2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by AHB » 17:50 Mon 03 Sep 2018

If I'm able to attend (still not certain) should I bring a bottle of something a little more mature with which we can rinse our palates after the hard work of the young ports?
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by DRT » 18:10 Mon 03 Sep 2018

Can I grab one of the remaining places, please?

Starter: Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad
Main: Medium-rare Rib-eye steak with skinny fries
Dessert: None
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by Constandia » 11:16 Tue 04 Sep 2018

AHB wrote:
17:50 Mon 03 Sep 2018
If I'm able to attend (still not certain) should I bring a bottle of something a little more mature with which we can rinse our palates after the hard work of the young ports?
Yes.. but I feel that it should be after we have voted.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by Doggett » 12:20 Tue 04 Sep 2018

No food order from me for this event please. Very much looking forward to enjoying a first taste of my songs vintage year. Thanks Tony.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by Constandia » 17:03 Tue 04 Sep 2018

I shall help prepare the food order. For those that have not added one on the food thread I will e-mail you tonight.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by forest26 » 09:37 Thu 06 Sep 2018

Most of the port should be at B&F today. Dia has kindly coordinated the menu choices for us.

I am still waiting for the Sandeman and Offley - these are coming from IBD so might be tight. Also have Cachao and Messias arriving on Monday. Not a bad line up considering it was all last minute. With a little more planning next year - this could become much more diverse. The timing of early September is particularly good for the smaller producers.

I was planning to get to B&f around 3pm and then open them. They should not need decanting at this early age so it will be a self pour. If everything turns up then we have around 18 bottles. How many glasses per person (suggest 6-8 )?

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by uncle tom » 10:33 Thu 06 Sep 2018

I will bring the Niepoort on the day
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by AHB » 06:38 Mon 10 Sep 2018

I can confirm that I will be able to attend.

If the food order has been submitted, I’ll order on the night. If it’s not been submitted, please could I have my standard order.

I will also bring something a little more mature than 2016 to drink with / after dinner.
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by DRT » 14:26 Mon 10 Sep 2018

Sorry chaps, I will now not be in London on Wednesday evening so will be unable to join you.

Can someone please cancel my food order or let Alex eat it?
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by WS1 » 14:42 Mon 10 Sep 2018

Hi,

sadly I have to drop out of this tasting due to work commitments. After my holiday something came up I have to look into....

Sorry for that.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by idj123 » 18:15 Mon 10 Sep 2018

As I had the best steak I have had from the B&F last time, could I repeat that order:

Truffle Mac and cheese
Steak (medium rare) and skinny fries with a side order of green beans
Dessert tbd on the night

Thanks

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by jdaw1 » 19:55 Mon 10 Sep 2018

Is the list of confirmed bottles correct? I’m about to make the sticky labels.

Current version at www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180912_2016s.pdf. Please peruse and comment, perhaps after answering this question.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by forest26 » 16:29 Tue 11 Sep 2018

I have been travelling for the last couple of days so missed the last post.
Messias arrived today.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by flash_uk » 19:15 Tue 11 Sep 2018

Julian, the version I am looking at is missing Offley, Sandeman, Messias and Cachao.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by jdaw1 » 20:44 Tue 11 Sep 2018

flash_uk wrote:
19:15 Tue 11 Sep 2018
is missing Offley, Sandeman, Messias and Cachao.
Weren’t in first post. Added. Please re-check.

Who to print?

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by flash_uk » 22:46 Tue 11 Sep 2018

Happy to print

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by forest26 » 13:12 Wed 12 Sep 2018

Hi mike
If you can print them off it would be much appreciated
I’m planning on being there before 5.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by jdaw1 » 13:16 Wed 12 Sep 2018

Please print the stickies on the correct side. (That error has been seen before!)

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by flash_uk » 14:19 Wed 12 Sep 2018

forest26 wrote:
13:12 Wed 12 Sep 2018
Hi mike
If you can print them off it would be much appreciated
I’m planning on being there before 5.
I'll get there between 4 and 5.
jdaw1 wrote:
13:16 Wed 12 Sep 2018
Please print the stickies on the correct side. (That error has been seen before!)
All done and checked ;-)

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by AHB » 14:33 Wed 12 Sep 2018

I've just had a call from B&F asking for some help in pulling together their preparation for tonight. They can't trace a pre-order for food so I have asked them to be ready to serve the following:

AHB - no starter, rib eye (medium rare) with thin chips, side of beans & shallots
IDJ - truffle Mac and cheese, steak (medium rare) and skinny fries, side of green beans
TC -
CMAG - Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts; Medium-rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days), side of Green beans with shallots
CMAG +1 -
MPM - Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts; Rare rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days) with hand cut chips and a fried egg, side of green beans with shallots
DRL - Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish; Rib eye steak (rare) with skinny fries, side of green beans with shallots
To be asked for gluten free please.
CPR - truffle mac and cheese; Black-and-blue rib-eye steak (240g aged for 28 days), side of green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
JDAW - Duck liver pâté; Sirloin steak, blue, with skinny fries, side of Green beans with shallots; Perhaps Welsh Rarebit, super extra cheesy plus plus more.
THRA - Duck liver pate; Medium-rare rib-eye steak with skinny fries + Peppercorn sauce; side of Green beans with shallots
Dia - Duck liver pate; Sirloin steak (rare) with thick cut chips and creamed spinach if available. (When no spinach, green beans with shallots.)

Mike - I will be bringing you your olive oil (I don't think I've delivered it to you yet)
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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by jdaw1 » 15:22 Wed 12 Sep 2018

Thank you.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by Zhukov » 19:34 Wed 12 Sep 2018

Hi! (my first post, I have been reading here for a year or two, but only just started an account).

I wish I was living in London and could participate in this event. But I do hope to enjoy reading your opinions on the 2016 vintages, as I plan to buy one or two for my son (who was born that year) so he could drink it when he becomes 30 or 40.

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by AHB » 12:19 Thu 13 Sep 2018

Zhukov wrote:
19:34 Wed 12 Sep 2018
Hi! (my first post, I have been reading here for a year or two, but only just started an account).

I wish I was living in London and could participate in this event. But I do hope to enjoy reading your opinions on the 2016 vintages, as I plan to buy one or two for my son (who was born that year) so he could drink it when he becomes 30 or 40.
Welcome to the forum and I'm glad that our notes and thoughts on the 2016 vintage might be helpful.

If you do come down to London, please feel free to let us know. We're always very happy to meet people who are on The Port Forum.
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2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by forest26 » 20:08 Thu 13 Sep 2018

Hi Alex
Do you have your scores so I can finalize the list ?

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Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Post by AHB » 09:00 Fri 14 Sep 2018

I gave 2 points to Sandeman and 1 to each of Noval, Taylor, Offley and Dow

Honourable mentions went to Smith Woodhouse, Capela and Skeffington
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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