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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 22 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
13:00 Sun 22 Oct 2017
When I have a moment I will look up the locations you've identified as your clues.


I have no question to hand so cede question-mastership to any who want.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 01:14 Fri 27 Oct 2017

In the absence of a proper question/question master...

For anyone to answer other than AHB (although he will need to assist with the answer).

How many ports has AHB awarded 100 points to, and what are they?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 10:14 Fri 27 Oct 2017

One?
1931 Quinta do Noval. 100/100. Posted: 22:37 Sun 10 Mar 2013

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 10:26 Sat 28 Oct 2017

That one is correct. I believe there is one other.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 03:38 Sun 29 Oct 2017

If memory serves, the other is 1994 Noval Nacional.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 07:34 Sun 29 Oct 2017

I don’t believe that is one of AHB’s two 100 pointers (at least of the two I know of), but maybe Alex will confirm/deny.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 08:52 Sun 29 Oct 2017

The other could be: 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional vintage port. Truly a phenomenal port. 100/100. Drunk 29 June 2009.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 12:28 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Correct. As far as I know, they are the only two top scores Alex has awarded.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 13:35 Sun 29 Oct 2017

I've written tasting notes on just under 4,600 different bottles of port. In that time I have only given two ports a perfect score, considering the wine I drank to be impossible to be bettered. They were the two tasting notes Old Bridge has identified.

Both were just astonishing. The 1963 Nacional was an ex-cellars bottle drunk in a line-up which consisted of Croft 1927 (an excellent bottle, 99 points), Croft 1945 (also fabulous at 99 points), Dow 1896 (slightly odd bottle, 90 points), Fonseca 1948 (terrific, but only 97 points), Nacional 1967 (very good, but only 92 points), Nacional 2003 (94 points — will be fabulous in 30 years) and a bottle of Taylor 1945 (from the cellars of the Duke of Buccleaugh and badly spoiled by some form of bacterial infection). That was one hack of a tasting. That was a tasting held in the dining room of Quinta do Noval with a few of the longer serving members of TPF in attendance. The theme of the tasting was "8 Ports to Try Before You Die".

I've had Noval 1931 a few times, and it is always very impressive and quite delicious. However, that particular bottle was showed the best I have ever encountered. It was bottled by Justerini & Brooks and was opened alongside bottles of Cockburn 1908 (93 points), Graham 1942 (98 points), Graham 1948 (97 points), the first of my magnums of Quinto do Noval 1927 (99 points, the partner to this magnum being the one opened at the Factory House in June 2017 as part of our 10th anniversary celebration), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931 (90 points, spoiled by bottle stink), Taylor 1927 (95 points) and a bottle of Warre 1922 (97 points).
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 14:30 Sun 29 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
13:35 Sun 29 Oct 2017
I've written tasting notes on just under 4,600 different bottles of port. In that time I have only given two ports a perfect score, considering the wine I drank to be impossible to be bettered. They were the two tasting notes Old Bridge has identified.

Both were just astonishing. The 1963 Nacional was an ex-cellars bottle drunk in a line-up which consisted of Croft 1927 (an excellent bottle, 99 points), Croft 1945 (also fabulous at 99 points), Dow 1896 (slightly odd bottle, 90 points), Fonseca 1948 (terrific, but only 97 points), Nacional 1967 (very good, but only 92 points), Nacional 2003 (94 points — will be fabulous in 30 years) and a bottle of Taylor 1945 (from the cellars of the Duke of Buccleaugh and badly spoiled by some form of bacterial infection). That was one hack of a tasting. That was a tasting held in the dining room of Quinta do Noval with a few of the longer serving members of TPF in attendance. The theme of the tasting was "8 Ports to Try Before You Die".

I've had Noval 1931 a few times, and it is always very impressive and quite delicious. However, that particular bottle was showed the best I have ever encountered. It was bottled by Justerini & Brooks and was opened alongside bottles of Cockburn 1908 (93 points), Graham 1942 (98 points), Graham 1948 (97 points), the first of my magnums of Quinto do Noval 1927 (99 points, the partner to this magnum being the one opened at the Factory House in June 2017 as part of our 10th anniversary celebration), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931 (90 points, spoiled by bottle stink), Taylor 1927 (95 points) and a bottle of Warre 1922 (97 points).
I am impressed. And jealous of you, AHB, for having tasted such Ports.

However, this saturday we had our annual ....... party, and I got a present on friday very much relating to what we ate.
What was the present?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 15:54 Sun 29 Oct 2017

A jar of pickled herrings?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 16:17 Sun 29 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
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A jar of pickled herrings?
Not correct.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 07:12 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Hint needed?
The present is a gadget to treat (Mistreat) the party object.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 08:13 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Meat Tenderizer (although as that is basically a mallet, it may not count as a gadget!)

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 08:59 Tue 31 Oct 2017

A carving knife

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 09:05 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Doggett wrote:
08:13 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Meat Tenderizer (although as that is basically a mallet, it may not count as a gadget!)
Not correct.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 09:06 Tue 31 Oct 2017

flash_uk wrote:
08:59 Tue 31 Oct 2017
A carving knife
Closer, but no cigar.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 10:21 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Meat thermometer

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 11:56 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Doggett wrote:
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Meat thermometer
Nope.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 16:05 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Cheeseboard and knife

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 18:38 Tue 31 Oct 2017

flash_uk wrote:
16:05 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Cheeseboard and knife
Sorry, no.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 19:59 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Blowtorch
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 20:39 Tue 31 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
19:59 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Blowtorch
No.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 13:44 Wed 01 Nov 2017

Pumpkin carver?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 14:00 Wed 01 Nov 2017

PhilW wrote:
13:44 Wed 01 Nov 2017
Pumpkin carver?
No.

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