An unusual event? Can you guess...

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benread
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An unusual event? Can you guess...

Post by benread » 08:46 Sat 19 Jun 2010

I am about to do something which I suspect has been rarely (if ever) done. At least one person here should know what it is.

Clues available on request!
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Re: An unusual event? Can you guess...

Post by jdaw1 » 22:57 Sat 19 Jun 2010

Christen a child with a particular and very fine VP?

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Re: An unusual event? Can you guess...

Post by benread » 06:47 Sun 20 Jun 2010

I opened 6 identical bottles of Offley 1970 vintage port. 5 were very similar and very nice. 1 was quite different. Regrettably TN's not available because it was a drunken night celebrating (belatedly) a friends 40th birthday, as well as my own 40th.

It did get me thinking though, could we find a bottling which enough of us have to do this as a small tasting / experiment?

Uncle Tom: Thank you for your help sourcing these. They went down extremely well after dinner!
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Re: An unusual event? Can you guess...

Post by Glenn E. » 23:39 Sun 20 Jun 2010

Sounds like great fun!

I suspect that the event could be reproduced, but that will depend on just how identical you want the bottles to be. If a simple "1970 Offley" is sufficient, regardless of bottler, then it shouldn't be difficult. If you want the same bottler or - perish the thought - bottles all from the same case, then at least here in the US it would be rather difficult unless one person has a case of something they'd like to use for said event.

I only possess 3 possible VPs to use for such an event - 1985 Churchill and 1985 Graham would be easy because those were purchased as cases. I also have sufficient 2003 Noval, but those were purchased as 6, 6, 2, and 2 (and 2 and 2, but those have been consumed) and I haven't tracked the bottles religiously. One of the pairs has been kept separate (it was sourced directly from Noval), but the others have likely mingled as I've re-arranged my refrigerators.
Glenn Elliott

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