What are you standing in the cellar

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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by DRT » 11:46 Sat 20 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:1814 Madeira
Never seen a ’14 before. Are you sure it wasn’t 1815?
Page 147 of the script says 1814.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by djewesbury » 12:03 Sat 20 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:1814 Madeira
Never seen a ’14 before. Are you sure it wasn’t 1815?
Page 147 of the script says 1814.
Thank you DRT. I was certain my memory was correct on this occasion.. Doesn't Mycroft say something about it dating from the year before Waterloo..?
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by djewesbury » 12:09 Sat 20 Apr 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Fantastic, Basil Rathbone in the lead?
Not Rathbone, Robert Stephens. The campest Holmes ever. He was married to Maggie Smith, and channels Miss Jean Brodie all the way through, as one of the people I was with pointed out...
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by jdaw1 » 13:31 Sat 20 Apr 2013

DRT wrote:Page 147 of the script says 1814.
The Script wrote:I have a treat for you -- a very old Madeira -- 1814. There are only six bottles left in the world. I have two of them, and am negotiating for a third.
Which explains my non-acquaintance with it.

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Post by djewesbury » 17:52 Sat 20 Apr 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Page 147 of the script says 1814.
The Script wrote:I have a treat for you -- a very old Madeira -- 1814. There are only six bottles left in the world. I have two of them, and am negotiating for a third.
Which explains my non-acquaintance with it.
This leaves three bottles unaccounted for. I'm expecting a full report..
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:21 Sat 20 Apr 2013

djewesbury wrote:This leaves three bottles unaccounted for. I'm expecting a full report..
Probably one of them was drunk at The Bell, a year I was abroad. Leaving only two.

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Post by djewesbury » 10:33 Sun 21 Apr 2013

This seems to be my 100th post. What am I now?
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Post by djewesbury » 10:34 Sun 21 Apr 2013

Oh that's nice. Fonseca LBV, yes, I'll drink (to) that.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by djewesbury » 17:26 Thu 02 May 2013

Now is our chance. This would look just swell mounted on the end-table in the Bung Hole.
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What are you standing in the cellar

Post by Andy Velebil » 23:35 Thu 02 May 2013

It was standing for about 3 hours after I got it home from the store. Now it's open.... 2007 Quarles Harris LBV

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Post by djewesbury » 23:39 Thu 02 May 2013

Andy Velebil wrote:It was standing for about 3 hours after I got it home from the store. Now it's open.... 2007 Quarles Harris LBV
Post a TN won't you, curious to hear what this is like..
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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:04 Fri 03 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:It was standing for about 3 hours after I got it home from the store. Now it's open.... 2007 Quarles Harris LBV
Post a TN won't you, curious to hear what this is like..
I will prob follow this over a couple days..if it lasts that long :)

Will post a TN soon

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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by mosesbotbol » 20:51 Mon 06 May 2013

'63 & 66 Grahams, need someone to help me drink them.
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Post by John M » 23:15 Mon 06 May 2013

mosesbotbol wrote:
'63 & 66 Grahams, need someone to help me drink them.
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Post by djewesbury » 19:45 Thu 13 Jun 2013

1 x G83.
A 30th birthday tomorrow. In the main, they are not port drinkers. So this is personal consumption. I hope.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 21:59 Thu 13 Jun 2013

To be opened coming Sunday (for my and my dad's Fathersday :) ): Niepoort 1997.
It'll be the first time I'll be opening such a youngster, but while opening my 6 botle case yesterday (in order to make some more room in my cellar, as bottles take up much less space than when still in the OWC), I found that one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ). So I'm hoping it will still give enjoyment coming Sunday !

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Post by djewesbury » 22:07 Thu 13 Jun 2013

gerwin.degraaf wrote:one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ).
Oh.. just bought a few bottles of this. Hope yours is OK!
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 22:28 Thu 13 Jun 2013

djewesbury wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ).
Oh.. just bought a few bottles of this. Hope yours is OK!
Thanks, I'm hoping it is too! I will report back on how it turned out :tpf: .

