Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by Justin K » 21:29 Sat 16 Nov 2019

Reserve please have Calem Cockburn Dow Taylor and Warre

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by uncle tom » 10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019

Oops.. - I forgot to include Noval on my list, which I have a very nice stash of.

I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
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: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 12:23 Sun 17 Nov 2019

uncle tom wrote:
10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019
I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
Yes you have. You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler, at which there was NN60.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by PhilW » 13:08 Sun 17 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
12:23 Sun 17 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019
I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
Yes you have. You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler, at which there was NN60.
G'day Derek!

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by uncle tom » 10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019

You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler
Attended being the operative word..

As I recall, they expected us to sit barely 1ft apart and there was an art exhibition taking place in the same room at the same time.

Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending most of the evening standing for want of space!
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: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 10:53 Mon 18 Nov 2019

uncle tom wrote:
10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019
You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler
Attended being the operative word..

As I recall, they expected us to sit barely 1ft apart and there was an art exhibition taking place in the same room at the same time.

Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending most of the evening standing for want of space!
Which might be why we didn’t re-use the location. But I struggle to believe that a glass of Nacional was left within reach of Tom Archer, yet went untouched.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by PhilW » 11:02 Mon 18 Nov 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
10:53 Mon 18 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending most of the evening standing for want of space!
But I struggle to believe that a glass of Nacional was left within reach of Tom Archer, yet went untouched.
Perhaps it wasn't untouched; who was sat next to him? :shock:

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by M.Charlton » 11:32 Thu 21 Nov 2019

If possible, please could I be listed as an adopter (because I merely have a dubious looking Cr60 at present). It is anticipated—and hoped—that this situation will change between now and the event, so I’ll update the thread accordingly.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 15:08 Thu 21 Nov 2019

There won’t be adoption; there will be a financial rebalancing.
jdaw1 wrote:
18:40 Thu 14 Nov 2019
The organiser of this tasting is THRA himself, for whom JDAW will sometimes act as secretary. JDAW emphasises that he is not the organiser.
Tom himself, rather than via me, will organise the costs and money (if only because he will bring most of the bottles).

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 23:18 Mon 23 Dec 2019

My two penn'orth on the NN60: a good bottle is a splendid port with a distinct figgy quality: in my all time top ten ports. This single reference point was a bottle drunk in 2018 at a moderately significant birthday. But the current market price is circa 50 times what I paid for it (mis-described at auction, in 2010; a very pleasant surprise when it arrived), and about 20 times what it is worth.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 19:16 Tue 24 Dec 2019

As “the current market price is … about 20 times what it is worth”, we won’t be buying NN60.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 10:06 Tue 17 Mar 2020

This is Tom’s tasting, and he is the organiser. Nonetheless, as his occasional scribe I’ll note that, as remarked elsewhere, this is likely to be cancelled.

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Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by uncle tom » 10:32 Tue 17 Mar 2020

Let's not be too hasty - this bug scare has gone a long way in the last seven days, and I'm hunching it will go a long way in the next seven as well.
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: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 09:48 Tue 31 Mar 2020

Hastiness has caused me, accidentally, to drink the F60 that was in London, and as my father is deep-isolating, perhaps the only one I can access in time. Oops.

Grave medical need, as I’m sure you understand.

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