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by griff
11:16 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 17459

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

I would have liked to attend but it is end of academic year festivities that night. I look forward to the notes.
by griff
11:08 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: Oddity

Hi Phil,

Did you post on the Aussie fora? i must have missed it. Liebich is specialist fortified producer from the Barossa. It would be a conventional vintage port style. Most likely Shiraz and/or Grenache. They are still in business so you could email them. Nice people.

cheers

Carl
by griff
10:56 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 2114

1975 Dows Vintage Port

I received this wine as part of a job lot. Thankfully only the one. Opened with some bottle stink. Full tawny colour. Cleared up after a few hours to provide almonds and some caramel. Rancio on the finish. No heat as feared from other reports but not a patch on a good 20 year old tawny. 24 hours hou...
by griff
21:58 Wed 30 Mar 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1224
Views: 321871

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Ocada are doing 25% off 6 bottles of wine purchased, including fortified. They have Noval 03 (£63), Fonseca G 1996 (£26) and Taylors QdV 2001(£26) amongst other LBV's and tawnys. Couple this with the code VOU2360693 to get an extra £15 off if it is your first order. Rough cost for a 6 packof TQdV i...
by griff
21:56 Wed 30 Mar 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 309821

Re: Latest buy

Ocado has 25% off so a few Noval blacks and 04 LBVs duly purchased. The 2003 Noval VP for £47 is calling me as well.
by griff
21:51 Wed 30 Mar 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta do Noval Black
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Re: NV Noval Black

Drinking this one tonight. I think the sour cherry is bang on. I detect a little heat on the finish having popped and poured. Should mellow by tomorrow.
by griff
23:19 Wed 02 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 309821

Re: Latest buy

A half case of 2000 Niepoort for £200 in the Bibendum sale.
by griff
23:18 Wed 02 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Better than my last bottle. Sadly it was a leaker and I suspect slightly oxidised. I shall look for more.
by griff
23:14 Wed 02 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Gould Campbell
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: 1977 Gould Campbell vintage port

What a shame! One of my faves when sound
by griff
23:11 Wed 02 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which set of bottles would you have preferred?
Replies: 26
Views: 7830

Re: Which set of bottles would you have preferred?

Lots of nice surprises there other than the aeroplane affair.
by griff
20:37 Sun 19 Dec 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1976 Warre Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: 1976 Warres Colheita Bottled 2008

Thanks for the note. A birth year port and sounds like a nice one. I shall have to look around for some.

Carl
by griff
20:04 Sun 19 Dec 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 309821

Re: Latest buy

Alex M wrote:Also, my local Tesco had 750ml bottles of Croft LBV 04 for sale at £6.99. Not sure if this is nationwide.
05's here in Birmingham.

cheers

Carl
by griff
11:14 Tue 27 Jul 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Vale Meao
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

2007 Quinta do Vale Meao

Moving to the UK so drinking down the cellar. I know its young but what the heck. Dense limpid glass-staining colour. Smells very open with berries and spiced chocolate. Rich fruity palate. Plush and without heat. Tannins are just there but this is a open and approachable port. Very Good. After 12 h...
by griff
17:15 Sat 19 Jun 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

1970 Dow Vintage Port

This bottle was culled as there were old stains around the top. Fill down but still just in the neck. 0 hours: A pale red with clear rim. Tastes of aged dark rum (brown sugar) and liquorice. Long and sweet palate. Slightly warm finish. 6 hours: Colour deepening in intensity and hue. Red-brown colour...
by griff
14:10 Sun 06 Jun 2010
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello from Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

Re: A hello from Australia

Thanks guys. If you are ever in Perth Alex then feel free to drop me a line. I would be happy to crack a bottle with you :)

cheers

Carl
by griff
01:15 Sat 05 Jun 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corked & Cling Film
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Corked & Cling Film

It works to remove TCA but it strips the wine to a certain extent as other flavour molecules associate with the plastic as well. But it is the only option at present for drinking the wine. I also find it useful for checking whether a wine that is closed is actually stripped due to TCA.

cheers

Carl
by griff
00:49 Sat 05 Jun 2010
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello from Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

Re: A hello from Australia

Thanks for the welcome. I'm Australian but I spent a year working in the UK and it was that time that allowed me to start enjoying a few Portuguese ports. Port has a very small market in Australia but judging by auction prices, port is becoming more fashionable. I'm not sure if we can get an offline...
by griff
13:55 Fri 04 Jun 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

1991 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port

I have been reading for a while and so when I couldn’t find a tasting note on this port I thought I would oblige. +0 Garnet hue with a pale rim. A gentle spirituous nose with brown spice and cacao. Cacao strengthens on the palate and it is quite prickly with alcohol. No finish. +1 Spicy plums emerge...
by griff
13:53 Fri 04 Jun 2010
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello from Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

A hello from Australia

Hi there. Long time reader, first time writer. I didn't see a note on the 1991 Smith Woodhouse so thought I would contribute one. Otherwise I mostly write on the Australian wine fora. I like most wine but vintage port has a special place in the heart.

cheers

Carl