Jan 8th, tasting in ny in honor of jdaw

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Jan 8th, tasting in ny in honor of jdaw

Post by g-man » 05:31 Sun 09 Jan 2011

We decided to get our act together for a fellow tpf taster from paris.

Wines in attendance

SW 76 Colheita
SW 80 VP
SW 83 VP
SW 84 LBV
SW 85 VO
SW 95 Madalena
SW 95 LBV
Wa 63 VP
F 75 VP

I am sorry to say that the Fonseca 75 was the wine of the night fo rme.

I originally had the SW 80 and 83 rated very highly however once teh fonseca came out, they were both dropped by at least a level of complexity.

Still, some good ports, but the price is rightly so as the SW is unfortunately no first rate.
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Post by JacobH » 00:01 Mon 10 Jan 2011

g-man wrote:I am sorry to say that the Fonseca 75 was the wine of the night fo rme.
I’m glad to see our NYC friends continuing our efforts to re-educate jdaw1 on the merits of the ’75 vintage!
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Post by g-man » 00:46 Mon 10 Jan 2011

JacobH wrote:
g-man wrote:I am sorry to say that the Fonseca 75 was the wine of the night fo rme.
I’m glad to see our NYC friends continuing our efforts to re-educate jdaw1 on the merits of the ’75 vintage!
haha
i must admit i agree wtih julian on most houses of the 75 vintage =)
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Post by jdaw1 » 02:17 Mon 10 Jan 2011

An excellent afternoon tasting was held at g-man towers in Floral Park, Long Island, NY. A particular commendation to the cooking: ham and pork, both extremely tender, and eaten in portions of proper size.

The primary theme was Smith Woodhouse, VP versus LBV, but a colheita joined the company. Smith Woodhouse is dark in colour but light in both nose and palate. The fruit is faint plum, but the overall sensation is of being mid- to under-weight.

My WOTN was SW85, despite the lightness. F75 made a very creditable showing, though suffering the same affliction. The W63 was freakishly pale (10% opacity!) it had faded into nothingness. I wonder whether the green bottle had allowed light damage?

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Post by jdaw1 » 13:49 Mon 24 Jan 2011

In the next two pictures note the paleness of the SW84LBV, and the darkness of the VPs and other LBVs.

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