2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

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2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by nac » 10:55 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Proposed theme for Tasting #3 is SQVPs, with a focus on the produce of Taylor and Fonseca.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Justin K » 18:15 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Yup

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by winesecretary » 18:23 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Yes please

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Doggett » 19:25 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Yes please

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Post by akzy » 22:51 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Count me in.

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:58 Thu 28 Jan 2021

Yes please!
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021

Yes please.

What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?

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Post by Glenn E. » 00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by jdaw1 » 01:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
May I infer the exclusion of Fonseca Guimaraens?

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Post by PhilW » 09:02 Fri 29 Jan 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
01:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
May I infer the exclusion of Fonseca Guimaraens?
A gentleman would never exclude Fonseca Guimaraens.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by nac » 13:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021

Would suggest that Vargellas, Terra Feita, Panascal and Guimaraens are all acceptable.

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Post by nac » 13:14 Fri 29 Jan 2021

Think I’m going to go with Vargellas 1991.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by winesecretary » 14:16 Fri 29 Jan 2021

Possibly Panascal 2001 in half, but may not be able to resist the siren call of the Vargellas 91. It's so lovely at the moment with a decent decant.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Justin K » 18:57 Fri 29 Jan 2021

I'll go with Guimaraens '86.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021

I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:50 Fri 29 Jan 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
01:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
May I infer the exclusion of Fonseca Guimaraens?
I carefully only offered a correct option so as to avoid needing to imply anything about Guimaraens. I endeavor to be a gentleman.

Sadly I have only one appropriate option in my cellar, which is dear and reserved for a future anniversary (which should also give it away), so I will have to make do with a double imposter. Likely a 1990 Graham's Malvedos Centenary Edition, if I can find it.
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Glenn E. » 23:56 Fri 29 Jan 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.
Resistance is futile.
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by jdaw1 » 00:20 Sun 31 Jan 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
23:56 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.
Resistance is futile.
If I had to choose only one, would it be the year I met my wife, ’04, or the year I married her, ’05?

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Doggett » 09:58 Sun 31 Jan 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
00:20 Sun 31 Jan 2021
If I had to choose only one, would it be the year I met my wife, ’04, or the year I married her, ’05?
If you want the most significant of the two years, 04... the year you met. The wedding was just a confirmation, a public confirmation of a relationship that was already there from 04. So 04 is much more important or significant. Also, if there was no meeting in 04 then most likely there would have been no wedding in 05.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by rich_n » 14:51 Sun 31 Jan 2021

I thought I'd responded to this but it looks like I haven't. Yes please, I will have to see what the "oldest" SQVP I have is, possibly late 90s but more likely 05.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 15:38 Sun 31 Jan 2021

Yes please
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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by Will W. » 23:23 Mon 01 Feb 2021

Yes, please.

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by CPR 1 » 21:30 Mon 08 Feb 2021

yes please - I might not be able to stay too long but look forward to seeing you all on Thursday

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by nac » 10:58 Wed 10 Feb 2021

Have updated list of attendees. Hopefully Mr Meehan can do his Zoom magic?

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Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Post by rich_n » 11:57 Wed 10 Feb 2021

Gentlemen, given the youth of my selection (2005), would it be a good idea to decant 24 hours in advance of the tasting?

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