Andy V wrote:Yes, we will most definitely raise a toast to the newest up-and-coming Port drinker, Little Ben. Wish we could do it in real time, but being 8 hours behind most of you will already be in bed by the time we start.
KillerB wrote:This leaves me no option other than Tawny or LBV. I have Taylor, Dow and Warre for Tawny, Noval or Warre for LBV.
Votes by 9PM or I will just have to make a decision myself, and you all know that means disaster and an hour in the cellar.
HereDRT wrote:Decanted 2 hours (nearly)
A very attractive red/amber colour. Clear and bright, obviously well developed for a 1970. A distinct lack of fruit on the nose. A sweet, slightly floral smell. Very thick and syrupy in the mouth. Smooth entry. Sticky toffee pudding with a little heat in the mid-palate. The finish is quite long and warming.
This is a huge surprise to me. I bought this on Ebay about 4 years ago for not much more than nothing and feared it would be cooked and spoiled. It isn't, it is a very nice glass of mature VP. It has no long life ahead of it and has probably seen better days but today it is very nice indeed.
So, I raise a glass of Royal Oporto 1970 to Little Ben - all the best young lad, may your father leave you a decent cellar to enjoy
benread wrote:So far I think we have:
Reigate: 1970 Burmester Colheita
Chesterfield: 1970 Royal Oporto & 1890 Unknown Shipper
Coventry: Dow Tawny
New York: 1997 Sandeman Vau
London: Ramos Pinto 10 year Tawny
Utrecht: 2003 Croft LBV
LA: to be declared
Sydney: not port drinkers (but the Aussies do produce a red imposter called 'Benjamin' tawny!)
Padre Island, Texas: Not port drinkers
I will update as I get further declarations!
Andy V wrote:we did raise a toast with the 1966 Graham's VP last night. A stunning bottle that should still be drinking fine when little Ben comes of age.
jdaw1 wrote:How many non-royal â€¦benread wrote:How many 12 hour old children have been toasted with the same styl of drink in as many different locations and countries?!
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