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by DRT
12:55 Sun 22 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

14 bottles for 14 people on a school night is appropriate. More is unnecessary, but desirable if rare or delicious. I would be very interested to try two bottles of 1975 Cockburn, from the same case, with the same fill level and the same weight, side by side with one having been given a long decant...
by DRT
23:10 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus on that question? No objection. But that would leave us light on quantity. When I was given the job we had 14 bottles (including 2 ...
by DRT
23:01 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

{feigning-interest-emoticon} Is this an experiment that can be done justice in the presence of such delights as Ck1908 and Ck1912? Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus o...
by DRT
21:06 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I am beginning to question my belief system.

Not more than a month ago CMAG asked for advice on buying LBV. Now JDAW is campaigning for the inclusion of not one, but two 1975s in a line-up of fabulous port.

I need to go and lie down. This is too much.
by DRT
19:46 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
17:44 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977
Please donʼt omit ... ʼ78.
:?
Not that ʼ78.
Exactly which 78 falls between 96 and 77?
by DRT
19:38 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I am delighted to inform you that we have two new additions to the line-up, which now looks like this:

1908 (Mag), 1912, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1970 & 2 x 1977

I remain hopeful that the 1896 will be on the table but await confirmation.

Not too shabby.
by DRT
11:07 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Hi Gus, I'm the director of Wine Auctioneer. We've sold a couple of Lots of Warre's 1977 Vintage Port (and have another Lot in current auction). Based on our sales history, I'd suggest likely selling price of approximately £50 per bottle. In terms of condition, labels do fall off, that's natural an...
by DRT
16:09 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Despite the temptation to go for a complete line-up I think we have about as many as we will find. Of those missing I think 1912 and 1945 would be top of the list to consider if we found them but the others are likely to be of academic interest only, and probably prohibitively expensive.
by DRT
16:07 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977
Please donʼt omit ... ʼ78.
:?
by DRT
01:04 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
13:29 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Oh no! Who put the completist in charge...
Is that a challenge? :twisted:

Assuming by "complete" you simply mean filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977, we only have a few more to find: 1897, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1917, 1924, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1958 & 1966.

:D
by DRT
01:02 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Gents, I have an option on two very old bottles that would take the cost per person from £240 to £300 including Port and tip for our friends at B&F. Food would be on top at cost. I await condition reports on the bottles in question but if they look good my intention it to include both. Neither of th...
by DRT
20:11 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food. When do you want to be paid? Soon has the advantage of compelling decision by the indecisive. Soon, but I have one more (WS1) to re-confirm and give me prices. I have PM'd and emailed with no r...
by DRT
20:09 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

idj123 wrote:
18:09 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Reconfirming and have sent you an email Derek.
Thanks, Ian
by DRT
18:20 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Can someone remind me who that young guy with dark hair is in seat 23? :?
by DRT
20:02 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Valuation???

SushiNorth wrote:
19:44 Thu 12 Jul 2018
is this a 1931 Niepoort "VP", or something else?
DRT wrote:
19:09 Thu 12 Jul 2018
This is a 1931 Garrafeira - aged in wood for 7 years then another 41 years in Demijon before being "Decanted" into this bottle.
Garrafeira is a style of Colheita. It is not VP :wink:
by DRT
19:09 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Valuation???

The label says Bottled 1938 and Decanted 1979. This is a 1931 Garrafeira - aged in wood for 7 years then another 41 years in Demijon before being "Decanted" into this bottle. The inconsistent apparent ages of the label, seal and selo can easily be explained if it was released from the cellar some ti...
by DRT
02:20 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food.

I will confirm the actual cost to each person as soon as possible.
by DRT
01:00 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Christopher wrote:
00:13 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Reconfirmed
Can I adopt please
Thanks, Christopher, and yes.
by DRT
22:40 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks guys.

This is starting to take shape so I will send something out to the attendees in the next few days.

Just one question: wasn't it supposed to be coming home? :roll:
by DRT
18:48 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

PhilW wrote:
17:10 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Reconfirming attendance, and email sent.
Thanks, Phil.

More please :wink:
by DRT
13:17 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks to those who have responded so far. More please! Just to clarify what I meant by "financial rebalancing": My intention is to agree a fair price with the donor of each bottle. The total cost will be calculated using these prices and equivalent credit given for the £ value of the bottles. There...
by DRT
22:37 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

CPR 1 wrote:
21:21 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Re-confirming - I have also sent you a e-mail on the bottles as requested.
Thank you.
by DRT
22:31 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 6959

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Could those on the attendee list please re-confirm attendance and email or PM me a fair price for the bottles they are able to contribute.

Financial re-balancing will apply so those with little or nothing to contribute will be contributing in £££.

Thanks
Derek
by DRT
17:09 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Valuation???

Two threads asking the same question now merged into one.

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