Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

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Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Post by uncle tom » 11:45 Thu 29 Mar 2018

Edited additions to this post above the line. (Original thread title = “Excuse needed..”.)

When: Thursday 5th April 2018.

Where: Green Room, Boot & Flogger.

People:
  1. THRA (?22);
  2. JDAW (W70);
  3. CPR (T66);
  4. IDJ (D70).
Tentative, wait-list, I-wish-I-coulds, etc:
  • DRT.
Draft of the placemats.
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THRA’s original post below the line.

At last December's 'turkey shoot' sale at Christies, I wasn't targeting lot 557

https://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot ... 7b5d5c16f5

I'm not under stocked on either '22 or '24 and the strangely low estimate rang alarm bells.

..but I wasn't going to let eleven bottles of near century old port go for just £850 hammer.

So I bid £900 - and won the lot..

Have looked at the bottles for the first time today, and the lot description didn't do them justice. All the bottles have perfectly intact wax capsules, and the colour looks promising. The worst level is on one of the '22s at low shoulder - not below low shoulder as billed. Only one of the '24s shows seepage (not two) and that's very minor.

- But who's the shipper?

Anyone want to mosey round to my pub this weekend, to give me an excuse to pop that ullaged '22?

(or failing that, a better suggestion...)
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Excuse needed..

Post by jdaw1 » 12:21 Thu 29 Mar 2018

We accept your invitation to a case tasting next week.

Wednesday 4th April?

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Re: Excuse needed..

Post by CPR 1 » 13:42 Thu 29 Mar 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
12:21 Thu 29 Mar 2018
We accept your invitation to a case tasting next week.

Wednesday 4th April?
Fabulous idea, this sounds a great, Thursday preferred though

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:20 Thu 29 Mar 2018

CPR 1 wrote: Thursday preferred though
Thursday 5th April 2018: works for me.

Tom: awaiting your confirmation.

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Re: Excuse needed..

Post by PhilW » 17:53 Thu 29 Mar 2018

Far be it for me to stand in the way of my port chums offering to share the case with you next week; however, if the above proposal doesn't fit with Tom's arrangements for any reason, and he is still looking for someone to join him with sampling and cork identification on this Saturday evening in Newport, then I would be very happy and able to attend!

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Re: Excuse needed..

Post by idj123 » 09:45 Fri 30 Mar 2018

Tom, kind ofer but family committments prevail over this Easter weekend (Easter egg hunts in the main it would appear-althpugh Port hunts preferred!).

Would be up for any day next wek however...

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Post by uncle tom » 17:25 Fri 30 Mar 2018

Tom: awaiting your confirmation.
- Do we have a quorum?

Phil is coming to the White Horse anyway tomorrow night, but we have a 'plan B' if the '22 is to be saved for later, as I also have a stash of '54s that need identifying. (I have also acquired a couple of bottles of wine from Phil's birth year (69) - which are thin on the ground now..)

So either, or - or both - please gents..
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:03 Fri 30 Mar 2018

A quorum shall be the number present.

1969s at the weekend with Phil; 1922s next Thursday?

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Post by PhilW » 22:44 Fri 30 Mar 2018


jdaw1 wrote:1969s at the weekend with Phil; 1922s next Thursday?
Thanks for the suggestion, but the plan is to share some port tomorrow, whether the '22 or not; so the' 69 (non-port) is perhaps more likely saved for another time with more people, given limitations and the desire to drink port tomorrow.

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Post by idj123 » 11:05 Sat 31 Mar 2018

From a purely selfish perspective I'd like it to be next Thurs which would then afford me the excuse/opportunity to drop off my '63s...

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Post by PhilW » 10:02 Mon 02 Apr 2018

So, we didn't drink the '22 on Saturday given Julian's cheeky intervention, however we did have a very enjoyable evening with a delicious Harvey's '54 and Graham's 63. The Harvey's was fabulous, darker than the G63 and in superb condition, with wonderful aromas immediately post-decant, full and delicious flavour, sweet and long. Certainly believable that this might have been Grahams (which it is believed to be from Broadbent). The G63 by comparison was also very good, firmer but with a slight heat on the finish, though only minor. A pair of excellent wines, and very enjoyable evening, thank you Tom.

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:11 Mon 02 Apr 2018

To suggest a case tasting is never cheeky. Merely sensible.

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Post by uncle tom » 18:32 Tue 03 Apr 2018

OK - where are we meeting? Time?

Lest Julian has raised expectations, I will be bringing just the one bottle..
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:36 Tue 03 Apr 2018

uncle tom wrote:OK - where are we meeting? Time?

Lest Julian has raised expectations, I will be bringing just the one bottle..
I'll book B&F and report back soon.

Sighted? Tom, how should yours be described? Warre 1970 from me.

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:33 Tue 03 Apr 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
19:36 Tue 03 Apr 2018
I'll book B&F and report back soon.
Green Room, Boot & Flogger, Thursday 5th April 2018: booked.

For Port we have:
  1. ?22a;
  2. ?22b;
  3. ?22c;
  4. ?22d;
  5. ?22e;
  6. ?22f;
  7. W70.

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Post by DRT » 21:51 Tue 03 Apr 2018

This might be possible. Will confirm tomorrow.

I am fairly certain I have no 1922s immediately to hand.
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Post by CPR 1 » 22:11 Tue 03 Apr 2018

Excellent, I am in. I will confirm which bottle I will bring tomorrow

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:29 Tue 03 Apr 2018

Tom: I have edited your first post, using the permission you gave me ages ago.

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Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Post by Axel P » 06:00 Wed 04 Apr 2018

I cannot make it on the dates, but could contribute some.

How about we do a 22 tasting on the monday prior to the Xmas tasting. Should be a very nice tasting.

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Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Post by uncle tom » 11:16 Wed 04 Apr 2018

How about we do a 22 tasting on the monday prior to the Xmas tasting. Should be a very nice tasting
As 22s are a bit thin on the ground, why don't we make the theme of this year's elegant luncheon (Weds Dec 19th?) 'something from the '20s'

I'm assuming we're going for Thurs 20th for the Xmas bash, with an Offley vertical (probably at the B&F) on the 18th.
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Post by uncle tom » 11:21 Wed 04 Apr 2018

Tom, how should yours be described?
Robinson & Payne 1922, level low shoulder, to be decanted at the table. (I will push the cork in)

Can someone with the knack, bring the technology to bag out the cork? - the bottle is a very old three part moulded piece and was probably second hand when used - would be a pity to break it..
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Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Post by idj123 » 12:03 Wed 04 Apr 2018

I thought this ship had sailed but I see not. Subject to reconfirmation with the powers that be (but take as read), I'm in. D70 be ok?

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:18 Wed 04 Apr 2018

DRT wrote:
21:51 Tue 03 Apr 2018
This might be possible. Will confirm tomorrow.
Pls confirm either way.

DRT wrote:
21:51 Tue 03 Apr 2018
I am fairly certain I have no 1922s immediately to hand.
No objection to a 1920, or a ’24, or even a ’27. Please post.

idj123 wrote:
12:03 Wed 04 Apr 2018
I thought this ship had sailed but I see not. Subject to reconfirmation with the powers that be (but take as read), I'm in. D70 be ok?
Magnificent.

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22:11 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Excellent, I am in. I will confirm which bottle I will bring tomorrow
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Post by CPR 1 » 20:30 Wed 04 Apr 2018

I will bring T66

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:21 Wed 04 Apr 2018

Draft of the placemats added to first post.

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