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by DaveRL
22:25 Thu 15 Mar 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV

Excellent evening, theme and company. Thanks. All the ports were very enjoyable, and they were really able to shine when not in the shadow of any top VPs.

Nice to finally get the better of the monkey with a couple of lucky guesses, but I'm sure it will be back to its winning ways next time.
by DaveRL
13:25 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3415

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

I haven't tried any of these, so obviously yes please from me. Very interesting idea.
by DaveRL
16:13 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 7991

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

flash_uk wrote:
15:04 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Also, I think it would be nice to do this one blind. There are not too many of us, so self-pouring at the table should be fine.
Happy to do blind. If so, who to pick the monkey's choice?
by DaveRL
16:08 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 7991

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV

Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Rib eye steak rare (240g aged for 28 days) skinny chips if available (or hand cut chips)
Green beans with shallots

Gluten free please
Thanks
by DaveRL
14:35 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18895

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

idj123 wrote:
14:28 Fri 02 Mar 2018


Already vouched :D
Ah, yes. Back to plan A then. :roll:
by DaveRL
14:05 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18895

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Having said I need to adopt, I think I have some OBV 63.
by DaveRL
13:47 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21634

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

I currently have 70 and 83 (which agree isn't great). Plenty of time to aquire something else, or adopt.
by DaveRL
10:54 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18895

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I am afraid that if the NN is included then KMH and I will have to withdraw on the grounds of cost....sorry . :( Then I’d like to change my vote and now also vote against the inclusion of the NN. I don’t want anyone to be excluded from a tasting on the grounds of cost. There will be other times whe...
by DaveRL
00:16 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21634

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Excellent idea. Yes please.
by DaveRL
16:01 Thu 01 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: 1960 Fonseca

Mature, balanced, rich and fruity, some heat. A little light, and a shade behind the very good 63 and exceptional 66, but drinking very well indeed. I also can't see it improving from here, but I think it will be very enjoyable for a good few years yet.
by DaveRL
18:02 Wed 28 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 4214

Re: 1994 Tesco

Thanks for the photos. A mystery. The cork being more red at one end does seem to indicate that it was used as a stopper, so Warre 94 seems quite likely. I wonder if a few Warre 94 were used to make up the quantities that Tesco needed, and you got lucky. It seems unlikely all Tesco 94 would be Warre...
by DaveRL
15:16 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 4214

Re: 1994 Tesco

What does the cork look like? Is it possible to tell whether it has been in the bottle for 20 years or only a few. It is odd to find a spare cork. I suppose it is possible that when recorking for Tesco the cork was accidentally pushed in.
by DaveRL
12:40 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160215

Re: Latest buy

Half a case of 77 Quarles Harris. Jancis rates it. :D A very good choice. It was good at the 77 horizontal in December. I very nearly gave it a point, but thought the Taylor edged it on potential which was perhaps unfair to the QH. Probably label bias. I have also just acquired some Quarles Harris ...
by DaveRL
12:22 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 4214

Re: 1994 Tesco

LGTrotter wrote:
01:21 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Blimey. Having shone a torch down the neck and shaken it a bit the name on the cork is very clear; Warre, vintage 1994.
That is both very surprising and excellent news. Good find, well done. Tesco 94 can't really be W94 though, can it? I wonder what the Tesco 97 is.
by DaveRL
14:38 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18895

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I'm also happy with the NN inclusion either way.
by DaveRL
18:42 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 3099

Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Andy Velebil wrote:Probably a stupid question, but being as I'm from this side of the pond and I don't know I'll ask. Who's in the picture above the fireplace?
I have no idea. If no one else knows I guess we'll have to look now :)
by DaveRL
16:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 3099

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

A very good evening indeed. Thank you. Fine steaks and an excellent line up that lived up to its promise. I agree that the 70s could have been decanted earlier as they got better as the night wore on. F66 head and shoulders above the rest for me, fantastic bottle. I also liked the Warre 70 but nobod...
by DaveRL
13:23 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18895

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Yes please, but I would need to adopt.
by DaveRL
20:43 Sat 10 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9894

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

The placemats look very good indeed, and an excellent line up. Combined with the feast of steak, really looking forward to this one.
by DaveRL
13:16 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9894

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: 350g bone in rib-eye (rare) with thin fries. Rib-eye from menu if not possible to get this.
Side: Green beans

Thanks, and thank you Alex and Irayna for the extended options.

Warre 1970
by DaveRL
13:16 Wed 24 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9894

Re: Tue 13 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Fabulous. I also would be honoured to attend. Congratulations Wolfgang. After an appropriate nudge (apologies for failing to read the post in sufficient detail), I would also like to join several current subjects of Her Majesty in having the great pleasure of inviting Herr Wolfgang Starz to a Port ...
by DaveRL
15:35 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 3653

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

jdaw1 wrote:
00:37 Wed 10 Jan 2018
DRT wrote:
23:15 Tue 09 Jan 2018
The other knee will hopefully be done within the next four weeks and by spring I could be ready to enter Strictly Come Dancing.
Labour MPs only.
Alas, Anne Widdecombe, although I think she wasn't an MP at the time.