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by TLW
02:19 Wed 06 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 624324

Re: One quiz at a time

91 Guimarens
by TLW
23:56 Tue 05 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 624324

Re: One quiz at a time

1983 Warre?
by TLW
00:12 Tue 05 Nov 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 42710

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

If able to attend, I can bring any of Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Niepoort, Taylor, or Warre. Could also bring a 1996 Guimarens for comparison.
by TLW
05:56 Mon 04 Nov 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 42710

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

Just tried a 1997 Graham, and it is definitely nowhere near ready. That being said, if I am in London at the time you hold the tasting, will happily contribute a bottle or three from the major houses.
by TLW
05:50 Mon 04 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 917

1997 Graham

Decanted at about noon, drank at about 8 pm. Having a limited selection available at home, we elected to rob the cradle. Still almost opaque, raspberries on the nose, lots and lots of fruit - almost chewy, little heat and moderate length. This plainly has many years to go, and seems likely to develo...
by TLW
05:41 Mon 04 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 869

1977 Graham

Decanted about noon, consumed at around 8 pm with a few friends. Fortunately, it was neither corked nor did it have any bottle stink. About 60-70% opaque, scent of figs, still good fruit, hot on entry, with good length. It disappeared with unsurprising speed. Whilst a very good port, and I am please...
by TLW
23:26 Thu 31 Oct 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 338
Views: 91166

Re: Alcohol and health

Surely the facts speak for themselves? Sugar / alcohol should be matured for at least 21 years before being consumed. Please revise this guidance. I have a LOT of Croft LBV 04 downstairs and a bucketload of G94, V94, SVau 00 and FUR on the way! Presumably the G94 and V94 are typos in that list? Ple...
by TLW
07:36 Thu 31 Oct 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 624324

Re: One quiz at a time

Should be right about 55

Roughly one per week at home - about 42
Less a dozen LBV etc - thus about 30 of VP at home
Plus about 25 bottles at the Bunghole, etc.
by TLW
01:49 Wed 30 Oct 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 624324

Re: One quiz at a time

Champagne!
by TLW
11:30 Tue 29 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's vertical
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Graham's vertical

I would be delighted to contribute a 2011 magnum (when they arrive at the cellar) in exchange for an invitation!!!! :D
by TLW
06:55 Thu 24 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Ranking years: α β γ δ ε ζ
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Re: Ranking years: α β γ δ ε ζ

Your thoughts on where the 2011 might place?

Seems almost universally declared, and there appear to be some excellent wines.

Would have though that it would debut as an "α".
by TLW
04:45 Sun 13 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242849

Re: Latest buy

12 of 1970 Graham
12 of 1994 Taylor
by TLW
04:01 Sun 13 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 951

1997 Graham

Mostly opaque. Cherries on the nose. Lots of fruit and almost chewy. A suggestion of chololate and pepper. Good length.

This is far, far too young, but a very pleasant drink, nonetheless.
by TLW
14:23 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 2nd October in London
Replies: 56
Views: 23856

Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Gentlemen,

Thank you all so much for coming out, and for sharing such wonderful port.

Especially, thank you Tom, for spotting me such an excellent bottle.
by TLW
14:18 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Advance Happy Birthday for AHB
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Advance Happy Birthday for AHB

A very happy birthday to you, sir.

And many happy returns....

To the bunghole.
by TLW
06:50 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: 1966 Dow

A thanks to Tom for allowing me to sponsor this one.

Rich on the nose. Modest heat, rich, with lots of red fruit and nutmeg. Very lovely.
by TLW
06:45 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: 1970 Graham

Oddly, my note says very little on the nose. A full, rich wine that I thought was perfect drinking now - and thought it to be an older Graham than it was. Lots of fruit, good length. An excellent port.
by TLW
06:33 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: 1960 Noval

Wonderful nose. Although I did not notice mint, I did find it rich, full of spice, with good weight, a lovely texture and a wonderful wine. Showing very well.
by TLW
06:26 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Sandeman
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: 1967 Sandeman

Similar colour to the others. Spirit on the nose - although may have been my imagination. Compared to some of the others wines, a little lighter weight, and fully mature. Very easy to drink.
by TLW
05:59 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Croft
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: 1963 Croft

My WOTN. For some reason I have no notes on this. I recall it being full of fruit, rich, drinking very well. The richness made me think an older Taylor.
by TLW
05:53 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: 1983 Dow

Bottle stink that was hard to get past, although I recall drinking most of it by the end of the evening.
by TLW
05:49 Thu 10 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: 2007 Vesuvio Capela

Opaque, very young, almost chewy. Raspberry on the nose. Loads and loads of fruit. Little to no taste of alcohol. First time to try Capela, but if it is anything like Vesuvio, this will not mature in my drinking lifetime.
by TLW
13:30 Wed 02 Oct 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 2nd October in London
Replies: 56
Views: 23856

Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

My wife, YM (Why me?) I often think, will also be joining, but will probably just taste from my glasses.

I will contact the Bunghole to let them know that it will probably be seven in the end.

See everyone there.
by TLW
13:00 Wed 02 Oct 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 2nd October in London
Replies: 56
Views: 23856

Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats: blind or sighted?
Why not blind - matches at least me ratherr well.
by TLW
12:58 Wed 02 Oct 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 2nd October in London
Replies: 56
Views: 23856

Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

uncle tom wrote:I'm game.
I will probably just go for the 94 Dow from their list.
If you haven't already done so, I could supply a Dow '66 from my cellar for the same money..
If the offer is still good, I would very much like to take you up on it!