1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 14:26 Mon 10 Jun 2024 Martin and I are going to meet at 2pm at Bar Douro London Bridge for a light lunch before we head to the Boot & Flogger.

Anyone else who is free to join us, would be very welcome to.
If only I wasn’t working … naughty boys.
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Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 20:20 Mon 10 Jun 2024
jdaw1 wrote: 18:42 Mon 10 Jun 2024 Failing objection both cogent and soon, the G77 will be opened tonight and decanted tomorrow morning.
Or I'm assuming 90% of the 1977 VPs will be corked.
this is why I thought there was so many bottles at the tasting. :lol:
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Taylor decanted last night at 1800. Had just over 4 hours in decanter before going back into the bottle and VacUVined.
QA sample good. Not corked.
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Graham:
jdaw1 wrote: 08:57 Tue 11 Jun 2024Opened 18:30 Monday; decanted 08:15 on the morning of the tasting.
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My ETA likely to be in the region of 1830, perhaps 1815 if all goes well.
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Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

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Picture of and decanting details for Morgan posted on the Morgan thread.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

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Croft opened & decanted 1245 - on sampling, rather charming and not corked!
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Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

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GC Mag - Very dark fruit bomb - not corked
Niepoort - quiet light coloured but looking good - not corked
Ducal - a little cloudy but has fruit - not corked
Morano - maderised tawny by the looks of it - not corked but shot
Villa Eden Cab Sav Mag (Napa) not corked, in great condition and will be a treat. Unlikely most will have had a better 1977 red I'll warrant. The winemaker was Nils Venge who is a Napa legend.

I shall arrive between 5 and 5.30.
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RP double decanted at 10.45am today. Only tasted from a drip on the funnel but am very hopeful. ETA 5.50pm.
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cem wrote: 14:53 Tue 11 Jun 2024 GC Mag - Very dark fruit bomb - not corked
Looking forward to see what you think of this. I had it a couple of times (from magnum) and then lucked into an auction lot of 7 (IIRC... might have been 6) mags that I was able to acquire for $120 each. In the US, at least, that's a steal of a price. After I drank one of the auction lot bottles I went out and happily replaced it for $240.

It's a wonderful, beautiful wine from magnum.
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The score sheet:
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Really enjoyed last night!

The fact that Taylor stormed to victory sets up the "Spot The Taylor" meet nicely.
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Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

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Very enjoyable evening, thanks to those involved in organising and navigating the apparently complex set of options in various cellars!
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