Aged LBVs - Tue 5 March 2024 @ B&F - ALIVE AGAIN!

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Food order for me:

Burrata
Sirloin (rare) with a fried egg
Fries
Green beans

Welsh Rarebit

many thanks!
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nac wrote: 13:02 Tue 23 Jan 2024
flash_uk wrote: 08:32 Fri 19 Jan 2024 Hmmm. I have a lunch on the 5th, so technically I am available in the evening. Still have the T84LBV mag.
Excellent. Will assume you're coming then.

Doh. I have now discovered that my lunch planned for the 5th, is in fact dinner, so I will need to back out of the LBV tasting. If my bottle is dearly desired, I could drop it off at the B&F on the 5th on my way to dinner which is at the Oxo Tower.
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flash_uk wrote: 14:00 Tue 20 Feb 2024
nac wrote: 13:02 Tue 23 Jan 2024
flash_uk wrote: 08:32 Fri 19 Jan 2024 Hmmm. I have a lunch on the 5th, so technically I am available in the evening. Still have the T84LBV mag.
Excellent. Will assume you're coming then.

Doh. I have now discovered that my lunch planned for the 5th, is in fact dinner, so I will need to back out of the LBV tasting. If my bottle is dearly desired, I could drop it off at the B&F on the 5th on my way to dinner which is at the Oxo Tower.
Shame. Should be OK for bottles, so don't worry.
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CPR 1 wrote: 13:47 Wed 17 Jan 2024 Confirmation for new date, will look at bottles.

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Any update on bottle choice?
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nac wrote: 23:05 Sat 21 May 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:10 Fri 20 May 2022
nac wrote: 09:16 Fri 22 Apr 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:04 Thu 21 Apr 2022I don’t have bottles meeting specification (oldest are Warre 2004, 2007, 2008). So please waitlist me, and if it doesn’t fill then I’ll adopt.
There doesn't appear to be any mad rush for this one, so I've put you in with adoption of my Delaforce 1995.
Memory failure: I do have Warre ʟʙᴠs from 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986. Any or all are at the service of the team.
Excellent news!

Have unadopted you & updated the list.
Could you also confirm your bottle choice.
Would like to get the line-up settled this week.
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nac wrote: 10:50 Wed 21 Feb 2024
CPR 1 wrote: 13:47 Wed 17 Jan 2024 Confirmation for new date, will look at bottles.

Sent from my SM-S911B using Tapatalk
Any update on bottle choice?
I plan to bring Noval 97 LBV (unfiltered)
nac wrote: 00:12 Mon 19 Feb 2024 As this is now less than a month away, could I have your food orders please.
Ham Hook

Sirloin (Black and Blue) with peppercorn sauce, Fries, Green beans

Welsh Rarebit

Thank you
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nac wrote: 13:47 Mon 19 Feb 2024
BRPetrie wrote: 10:16 Thu 15 Feb 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 20:10 Fri 20 May 2022
nac wrote: 09:16 Fri 22 Apr 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:04 Thu 21 Apr 2022I don’t have bottles meeting specification (oldest are Warre 2004, 2007, 2008). So please waitlist me, and if it doesn’t fill then I’ll adopt.
There doesn't appear to be any mad rush for this one, so I've put you in with adoption of my Delaforce 1995.
Memory failure: I do have Warre ʟʙᴠs from 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986. Any or all are at the service of the team.
Please may I request to adopt one of the above bottles for the 5th March please!
Ben - if you don't get a response from Julian within the next couple of days, let's just assume you're adopting one of my bottles.
Julian has confirmed via private message that he is willing to offer one of his bottles for adoption!
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Regrettably, I will now have to excuse myself from this tasting, since my wife is away on business and therefore I am in the chair when it comes to childcare responsibilities. Enjoy!
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BRPetrie wrote: 02:22 Mon 26 Feb 2024
nac wrote: 13:47 Mon 19 Feb 2024
BRPetrie wrote: 10:16 Thu 15 Feb 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 20:10 Fri 20 May 2022
nac wrote: 09:16 Fri 22 Apr 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:04 Thu 21 Apr 2022I don’t have bottles meeting specification (oldest are Warre 2004, 2007, 2008). So please waitlist me, and if it doesn’t fill then I’ll adopt.
There doesn't appear to be any mad rush for this one, so I've put you in with adoption of my Delaforce 1995.
Memory failure: I do have Warre ʟʙᴠs from 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986. Any or all are at the service of the team.
Please may I request to adopt one of the above bottles for the 5th March please!
Ben - if you don't get a response from Julian within the next couple of days, let's just assume you're adopting one of my bottles.
Julian has confirmed via private message that he is willing to offer one of his bottles for adoption!
Ben - need your food order.
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nac wrote: 13:32 Tue 27 Feb 2024
BRPetrie wrote: 02:22 Mon 26 Feb 2024
nac wrote: 13:47 Mon 19 Feb 2024
BRPetrie wrote: 10:16 Thu 15 Feb 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 20:10 Fri 20 May 2022
nac wrote: 09:16 Fri 22 Apr 2022
jdaw1 wrote: 20:04 Thu 21 Apr 2022I don’t have bottles meeting specification (oldest are Warre 2004, 2007, 2008). So please waitlist me, and if it doesn’t fill then I’ll adopt.
There doesn't appear to be any mad rush for this one, so I've put you in with adoption of my Delaforce 1995.
Memory failure: I do have Warre ʟʙᴠs from 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986. Any or all are at the service of the team.
Please may I request to adopt one of the above bottles for the 5th March please!
Ben - if you don't get a response from Julian within the next couple of days, let's just assume you're adopting one of my bottles.
Julian has confirmed via private message that he is willing to offer one of his bottles for adoption!
Ben - need your food order.
Ham hock and medium sirloin with fries for me please
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Please:
• Soup of day;
• Bangers and chips instead of mash;
• Welsh obvious.
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Placemats: please could the organiser select which of the offered Ports are to be tasted.

