Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Andy Velebil » 15:05 Sat 16 May 2020

I regret that I have to drop out. Work schedule has changed and won’t be able to attend this.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by jdaw1 » 23:23 Mon 18 May 2020

As a proud owner of some Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ, please may I join?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 01:20 Tue 19 May 2020

It seems that I may be signed up for 2 Port tastings in 1 day. 1 virtually (but nominally in England), and 1 in Sammamish.

Oh my. Whatever will I do?

Also, I have what should be a short meeting at 11:30 Pacific. I can probably participate/observe from my phone, but if it starts to involve me having to actually respond to questions I'll have to run upstairs.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by jdaw1 » 10:17 Tue 19 May 2020

Is there to be a uniform decant time? Even if only for the Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ.

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Post by nac » 14:19 Tue 19 May 2020

From posts above appears we doing both Warre & Sandeman?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by akzy » 21:36 Tue 19 May 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
10:17 Tue 19 May 2020
Is there to be a uniform decant time? Even if only for the Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ.
Great idea. I was considering 2pm. Thoughts/ suggestions/ improvements/ desires?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by jdaw1 » 22:04 Tue 19 May 2020

14:00 is as good as any other (though Mike might struggle). Failing clear different instruction by then, decant time is to be Wednesday 14:00 British Summer Time.

Is there to be a uniform shape of decanter? I say no.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 05:30 Wed 20 May 2020

Hmm... a 5-hour decant for an 11:00 am tasting... my LBV will not be decanted on time! It will probably have to make do with 3 hours of decant time, but since it isn't a 2015 Sandeman or a(ny) Warre, that probably doesn't matter.

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by benread » 07:01 Wed 20 May 2020

Glenn E. wrote:Hmm... a 5-hour decant for an 11:00 am tasting... my LBV will not be decanted on time! It will probably have to make do with 3 hours of decant time, but since it isn't a 2015 Sandeman or a(ny) Warre, that probably doesn't matter.

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
Am I right in thinking most of the USA thinks you have a reputation for breaking the rules on the West coast?!


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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by jdaw1 » 07:40 Wed 20 May 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
05:30 Wed 20 May 2020
Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
Reveal. So that I don't have to bother making a guessing sheet.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by rich_n » 12:06 Wed 20 May 2020

I’m afraid I have a last minute podcast recording commitment that may mean I cannot make this start time (and I haven’t been able to get my hands on the Sandeman yet, so if I can’t get it today then I’ll be drinking something else anyway). If there are no objections I’d still like to join, even if just for the social side.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by flash_uk » 12:07 Wed 20 May 2020

rich_n wrote:
12:06 Wed 20 May 2020
I’m afraid I have a last minute podcast recording commitment that may mean I cannot make this start time (and I haven’t been able to get my hands on the Sandeman yet, so if I can’t get it today then I’ll be drinking something else anyway). If there are no objections I’d still like to join, even if just for the social side.
Invite already sent - very welcome to join when you can!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by rich_n » 12:14 Wed 20 May 2020

Thanks! I got it and will certainly join later on.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by nac » 14:45 Wed 20 May 2020

Sandeman 2015 LBV - decanted 1430. Has “proper” driven cork. No obvious sediment. Quick taste - all seems OK.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Glenn E. » 18:03 Wed 20 May 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
07:40 Wed 20 May 2020
Glenn E. wrote:
05:30 Wed 20 May 2020
Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
Reveal. So that I don't have to bother making a guessing sheet.
2011 Quinta do Crasto LBV (2015, unfiltered, from 375)
decanted at 8:00 am for the tasting at 11:00 am Pacific time.
benread wrote:
07:01 Wed 20 May 2020
Am I right in thinking most of the USA thinks you have a reputation for breaking the rules on the West coast?!
That mostly depends on your political affiliation. If red, then the West Coast is full of degenerate libtards who want to take your guns, give your hard-earned tax dollars to slackers who are simultaneously stealing your job and too lazy to work, and impose socialism on the entire country. If blue, then the West Coast is a paradise of progressive values where everyone deserves a living wage, education is free, and your hard-earned tax dollars are given to people in need instead of companies owned by billionaires.

There is very little in between.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Post by Doggett » 20:16 Sat 23 May 2020

A huge thank you to Mike for continuing to host these fun evenings. I had the Warre’s 2007 LBV to accompany the night. I will get to a tasting note one day, but as a fan normally of this port from other vintages I was a bit disappointed. All there just not singing for me. Lots of red fruit, some black berries and then acidity on a finish that is dominated by a cherry Tune medicinal note. I much preferred the ‘03 and ‘04 on release and the older vintages I have had. But the evening was the good company as always and we seemed to barely mention port on this fifth lockdown gathering. Already looking forward to the next one.

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