Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 15:52 Thu 21 Mar 2013

Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by PhilW » 17:35 Thu 21 Mar 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
Am alone in the house and nobody is looking.
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What is the bottle immediately to the left of the 1965 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas? I see the one two to the left looks like it has a BBR label which would make that the 1963 which I would have expected to be next to the 1965 - so what's in between?
Very jealous, trust you will all have an excellent evening tomorrow night, providing JDAW's will-power holds.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 17:37 Thu 21 Mar 2013

PhilW wrote:looks like it has a BBR label which would make that the 1963
Not quite: BBR ⇒ T60. Between T60 and TV65 is T63.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 17:39 Thu 21 Mar 2013

Two lines: still-full bottles of Taylor, and empty washed re-labelled wine bottles, to be the decanters.
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Nearest the camera one can just make out a TTF86 label:
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 17:46 Thu 21 Mar 2013

FYI, my plan for tomorrow is to photograph as we decant, and post soon after (unless time becomes a binding constraint). So the TN threads might well gain posts during the day.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by WS1 » 20:37 Thu 21 Mar 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Must resist temptation. Must resist temptation. Must resist temptation. Must resist temptation.
DrDirk and I will have some older claret (Chateau Pibran 1955) after I will have him picked up from the airport to make the wait bearable. :wink: :lol:

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by AHB » 21:25 Thu 21 Mar 2013

Now that's really not fair! First JDAW posts pictures of delicious bottles of Taylor VP and then WS1 starts talking about drinking '55 claret.

And I have to work tomorrow while this is all going on! Aargh!!
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 21:43 Thu 21 Mar 2013

Relax whilst you are busy elsewhere be quite sure that the Quality Assurance is being done by experts.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by DRT » 22:04 Thu 21 Mar 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Relax whilst you are busy elsewhere be quite sure that the Quality Assurance is being done by experts.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 23:09 Thu 21 Mar 2013

This tasting is being documented more thoroughly than some previous tasting. Attendees are encouraged to contribute by taking tasting notes, and then importantly posting them.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by benread » 23:11 Thu 21 Mar 2013

Please advise, will TBH be providing live coverage of Day 2 from Auckland?
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Thu 21 Mar 2013

benread wrote:Please advise, will TBH be providing live coverage of Day 2 from Auckland?
There will be live coverage of the 1920 versus 1924 One-Night International.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by AHB » 23:32 Thu 21 Mar 2013

benread wrote:Please advise, will TBH be providing live coverage of Day 2 from Auckland?
TBH has a wifi link so if you have an iPhone / iPad or similar you will be able to play live commentary at our end of the table.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by benread » 23:39 Thu 21 Mar 2013

I have a link (as used above) to a live video stream from India! My tablet and I will be attending tomorrow!
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by DRT » 23:42 Thu 21 Mar 2013

AHB wrote:
benread wrote:Please advise, will TBH be providing live coverage of Day 2 from Auckland?
TBH has a wifi link so if you have an iPhone / iPad or similar you will be able to play live commentary at our end of the table.
I have spoken to your parents and they have agreed that you two pesky boys should sit at opposite ends of the classroom.
benread wrote:I have a link (as used above) to a live video stream from India! My tablet and I will be attending tomorrow!
All mobile devices must be handed in to the Assistant Head before the beginning of class.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by DRT » 23:43 Thu 21 Mar 2013

jdaw1 wrote:This tasting is being documented more thoroughly than some previous tasting. Attendees are encouraged to contribute by taking tasting notes, and then importantly posting them.
Ouch! Ouch! You got me twice!!!
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by WS1 » 00:26 Fri 22 Mar 2013

Hi,

DrDirk and I are safely at home and had a quick dinner and the bt of Chateau Pibran 1955 which was beautiful. Since the weather is so miserable and cold I had to open some port (Offley 1970) which keeps us warm for the moment.

Looking fwd to tomorrow where temperatures will be even lower :D This will support port drinking even more :lol:

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by DRT » 00:44 Fri 22 Mar 2013

It is good to know that 50% of the incoming German troops have arrived safely in Blighty. Hopefully Herr Probst will have equal success tomorrow.

This is shaping up to be a not too shabby evening.
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by AHB » 09:22 Fri 22 Mar 2013

Has decanting started yet? Where are the photos of that purple sunshine swirling through a funnel? Where are the pictures of the solid crud in the filter? Where are the descriptions of the appearance of the sediment in the bottles - whether it is leaf like, or solid, or powdery?

How do we know that there is no port, just two very happy (and intoxicated) port-heads in South London?
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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 10:49 Fri 22 Mar 2013

DRT due to arrive and work to start at 11am. So for now, at most one ‟very happy (and intoxicated) port-head”.

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 15:04 Fri 22 Mar 2013

Pictures posted for all ≥1927.


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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by griff » 17:56 Fri 22 Mar 2013

Managed to get a train. Anticipating arrival at about 7pm but the snow is starting to get heavy. Getting excited now!

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Re: Taylor Vertical - Friday, 22 March 2013

Post by jdaw1 » 18:43 Fri 22 Mar 2013

Set up is done. It is safe to go direct to TBH -- and also safe to join DRT and me in The Old Nick for a beer.

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