27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by DRT » 13:00 Wed 27 Nov 2013

I see no problem in having Graham 1970 and Cockburn 1970 in a 1983 line-up.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by DRT » 13:03 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Shock news: The Real Vinicola 1983 did not smell like vomit when I decanted it.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 13:05 Wed 27 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:I see no problem in having Graham 1970 and Cockburn 1970 in a 1983 line-up.
I see a deficiency in having no G83 in a 1983 line-up.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 13:43 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 14:14 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Wine Society 1983, opened 12:30, recently re-corked, seemed to be good condition. Dark red, maybe 60% opaque, nose mostly closed but a little fruit showing. Bodes well.

Roeda 1983, also opened 12:30, cork extracted whole, not so optimistic. Brown-pink, 30% opaque, and nose somewhat stinky.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by Cookie » 15:05 Wed 27 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
Excellent...usual venue...or other suggestion. :D
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 15:07 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Likely to arrive at about 6pm.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 15:23 Wed 27 Nov 2013

By text message christopher wrote:The Niepoort 83 is decanted and in the cellar at the bunghole, please feel free to ask for it when you arrive!

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by Cookie » 15:34 Wed 27 Nov 2013

All six now decanted at my end...a couple to worry about but no bottle stink (Mrs Cookie helping with that)...Transportation to London about to commence...tally ho!!
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 15:35 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
Excellent...usual venue...or other suggestion. :D
Let's say the usual unless and keep it simple. Upstairs first? Or just see you down there?

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 15:38 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Helen at The Bung Hole, by email, wrote:Hi Julian,

I hope you're well. Will you be here this evening with the port forum? If so, I was wondering how many glasses you will require and whether you'd like to dine off our Christmas set menu?

I have attached our set menu for you with our pre order form in an excel spreadsheet that you can forward along to those who will be dining. Not to worry if you can't get an order.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by jdaw1 » 15:42 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Churchill Agua Alta 1983 decanted at 2½pm. Pale, pink, maybe 20% opaque. No nose. But the taste was sufficient that it might yet grow.

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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by Cookie » 15:56 Wed 27 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
Excellent...usual venue...or other suggestion. :D
Let's say the usual unless and keep it simple. Upstairs first? Or just see you down there?

Placemats printed.
Ah..of course your usual maybe different to my usual...upstairs from BungHole...turn right at the door..walk to the end of the buildings on left...pub at your 10 o'clock...simples..
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 16:05 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
Excellent...usual venue...or other suggestion. :D
Let's say the usual unless and keep it simple. Upstairs first? Or just see you down there?

Placemats printed.
Ah..of course your usual maybe different to my usual...upstairs from BungHole...turn right at the door..walk to the end of the buildings on left...pub at your 10 o'clock...simples..
The Red Lion?
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 16:06 Wed 27 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Will probably be in the vicinity around then. Julian?
Excellent...usual venue...or other suggestion. :D
Let's say the usual unless and keep it simple. Upstairs first? Or just see you down there?

Placemats printed.
Ah..of course your usual maybe different to my usual...upstairs from BungHole...turn right at the door..walk to the end of the buildings on left...pub at your 10 o'clock...simples..
The Red Lion?
No, not Red Lion. Ignore.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by djewesbury » 17:45 Wed 27 Nov 2013

Daniel and Rachel arrive at Old Nick. Lunch party still in meeting room (office?) at TBH. Cookie: me - bearded, bespectacled, dark hair, in possession of placemats.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by Glenn E. » 18:02 Wed 27 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:I see no problem in having Graham 1970 and Cockburn 1970.
There, fixed that for you.
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by AHB » 15:02 Fri 29 Nov 2013

Cookie wrote:I plan to decant all six bottles around 2.00pm...then I will be in London for around 5.00pm...if anyone would like to join me for a pre-match beer let me know.
Which 6 did you bring? I try to make a note of the decanting times for my tasting notes.

Ian - what time did you decant the Cockburn?
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Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

Post by idj123 » 20:11 Sat 30 Nov 2013

Alex, the Cockburn had to be decanted at 8am. Incidentally, I went back to the offending bottle of G83 as you suggested and whilst not tip-top it was certainly drinkable-although not as good as the Cockburn.

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