Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 23:04 Fri 12 Jun 2020

Or any Wine that happens to be Port.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 23:52 Sat 13 Jun 2020

uncle tom wrote:
06:57 Fri 12 Jun 2020
White port would qualify
An excellent point! There now appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as I now only need to choose a bottle from my supply of Brancos.
jdaw1 wrote:Does not compute. Warre is excellent and under-rated. Even by those who rate it ‘excellent’.
Care for some brown sticky stuff? :wink:
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by jdaw1 » 17:59 Sun 14 Jun 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
23:52 Sat 13 Jun 2020
jdaw1 wrote:Does not compute. Warre is excellent and under-rated. Even by those who rate it ‘excellent’.
Care for some brown sticky stuff? :wink:
Sure, brown sticky can be good. Indeed, very good. Ditto Warre.

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Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by rich_n » 15:34 Mon 15 Jun 2020

Does anyone else have plans to drink either the Warre 2007 LBV or the Sandeman 2015 LBV? I was frustrated that I didn’t manage to get either before the last virtual tasting and suspect those who wished to taste together did so then.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 16:14 Mon 15 Jun 2020

@rich_n - please do drink the Warre 2007 LBV and post a new tasting note [Constandia added a tasting note on 20 May 2020 to the one I wrote on 17 November 2019. Hers needs to be split off from mine into a separate tasting note. Not just because it was a different bottle but also because it sounds as though her bottle was very different from mine. Mine was rubbish. Hers sounds as if it was rather better. And, where there is divergence, more notes are particularly desirable.]

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by rich_n » 16:25 Mon 15 Jun 2020

winesecretary wrote:
16:14 Mon 15 Jun 2020
@rich_n - please do drink the Warre 2007 LBV and post a new tasting note [Constandia added a tasting note on 20 May 2020 to the one I wrote on 17 November 2019. Hers needs to be split off from mine into a separate tasting note. Not just because it was a different bottle but also because it sounds as though her bottle was very different from mine. Mine was rubbish. Hers sounds as if it was rather better. And, where there is divergence, more notes are particularly desirable.]
Thanks for the suggestion, I was leaning away from trying it now because I thought it might benefit from longer in the bottle but it does make sense to see if there's more of a consensus one way or the other. I do have a vague memory that Julian (maybe?) was unimpressed by the 2007 LBV compared to the 2004, which was why I was on the fence about opening it yet. I guess if it's good I can always buy more!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020

Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks?

If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK) I’m willing to decant one of my bottles into sample bottles and post them out a few days before the next tasting.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Doggett » 23:03 Mon 15 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
22:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks?

If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK) I’m willing to decant one of my bottles into sample bottles and post them out a few days before the next tasting.
A very generous offer that has me saying yes please, let me know the costs and how to pay. My guess is blind before tasting and is NN63! 🍷

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by rich_n » 23:04 Mon 15 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks?

If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK) I’m willing to decant one of my bottles into sample bottles and post them out a few days before the next tasting.
I would definitely be interested in this!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 23:08 Mon 15 Jun 2020

I don’t think I would be able to stretch to a bottle of NN63, more likely to be something either mainstream or “interesting”.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 23:11 Mon 15 Jun 2020

Should I open Warre ‘70 or Warre Cavadinha’82 for this tasting. Thoughts before 0700 tomorrow please!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 23:21 Mon 15 Jun 2020

flash_uk wrote:
23:11 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Should I open Warre ‘70 or Warre Cavadinha’82 for this tasting. Thoughts before 0700 tomorrow please!
I vote Warre '70 since I was recently served one blind and would like to see if the bottle I tasted was representative.

(I make no comment on the quality of the one I tasted so as not to prejudice your impression if you choose to open yours.)
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
22:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks?

If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK) I’m willing to decant one of my bottles into sample bottles and post them out a few days before the next tasting.
I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by winesecretary » 00:02 Tue 16 Jun 2020

@ flash_uk - I also support Warre '70 - join Neil and me in so doing!

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Post by CPR 1 » 06:08 Tue 16 Jun 2020

Well I will be opening a W70 thus go for it - we can compare bottles!

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by flash_uk » 07:22 Tue 16 Jun 2020

Warre ’70 duly double decanted at 0700, many thanks for the guidance! Colour as expected for a ’70, nose of fruit - all seems well.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 09:07 Tue 16 Jun 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020
I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club.
From a quick look at the Royal Mail website it looks like it would cost a little under $10 for a sample bottle to go through the post with delivery target being 6-7 days. I'm happy to give it a try if you'd like to!
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 09:15 Tue 16 Jun 2020

I have a Weak bottle which is leaking. I will be opening that shortly for tonight's tasting. I presume this meets the required theme.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by nac » 09:26 Tue 16 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
22:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks?

If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK) I’m willing to decant one of my bottles into sample bottles and post them out a few days before the next tasting.
Good idea. Yes please.

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Post by nac » 09:30 Tue 16 Jun 2020

flash_uk wrote:
07:22 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Warre ’70 duly double decanted at 0700, many thanks for the guidance! Colour as expected for a ’70, nose of fruit - all seems well.
Will be decanting my W70 “Private Cellar” Release middayish. Can’t risk doing it any earlier due to potential evaporation issues.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by uncle tom » 19:02 Tue 16 Jun 2020

It is June 16th, it is 7pm - I've not done one of these before - where is the action?
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 19:10 Tue 16 Jun 2020

I'm online waiting for the host to start the meeting!
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Glenn E. » 19:13 Tue 16 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
09:07 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Glenn E. wrote:
23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020
I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club.
From a quick look at the Royal Mail website it looks like it would cost a little under $10 for a sample bottle to go through the post with delivery target being 6-7 days. I'm happy to give it a try if you'd like to!
That's cheap enough to be worth a try! Though I would prefer to work out an alternate payment plan with you, as wiring $10 to your account would cost me an additional $35 in wire fees thanks to our lovely antiquated banking system in the US.

Do you still have my address? If not I will email it to you.
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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by rich_n » 19:16 Tue 16 Jun 2020

uncle tom wrote:It is June 16th, it is 7pm - I've not done one of these before - where is the action?
Did you get an email from Mike with a link to join the online call?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:18 Tue 16 Jun 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
19:13 Tue 16 Jun 2020
AHB wrote:
09:07 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Glenn E. wrote:
23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020
I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club.
From a quick look at the Royal Mail website it looks like it would cost a little under $10 for a sample bottle to go through the post with delivery target being 6-7 days. I'm happy to give it a try if you'd like to!
That's cheap enough to be worth a try! Though I would prefer to work out an alternate payment plan with you, as wiring $10 to your account would cost me an additional $35 in wire fees thanks to our lovely antiquated banking system in the US.

Do you still have my address? If not I will email it to you.
I probably have it somewhere, but mail it through to me anyway.

Alternative payment plan will be entirely possible - could even be cash when we next meet.
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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