Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th - 7pm

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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by jdaw1 » 16:34 Wed 12 Jun 2013

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • DJ bringing Taylor;
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Post by djewesbury » 16:42 Wed 12 Jun 2013

jdaw1 wrote:? = Taylor;
We have 2 Taylors then?
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:43 Wed 12 Jun 2013

I edited as you quoted. Original wording unclear sorry.

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Post by uncle tom » 17:20 Wed 12 Jun 2013

For those looking to adopt, I also have Taylor, Offley and Rebello Valente available.
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Post by djewesbury » 17:36 Wed 12 Jun 2013

uncle tom wrote:For those looking to adopt, I also have Taylor, Offley and Rebello Valente available.
Tom - before I head into the wilds of Essex for Taylors of questionable reputation, maybe I should adopt one of yours. Would that be a good idea? I will PM you now.
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Post by JohninNYC » 01:27 Thu 13 Jun 2013

Uncle Tom - I just sent you a PM as well. Thanks in advance :)
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Post by JohninNYC » 09:12 Thu 13 Jun 2013

Update: I am adopting a bottle of '66 Offley from Uncle Tom. Thanks Tom, looking forward to seeing you on the 27th!
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:53 Thu 13 Jun 2013

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • JB adopting Offley.
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Post by RAYC » 12:17 Thu 13 Jun 2013

My vote is still to go semi-blind
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:17 Thu 13 Jun 2013

RAYC wrote:My vote is still to go semi-blind
Mine is sighted, but will obey the consensus.

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Post by djewesbury » 13:35 Thu 13 Jun 2013

I think for this tasting I'd like to know what I'm drinking. I think it will add to my enjoyment of the wines, none of which I will have tasted before. This is obviously different for those (the majority) who know 66 very well; so if that majority would prefer to test their formidable, indefatigable and infallible wits, then I shall still be drinking ten wonderful 47-year-old ports.
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Post by RAYC » 13:55 Thu 13 Jun 2013

djewesbury wrote:I think for this tasting I'd like to know what I'm drinking. I think it will add to my enjoyment of the wines, none of which I will have tasted before.
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RAYC wrote:... there's some nice-looking stock of Morgan 66 available here...
My desire to taste ports I haven't yet tried makes me think this is possibly a favourable option.. although the TN posted doesn't really exalt its virtues..
Do these statements reconcile?
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Post by djewesbury » 14:15 Thu 13 Jun 2013

RAYC wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I think for this tasting I'd like to know what I'm drinking. I think it will add to my enjoyment of the wines, none of which I will have tasted before.
djewesbury wrote:
RAYC wrote:... there's some nice-looking stock of Morgan 66 available here...
My desire to taste ports I haven't yet tried makes me think this is possibly a favourable option.. although the TN posted doesn't really exalt its virtues..
Do these statements reconcile?
Ah, yes. Do you mean that my saying that I would avoid a particular wine, based on an unenthusiastic TN, contradicts my wish to explore this vintage thoroughly? Well, I am guided (swayed?) by others' opinions, as a prelude to forming my own; and when we have finite scope in a single evening to taste wine from this vintage, I suppose I prioritise some more established or reliable names over others. Once those are confirmed, I am happy to roam far and wide through the wines of 66. Is that not the best way to further my education?
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Post by RAYC » 14:28 Thu 13 Jun 2013

No...more that your former post seemed to indicate a preference for the Morgan on the basis that you had not tried it....which to me implied that you had tried the Taylor!
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:33 Thu 13 Jun 2013

How long have you two been married?

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Post by djewesbury » 14:34 Thu 13 Jun 2013

Oh, I see.. I think what I meant was that one half of my brain was saying 'Taylor, yeah, you've had the 1960, the 1970, you've had Taylors from around this period, if never the actual 66.. But you've never tasted a Morgan at all, of any vintage...' It was a feeling based on not knowing anything about the Morgan whatsoever beyond what I've read..
jdaw1 wrote:How long have you two been married?
Less of that... Are you being helpful, jdaw1?
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by WS1 » 13:36 Sun 16 Jun 2013

Hi,

just realised that this tasting is in 1.5 weeks time. After some digging I found the Noval 66. :D

Bt looks great! Looking fwd to the tasting Thursday in one week.

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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by benread » 21:10 Mon 17 Jun 2013

Subject to nothing changing with Mrs Read's schedule next week, it loooks like I am able to join you. The only 66 I have is Croft which was a present from my father and I think had been in his cellar for 40 odd years. Croft has already been promised though, so does anyone have anything to offer for adoption please? (Assuming Chris is still planning on bringing this.)
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by jdaw1 » 21:42 Mon 17 Jun 2013

Nobody has ever been hurt by having two different Croft 1966s in one evening.

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  • +BMHR and his Croft.
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by RAYC » 22:09 Mon 17 Jun 2013

benread wrote:Subject to nothing changing with Mrs Read's schedule next week, it loooks like I am able to join you. The only 66 I have is Croft which was a present from my father and I think had been in his cellar for 40 odd years. Croft has already been promised though, so does anyone have anything to offer for adoption please? (Assuming Chris is still planning on bringing this.)
If now's not the occasion for your Croft, THRA has a Rebello up for adoption.

Alternatively, it might be nice to have a confirmed Dow given that that is one of the wines of the vintage. If you want to adopt my Fonseca, i'd be happy to bring the other Dow from Phil's stock (TN here)
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:58 Tue 18 Jun 2013

A guest (pro tem ‟JDAW’s +1”) has become a possibility.

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Tue 18 Jun 2013

In this thread, each update of the placemats has included pictures. In the thread about the software that makes the placemats I have asked whether this is worth the effort. Please reply in that thread.

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Post by RAYC » 13:04 Tue 18 Jun 2013

Question: if we have covered the main 66s, should we be looking at a couple of choice 67s (eg: Sandeman, Martinez, Cockburn) for any additional bottles that are needed?
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by djewesbury » 13:07 Tue 18 Jun 2013

RAYC wrote:Question: if we have covered the main 66s, should we be looking at a couple of choice 67s (eg: Sandeman, Martinez, Cockburn) for any additional bottles that are needed?
Are there any lesser 66s we're missing / can get hold of?
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by RAYC » 13:44 Tue 18 Jun 2013

As far as i am aware, we are missing the following 66s:

Barros
BBR own selection
Burmester
Calem
Cockburn
Delaforce
Dow Bomfim
Feist
Ferreira
Kopke
Morgan
Noval Nacional
Niepoort
Quarles Harris
Ramos Pinto
Rebello Valente
Smith Woodhouse

No doubt there are others as well.

In terms of what other people have in their cellars, are not reserved for other tastings and can be adopted / contributed, the list is somewhat smaller.
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