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Post by RAYC » 22:39 Thu 13 Jun 2013

gerwin.degraaf wrote:To be opened coming Sunday (for my and my dad's Fathersday :) ): Niepoort 1997.
It'll be the first time I'll be opening such a youngster, but while opening my 6 botle case yesterday (in order to make some more room in my cellar, as bottles take up much less space than when still in the OWC), I found that one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ). So I'm hoping it will still give enjoyment coming Sunday !
It might be worth having a back-up. As well as the seepage problem, a lot of these bottles (even the "non-seepers") have serious VA problems. I have sore experience with this wine. But the nice bottles are really very nice.

See this thread for the background where Andy V. quoted some interesting emails from Dirk N. about this wine.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 22:59 Thu 13 Jun 2013

RAYC wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:To be opened coming Sunday (for my and my dad's Fathersday :) ): Niepoort 1997.
It'll be the first time I'll be opening such a youngster, but while opening my 6 botle case yesterday (in order to make some more room in my cellar, as bottles take up much less space than when still in the OWC), I found that one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ). So I'm hoping it will still give enjoyment coming Sunday !
It might be worth having a back-up. As well as the seepage problem, a lot of these bottles (even the "non-seepers") have serious VA problems. I have sore experience with this wine. But the nice bottles are really very nice.

See this thread for the background where Andy V. quoted some interesting emails from Dirk N. about this wine.
Thanks for the tip Rob (should have thought of it myself as well of course!). :990066: I'll make sure to stand up a back-up bottle (I am tempted to take out a 1991 Q. de Vargellas to see where that one is in it's development). And even when the Niepoort 1997 turns out allright, it would be a bit of a hassle to lay the Vargellas down again of course :mrgreen:

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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 19:28 Mon 17 Jun 2013

gerwin.degraaf wrote:
RAYC wrote:
gerwin.degraaf wrote:To be opened coming Sunday (for my and my dad's Fathersday :) ): Niepoort 1997.
It'll be the first time I'll be opening such a youngster, but while opening my 6 botle case yesterday (in order to make some more room in my cellar, as bottles take up much less space than when still in the OWC), I found that one of the bottles was/is showing signs of seepage (and rather a lot of it :cry: ). So I'm hoping it will still give enjoyment coming Sunday !
It might be worth having a back-up. As well as the seepage problem, a lot of these bottles (even the "non-seepers") have serious VA problems. I have sore experience with this wine. But the nice bottles are really very nice.

See this thread for the background where Andy V. quoted some interesting emails from Dirk N. about this wine.
Thanks for the tip Rob (should have thought of it myself as well of course!). :990066: I'll make sure to stand up a back-up bottle (I am tempted to take out a 1991 Q. de Vargellas to see where that one is in it's development). And even when the Niepoort 1997 turns out allright, it would be a bit of a hassle to lay the Vargellas down again of course :mrgreen:
It seems I've been lucky :D ! The bottle showed great (with an extended decant time at least). Will post a TN in a bit!

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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by djewesbury » 13:35 Wed 25 Sep 2013

We've let this thread slide a little. I'm sure we've drunk something since June..

I am standing a bottle of Warre 85 for dinner.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by jdaw1 » 14:48 Wed 25 Sep 2013

A pre-WW2 bottle with signs of slight seepage, to be drunk in The Bell in December.

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Post by djewesbury » 15:11 Wed 25 Sep 2013

jdaw1 wrote:A pre-WW2 bottle with signs of slight seepage, to be drunk in The Bell in December.
You win.
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Re: What are you standing in the cellar

Post by AHB » 10:04 Thu 26 Sep 2013

The remnants of a really stinky bottle of Graham Vintage XXXX from last night. I promised I would see if it got any better after 24 hours.
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