Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

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Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 21:30 Fri 22 May 2020

Suggestions for a theme are welcome.

When: Tuesday 2 June 2020, 7pm London time

People:
  1. MPM
  2. AHB
  3. CPR
  4. SCD
  5. NAC
  6. WHW
  7. JDAW
  8. GEE
  9. GEAG
  10. WS
  11. MC

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:52 Fri 22 May 2020

Go on then, I'll fit the tasting into my diary.

How about the same theme? We never did get round to talking about the Ports we were drinking. Part of what we were hoping to do was to let people experience the weight and power of the LBVs in the market at the moment.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by CPR 1 » 21:58 Fri 22 May 2020

Yes please

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Doggett » 22:05 Fri 22 May 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by nac » 22:07 Fri 22 May 2020

Yes, assuming I can make space In my social diary.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Will W. » 22:08 Fri 22 May 2020

Yes, please!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 19:41 Sat 23 May 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 20:18 Sun 24 May 2020

Yes please. I will likely have to drink something different again, but I enjoy the company.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 21:51 Sun 24 May 2020

Please sign me up. I posess neither of the relevant wines, so like Glenn I will open something else, possibly moderately festive.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Doggett » 08:06 Mon 25 May 2020

winesecretary wrote:
21:51 Sun 24 May 2020
I posess neither of the relevant wines
Has a theme been decided? It is my birthday that week so I was considering breaking lock down austerity drinking and opening something I have been saving.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 13:34 Tue 26 May 2020

@ Doggett - ditto

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by WS1 » 12:28 Wed 27 May 2020

Hi,

can I please still join?

regards

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 12:41 Wed 27 May 2020

WS1 wrote:
12:28 Wed 27 May 2020
can I please still join?
Of course. Invite on the way. :990066:

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 13:22 Wed 27 May 2020

How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Doggett » 16:31 Wed 27 May 2020

AHB wrote:
13:22 Wed 27 May 2020
How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil.
Unfortunately, my ‘72 stocks are not that extensive, so what I have is earmarked for 2022 or beyond. But maybe something like an Fg76 I have been saving or an Aged Colheita. Something to savour more than a recent vintage LBV, but maybe not something that should be shared to be enjoyed properly.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 16:40 Wed 27 May 2020

Doggett wrote:
16:31 Wed 27 May 2020
AHB wrote:
13:22 Wed 27 May 2020
How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil.
Unfortunately, my ‘72 stocks are not that extensive, so what I have is earmarked for 2022 or beyond. But maybe something like an Fg76 I have been saving or an Aged Colheita. Something to savour more than a recent vintage LBV, but maybe not something that should be shared to be enjoyed properly.
FG76 is fabulous.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by M.Charlton » 19:09 Wed 27 May 2020

Hi all - please can I be added? Thanks.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:00 Wed 27 May 2020

I have a seeping bottle of Ferreira 1963 on death row. I think that's what I'll open next week (unless it gets opened earlier...)
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 22:37 Wed 27 May 2020

Full disclosure: I have a gently seeping bottle of Dalva 1934, bottled 1973 (my birth year). Since 2 June is my birthday it, like AHB's Ferreira 1963, has a tiny tumbril next to the cork.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by nac » 23:07 Wed 27 May 2020

AHB wrote:
13:22 Wed 27 May 2020
How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil.
My 72 we drank at the RV vertical was my last bottle (of an auction purchase of two full cases) and I don’t have any other 72s. But definitely can do a 70...

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 21:20 Thu 28 May 2020

AHB wrote:
13:22 Wed 27 May 2020
How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil.
Shockingly, despite 1964 being a very pedestrian year for Port, I have a plentiful bounty of birth year Ports in my cellar. It's difficult to find rubies from 1964, but for a few years about 10-12 years back it was quite easy to find tawnies. And then Premier Cru collapsed and was selling 1964 Krohn Colheita Branco on the cheap. So I have a nice supply and can open one on Tuesday.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by WS1 » 09:03 Fri 29 May 2020

flash_uk wrote:
12:41 Wed 27 May 2020
WS1 wrote:
12:28 Wed 27 May 2020
can I please still join?
Of course. Invite on the way. :990066:
Thank you! Will open a Ni82 in order to check out the case I bought of this port earlier this year. :wink: :P

Looking fwd to next week!

regards

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 17:41 Fri 29 May 2020

M.Charlton wrote:
19:09 Wed 27 May 2020
Hi all - please can I be added? Thanks.
Done :D

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 09:21 Tue 02 Jun 2020

My bottle decanted at 0630.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 11:30 Tue 02 Jun 2020

I can only participate in the first 45 minutes or so (and might be able to come back later) but am about to decant my bottle. In honour of the fact that today was supposed to be the day for the 1960 Horizontal partially celebrating Tom's birthday, I have decided to open a bottle of Noval 1960.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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