Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

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Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Fri 02 Mar 2018

This post to hold plans as and when agreed.

Theme: Cockburn Vertical.

Date: A Tuesday close to the tenth anniversary of the Cockburn Vertical in October 2008.

Venue: probably The Boot & Flogger.

Vintages:
  1. 1908 Magnum (THRA);
  2. 1927 (TC);
  3. 1935 (THRA)
  4. 1947 (JDAW);
  5. 1950 (CPR);
  6. 1955 (WPS);
  7. 1960 (PW, CPR)
  8. 1963 (IDJ, MPM, WPS)
  9. 1967 (WPS, JDAW);
  10. 1970 (SCD, MPM, DRL);
  11. 1975 early decanted (THRA);
  12. 1975 late decanted (THRA);
  13. 1977 re-corked (DRT);
  14. 1977 original (team ownership).

People:
  1. JDAW (1947, 1967);
  2. TC (1912?, ’27, ’35, ’47, ’55, ’60, ’63, ’67, ’70, ’75, ’77 (re-corked));
  3. DRL (1970);
  4. AHB;
  5. DRT (1977);
  6. SCD (1970);
  7. THRA (1908 Magnum);
  8. AP;
  9. CPR (1950, 1960);
  10. MPM (1963, 1970);
  11. CMAG;
  12. PW (1960);
  13. IDJ (1950, 1963);
  14. WPS (1955, 1960, 1963, 1967).

Waitlist:
Early draft of the placemats.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Fri 02 Mar 2018

The first substantial vertical arranged on ThePortForum was of Cockburn, in October 2008. It was magnificent.

Should we do it again, on a Tuesday close to its tenth anniversary? Both Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and Tuesday 16th October 2018 work for me. Preferences? Bottles? People?

I have a 1947.

Edit: an invitation has been messaged to the London tasters group.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by forest26 » 00:13 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by DaveRL » 00:16 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Excellent idea. Yes please.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by AHB » 00:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please. I’ll look up what I have when I have time.

I like Cockburn.

Should you keep a seat for an industry guest?
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by DRT » 00:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please.

I have the un-recorked 1977.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by DRT » 00:25 Fri 02 Mar 2018

AHB wrote:
00:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Should you keep a seat for an industry guest?
MC-R?
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by Doggett » 00:26 Fri 02 Mar 2018

yes please...I believe I have a bottle of 1970 for this if I may.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by AHB » 00:34 Fri 02 Mar 2018

DRT wrote:
00:25 Fri 02 Mar 2018
AHB wrote:
00:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Should you keep a seat for an industry guest?
MC-R?
DMS?
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 00:44 Fri 02 Mar 2018

This seems to be a much-welcomed plan.

I was also thinking DMS.

And I'm no longer sure that both the mentioned Tuesdays work for me. Oops.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by DRT » 00:44 Fri 02 Mar 2018

AHB wrote:
00:34 Fri 02 Mar 2018
DRT wrote:
00:25 Fri 02 Mar 2018
AHB wrote:
00:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Should you keep a seat for an industry guest?
MC-R?
DMS?
Both?
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by uncle tom » 05:00 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Count me in - early in the month much preferred, as I get hectic during the approach to bonfire night.

Reluctant to release a '66 as it's only two years since the last one and there are only four bottles left. Perhaps worth asking the Syms if they inherited any bottles of that. If they'll let a '45 go that would be fantastic as it's a superb wine.

Is there still stock of the '77 that was gifted to us after the tasting ten years ago?

I have a large number of vintages of Cockburn that I can spare. Might this be the occasion to pop my magnum of 1908 that came with it's original invoice?
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by Axel P » 05:46 Fri 02 Mar 2018

How can I miss. This was a fantastic first TPF event
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by CPR 1 » 07:43 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please, I can offer CK50 and 60
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by flash_uk » 08:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please!

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by Christopher » 08:42 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by PhilW » 08:48 Fri 02 Mar 2018

I'm in. I have Ck60, plus Ck77 (recent release) and CkC2000, the latter two both in storage though happy to take either out if needed.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by idj123 » 08:59 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please. Have the 63 and 50 plus other later ones.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by flash_uk » 09:20 Fri 02 Mar 2018

flash_uk wrote:
08:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Yes please!
I think I have 63 and 70.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by WS1 » 10:52 Fri 02 Mar 2018

I would be interested too, have a Ck 55, 60, 63, 67 and 94. Please put me down if there is still space.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by flash_uk » 11:05 Fri 02 Mar 2018

I think that's 14 already!

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by /2alph » 12:22 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Yes please! me +1
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 12:23 Fri 02 Mar 2018

This evening the first post will be updated from my computer. If we are too many (i.e., more than thirteen of us), then there will be a wait list.

Date looking like Tuesday the 2nd of October.

There are some matters to discuss.

¶ Post-1977 pre-Symington Cockburn was rubbish, as was 1975. Exclude?

¶ Without those, is there too big a gap? Do we exclude the Symington vintages?

¶ The 2008 tasting was done over the whole day, there being lunch and evening sessions. Previous answers affect whether we do that again. But we might have to even without the youngsters.

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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by AHB » 12:31 Fri 02 Mar 2018

Currently I'm free on either the 2nd or the 16th so would be happy to go with Tom's and Julian's preference for the 2nd.

I'd rather not re-taste the vintages younger than 1977. They're not great. And SFE vintages are still too young to be at their best.

If we restrict the tasting to vintages 1977 and older (including 1975, which might not be as bad as it was) and a maximum of 14 vintages then we should be able to cope with this as a single sitting.

Where would 14 pre-1977 vintages of Cockburn take us? 1977, 1975, 1970, 1967, 1963, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1947, 1935, 1927, 1924, 1920, 1917. Once the line-up is as complete as we can get it, I'll fill a gap somewhere. I have a decent selection of Cockburn vintages.
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Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Post by DaveRL » 13:47 Fri 02 Mar 2018

I currently have 70 and 83 (which agree isn't great). Plenty of time to aquire something else, or adopt.

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