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by griff
12:29 Sun 13 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel
Replies: 89
Views: 29589

Re: The Great ‘Forsooth’ Duel

What an enjoyable thread! I love the sight of bomphiologia in the morning (with apologies to John Milius)
by griff
12:16 Sun 13 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The 2014 Football World Cup
Replies: 108
Views: 14452

Re: The Football World Cup

Gosh! Tatort! A hitherto repressed memory of my year-long sojourn in Germany. At least you didn't mention Didi :roll:
by griff
12:45 Wed 18 Jun 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 822305

Re: One quiz at a time

Port drinking? Plenty of good sports at the table.
by griff
12:39 Wed 18 Jun 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: 1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Congrtulations to Emma and I admire her taste in Champagne. This vintage of Comtes is a favourite of mine.
by griff
12:26 Wed 18 Jun 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 16 June 2014, The Bung Hole: 1997 Maturity Evaluation
Replies: 36
Views: 24764

Re: Mon 16 June 2014, The Bung Hole: 1997 Maturity Evaluatio

A surprising result for this naive port drinker!
by griff
12:20 Wed 18 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1513
Views: 307731

Re: Latest buy

The Quinta do Vale Meao thread has prompted me to mention that I have recently come across two more bottles of the 2007 VP over here :sun:
by griff
01:00 Mon 02 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

That sounds like a very scary slippery slope! :)
by griff
10:28 Sun 01 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2009 Taylor LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: 2009 Taylor LBV

Bottled 2014. Youthful in colour. Hard on the nose, some fruit but very restrained. Slow to develop on the palate but eventually shows plenty of fruit and astonishingly powerful tannins to the extent of being rather unbalanced at the moment. However, the sheer tanninc power does lead to a great vol...
by griff
01:16 Sun 01 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

1985 Warre

Audozed for 6 hours. Medium cherry red colour with pale rim. Red fruited nose. Strawberries perhaps. Has a light re fruit yet sweet and glycerol thickened palate of red liquorice straps. Surprisingly a medium length finish despite the lightness of the fruit. Perhaps due to the glycerol mouth feel. B...
by griff
01:08 Sun 01 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

1983 Gould Campbell

Popped and poured as the first port to hand when the masses cried out for more. Moderate dark black red (is there a colour/opacity image that can be placed as a sticky?). This is a moderate port on bouquet and palate but very well balanced. Bouquet of morello cherry and ripe blood plums of moderate ...
by griff
00:58 Sun 01 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Niepoort
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

1983 Niepoort

Audozed for 6 hours. Dark black red with some paling at the rim. Intense cassis and graphite bouquet. A Bordeaux port :) Palate very primary of black forest fruits and anise with some VA lift - in this case completely in check and working for the good. Long savoury palate with firm hefty fine graine...
by griff
00:52 Sun 01 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame
Replies: 120
Views: 98208

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

1977 Sandeman corked :cry:
by griff
08:43 Tue 20 May 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: 1977 Fonseca

Does this move into contention as the best port of the year?
by griff
23:11 Fri 25 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: How to end up £200 lighter after a week of heavy drinking
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

Re: How to end up £200 lighter after a week of heavy drinkin

I once booked a flight from Sydney to Perth, Australia. Didn't realise that the website I thought I scored a cheap deal on had the American form of date i.e. month first, as opposed to the British standard of day then month. My wife was not amused when we tried to check in :oops:
by griff
23:04 Fri 25 Apr 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 22 Apr 2014, The Bung Hole: A Flight of 1966
Replies: 25
Views: 14930

Re: Tue 22 Apr 2014, The Bung Hole: A Flight of 1966

djewesbury wrote:
griff wrote:Some serious colour variation in the line-up from 1966.
There wasn't really so much: Fonseca was dark but the rest were fairly equivalent. You may be seeing stray glasses of Colheita and young Crusted which top, tail and divide the two flights.
That would explain it then :)
by griff
00:40 Fri 25 Apr 2014
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Stingo
Replies: 1
Views: 5051

Re: Stingo

Nice label.
by griff
10:48 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 22 Apr 2014, The Bung Hole: A Flight of 1966
Replies: 25
Views: 14930

Re: Tue 22 Apr 2014, The Bung Hole: A Flight of 1966

Some serious colour variation in the line-up from 1966.
by griff
22:07 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 822305

Re: One quiz at a time

Stags Leap?
by griff
11:56 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 822305

Re: One quiz at a time

djewesbury wrote:Two guesses in a row????

EDIT: Oh, that's how I won the last round..
More in jest than earnest :sun:
by griff
11:16 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 822305

Re: One quiz at a time

1985 Le Vin du Rosier?
by griff
11:09 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 822305

Re: One quiz at a time

Lacryma Christi?
by griff
10:02 Wed 09 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar #4
Replies: 94
Views: 16445

Re: Cellar #4

Congratulations for living the dream :) I hope there is a barrel of port tapped regularly!
by griff
23:15 Tue 08 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Treating port with concrete in the 1840s
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Treating port with concrete in the 1840s

I am suspecting bentonite. A quick google search supports prior use as a cement or support in marine situations.
by griff
07:30 Sat 29 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 in Tappit Hen
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 in Tappit Hen

This is so cool. Any worry that the oxygenation from the "re bottling" will accelerate aging? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I would have thought this is the right time to rebottle, when there is plenty of added sulfur and antioxidants in the wine. If one is particularly concerned one could add...
by griff
07:24 Sat 29 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Niepoort
Replies: 10
Views: 3355

Re: 1987 Niepoort

That is an enviable allocation of this port. It drank very well last week and other reporters have had a similar experience so I would be trying a half or two each birthday from now on. Save the magnums for 2017 and maybe 2027.