2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by winesecretary » 21:34 Tue 12 Jan 2021

I confirm I will have both Graham and Niepoort LBVs open. Both are, in fact, now open.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by nac » 00:38 Wed 13 Jan 2021

flash_uk wrote:
18:56 Tue 12 Jan 2021
Have decided to break my abstinance for the occasion!
Excellent news.

Am now considering the Taylor/Graham 15 combo. Don’t want to feel left out and would be a shame not to make use of JDAW’s efforts.

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Post by rich_n » 09:50 Wed 13 Jan 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
rich_n wrote:
22:46 Sat 09 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:Yes please.
rich_n wrote:
22:33 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about.
I will do the same. When will you decant? On the day, noon?
They are filtered LBVs, will decanting early help much? The Taylor is already open, but I'm happy to open the Graham at a time deemed ideal.
Based on my experience while tasting several 2015 LBVs before Christmas, yes. I felt that the 2015 Graham LBV was best on the second day. It was served pop-and-pour on the first night which may have contributed to the second day showing better. Ergo, I would decant it for at least 4 hours - full-on decant, not just pop the cork and let it get some air.

I wish I could find some in the US... it has reached the east coast, but has not yet reached my usual internet stores in California. I'll be picking up a case once it does reach CA!
That's good to know! I had never really considered the possible positive effects of decanting on a filtered LBV but it does make sense (and thanks to Julian for raising the point in the first place). I'll aim to decant early in the afternoon tomorrow.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by benread » 10:16 Wed 13 Jan 2021

LBV is my kind of theme! Please May I join you? Gives me an excuse to go to the cellar today!


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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by flash_uk » 11:14 Wed 13 Jan 2021

benread wrote:
10:16 Wed 13 Jan 2021
LBV is my kind of theme! Please May I join you? Gives me an excuse to go to the cellar today!


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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Justin K » 01:47 Thu 14 Jan 2021

I’m going with the Taylor and Graham 15’s. The Taylor has been open since Friday and it’s only ok so looking forward to opening the Graham’s tomorrow morning.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 08:38 Thu 14 Jan 2021

I decanted my Graham 2015 LBV last night at 22.30. Looking forward to this…
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by rich_n » 09:51 Thu 14 Jan 2021

I'm going for a morning decant, probably in an hour or so.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Doggett » 10:03 Thu 14 Jan 2021

rich_n wrote:
09:51 Thu 14 Jan 2021
I'm going for a morning decant, probably in an hour or so.
Try to leave some for this evening!

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by rich_n » 10:17 Thu 14 Jan 2021

Doggett wrote:
10:03 Thu 14 Jan 2021
rich_n wrote:
09:51 Thu 14 Jan 2021
I'm going for a morning decant, probably in an hour or so.
Try to leave some for this evening!
We're in lockdown. Anything could happen.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by nac » 11:04 Thu 14 Jan 2021

Was intending to decant this morning, but had to leave house at 0515 to go to London (only found out at 2300 last night). Hopefully back early this afternoon so double decanting looks likely.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 11:18 Thu 14 Jan 2021

nac wrote:
11:04 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Was intending to decant this morning, but had to leave house at 0515 to go to London (only found out at 2300 last night). Hopefully back early this afternoon so double decanting looks likely.
Ouch, not a pleasant surprise. Hopefully you won't have the same thing happen to you tonight!
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by nac » 11:29 Thu 14 Jan 2021

AHB wrote:
11:18 Thu 14 Jan 2021
nac wrote:
11:04 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Was intending to decant this morning, but had to leave house at 0515 to go to London (only found out at 2300 last night). Hopefully back early this afternoon so double decanting looks likely.
Ouch, not a pleasant surprise. Hopefully you won't have the same thing happen to you tonight!
The joy of COVID.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by nac » 15:53 Thu 14 Jan 2021

nac wrote:
11:29 Thu 14 Jan 2021
AHB wrote:
11:18 Thu 14 Jan 2021
nac wrote:
11:04 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Was intending to decant this morning, but had to leave house at 0515 to go to London (only found out at 2300 last night). Hopefully back early this afternoon so double decanting looks likely.
Ouch, not a pleasant surprise. Hopefully you won't have the same thing happen to you tonight!
The joy of COVID.
G & T decanted 1545.
Quite QA check and both, especially G, very pleasant.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by CPR 1 » 16:07 Thu 14 Jan 2021

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Doggett » 16:28 Thu 14 Jan 2021

That looks like a lovely bottle of port Charles. Most disappointing that it is a virtual tasting and we aren’t able to sample it with you. I hope it will be every bit as nice as I have decided in my own mind it should be. Enjoy...

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Glenn E. » 17:42 Thu 14 Jan 2021

That GC70 LBV looks marvelous! I'm with Simon, I wish we could all be together so that we could all taste it!

Crasto '11 375ml decanted at 8:00 am (for the 11:00 am tasting).
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:26 Thu 14 Jan 2021

I've just taken a small sample of my Graham 2015 LBV decanted last night. It is delicious - thank you Glenn for the recommendation of a lengthy decant.
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

Post by rich_n » 19:56 Thu 14 Jan 2021

I'm going to be a few minutes late, but I will be joining!

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