Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by Cookie » 16:56 Tue 17 Oct 2017

Apologies but permission denied for both myself and my +1...damn!!
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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by flash_uk » 22:29 Tue 17 Oct 2017

Right, I am confirmed 😀

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:40 Tue 17 Oct 2017

RLC+KMH: boo.
MPM: hurray.

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by flash_uk » 13:00 Thu 19 Oct 2017

What time are we kicking off? Shall I print?

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by jdaw1 » 14:10 Thu 19 Oct 2017

flash_uk wrote:
13:00 Thu 19 Oct 2017
What time are we kicking off? Shall I print?
I expect to be there, with Jacques Cailloux, only a mite before 6½pm. So yes please.

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by flash_uk » 14:49 Thu 19 Oct 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
14:10 Thu 19 Oct 2017
flash_uk wrote:
13:00 Thu 19 Oct 2017
What time are we kicking off? Shall I print?
I expect to be there, with Jacques Cailloux, only a mite before 6½pm. So yes please.
Printing complete.
Decanting completed at 1345.
I should be there around 1745.

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by WS1 » 16:26 Thu 19 Oct 2017

I hope to be there by 6:30PM too.

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by Doggett » 18:37 Thu 19 Oct 2017

If you need a monkey’s selection for the blind tasting in the absence of an AHB suggestion, then may I suggest Smith Woodhouse 1977 VP.

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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by PhilW » 08:28 Fri 20 Oct 2017

Since I don't think anyone has said what you drank last night as yet: I would have proposed Warre for the monkey's guess of shipper the to get better coverage of likely LBVs as well as possible VP; and while normally would have guessed '70 for decent mature VP, but with the mini-'70 horizontal in a couple of weeks likely biasing people's choices, I would have gone for '82 as there are a number of lesser-but-mature VPs and several LBVs from that year.

So, what did you guys drink last night?


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Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters

Post by AHB » 17:37 Sat 21 Oct 2017

I protest! I was actually upstairs with EAB at 19.00 grabbing a quick dinner before heading off to our appointment.

I sent JDAW a photograph of the monkey's guess. The monkey is not intelligent, guessing more or less at random. The monkey guessed that everyone would be bringing Quinta do Noval 1950.

The monket scored null points. Did anyone score more than the monkey?
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