A little Belfast festivity

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djewesbury
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A little Belfast festivity

Post by djewesbury » 15:45 Sat 17 Dec 2016

JustinK visited Belfast last night and we opened a modest selection of bottles. No tasting notes were written but we enjoyed all the wines:

Dow 63, the lowest-ullaged bottle from a recently acquired small stash, in surprisingly good shape, I remember fine spirit and pepperiness, a little tannin..

Cockburn 70, probably the wine of the night, a surprising amount of fruit, and some lovely spice and structure

Dow 75 - never had it before and was very pleasantly surprised. Rather light, but very pleasant drinking and even with some fruit.

Quarles Harris 83 - again, I'd never had this before and again it was a very pleasant surprise. Goes alongside the Gould Campbell as the best of the vintage in my humble opinion.

I am spending Xmas week itself at the very tip of Cornwall and have just ordered a small selection of good things to be delivered to my hosts. Hope you all have a good festive season and see you in the New Year! I depart for Sweden at the end of June (though I'll still be just a short plane ride away) to take up an exciting new job, after 21 years in Belfast and 25 in Ireland… Let the six months of leaving parties commence… :D

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Post by DRT » 16:34 Sat 17 Dec 2016

Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by djewesbury » 20:21 Sat 17 Dec 2016

DRT wrote:Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
Your invitation was returned with "Derek isn't allowed to come" written on the envelope… In your handwriting!
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Re: A little Belfast festivity

Post by DRT » 22:34 Sat 17 Dec 2016

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
Your invitation was returned with "Derek isn't allowed to come" written on the envelope… In your handwriting!
Harsh.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: A little Belfast festivity

Post by djewesbury » 22:38 Sat 17 Dec 2016

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
Your invitation was returned with "Derek isn't allowed to come" written on the envelope… In your handwriting!
Harsh.
Yes I thought so too.
Daniel J.
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