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by idj123
10:11 Sun 09 May 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta do Noval Crusted 1961
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: NV Quinta do Noval Crusted 1961

It says ‘unblended’ on the label and so clearly not crusted by today’s definition. I don’t when the minimum 4 years came in for LBV but producers appeared to have more license when it came to labelling back then eg Warre LBV 62 is simply labelled as ‘Vintage’ even though it was bottled in 66.
by idj123
19:00 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port Club Tasting - 15th April
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Port Club Tasting - 15th April

Given the Graham’s starts at 7 and the Churchill’s at 8, it is possible to do both. However, perhaps the more sensible approach is to roll it into our Churchill’s tasting.
by idj123
18:39 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16679

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Yes, this suits me although will have to proffer a different bottle as I have drunk my last offering!
by idj123
07:45 Fri 02 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 5469

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

Hopefully not too late but yes please! I have the 64 colheita (which I agree with Glenn is great and knocked the Taylor 64 into a cocked hat when last tasted side by side-when Glenn was present I think). Also have the 77, 85 and 2000 VPs.
by idj123
18:55 Wed 31 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas
Replies: 26
Views: 4142

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas

I will be joining a little later all being well.
by idj123
10:22 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Hence: Ck, Cr, Df, D, F, GC, G, Ni, Ps, QH, RP, RPE, Rs, SW, S, Sk, T, V, W . Done. Also, I’d prefer Kopke over Passadouro. And might also want Cálem over something, that something perhaps being Cockburn. Others? I would agree with replacing the Ck as I think that this is one of most disappointing ...
by idj123
10:15 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Opening price is £800 dp inc vat. No buyer’s commission. That's not bad although definitely caveat emptor with regards to this wine, as like George, I don't think that I have had a non flawed bottle of this wine although of course someone will now point out a tasting that I have attended to the con...
by idj123
09:34 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

I wouln't mind a couple of these Neil and so yes, although price dependent. What are we potentially loking at in terms of the latter?
by idj123
17:55 Fri 19 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

And of those not listed at the start of the thread, I believe that I have Ck, Df and Sk.
by idj123
17:50 Fri 19 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

CPR 1 wrote:
14:28 Fri 19 Mar 2021
PhilW wrote:
14:27 Fri 19 Mar 2021
idj123 wrote:
14:00 Fri 19 Mar 2021
Sigh...had already retired for the evening when this opened and so was fully subscribed by the time I got going this morning.
It was fully subscribed within 12 minutes of even being suggested!
Doggett wrote:
21:29 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Ian Johns says yes please
yes but you made the cut ;-)
Indeed I did :D
by idj123
14:00 Fri 19 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 10423

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Sigh...had already retired for the evening when this opened and so was fully subscribed by the time I got going this morning. Please add me to the waiting list please. Like alot of people have plenty of 94s.
by idj123
21:04 Tue 16 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 16 Mar 2021 - Churchill Port Club meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Tue 16 Mar 2021 - Churchill Port Club meeting

Alas, only just seen this otherwise I would have made a bottle available and jumped on.
by idj123
11:05 Sat 13 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Insane auction prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Insane auction prices

I guess a combination of a dearth of auctions presently, everybody permanently hunched over their keyboards and the sheer boredom of lockdown is fuelling this bidding behaviour-at least in part. Hopefully, we'll see normailty (and sense) return when people have got other matters to occupy them.
by idj123
20:56 Mon 08 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March - Crusted etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3890

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March

And me please Mike-I am in desperate need of Port!
by idj123
09:05 Sat 06 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1871 Cabral Port
Replies: 19
Views: 3159

Re: 1871 Cabral Port

I don’t know much about this Port, other than the fact that there is plenty of it around. I’ve had it a couple of times and it’s very nice, but not in the same class as Scion or the Krohn / Taylor 1863 or the Mourão 100 year old. Indeed but of course it is a fraction of the cost of the aforemention...
by idj123
18:09 Sun 21 Feb 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Cloudwater "Closer To The Truth" - imperial stout aged in single use port barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 3518

Re: Cloudwater

Sounds worth seeking out. I too am a big fan of dark beers and have been for many years. I've recently been sampling quite few of the new breed of brewers' ranges based on friends' recommendations and whilst I have nothing against a bit of experimentation the key for me is whether I would drink a se...
by idj123
14:22 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1305
Views: 418104

Re: Port for sale by retailer

flash_uk wrote:
14:18 Sat 13 Feb 2021
idj123 wrote:
14:08 Sat 13 Feb 2021
it's pretty noticeable the amount of shelf space given over to rum, gin and vodka compared to the fortifieds.
Same story in my local Sainsbury's - half a shelf for fortified, 8 bays of 4 shelves for spirits.
And they couldn't even be bothered to label up the area.
by idj123
14:19 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

1983 Gould Campbell

First bottle of VP I've opened in a while and not a bad choice. Only give a three hour decant (suspect it would have benefitted from a little more). 40% or so opaque (certainly lighter than the 1980 equivalent), a little musty on the nose (probably as a result of the shorter decant) but this is a lo...
by idj123
14:08 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1305
Views: 418104

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Asda are selling Dow’s Crusted Port (bottled in 2012) for £8.75 which would be great if Asda had any stored in the Republic! My Asda has three less bottles of the Dow’s Crusted (but bottled 2013) and now has an empty shelf area instead. Plenty of Graham’s 2015 LBV at £14 (I think) and Cockburn 2015...
by idj123
13:53 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 11802

Re: White Port

jdaw1 wrote:
01:16 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Mike J. W. wrote:
03:44 Fri 05 Feb 2021
First time posting to this site.
Welcome to TPF.

uncle tom wrote:
10:11 Fri 05 Feb 2021
What to do? Buy another, drink one, and keep the other for ten years or more.
Translation: try not to drink the whole dozen in summer 2021.
That's pretty much what I did last year- bought a case of 12 of the 10yr white and then drank it all :D