1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by djewesbury » 10:28 Mon 02 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:(I also have Sandeman Vau, but that bottle is too big.)
I have two of the ’97 Vau double magnums to hand, which were at risk of being drunk at Christmas. Derek: if one is wanted for this tasting, speak soon. There could be decanting variations.
Yes, please. One decanted into various bottle sizes using various methods of filtration and one decanted into various bottle sizes Audouze.
We have a spare circle. We have a double magnum. What should be done?
What do you have in mind?
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 21:39 Wed 11 Jun 2014

Posted: the complicated parameters used to make the placemats.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 16:48 Fri 13 Jun 2014

The Bung Hole have now been contacted to confirm 280 glasses plus the long dinner table outside the function room to be prepared. And the air conditioning to be cracked up to full potential.

Edit: I forgot to mention, they also confirmed that copious quantities of steak will be available.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 16:55 Fri 13 Jun 2014

flash_uk wrote:The Bung Hole have now been contacted to confirm 280 glasses plus the long dinner table outside the function room to be prepared.
Helen called me a few moments ago about the booking for today that I forgot to cancel — profuse apologies followed — and mentioned that 252 glasses had been reserved for Monday. Err, 252 ≠ 280.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 17:33 Fri 13 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:The Bung Hole have now been contacted to confirm 280 glasses plus the long dinner table outside the function room to be prepared.
Helen called me a few moments ago about the booking for today that I forgot to cancel — profuse apologies followed — and mentioned that 252 glasses had been reserved for Monday. Err, 252 ≠ 280.
Mmm. I did the calculation 12x21 and said 252 then thought maybe a spare set would be useful so said 280 to cover it. Seems like 252 was only heard!

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 17:35 Fri 13 Jun 2014

flash_uk wrote:Seems like 252 was only heard!
I asked when she had last been contacted. When told today, I decided that decisions had been taken, presumably wisely. If action is needed, please do it.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by AHB » 00:06 Sat 14 Jun 2014

My humble apologies, but earlier today I was told that I will need to be in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, including Monday night.

I do apologise for the inconvenience to all, and for the missing Martinez 1997. I am disappointed not to be able to attend as I was really looking forward to tasting the Noval 1997 again but work pays my port bills.
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 07:23 Sat 14 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:need to be in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, including Monday night.
Not good. Your presence, conversation aside. would have improved the quality of the TNs.

Does this remove any bottles?

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by AHB » 07:49 Sat 14 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:need to be in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, including Monday night.
Not good. Your presence, conversation aside. would have improved the quality of the TNs.

Does this remove any bottles?
Unfortunately it does. The Martinez will have to make an appearance at a later date.
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by DRT » 09:35 Sat 14 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:need to be in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, including Monday night.
Not good. Your presence, conversation aside. would have improved the quality of the TNs.
Oh dear. With both AHB and I absent the TNs could be a disaster.
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 09:48 Sat 14 Jun 2014

DRT wrote:Oh dear. With both AHB and I absent the TNs could be a disaster.
:lol:

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 09:50 Sat 14 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:My humble apologies, but earlier today I was told that I will need to be in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, including Monday night.

I do apologise for the inconvenience to all, and for the missing Martinez 1997. I am disappointed not to be able to attend as I was really looking forward to tasting the Noval 1997 again but work pays my port bills.
Sad news indeed. And then there were 11.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Sat 14 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:The Martinez will have to make an appearance at a later date.
Flash: is there a substitute, or is a bigger rearrangement of the paperwork needed?

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 11:49 Sat 14 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:The Martinez will have to make an appearance at a later date.
Flash: is there a substitute, or is a bigger rearrangement of the paperwork needed?
I have no substitutes to hand. Can you revert to the 20 glass version over 3 rows?

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Sat 14 Jun 2014

flash_uk wrote:I have no substitutes to hand. Can you revert to the 20 glass version over 3 rows?
Twenty-glass version of the placemats has been uploaded, even if it is not quite as requested.

Edit: I’ll print and bring the sticky labels.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by uncle tom » 19:03 Sun 15 Jun 2014

Croft Roeda and Vesuvio decanted at 18.30 today (Sunday)

Both looking good, despite the Croft cork completely disintegrating..

Edit: Have also popped a Calem Foz '80 for home consumption tonight, and it's darker than the two '97s..
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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 23:37 Sun 15 Jun 2014

Infantado, Passadouro, Morgan, Smith Woodhouse, Gould Campbell, Cockburn and Warre decanted tonight between 2145 and 2315. All smelling and looking good. Corks on the Morgan and Warre were a bit tricky.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by flash_uk » 23:59 Sun 15 Jun 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I have no substitutes to hand. Can you revert to the 20 glass version over 3 rows?
Twenty-glass version of the placemats has been uploaded, even if it is not quite as requested.

Edit: I’ll print and bring the sticky labels.
I'll print the rest. Placemats on A2 and trimmed. The rest on A4.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 00:10 Mon 16 Jun 2014

Large SV97 decanting notes in its thread.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by DaveRL » 08:26 Mon 16 Jun 2014

Both decanted last night. Fonseca cork disintegrated. Full of very fine grained sediment. Displaying the characteristics of a petulant youngster. Taylor cork extracted intact, sediment large. Well behaved. Both smelt OK, sip of dregs indicated the longer decant a probably will be a good idea.

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Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014

Post by idj123 » 12:30 Mon 16 Jun 2014

Fr, D and RP decanted between 8.45pm and 9.15pm on Sunday-the cork of the former breaking into many bits, the D into two pieces and the RP intact (and I've now realised that I've left the two redeemable corks at home-schoolboy error!). Decanted bootles have alreday been in the car and on the train and so let's see what they make of the Central line later on!


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