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by jdaw1
21:25 Wed 05 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 36
Views: 5297

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

We asked Dirk Niepoort this question straight up, and he said that the types of grapes you need to make a great ruby Port and a great tawny Port are different. You might be able to use one to make the other, but it would not be using the grapes to reach their best potential. His answer was long and...
by jdaw1
16:51 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Taste at Home Colheita Vertical - 17th June 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Quevedo Taste at Home Colheita Vertical - 27th May 2021

New date believed to be Thursday 17th June; thread title edited to that effect.
by jdaw1
15:01 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal?
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 1991 Horizontal?

While I am a little doubtful that organisational ability and broad port ownership are necessarily correlated (I think I am quite good at organising, but have barely 150 different ports) I feel it ill behoves me (as a mere amateur, and a recent arrival on this forum at that) to direct that those of ...
by jdaw1
22:05 Fri 30 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Tonic- in a can!
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Port and Tonic- in a can!

Good luck with it.
by jdaw1
21:43 Thu 29 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal?
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 1991 Horizontal?

winesecretary wrote:
19:15 Thu 29 Apr 2021
[I am not offering to arrange the latter, I have precisely 0 bottles of 1987 port]
Arranging has traditionally been anti-correlated with ownership of relevant bottles.
by jdaw1
23:33 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal?
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 1991 Horizontal?

Yes please to the 1991.

winesecretary wrote:
22:59 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Of the 80s and 90s I do not recall seeing recent horizontals of 99, 98, 96, 95, 93, 92, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 84, 82, 81, 80
Not me for the horizontal of 1993.
by jdaw1
21:45 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Asda Reserve Port
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: NV Asda Reserve Port

Asda Battersea was visited today, none being for sale. Reports suggest a shelf rearrangement, so those four might be the last of them.
by jdaw1
21:44 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1628
Views: 421471

Re: Latest buy

4 × Asda Reserve Port, at a VERY good price.
by jdaw1
18:29 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 15347

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Just seen list: I don’t have a +1, so another space is free.

And will be drinking the 2005 LBV.
by jdaw1
20:53 Mon 26 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1569

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

winesecretary wrote:
19:25 Mon 26 Apr 2021
I think it is contempt of Tribunal to drink any liquid other than water,
Would a type-1 diabetic be allowed something more sugary, non-alcoholically so, of course?
by jdaw1
20:36 Sun 25 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1569

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

winesecretary wrote:
13:25 Sat 24 Apr 2021
@ WS1 - I will probably be banned from the board for saying it, but I own only a single magnum of port, Niepoort 2017. Mind you, the thought of cracking it open does fill me with pleasure, so you may be onto something here...
The Administrators are being summonsed for an emergency meeting.
by jdaw1
20:34 Sun 25 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 42
Views: 7918

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

jdaw1 wrote:
20:33 Sun 25 Apr 2021
A smidge of the 1963 was left in the glass, and revisited two days later. Ooh, so much bigger and fuller. This colheita needs decanting, several days in advance, rather like a Madeira.
1994 when tasted. But the revisit was interesting.
by jdaw1
20:33 Sun 25 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: 1963 Graham colheita

A smidge of the 1963 was left in the glass, and revisited two days later. Ooh, so much bigger and fuller. This colheita needs decanting, several days in advance, rather like a Madeira.
by jdaw1
15:13 Sat 24 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Asda Reserve Port
Replies: 14
Views: 580

NV Asda Reserve Port

Asda, “Reserve Port”, “crafted by our master of wine ”, “Bottled by Symington Family Estates Vinhos, S.A., Portugal”; “Rich, full and bursting with warming spice and fruit flavours, from Portugal’s Douro region”; “Selected for Asda”; “75cl”; “alc 20% vol”. £3.98 per bottle. Yes, duty plus the VAT on...
by jdaw1
19:30 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1569

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

I've just been through the 22 notes on GC77 on the tasting note list, ranging in date from 2004 - 2018. There are 8 positive bottle reports. There are 5 obviously faulty (corked) bottles. The other 9 are somewhat mixed with some thinking they are not right and others thinking they are just having a...
by jdaw1
19:10 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 405

1963 Graham colheita

1963 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Starts strong and dry, the dryness manifesting as mid-palate heat, with gentle brown sugar...
by jdaw1
19:08 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1974 Graham colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 486

1974 Graham colheita

1974 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Nose showing green and herbaceous. Another soft colheita, but richer than the 1990 and 198...
by jdaw1
19:02 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Graham colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 412

1982 Graham colheita

1982 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Bright start, showing spearmint, maybe grapefruit, soft sugars, and an acidic grip. The ac...
by jdaw1
18:58 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1990 Graham colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 368

1990 Graham colheita

1990 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Perhaps a more complex wine than the ’94 , but lighter, especially at the ending. Soft bro...
by jdaw1
18:53 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 372

1994 Graham colheita

1994 Graham colheita, from a 5cl supplied by Vintage Wine and Port (•  planning , •  placemats , •  Symington presentation ). Tasted eight days after the official event. TNs: 1994 ; 1990 ; 1982 ; 1974 ; 1963 . Nose of sugar and distant marmalade. Fresh, citrus palate, and hint of bright cherry, very...
by jdaw1
17:32 Sat 17 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 55
Views: 4159

Re: 2019 Declarations

There is a proper grumble to be made about the Symingtons’ 2019 declaration. No, it is not holding prices steady (thank you to the Syms). Nor about releasing a set of Nines at a fair price (thank you to the Syms). No, not these. Instead there is a proper serious grumble. It is starkly obvious, and d...
by jdaw1
20:16 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Crasto LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 384

2015 Crasto LBV

@Big_Fortified_Tasting Crasto 2015 LBV . Dark red, 95% opaque. Quite a dry LBV, with red grape, and green herbs, maybe even basil, and a touch of spearmint. Dryness persists to the still-full ending, which is long and full. This is a solid LBV, which could be drunk in quantity — by me, a much large...
by jdaw1
19:26 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Portal
Replies: 0
Views: 319

2018 Portal

@Big_Fortified_Tasting has traditionally been the place to tasting newly released Port. New learning this year: at home, so that it can be done whilst my work computer beeps at me, and whilst being reminded of domestic duties. Quinta do Portal Vintage Port 2018 : 100% opaque dark purple, and red ri...