Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by rich_n » 23:54 Tue 23 Jun 2020

Plan is to finally get into a Sandeman 2015 LBV.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by AHB » 07:24 Wed 24 Jun 2020

Freddie - I’ve sent you a private message.
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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Post by winesecretary » 10:06 Wed 24 Jun 2020

@flash_uk - something from the eighties it is. Churchill 1982, your time has come.

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Post by nac » 15:25 Wed 24 Jun 2020

winesecretary wrote:
10:06 Wed 24 Jun 2020
@flash_uk - something from the eighties it is. Churchill 1982, your time has come.
Recently acquired a case of Noval 1985. Think the time has come for the first bottle to be sacrificed on the altar of the vinous gods.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by AHB » 06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020

Samples should be arriving from today. When they arrive, please pop them in the fridge until Tuesday and remove shortly before we get together. They should be tasted at about 14-16C.
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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Post by nac » 08:54 Thu 25 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Samples should be arriving from today. When they arrive, please pop them in the fridge until Tuesday and remove shortly before we get together. They should be tasted at about 14-16C.
Do you want payment now or when we next meet? If BACS is OK could you forward details.

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Post by AHB » 10:07 Thu 25 Jun 2020

I’ll email details of payment out to people tomorrow.
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 #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by hadge » 10:49 Thu 25 Jun 2020

Sample has just arrived safely and now in the fridge, thanks Alex.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by akzy » 12:20 Thu 25 Jun 2020

Mine has just arrived too - safe, sound and in the fridge.

Looks like this could be a relatively simple thing to replicate...

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Post by winesecretary » 12:29 Thu 25 Jun 2020

To enable replication I have been waiting for Ampulla to reopen their online shop which has now happened. All, are these the most appropriate containers for samples?

https://ampulla.co.uk/shop/plastic/clea ... inium-cap/

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by Doggett » 13:48 Thu 25 Jun 2020

My sample labelled Noval National 1963 has arrived safely too thank you. The fun of not being blind is more than negates by the chance of such fine Port. Doffs hat in thanks.

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Post by Constandia » 14:04 Thu 25 Jun 2020

Mine just arrived too! Thanks Alex... cannot wait for the speculations on Tuesday.

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Post by nac » 14:54 Thu 25 Jun 2020

Doggett wrote:
13:48 Thu 25 Jun 2020
My sample labelled Noval National 1963 has arrived safely too thank you. The fun of not being blind is more than negates by the chance of such fine Port. Doffs hat in thanks.
Simon

Just spotted that your post earned you the somewhat ephemeral rank of "Cruz Tawny". Well done!

Neil

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Post by Doggett » 21:04 Thu 25 Jun 2020

nac wrote:
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Simon

Just spotted that your post earned you the somewhat ephemeral rank of "Cruz Tawny". Well done!

Neil
And my ‘devil’ post too! Someone obviously thought “Cruz Tawny” was evil when establishing the list.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by flash_uk » 00:23 Fri 26 Jun 2020

AHB sample has arrived and is relaxing in the fridge 😎
Many thanks Alex!

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Post by rich_n » 01:01 Fri 26 Jun 2020

I’m concerned my sample is being baked in a warehouse somewhere in southwest England... Fingers crossed for its safe arrival!

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Post by AHB » 08:54 Fri 26 Jun 2020

JDAW and IDJ have also confirmed the safe arrival of their samples. That’s 8 of 18 (including the one I kept for myself) delivered.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Post by winesecretary » 08:56 Fri 26 Jun 2020

I confirm arrival, yesterday. Thank you!

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Post by nac » 09:12 Fri 26 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
08:54 Fri 26 Jun 2020
JDAW and IDJ have also confirmed the safe arrival of their samples. That’s 8 of 18 (including the one I kept for myself) delivered.
Nothing yet...

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by CPR 1 » 10:03 Fri 26 Jun 2020

Thank you Alex mine arrived yesterday ;-)

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by jdaw1 » 11:06 Fri 26 Jun 2020

There arrived yesterday my Port, labelled “Dow 1878”. Fantastic, thank you. Looking very dark for its age, perhaps reminiscent of the Mk55. Please do send a picture of the cork and bottle.

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Post by nac » 12:58 Mon 29 Jun 2020

AHB wrote:
06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Samples should be arriving from today. When they arrive, please pop them in the fridge until Tuesday and remove shortly before we get together. They should be tasted at about 14-16C.
Just arrived. Now in the fridge.

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by Glenn E. » 17:22 Mon 29 Jun 2020

No luck here yet, but I remain hopeful for today's postal delivery.
Glenn Elliott

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Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Post by rich_n » 17:30 Mon 29 Jun 2020

Glenn E. wrote:No luck here yet, but I remain hopeful for today's postal delivery.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed but nothing here yet either!

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