1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F

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Re: 1997 @ 25, Tues 24th May 2022 @ B&F

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jdaw1 wrote: 11:14 Sat 21 May 2022 Food order finished and sent.


Alex Bridgeman wrote: 07:24 Sat 21 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 22:56 Fri 20 May 2022Were the placemats correct?
Around the edges of the glasses circles, the spacing of “Quinta de Vale da Figueira” and of “Quinta Vale Dona Maria” look a little odd.
Sackcloth and ashes. Fixed, thank you.
And I think there should be only one “n” in Dona Maria.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 15:40 Sat 21 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 11:14 Sat 21 May 2022
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 07:24 Sat 21 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 22:56 Fri 20 May 2022Were the placemats correct?
Around the edges of the glasses circles, the spacing of “Quinta de Vale da Figueira” and of “Quinta Vale Dona Maria” look a little odd.
Sackcloth and ashes. Fixed, thank you.
And I think there should be only one “n” in Dona Maria.
Sackcloth and ashes, again. Fixed, thank you.
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nac wrote: 19:42 Thu 19 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 18:49 Thu 19 May 2022Decant timing? As far as possible, let’s be consistent. Twelve or twenty-four hours?
I was going to to mine the night before, so 24hrs sounds reasonable.
Reminder: (double-)decant this evening.
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At what time does the tasting start?
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jdaw1 wrote:
nac wrote: 19:42 Thu 19 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 18:49 Thu 19 May 2022Decant timing? As far as possible, let’s be consistent. Twelve or twenty-four hours?
I was going to to mine the night before, so 24hrs sounds reasonable.
Reminder: (double-)decant this evening.
Dow has been double decanted. Have I missed the start time? I am planning for 6/6.30.
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I plan to be at the Boot & Flogger around 17.00 and assume we're starting at 18.00 for 18.30.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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I won't be there until about 1815 with the QDM.
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Decanted 19.00
Decanted 19.00
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The Martinez is the first bottle from a case opened earlier today, packed in cardboard sleeves. The Val da Figueira spent all but the last six months of its life in a Douro cellar.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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CrR decanted. A single bottle purchased from a reliable merchant several years ago.

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Ramos Pinto 1997 double decanted at 19:30 the day before. Not then tasted. Nose wonderful, youthful, intense blackberries and maybe a hint of fig. On nose alone, comparable with a F85 of similar age.
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Noval and Silval both decanted

I was a bit apprehensive about the Noval as I've seen a couple of duff bottles in the past, but this one seems absolutely fine.
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QDM is likely a no show. VA. Very obvious VA.
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Osborne substituted following discussion with NAC.
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Osborne promisingly fruity,
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winesecretary wrote: 21:56 Mon 23 May 2022Osborne substituted following discussion with NAC.
Placemats updated; likewise TN thread titles and links thereto.
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Grahams decanted seems to be fine, but then it is me!

bottle history is, ex livery company stock
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Taylor, Fonseca, Warre & Quarles Harris double decanted at 2000 last night.

Sandeman Vau & Burmester 0600 this morning - as they were in London and I wasn’t last night.

All good.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 18:49 Mon 23 May 2022 0ADD268B-812C-4526-BFDB-8530A39205B1.jpeg


The Martinez is the first bottle from a case opened earlier today, packed in cardboard sleeves. The Val da Figueira spent all but the last six months of its life in a Douro cellar.
Both of these were tasted when double-decanted. The Martínez tasted a little baked and jammy, but not in a faulty way. The VF tasted like pure redcurrant juice!
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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The Martinez is the first bottle from a case opened earlier today
I'm guessing that was one of the two cases you bought from me 13 years ago. The Noval is the first from a stash I bought 10yrs ago and the Silval the first from a case bought back in 2008 - we are such patient people!
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uncle tom wrote: 08:42 Tue 24 May 2022
The Martinez is the first bottle from a case opened earlier today
I'm guessing that was one of the two cases you bought from me 13 years ago. The Noval is the first from a stash I bought 10yrs ago and the Silval the first from a case bought back in 2008 - we are such patient people!
Taylor and Fonseca are the first bottles from full cases I purchased EP from La Vigneronne on release. Have been in my cellar since.
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Will W. wrote: 15:28 Mon 23 May 2022 At what time does the tasting start?
1800 for 1830 start. I'll be there from 1700ish.
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uncle tom wrote: 08:42 Tue 24 May 2022
The Martinez is the first bottle from a case opened earlier today
I'm guessing that was one of the two cases you bought from me 13 years ago. The Noval is the first from a stash I bought 10yrs ago and the Silval the first from a case bought back in 2008 - we are such patient people!
They are indeed! Do you remember where they came from?
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Do you remember where they came from?
Christies, 5/11/2009
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nac wrote: 09:17 Tue 24 May 2022
Will W. wrote: 15:28 Mon 23 May 2022 At what time does the tasting start?
1800 for 1830 start. I'll be there from 1700ish.
I'll be there 5ish too and can help with pouring if required.
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