Placemats are traditionally slightly traditional, in that they at least echo previous precedent for the theme. So:
  • Jan 2021 — could reuse the font /GothamNarrow-Bold;
  • Mar 2018 — not much liked;
  • Apr 2013 — inconsistent mess;
  • May 2012 — not serious;
  • Jan 2011 — I apologise for afflicting this on innocent drinkers;
  • June 2008 — not much liked;
  • May 2008 — no. Hell no! Indeed, the code that made this possible was removed from the software in May 2011, so, praise the Lord, this extinct phylum of sin is no longer reachable.
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@jdaw1 - I cannot remember the last time I had either a 1981 or a 1986 port, with the exception in the former case of a Quevedo white and in the latter case of a TTF. So, while I am not the organiser, can I put in a plea for 1981 and 1986?
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jdaw1 wrote: 00:53 Wed 28 Feb 2024 Placemats: please could the organiser select which of the offered Ports are to be tasted.

Placemats are traditionally slightly traditional, in that they at least echo previous precedent for the theme. So:
  • Jan 2021 — could reuse the font /GothamNarrow-Bold;
  • Mar 2018 — not much liked;
  • Apr 2013 — inconsistent mess;
  • May 2012 — not serious;
  • Jan 2011 — I apologise for afflicting this on innocent drinkers;
  • June 2008 — not much liked;
  • May 2008 — no. Hell no! Indeed, the code that made this possible was removed from the software in May 2011, so, praise the Lord, this extinct phylum of sin is no longer reachable.
Jan 21 is fine.
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winesecretary wrote: 11:51 Wed 28 Feb 2024 @jdaw1 - I cannot remember the last time I had either a 1981 or a 1986 port, with the exception in the former case of a Quevedo white and in the latter case of a TTF. So, while I am not the organiser, can I put in a plea for 1981 and 1986?
Echo George's comments.
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Yes, and no. Somehow the 1986 has been ‘stolen’, so I am bringing for me and for BP adoption, the 1981 and 1982. (The 1984 has not been stolen, but has been promised to Harry, so off-limits.)

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Current draft of the placemats added to the first post. Somebody please check.
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jdaw1 wrote: 20:35 Wed 28 Feb 2024 Current draft of the placemats added to the first post. Somebody please check.
Suggest we add an extra spot or 2 in case extra bottles appear
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CPR 1 wrote: 20:57 Wed 28 Feb 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 20:35 Wed 28 Feb 2024 Current draft of the placemats added to the first post. Somebody please check.
Suggest we add an extra spot or 2 in case extra bottles appear
Placemats appear to be correct, but as per Charles' suggestion, a couple of spares might be a good idea.
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CPR 1 wrote: 20:57 Wed 28 Feb 2024Suggest we add an extra spot or 2 in case extra bottles appear
Done.
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Placemats updated.

My preference would be not to Audouze, but to open and decant on the morning. Is there an official decanting request?
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jdaw1 wrote: 22:46 Thu 29 Feb 2024 Placemats updated.

My preference would be not to Audouze, but to open and decant on the morning. Is there an official decanting request?
I agree. Open & decant morning of tasting.
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nac wrote: 11:28 Sat 02 Mar 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 22:46 Thu 29 Feb 2024 Placemats updated.

My preference would be not to Audouze, but to open and decant on the morning. Is there an official decanting request?
I agree. Open & decant morning of tasting.
OK - I'll do just that with my two .... what time are you planning on arriving ... I'll come along and help out !!
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mcoulson wrote: 17:43 Sat 02 Mar 2024
nac wrote: 11:28 Sat 02 Mar 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 22:46 Thu 29 Feb 2024 Placemats updated.

My preference would be not to Audouze, but to open and decant on the morning. Is there an official decanting request?
I agree. Open & decant morning of tasting.
OK - I'll do just that with my two .... what time are you planning on arriving ... I'll come along and help out !!
Not sure yet - will advise.
Won’t be too much prep as there’s only eight of us, so no pre-pouring.
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Published kick-off time is 1800 for 1830, but suspect I’ll be there sometime between 1700 and 1730.

We’re currently in the Red Room (the bigger room), but we might be moved into the Green Room. Could whoever gets there first please check?

As we’re only eight, we’ll just pour at the table.

The Rosa 90 is a gratis bottle from Tony. It’s a bit leaky and has lost most of its colour, but I’ve had a similar bottle that was just about drinkable. So, don’t expect much from it.

I’m intending to double-decant my bottles on the morning of the tasting. Could others please do similar if their schedules allow.
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