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by jdaw1
23:55 Tue 09 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 104
Views: 425244

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

mcoulson wrote: 09:18 Tue 09 Apr 202455,60,63,66,70,77,80,83,85,91,94,97,00,03
Only fourteen bottles‽ Please add some GMs — indeed, I offered some at a cost of zero.
by jdaw1
22:10 Mon 08 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 8th October - Old v New & Undisturbed
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: Tues 8th October - Old v New & Undisturbed

Of course I’d love to play. But I have not suitable 1994 bottles, and so acknowledge the possibility that I might therefore be deselected.

But I have interesting ’70s, so am clinging on.
by jdaw1
22:07 Mon 08 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

hadge wrote: 20:43 Wed 13 Mar 2024W47 (JDAW)
The Warre 1947 is high shoulder, bottler unknown (though it came from Alex B., and it might be that a different bottle of the batch had a label). I propose to open and decant at 07:30 on the day. Objections?
by jdaw1
13:35 Sat 06 Apr 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Existential dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Existential dilemma

To ask the question is to be deep in an Egyptian river.
by jdaw1
08:15 Thu 04 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

Important : anybody bringing a decanter for this experiment, please ensure that it is clean and fresh. If it hasn’t been used in the last two-ish weeks, please re-rinse by filling with very hot water, and then dry, perhaps in sun and wind. Must be very dry, so do this task before the last moment. M...
by jdaw1
21:24 Wed 03 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

Harry has asked me to assemble the food order , for which you might welcome a link to the food menu . You know what to do; do it. Lunch: • Crab; • Beyond Meat Burger; • Welsh rarebit. Dinner: • Soup of day; • Sirloin steak, blue , + skinny fries, + carrots; • Bramdean Pudding. (Everybody has been p...
by jdaw1
21:28 Tue 02 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

hadge wrote: 20:44 Tue 02 Apr 2024I'm looking for 3 or 4 Sandeman Tawny Bottles for this event, if you can bring one or two, please let me know.
Believe yes, two, but that needs checking.
by jdaw1
21:25 Tue 02 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

Draft of the placemats added to the first post. Please inspect and either confirm satisfactory, or instruct.
by jdaw1
20:38 Tue 02 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

Ahh, we need two orders, don't we. Lunch and dinner! Post amended.
by jdaw1
19:51 Tue 02 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

Harry has asked me to assemble the food order , for which you might welcome a link to the food menu . You know what to do; do it. Lunch: • Crab; • Beyond Meat Burger; • Welsh rarebit. Dinner: • Soup of day; • Sirloin steak, blue , + skinny fries, + carrots; • Bramdean Pudding. (Everybody has been pi...
by jdaw1
10:06 Sat 30 Mar 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers
Replies: 55
Views: 1766

Re: Thursday 11th April - Decanting Experiment plus some drinkers

hadge wrote: 23:16 Fri 29 Mar 2024
winesecretary wrote: 23:18 Mon 25 Mar 2024I remain sorrowful about my inability to attend but it’s bad form to walk out of a court hearing to go to a tappit hen tasting.
your honour are free to go to a tappit hen lunch?
This is the funniest post on TPF, perhaps ever. I’m still giggling.
by jdaw1
17:26 Fri 29 Mar 2024
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024

From the 1994 horizontal in 2019:
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 15:57 Thu 20 Jun 2019I have a couple of cases of the Martinez. I think I'll pull one out next year for drinking over the next few years.
Did you?
by jdaw1
17:26 Fri 29 Mar 2024
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024

So let me ask a question. If I were to give you a bottle of Port to drink this weekend, with the producer chosen at random, which vintage would you prefer me to select from if I limit your choice to the 1980s or 1990s? • 1980 is part great, part absolutely not. • I’m not a fan of ’83. • 1985 has so...
by jdaw1
01:09 Thu 28 Mar 2024
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: 1994s, B&F, Tue 26 Mar 2024

I had a '94 Vesuvio earlier this year and it just blew me away. I had a '94 Graham's shortly after that and while very good, it couldn't touch the Vesuvio. With that being said, I'm still amazed that the Vesuvio ran laps around some very good Ports. Could it just be that certain bottles might not h...
by jdaw1
01:07 Thu 28 Mar 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Free to share a bottle? 18/04 or 26/04 2024
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Free to share a bottle? 18/04 or 26/04 2024

Is there a theme? You could take the theme from a recently postponed tasting:
jdaw1 wrote: 23:48 Sat 09 Mar 2024Theme: sighted, Port not frequently seen.
by jdaw1
21:27 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 1994 Graham

Graham 1994 standing in anticipation of Tuesday. Is that a 2022 release? No - it's from one of those mixed Symington 3-bottle presentation cases alongside a D94 and W94. The case has been at Seckfords for some time. Yup, that was the Dec 21 / Jan 22 release. The clue is the "matured in our cel...
by jdaw1
21:23 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 1994 Tesco

idj123 wrote: 08:33 Tue 26 Mar 2024Ck and Tesco corks pulled at c9pm last night and decanted this morning at 6.15. No problem with the Ck cork, but yes, the Tesco cork disintegrated!
by jdaw1
21:23 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Cockburn
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: 1994 Cockburn

idj123 wrote: 08:33 Tue 26 Mar 2024Ck and Tesco corks pulled at c9pm last night and decanted this morning at 6.15. No problem with the Ck cork, but yes, the Tesco cork disintegrated!
by jdaw1
21:22 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Vesuvio
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: 1994 Vesuvio

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 10:27 Tue 26 Mar 2024Fonseca and Vesuvio both opened last night about 19.00, decanted this morning at 09.00 and will be returned to their bottles around 13.00 before I head into town.
by jdaw1
21:22 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: 1994 Fonseca

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 10:27 Tue 26 Mar 2024Fonseca and Vesuvio both opened last night about 19.00, decanted this morning at 09.00 and will be returned to their bottles around 13.00 before I head into town.
by jdaw1
21:22 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Burmester
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 1994 Burmester

uncle tom wrote: 15:45 Tue 26 Mar 2024Kopke and Burmester decanted - looking good..
by jdaw1
21:22 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Kopke
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: 1994 Kopke

uncle tom wrote: 15:45 Tue 26 Mar 2024Kopke and Burmester decanted - looking good..
by jdaw1
21:21 Wed 27 Mar 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Royal Oporto
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: 1994 Royal Oporto

RO94: red-pink, 40% opaque. Nose = “Yuck”. Others were brave enough to taste it, and reported the palate to be better than than the nose.