 298

2016 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Deep purple, expressive nose of fresh blueberry. Lovely textured entry, smooth and velvety and a great grip that settles quickly before the fruit comes back quickly. Fruity and perfumed. 88-90/100. Drunk 26-Sep-18.
by AHB
10:57 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 0
Views: 293

2016 Quinta de la Rosa

Purple and opaque. An amazing nose full of fruit, one of the most fragrant ports from this vintage. The fruit is ripe and lush on the palate and comes with a good grip. This is a lovely fruit-dominated port with plenty of grip which can be drunk early or aged for up to 20-30 years. La Rosa have clea...
by AHB
10:56 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Romaneira
Replies: 0
Views: 275

2016 Quinta da Romaneira

Shown at the joint 2016 Preview Tasting organised by SFE, TFP and Quinta do Noval. 1,000 cases produced and available in the UK from Lea & Sandeman. Purple edge to the glass. A delightful nose with wonderful fruit that is sweet and concentrated while also being elegant and beautiful. Satin textured ...
by AHB
10:46 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Pintas
Replies: 0
Views: 277

2016 Pintas

3,500 bottles produced, available in the UK through Corney & Barrow. Deep red colour with a very narrow rim. Effusive fruit on the nose, very powerful and dominating. On the palate this has a smooth texture with sweet strawberry fruit and delicious charcoal tannins, the tannins deliver a great dark ...
by AHB
10:45 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Passadouro
Replies: 0
Views: 258

2016 Quinta do Passadouro

2,000 bottles produced. Available in the UK through Fields, Morris & Verdin. Very red in tone, scarlet with a small rim. Subdued nose with the pure spirit showing as a slight touch of blueberry. Languid flavours flow onto the palate, smooth at first and then the big tannins grab hold. Big fruit with...
by AHB
10:43 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 276

2016 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Shown at the joint 2016 UK Preview Tasting organised by SFE, TFP and Quinta do Noval. 170 cases made. Red coloured rather than purple. Green vegetal tones to the nose over a round and soft Sharon fruit. Soft and deceptive on entry with sweet round fruit and perfect, ripe tannins. The layers of flavo...
by AHB
10:41 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta das Lamelas
Replies: 0
Views: 243

2016 Quinta das Lamelas

Cask sample. Deep purple in colour, Limited nose but shows some blackcurrant and rock rose; fresh on the nose. Gentle sweet fruit on the palate, sweet and ripe — perhaps slightly jammy. Powerful tannins and sharp acidity grab the attention of the mid-palate; very grippy and persistent, drying the ch...
by AHB
10:37 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Quinta da Gaivosa
Replies: 0
Views: 249

2016 Quinta da Gaivosa

Quinta da Gaivosa from Alves de Sousa, available in the UK through Top Selections. 19.5% alcohol. Deep red with a wide rim, one of the ports made from this vintage in the more lightly extracted style for colour. Exuberant on the nose with lots of redcurrant and a touch of cigar tobacco. A delightful...
by AHB
09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's Christmas port?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Dow's Christmas port?

I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
by AHB
22:41 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The second 100k EUR Port
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: The second 100k EUR Port

Some other links to the stories being published on the new record for a bottle of port.

Lalique News
Drinks International
Guiness World Records
Publico
by AHB
15:13 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: Useful links to other port related sites
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Useful links to other port related sites

I was looking for links to the websites of the Port Clubs in Scandinavia this lunchtime and realised that I would have to Google them. Having done so, I thought I might be able to save other people a little time by listing them here: Den Fynske Portvinsklub of Odense, Denmark vintageport.se of South...
by AHB
14:44 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Reference
Topic: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5794

Re: The Port Garrotte -- a bottle opening tool

I thought I'd nudge this thread as I used my garrotte a couple of times this Autumn and it is still working very well.
by AHB
14:38 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The second 100k EUR Port
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: The second 100k EUR Port

Dirk said, that the old VV contains 50% 1863 Colheita... The datasheet for the new VV states that this also contains the 1863 as its base wine, but this time a garrafeira which had been in barrel until 1972 and then bottled in demijohn until being decanted and used in the 999 bottles of 170th anniv...
by AHB
13:40 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

I'd like a closer look at the bottle to gauge its age, but I've never heard of the port or the shipper before.
by AHB
23:56 Sun 04 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The second 100k EUR Port
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: The second 100k EUR Port

Great video, and I’m really pleased for Dirk with the result of the auction.

But that’s going to make it much more expensive to buy the Niepoort VV now - if I can only find a bottle!
by AHB
18:22 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 195546

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose online does include fortifieds. I bought 6 bottles of Noval 2015 Bin 08 QT (the equuivalent of Noval Silval 2015) for £37.50 per bottle, duty paid. Some of you may have seen the empty at the B&F in the Red Room (that wasn't mine - that's how I found out about this particular wine).
by AHB
17:26 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 116
Views: 21668

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not sure what are the opening hours of the B&F on Sunday.

And yes, I am still in.
by AHB
08:42 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 195546

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose have their “buy six get 25% off” sale going until Tuesday.
by AHB
18:33 Tue 30 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Tue 30th October

I am here. So are the placemats.

I broke a bus getting here.
by AHB
23:24 Mon 29 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 412

1994 Fonseca

A half bottle purchased from the Tappit Hen @£70. Dark red, hardly mature. Lots of fruit flowing from the bottle while it was being decanted. Hugely fruity on the nose and the palate but still with firm tannins. Just so incredibly young and unevolved. Great port — for 20 years time! 95/100. Drunk 29...
by AHB
21:57 Mon 29 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

The East India club have Fonseca 1985 magnums @£150c Taylor 1992 @ £100 or Noval 1995 @ £65.

The Oxford and Cambridge have Taylor 1994 at a similar price.

Any preference where we dine?

Mike - it looks like it’s just you and me.
by AHB
19:59 Sun 28 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Tue 30th October

My plans have changed slightly and it will now be difficult for me to print the placemats. Is anyone else able to?

I was also reminded on Friday that I haven’t organised a food order. If anyone would like something other than their default food order, please say so before 2pm on Monday.
by AHB
18:18 Thu 25 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 4231

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical FEB 2019

forest26 wrote:
20:48 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Now set for week commencing 11 feb (sorry Tom)
Ideally not the Monday night please, as I am likely to be in Ipswich - although I can rearrange if required.