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1966 Review

Posted: 15:35 Tue 23 Feb 2016
by Axel P
On 13 February a very nice 1966 horizontal tasting with some 20 shippers including all big names was held.

Kindly supported by Julian with the placemats and Nick Delaforce as the guest of honour, my favourite was Dow, Warre and Fonseca, but the Port of the Night was Noval Nacional. Amazingly the regular Noval was just a tiny hint behind this.

To be repeated in the UK

Axel
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Complete Lineup was:
Andresen
Barros
Calem
Croft
Delaforce
Dow
Flagman
Ferreira
Fonseca
Graham
Messias
Niepoort
Noval
Noval Nacional
Offley
Sandeman
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Warre
Hutcheson

Re: 1966 Review

Posted: 19:23 Tue 23 Feb 2016
by Chris Doty
Sounds awesome Axel!

Please tell me AHB (or someone!) was around for notes?!

I have always thought 70 trounces 66 (on absolute and certainly relative value basis), but happy to take another look at the finest specimens.

Come to London on the 17th?!

Re: 1966 Review

Posted: 23:09 Tue 23 Feb 2016
by Axel P
I would love to, Chris, but you picked the last day of ProWein, the worlds biggest and most important wine fair which is only some minutes away from my hometown.

I am having a drinkup party after this, where we are used to empty all bottles I am opening for seminars on the day.

I will post a note for anyone around.

Axel

Re: 1966 Review

Posted: 13:17 Tue 10 May 2016
by christopherpfaff
my favourite was Dow, Warre and Fonseca, but the Port of the Night was Noval Nacional. Amazingly the regular Noval was just a tiny hint behind this.
yes this was a true suprise and an example of the importance of the bottling company, when we speak about old VP. In this case it was a Charles Kinloch London bottling.

I guess that may be an Oporto or another UK bottling would not show up that nice.

Re: 1966 Review

Posted: 20:46 Wed 19 Oct 2016
by christopherpfaff
in addition to the comments, the video about this tasting is now published:

https://youtu.be/BFcsMsGT_YY