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by forest26
20:22 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: 2017 Churchill Quinta da Gricha

(Tasted sighted) Single Quinta. Deep purple nose of violets, strawberries ,raspberries and a touch of pepper. Spicy and hot on the palate – smokey, not quite in balance, OK - may develop further. 89
by forest26
20:20 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Niepoort
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: 2017 Niepoort

(tasted sighted) According to Dirk Niepoort this is the greatest vintage he has produced. This is my second tasting (the first was at Dirk’s in May). The Niepoort is a dark purple wine with an expressive nose of blackcurrant, pepper with a note of mint. Powerful and brooding on the palate, intense f...
by forest26
20:17 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: 2017 Graham

(sighted tasting) Deep purple, Restrained nose, blackcurrant – intense flavour on the palate slightly backward at this stage in its evolution. Resolved tannins and good balance, Expressive finish full of flavour. 94.
by forest26
20:15 Mon 08 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: 2017 Graham The Stone Terraces

(Sighted tasting) Deep purple wonderful expressive nose of red fruit, strawberries, raspberries and violets a touch of pepper and spice. In the mouth an explosion of flavours, red fruits and a green pepper. Long, long finish with a touch of green pepper. First tasting of this wine and the first wine...
by forest26
15:32 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 5911

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

If you have a subscription the review is here - https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles ... t-scriptum

I'll ask if I can reproduce some of her notes as there is some interesting differences of opinion.
by forest26
15:26 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 5911

Re: 2017s, B&F, Tue 25 June 2019

Just getting my act together with regards to posting notes. Thank you to everyone who attended. For me, the 2017 vintage is a notch up from the rather floral 2016 vintage. The 2017 vintage seems to have more presence than the 2016 and I enjoyed them more for that. What really impresses is how approa...
by forest26
12:26 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of the producers who contributed to this event.
I guess I better get posting my notes!
by forest26
11:40 Mon 24 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

DaveRL wrote:
19:28 Sun 23 Jun 2019
I think I can get there for 12 or so. :)
Hi Dave

You are welcome any time but It looks like the Journalists will not be tasting blind so there is less work to do.
We will need start to cover the bottles from around 4pm. Slight-of-hand may be required for the more obvious bottles !!
by forest26
18:43 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Hi I am helping Alex put this together - If anyone wants anything different from their standard food order speak now as we will put the order in tomorrow morning. Hopefully the parcels arrived at the B&F Friday. Capela and Vesuvio are in. Kopke and Burmester should be with me in the afternoon Dia an...
by forest26
07:26 Sat 15 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Well done Simon
Looking forward to a few Port evenings...
by forest26
20:15 Tue 04 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 23549

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I am going to have to withdraw from this due to a family bereavement. I’ll catch up at the 2017 tasting later in the month.
by forest26
15:17 Mon 03 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 10743

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Yes Please.

Did we say that we would invite Sophia to this one ?
by forest26
11:29 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 23549

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Would a barros 1994 vintage work?
I also have the usual suspects....


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by forest26
11:25 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 8346

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Yes please date permitting


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by forest26
13:15 Fri 26 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 63
Views: 18543

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Sorry guys - I am going to have to back out of this one as I'm now away for that week.
by forest26
13:39 Mon 22 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

Samples should be with me around first week of June. We have the 1994 mini on 11 June - can I suggest Tuesday 25th June?
by forest26
12:33 Tue 02 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

I am away for most of May so cannot 'support' a May date - probably too early in the cycle to accumulate samples. June could work quite well... it would inform buying decisions / press etc. so the shippers will be more inclined to support.
by forest26
18:18 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 21904

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

No this will not be on that. I need to arrange a date with Miguel - he has just become a father so is a little distracted.
by forest26
18:07 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 23601

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

I was thinking about this very topic over the weekend.

We should do this! I am happy to organise (with help).

Last year was a little last minute / ad-hoc. With a little more foresight we can have a greater range of shippers.

w/c 9 September works best on lots of levels.
by forest26
21:44 Tue 19 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 23549

Re: 1994 Mini Horizontal

Great idea - count me in


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by forest26
22:25 Mon 18 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 31754

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Yippee - I'm in!
All the easier ones have gone.... I'll see if I can find something.
by forest26
16:57 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 11098

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please. Great idea
by forest26
16:02 Tue 22 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 8306

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Christopher has an 8 bottle case of Vesuvio (vintages 89 onwards) he would very generously like to share with us.
The proposal is to set the bar at 8 attendees (by coincidence we have 8 confirmed) and hand over to Christopher
by forest26
14:08 Fri 18 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 21904

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

70's tasting would be nice and easy. Definitely up for this as Room is booked for 13th - I may have a problem with moving to Valentines day

I'll work out an alternative date with Miguel from Messias. We are both keen to organise this but it will have to be later.

I'll amend the post header.