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by nac
14:52 Mon 20 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

I believe this year is Warre's 350th anniversary. It would seem a good year to do a Warre vertical - although we might struggle to make it a full vertical with every vintage going back to 1670. We could make our lives easier by only going back to 1729 when the company became named "Warre". As a sta...
by nac
22:15 Sun 19 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

AHB wrote:
13:55 Sat 18 Jan 2020
nac wrote:
23:02 Thu 16 Jan 2020
...and have just checked and have:

Quinta do Vale
Neil - which Vale was this? Meão? Dona Maria? Mendiz? Another one I can’t think of?

Thanks
Aah, good point.
Just checked and it's the D.Maria.
by nac
22:10 Sun 19 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 75
Views: 13545

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I'm still visiting 67 Pall Mall with Alex this week, but having discussed further with Mike, I suspect we're going to come to a conclusion that B&F is a better option. I'm still keen to do the big 70 tasting and happy to assist in organising. However, might well do some form of additional 70-themed ...
by nac
23:02 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

...and have just checked and have:

Taylor
Fonseca
Vesuvio
Vargellas Vinha Velha
Quinta do Vale

All in my cellar.
by nac
22:56 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Yes please. Will check what I've got.
by nac
14:02 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 280

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

Voted - evening prior
by nac
01:42 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 75
Views: 13545

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Some thoughts on the thoughts above. This is the sort of leadership that we like to see. We need an "Everyone else take one step backwards" emoticon :lol: A suggestion for the tiers: I think it would be interesting to include Dow Bomfim and Taylor Vargellas in Tier 1 to allow them to be tasted alon...
by nac
16:18 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Ideas for tastings

Warre vertical?

Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage.

I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest...
by nac
14:34 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1984

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

AHB wrote:
13:18 Thu 09 Jan 2020
I'll bring a spare half-bottle just in case we get thirsty.
I like the idea of "spare" port.
by nac
10:32 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1984

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

Was mildly concerned about the bottle I was planning to bring, so have prepared an alternative as well. Assume it's OK to use the spare slot on the placemat?
by nac
10:29 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36977

Re: Pointless Statistics

@nac - question - why so much 12/13/14 Noval? Do you feel it is a house that is on a particular roll in those years, or is there a back story of which I am not aware? 2012 was a "strategic purchase" - was offered 3 bottles of the Nacional 2004 with 3 cases of the Noval. Then picked up individual ca...
by nac
18:13 Wed 08 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36977

Re: Pointless Statistics

Only 38% of the total are "ready" What is your definition of 'ready'? For VP, mine crept forward over the years from 18 years to 21 and then 24 and finally to 24 'for investigative purposes' and 30 for mainstream drinking. I've used the 21 year rule for the calculation, but the reality is that I'm ...
by nac
18:06 Wed 08 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36977

Re: Pointless Statistics

Only 38% of the total are "ready" What is your definition of 'ready'? For VP, mine crept forward over the years from 18 years to 21 and then 24 and finally to 24 'for investigative purposes' and 30 for mainstream drinking. I've used the 21 year rule for the calculation, but the reality is that I'm ...
by nac
12:26 Wed 08 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36977

Re: Pointless Statistics

As at close of play on 7th January 2020, I believe my total stock of port to be 699 bottles (of varying sizes). 74% is resting in my cellar and the remainder is in bond. 73% is "normal" Vintage Port; an additional 5% is what I've described as "Premium Vintage Port" (ie, Nacional, Stone Terraces, Cap...
by nac
15:34 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1419
Views: 214133

Re: Latest buy

12 x Gould Campbell 1997

Might get rid of a few of these. If you're interested PM me.
by nac
11:46 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Ideas for tastings

Is there any interest in an occasional non-port tasting/dinner? I'd be up for something non port. I think the challenge though, will be finding a wine that enough people here hold, to make a tasting viable. Of course if someone alone had a deep vertical of Pétrus that they want to lay on at a nice ...
by nac
15:43 Tue 31 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1983 Warres Port x 12
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: 1983 Warres Port x 12

Might be interested and potential to split the case...
by nac
15:38 Tue 31 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: Festive Drinking

Guests at the Musar dinner brought along 1/3 bottle of 2013 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos and a 1/2 of 2015 Disznoko 5 Puttonyos to have with dessert. Both excellent but the Disznoko came out slightly ahead. The Croft 70 with the cheese was superb (following 6 hour decant) but I was unable to make any se...
by nac
22:19 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 75
Views: 13545

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

As one of the 1970 vintage babies, have a vested interest in this. As such, AHB and I are going to look at 67 Pall Mall (of which I'm a shareholder) as a possible venue for hosting a 1970 tasting.

Will report back mid Jan re potential options...
by nac
09:54 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: Ideas for tastings

Is there any interest in an occasional non-port tasting/dinner? Whilst I potentially run the risk of being branded a heretic for even suggesting this within these hallowed pages, I think there may be an appetite. For example, I can offer up a vertical of the Bonneau du Martray Corton and Corton-Char...
by nac
05:02 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: Festive Drinking

After a few relatively wine-free days, service resumes later today with some Musar loving friends coming for dinner. As such, the following have been pulled from the cellar in readiness: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1989 Chateau Musar White 1989 Chateau Musar Red (the "standard" cabe...
by nac
16:49 Sat 28 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: (Cancelled) Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019

Looking forward to 9th Jan though...
by nac
16:57 Fri 27 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: (Cancelled) Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019

Sorry, can't do. Having a dinner accompanied by various Musar vintages.
by nac
14:17 Fri 27 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: Festive Drinking

Burgundy on Boxing Day. Laroze de Drouhin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 Domaine de la Vougeraie "Terres de Famille" Pinot Noir 2006 Nicolas Potel Gevrey-Chambertin 2006 ...and finished up the N63 In response to George, the Bonneau du Martray now fully ma...
by nac
19:37 Tue 24 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Festive Drinking

In a spirit of promoting some festive conversation, wondered what members of the TPF family are planning to drink over the next few days? To kick things off... Tonight (Christmas Eve), having a Bordeaux theme - Blanc de Lynch Bages 2010 followed by Ducru Beaucaillou 1997. Christmas Day - Starting wi...