Vintage with an '8' theme.

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forest26
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Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 12:06 Fri 09 Mar 2018

OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June

Some comments on the theme would be useful.
either:
a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8'
b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex.

Please confirm availability for the evening and your preference on theme.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by idj123 » 14:10 Fri 09 Mar 2018

forest26 wrote:
12:06 Fri 09 Mar 2018
OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June

Some comments on the theme would be useful.
either:
a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8'
b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex.

Please confirm availability for the evening and your preference on theme.
b) would be easier even though that that could mean VPs from the 1980s pre-dominating-although that's no bad thing at the moment.

forest26
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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 14:19 Fri 09 Mar 2018

Hmmm - not quite what I had in mind.
Ending in 8 might be more along the lines (exceptions for anything 18XX)

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by CPR 1 » 20:45 Fri 09 Mar 2018

5th June is good for me.

For the theme I agree it should blind bottles ending with an 8 in the vintage with an exception made for any port from the 19th century.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Doggett » 22:31 Fri 09 Mar 2018

I shall be in Edinburgh that week, so unfortunately not able to be at this one.

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by Constandia » 13:51 Sat 10 Mar 2018

Yes please!

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 18:11 Tue 13 Mar 2018

forest26 wrote:
14:19 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Hmmm - not quite what I had in mind.
Ending in 8 might be more along the lines (exceptions for anything 18XX)
So the theme effectively becomes one of A Port From 18XX, 1908, 1938, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008.

I strongly suspect that either people will struggle to meet the theme requirements or we will end up with a lot of port from 1998 and 1988 - personally I'd rather drink port from the other 1980 vintages than port from these two years.

How about a slight variation so as not to disadvantage people with less deep cellars? How about "Port With An Eight" but the vintage has to be pre-declared and no duplication of vintages is permitted?

Or how about "Port With An Eight and At Least 50 Years Old"?

Or go back to the variation that I tried last summer for the Port Forum anniversary and go for a vertical of eights: 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896...
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018

Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by AHB » 08:47 Mon 09 Apr 2018

forest26 wrote:
19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)
I can bring an 1897 that I've been looking for an excuse to open.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Post by forest26 » 07:34 Tue 10 Apr 2018

Assuming others can fill some of the easier years - I have:

68 - S, Fg
58 - W, Mz, Gm
48 - T, F, G
38 - only Tawny
18 - possibly?
08 - none
18xx some

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