'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 12:46 Sun 16 Feb 2020

Not including Unknown Shipper Ports, I have identified 102 candidates for me to bring to this tasting. This comprises 5 colheitas, 1 crusted, 13 LBV, 1 ruby, 3 tawny with indication of age, 1 white and 78 vintage or single quinta vintage Ports.

Next step is to eliminate anything in sizes smaller than a full bottle.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by winesecretary » 15:00 Sun 16 Feb 2020

The combination of remorseless analysis and case after case of lovely port is a delightful one...

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 19:03 Sun 16 Feb 2020

Eliminating options which are in sub-sized containers reduces the number to 85. Now to eliminate any bottles held in bond...
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by nac » 11:12 Mon 17 Feb 2020

As previously discussed, Alex possibly now has too much spare time on his hands.

Wonder how his Quinta purchasing plans are progressing?

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 22:13 Tue 18 Feb 2020

No plans to purchase a quinta, I can't yet figure out how to generate the income I need to be able to buy adequate supplies of Port once I've used up all my capital buying one.

So instead, work continues on the list of options available.

Once I look at the wines I have which are not in bond or in case quantity offsite storage, the list reduces to only 23 choices.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by winesecretary » 23:36 Tue 18 Feb 2020

That would still suggest you are sorted for annual iterations of this tasting until you are 80...

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 17:55 Wed 19 Feb 2020

winesecretary wrote:
23:36 Tue 18 Feb 2020
That would still suggest you are sorted for annual iterations of this tasting until you are 80...
Unless others have the same wines as I have. Many of my list are unusual but by no means rare - several Taylor, Graham, Dow, Sandeman and Ferreira LBVs are on the list.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 11:34 Tue 25 Feb 2020

Since there seems to be plenty of space, I'd like to bring a guest, ACMS, to this tasting please. He is right-handed.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Post by winesecretary » 13:52 Tue 25 Feb 2020

Very happy for that to happen, and have added him to the list.

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Post by winesecretary » 22:08 Sun 19 Apr 2020

On current count I have 1 Colheita, 3 LBVs, 1 SQVP, and 9 VPs for which there are no tasting notes.

Looking ahead, plus 1 Colheita and 4 VPs for which there is one tasting note...

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by winesecretary » 23:06 Thu 04 Jun 2020

It's my own fault, having set this tasting up so far in advance. I am now drinking some of the possibilities simply because they are to hand. At least I am posting notes on them.

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by uncle tom » 10:28 Fri 05 Jun 2020

Count me in.

I have an old ullaged bottle that I've owned for a very long time, vintage and bottler known, major shipper suspected anecdotally.

There are only a dozen or so notes posted for this vintage, most of them for Cockburn, which I believe this bottle probably isn't..
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Post by winesecretary » 11:28 Fri 05 Jun 2020

@ uncle tom - splendid!

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 20:48 Tue 09 Jun 2020

winesecretary wrote:
23:06 Thu 04 Jun 2020
It's my own fault, having set this tasting up so far in advance. I am now drinking some of the possibilities simply because they are to hand. At least I am posting notes on them.

When the theme was first posted, I went through my list of wines and noted those which would qualify. I too have fallen victim to now having fewer bottles which qualify than I did in February. I have written notes on them, which I promise I will get round to posting when I have finally caught up with typing up all my handwritten notes from the last 3 years.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by jdaw1 » 21:34 Wed 10 Jun 2020

uncle tom wrote:
10:28 Fri 05 Jun 2020
There are only a dozen or so notes posted for this vintage, most of them for Cockburn, which I believe this bottle probably isn't..
1908?

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by idj123 » 15:22 Sat 13 Jun 2020

Ok-confession; I took a Port to a small (within guidelines) gathering last week only later to find that no tasting note currently exists for this Port on the Forum. Alas, I neglected to take one...(sackcloth and ashes)!

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by Doggett » 15:39 Sat 13 Jun 2020

idj123 wrote:
15:22 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Ok-confession; I took a Port to a small (within guidelines) gathering last week only later to find that no tasting note currently exists for this Port on the Forum. Alas, I neglected to take one...(sackcloth and ashes)!
... and the port was??

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by idj123 » 11:21 Sun 14 Jun 2020

It was Calem Foz 82 and a very lovely Port it was, fruit filled and we'll balanced with plenty of years ahead of it. Probably one of the best 82s I have tasted.

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by AHB » 23:06 Mon 15 Jun 2020

idj123 wrote:
11:21 Sun 14 Jun 2020
It was Calem Foz 82 and a very lovely Port it was, fruit filled and we'll balanced with plenty of years ahead of it. Probably one of the best 82s I have tasted.
That will do as a tasting note. Please pote it into the tasting note thread!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Post by uncle tom » 10:36 Tue 16 Jun 2020

1908?
Correct - Gilbey 1908 - which I was told a long time ago is probably Croft, for which there are no notes..
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