Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 12:08 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by AHB » 12:30 Thu 10 Aug 2017

It was nice to catch up with people last night, despite the rain and the dreadful train journey home. Thanks to Mike for arranging everything, impeccably done as usual. Thanks also to everyone for bringing such a great selection of ports.

I managed 1 point in the blind bottle guessing point - which is 3 less than "the monkey" who guessed Dow 1970 for everything.

My wine of the night was a tie between the Taylor 1970 (bottled by Christopher & Co) and the Krohn 1961, with the Berry's Own Selection (Quarles Harris) 1977 being my third place wine.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 11:41 Thu 17 Aug 2017

Great to catch up with everyone, and to welcome Tom to his first tasting. The T70 from Alex was my WOTN.

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 11:47 Thu 17 Aug 2017

The voting:

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 11:50 Thu 17 Aug 2017

On the evening we developed an interesting twist to guessing the port. As Alex alludes to above, we invented "the monkey", who happens to guess Dow 1970 for every port tasted blind. On this evening, the monkey scored 4. We were only able to match this, not beat it :-)

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 12:26 Thu 17 Aug 2017

Also worth noting, for a tasting with more than ten persons, this may well be the first time everyone got at least one point!

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by idj123 » 13:45 Mon 21 Aug 2017

A great night with a varied and high standard of VPs on show (not a duffer in sight). Charles fooled us in having a RV77 mag decanted into two bottles in which I then preferred one over the other (I forget which but in my defence one had been kept in the fridge!). Alex's T70 garnered my vote for the WOTN (and also overall). Surprise of the night was Wolfgang's QH75 which was a wonderful Port at its drinking peak. Service and food both very good and I suspect the D70 monkey might make another appearance just to show us up again!

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