Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

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Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by flash_uk » 14:16 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Who would like to join another virtual tasting on Tuesday 21 April. I’m going to limit slots to 9 people, based on learnings from the first two tastings.

The format will otherwise be the same, although this time, we will combine the verbal delivery of a tasting note, with guesses from the others. This should allow us to cycle quickly through the guesses and spend more time chatting.

When: Tuesday April 21, 7pm London time

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  1. MPM
  2. Reserved
  3. Charles
  4. Neil
  5. Simon
  6. Alex
  7. Julian
  8. Tony
  9. Will
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by CPR 1 » 14:17 Tue 14 Apr 2020

yes please

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by nac » 14:18 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Doggett » 14:21 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 14:28 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Yes please
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by jdaw1 » 14:39 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by forest26 » 15:08 Tue 14 Apr 2020

yes please

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by flash_uk » 15:17 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Cripes. One slot left.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Will W. » 16:39 Tue 14 Apr 2020

I'm in, if not too late.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Glenn E. » 19:47 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Gah, looks like I'm the unlucky #10. Well, put me on the wait list if there is one!
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by flash_uk » 23:28 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
19:47 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Gah, looks like I'm the unlucky #10. Well, put me on the wait list if there is one!
Glenn, I’ll send you the invite anyway, and feel free to drop in with some port. I know you’ll likely not be able to spend the whole time with us as it’s work time for you.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Glenn E. » 18:02 Wed 15 Apr 2020

flash_uk wrote:
23:28 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Glenn E. wrote:
19:47 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Gah, looks like I'm the unlucky #10. Well, put me on the wait list if there is one!
Glenn, I’ll send you the invite anyway, and feel free to drop in with some port. I know you’ll likely not be able to spend the whole time with us as it’s work time for you.
Awesome, thanks! :CC6633:
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by flash_uk » 22:24 Thu 16 Apr 2020

OK folks, invite sent. Looking forward to it :663300:

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 10:16 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Bottle selected and opened at 10.15 today. Will be decanted around 15.00 to be consumed from 19.00.
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Doggett » 10:45 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Bottle opened and decanted at 10pm last night. Stopper put on decanter but will be removed at midday. Seems to be showing very well.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by nac » 13:44 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Bottle decanted at 1300. Initially didn’t show particularly well, so hope it improves by 1900.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by jdaw1 » 18:00 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Sorry, slow making the vote-recorder page.
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by nac » 18:12 Tue 21 Apr 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
18:00 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Who can print and be the returning officer?
Printed. I’ll do it...

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Doggett » 18:13 Tue 21 Apr 2020

nac wrote:
18:12 Tue 21 Apr 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
18:00 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Who can print and be the returning officer?
Printed. I’ll do it...
Hero!

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by nac » 18:36 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Doggett wrote:
18:13 Tue 21 Apr 2020
nac wrote:
18:12 Tue 21 Apr 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
18:00 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Who can print and be the returning officer?
Printed. I’ll do it...
Hero!
You not fancy doing it again?

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Glenn E. » 18:44 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Bottle splash decanted at 10:00 am Pacific (6:00 pm GMT), glass immediately poured and awaiting the start.
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by nac » 18:45 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
18:44 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Bottle splash decanted at 10:00 am Pacific (6:00 pm GMT), glass immediately poured and awaiting the start.
Pre-midday drinking - the mark of an enthusiast.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by Glenn E. » 18:49 Tue 21 Apr 2020

nac wrote:
18:45 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Glenn E. wrote:
18:44 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Bottle splash decanted at 10:00 am Pacific (6:00 pm GMT), glass immediately poured and awaiting the start.
Pre-midday drinking - the mark of an enthusiast.
It's after 5 o'clock somwhere! Specifically, in London!

I've also tweaked some WiFi settings so I'm hoping my connection will be a little more stable this time.
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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by jdaw1 » 20:17 Tue 21 Apr 2020

Some dictated notes follow.

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Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Post by jdaw1 » 20:17 Tue 21 Apr 2020

SDC: young enough to be decanted yesterday at 10pm, really thick tannins last night. Over the day — decanter open since lunchtime — very opaque, slight ruby rim, nose ripe fruit, palate sweet entry, but not overripe, strawberries raspberries blackberries, big tannins weighty, good acidity, lovely balance. Will definitely last a generation or two. 91–92 points. Much nicer than expected. Thought it would be closed. Actually very nice.

Actually GM06.

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