8 Apr 2014 in Belfast - Wood-Aged Ports

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8 Apr 2014 in Belfast - Wood-Aged Ports

Post by djewesbury » 11:50 Sat 12 Apr 2014

I was asked to organise a Port tasting by the Northern Ireland Wine & Spirits Institute, and decided that it would be worthwhile to taste some wood-aged categories that are harder to find in Ireland. So, after much research and many, many emails, we ended up with the following line-up (supplier in brackets):
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(the cover and back cover from the 'order of service'; the placemats used were the NIWSI's standard placemats so JDAW's software was not used on this occasion)

I was leading the tasting and consequently didn't take notes - but I hope that flash_uk, Justin K or Cedars28 can fill in some blanks here. Photos were taken - links to follow once these are posted on the NIWSI's website.

Much enjoyment was had, and the audience (approx 40) were very enthusiastic about these categories and styles. All of the wines showed excellently. The TPS 74 was a real revelation, very lively with some wonderful tight tannins. The Andresen aged whites were really special - wish I'd had more time to concentrate on them, but I had to talk about them instead! The two 20YOs showed excellently too: Sandeman very fresh and bright, very clearly defined and a lovely clean orange colour (with a lingering taste of orange also), the Andresen slightly darker and sweeter but still clean and fresh as well.

Thank yous are due to the NIWSI, and to Anthony Habert, Carlos Flores dos Santos, Álvaro van Zeller, and uncle tom for helping out with the wines. Thank you to DRT for loan of some beautiful copies of Forrester's Douro maps, and to Glenn E, PhilW and AW77 for thoughts and opinions on the line-up.
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:54 Sat 12 Apr 2014

It sounds like a good evening. Will photos be posted? (Or sent to me for cropping scaling uploading?)

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Post by djewesbury » 11:58 Sat 12 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:It sounds like a good evening. Will photos be posted? (Or sent to me for cropping scaling uploading?)
I have some photos - not many - which I will post once they've been gathered together. Am sending you some images from the NIWSI's twitter feed - they have many more which will hopefully be uploaded soon.
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Post by jdaw1 » 12:01 Sat 12 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:the NIWSI's twitter feed
Link to @NIWSI on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Have you permission to repost?

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Post by djewesbury » 12:17 Sat 12 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:the NIWSI's twitter feed
Link to @NIWSI on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Have you permission to repost?
Yep. And they will also link to TPF once their own report is uploaded.
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Post by djewesbury » 12:36 Sat 12 Apr 2014

If there are TNs to be posted, I will create threads - flash, please advise, as you are most likely the only one with detailed notes to post...!
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Post by flash_uk » 12:51 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Yes I have notes and did not leave them at the table :)

One could cut to the chase and say " The Port Society Colheita 1974 was a clear winner"

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Post by djewesbury » 12:54 Sat 12 Apr 2014

flash_uk wrote:Yes I have notes and did not leave them at the table :)

One could cut to the chase and say " The Port Society Colheita 1974 was a clear winner"
You don't get out of it that easily. Threads being created now :lol:
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Post by djewesbury » 13:34 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Threads created. Please populate.
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Post by flash_uk » 16:49 Sat 12 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:Threads created. Please populate.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:09 Sun 13 Apr 2014

Pictures courtesy of Susan Rees, NIWSI:

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