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1985 Fonseca for Christmas Eve. By the way gman or bman, what type of filter do you use for VP's?


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Thanks! Also what do you think for decant time?


i'm of two minds with the fonseca 85' as i've been tasting it every year so far.

if you like young powerful ports iwth some spirit spice and cocoa dust, the decant through the filter into a decanter will ensure it's ready to drink right off the bat.

it gets a little muted around an hour or 3 of open air time but picks up again a few hours (dont remember) after that.

i'd recommend if you had a decanter with a stopper to just decant in and try to see if you like that cocoa dust with spirit flavor (backed by alot of nice plummy fruit) or if you like it a bit more tamed where you get a little more muted fruit but nice baking spices. If its nice, just topper the decanter, if not leave it open.

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I utilize something like this
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What g-man said!

Though I use a wire mesh filter as I don't mind a little fine sediment at the bottom of the decanter.


i use cheese cloth on any of the bottles older than the 63 vintage.


Sadly, that would not be an issue for any of my bottles...... Frown
Christmas Eve Supper wines, will include the following, and now, each are standing. On this Eve of our Savior, we will explore a Taste of France with 6 guests! Christmas Day will include all domestic offerings

2 x 1982 Chateau Latour - Our annual Christmas Eve favourite!
3 x 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage. My final, prized, last three bottles of this exquisite wine, which we will enjoy with a roast, carved leg of herbed lamb (complete supper menu to be revealed, stay tuned!)
1 x 1964 DRC Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru. My dear daddy gifted to this from his charming cellar. It has been ageing gracefully since he purchased it at release. While our guests will receive a "taste", I will enjoy most of this wine with my husband, blissfully, after supper. I may achieve orgasm with this wine alone! Eek

What am I chilling, do you ask? Look no further, indeed!
3x 2003 E. Guigal Ex-Voto Hermitage Blanc. In my experience, one of the finest Hermitage Blancs in recent memory!
3 x 2002 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart NFB Brut. I will be sipping on this whilst preparing the supper spread, and I work mise en place, absolutely!
2001 d'Yquem 750ml - In my expert opinion

The spread this year will include a variety of sublime flavours, appetisers, roasted meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses, fruits of my labour, undeniably! Stay tuned.

Cheers!
~W&FE~
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Christmas Eve Supper wines, will include the following, and now, each are standing. On this Eve of our Savior, we will explore a Taste of France with 6 guests! Christmas Day will include all domestic offerings
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Cheers!
~W&FE~


Your return to this board despite the announcement of your departure from it is a precious Christmas gift...like a lump of coal Smile
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Originally posted by ElToro:
Your return to this board despite the announcement of your departure from it is a precious Christmas gift...like a lump of coal Smile


You do realise my departure is from a long, successful and fruitful career in the industry! My love and mastery of food and wine will carry with me alwasy, whether at home, VIP industry invitations and gatherings, or online. I will never abdicate, I will never fade or otherwise fall into the shadows, nevermore! Roll Eyes

Cheers to you and Yours!
~W&FE~

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