Announcing a new FTLOP Site feature: all of Roy's Vintage Forecasts now available as downloadable PDF documents.
The Adegga Wine Market came to Porto this weekend, and featured, of course, some extraordinary Port Wines in the Premium Room.
In 19 years of tasting and enjoying wine, Roy came across only three wines that merited 100 point scores. Then one night in 2013 he tasted three! Here's his list of the top 12 Ports tasted in 2013 and a bit of the backstory on one of them.
A group of close friends decided to enjoy some sensational old Vintage Ports on a special occasion and invited Roy to join them. Extraordinary wines, memories and new friendships.
Swedish Port lover Sten-Anders Ivarsson´s article focuses on a comprehensive tasting of thirty Vintage Ports from the unheralded, but very solid year of 1978.
Roy Hersh asked the Port Trade about the impact of a generally declared Vintage on their companies, and also invited them to compare 2011 to earlier vintages. Seventeen of the most respected names in the business replied.
Maybe not an extraordinary vintage, but a consistently high quality one: Roy's detailed notes from a tasting of nineteen 1983 Ports at 30 years of age, with additional content from Glenn Elliott.
How well do you know your Vintages? Guest author Alex Bridgeman challenges you to identify a Vintage Port based on the current events of the Vintage year - including some fabulous period photo cues!
Roy offers advice - based on extensive experience - for decanting the Cockburn's 1983 Vintage Port, which can be outstanding when handled correctly.