Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

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Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 15:43 Fri 01 Apr 2016

James Maitland, whose name will be familiar to any who buy port from Seckfords, has confessed to turning 55 in mid April next year and plans to celebrate his birthday by opening a bottle of 1955 Croft, from a case given to him as a Christening present.

When I suggested that he might like to provide us with an excuse to meet up in London in April next year - perhaps the night before BFT 2017 - and insist on sharing his bottle with other port lovers and being forced to drink other ports from 1955 brought by those other port lovers, he thought that would be a tremendous idea.

So who is in and what could you bring?
  1. James Maitland reconfirmed — Croft (at B&F);
  2. AHB reconfirmed — Gonzalez Byass (at B&F);
  3. JDAW reconfirmed - Taylor (at B&F);
  4. SCD reconfirmed - Noval (at B&F);
  5. CPR reconfirmed — Dow (at B&F);
  6. MPM reconfirmed — Warre (adopted from THRA, at B&F);
  7. IDJ reconfirmed — Fonseca (at B&F);
  8. THRA presumed to have reconfirmed — Graham (at B&F);
  9. JK reconfirmed - Cockburn (at B&F);
  10. JK's +1 reconfirmed - Offley (adopted, to be paid to THRA on the night; at THRA);
  11. CA confirmed - Sandeman (at B&F);
  12. GM. - Mackenzie (adopted, to be paid to THRA on the night; at B&F)
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  • PW — Graham, or Warre (lbv-ish), possibly Offley
  • TC reconfirmed;
  • DRT reconfirmed;
  • JB Vintage
  • AP
Food order.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:56 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Fifty-five is excellent. Yes please.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by PhilW » 16:51 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Absolutely. Possibly the event I most wish I had attended, having only discovered TPF shortly after. G55, or W55(lbv-ish), possibly Offley.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by Doggett » 18:36 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Please count me in. I hope to have a 55 to contribute by then.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by CPR 1 » 19:49 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Yes please. I have D55

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by flash_uk » 22:00 Fri 01 Apr 2016

A fine idea - count me in. I think I might have a Martinez, will check.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 22:44 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Yes please.

The only 55 I have is a Butler Nephew, so it will be coming along too.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by idj123 » 06:38 Sat 02 Apr 2016

Oh yes- definitely please. I still have a F55 from the batch from which we've already enjoyed a couple of bottles plus a G55.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 10:15 Sat 02 Apr 2016

This post reserves a place for THRA.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by uncle tom » 13:37 Sat 02 Apr 2016

Count me in - have 14 different '55s, and am heavy on Taylor and Graham..
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by djewesbury » 17:33 Sat 02 Apr 2016

I'm interested. I think I drunk my last 55 last night. That can be remedied somehow, most obviously with reference to Tom's last post.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 11:22 Sun 03 Apr 2016

Ben Campbell-Johnston, by email, re the date of the 2017 BFT, wrote:I suspect it will be after St George’s day but before the London Wine Fair. It depends on several criteria, such as Easter dates, Decanter and IWC judging dates among other things – April 24th – May 5th looks likely.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by forest26 » 22:16 Sun 03 Apr 2016

Wow - this got off the ground quickly.
Can I go on the list please?
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Post by Axel P » 18:53 Mon 04 Apr 2016

Waiting list, please to fill in the gaps Niepoort etc.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Mon 04 Apr 2016

Axel P wrote:Waiting list, please to fill in the gaps Niepoort etc.
There is room — you are, lucky for you, # 13 — so why the waiting list?

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by uncle tom » 09:56 Thu 07 Apr 2016

I the best pedantic traditions of this site, might I point out that this should be 55@62..
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 13:07 Thu 07 Apr 2016

uncle tom wrote:I the best pedantic traditions of this site, might I point out that this should be 55@62..
AHB wrote:James Maitland, whose name will be familiar to any who buy port from Seckfords, has confessed to turning 55 in mid April next year and plans to celebrate his birthday by opening a bottle of 1955 Croft, from a case given to him as a Christening present.
1955s at James Maitland’s 55th. Abbreviated to “55@55”. All in the best pedantic traditions of this site.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by JB vintage » 18:58 Mon 29 Aug 2016

I would very much like to come as I will go the BFT. I hope there is still space in the tasting room. I have seven 1955s. In addition to the ones that has been mentioned I can provide a George Thienpont 1955 vintage, or a Tuke Holdsworth.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by Justin K » 21:47 Mon 29 Aug 2016

Would be interested if there is a place left. Cockburn's (see Derek).

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by AHB » 22:30 Mon 29 Aug 2016

Justin K wrote:Would be interested if there is a place left. Cockburn's (see Derek).
JB vintage wrote:I would very much like to come as I will go the BFT. I hope there is still space in the tasting room. I have seven 1955s. In addition to the ones that has been mentioned I can provide a George Thienpont 1955 vintage, or a Tuke Holdsworth.
Gentlemen - it would be an absolute pleasure to finally welcome both of you to one of our offlines in London. Even if we have to squeeze an extra 2 portions out of each bottle, as the organiser of the event I will use my executive powers to include you both.

It might be that once the date of the BFT is set that one or two people will not be able to attend and we will reduce numbers to our usual maximum of 14.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by JB vintage » 12:48 Sat 03 Sep 2016

Thank you Alex, I really appreciate that and look forward to seeing all of you!
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by DRT » 23:50 Wed 07 Sep 2016

Justin K wrote:Would be interested if there is a place left. Cockburn's (see Derek).
My email records say it is a Croft and it should still be in the cellar of the Boot & Flogger.

Julian is checking.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 10:21 Thu 08 Sep 2016

DRT wrote:
Justin K wrote:Would be interested if there is a place left. Cockburn's (see Derek).
My email records say it is a Croft and it should still be in the cellar of the Boot & Flogger.

Julian is checking.
Luke at B&F says that we have a Cockburn 1955 in the cellar.

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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by JB vintage » 14:02 Sun 18 Dec 2016

Sten and Stefan would like to come if possible.
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Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

Post by jdaw1 » 14:25 Sun 18 Dec 2016

Not my tasting, but the first post suggests that it is already more than full.

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