Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

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Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by jdaw1 » 21:41 Fri 24 May 2019

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

People (subject to date etc):
  1. THRA;
  2. JDAW;
  3. RK;
  4. PW;
  5. DRL;
  6. SCD;
  7. MPM;
  8. ZDR;
  9. IDJ;
  10. AHB;
  11. CPR;
  12. MC;
  13. AP;
  14. TC.
Reserves:

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by jdaw1 » 21:41 Fri 24 May 2019

At the tasting for Victoria’s 200th, THRA told me that he would like to arrange a tasting. He envisages that he will pick from his cellars a selection of Ports, none from after 1972 and some from materially earlier, to be sold to the team at £100 a bottle (hence £100 a head).

Help was needed with the arranging, for which I volunteered.

Tom: when?

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by /2alph » 09:48 Sat 25 May 2019

Yes, please. Will attand if possible.

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Post by PhilW » 10:14 Sat 25 May 2019

Sounds interesting; in addition to "when?", also where? (London or Saffron Walden-ish?)

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Post by DaveRL » 10:18 Sat 25 May 2019

Yes please, an interesting idea. I'm sure Tom has some interesting bottles in his stash! Thanks.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by Doggett » 11:11 Sat 25 May 2019

Depending on the date and location, yes please.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by flash_uk » 17:03 Sat 25 May 2019

Up for it also, date permitting.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by akzy » 17:14 Sat 25 May 2019

Similar to everyone else, I'm keen - date and location providing.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by idj123 » 22:08 Sat 25 May 2019

Always happy to make a scratch on Tom's cellars-count me in !

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Post by AHB » 00:21 Sun 26 May 2019

Me too, please (subject to yada, yada, yada)
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by CPR 1 » 11:15 Sun 26 May 2019

Sounds fun 😀 yes please

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Post by M.Charlton » 23:53 Sun 26 May 2019

Sounds great - looking forward to finding out more.

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Post by Axel P » 10:36 Mon 27 May 2019

Yes, please
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Post by forest26 » 11:25 Mon 27 May 2019

Yes please date permitting


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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by WS1 » 11:56 Tue 28 May 2019

@metoo
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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by WS1 » 11:56 Tue 28 May 2019

Aehm Yes please....

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Wed 29 May 2019

I’ve added people in order of acceptance, and that’s fifteen. so WPS is on the reserve list — but whatever the date, somebody won’t be able to come, so first reserve is almost a sure thing.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by uncle tom » 05:59 Thu 30 May 2019

Anyone care to volunteer a date?
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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by Doggett » 08:18 Thu 30 May 2019

Tuesday 17th December? A special tasting to welcome in Christmas.

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by CPR 1 » 08:42 Thu 30 May 2019

We allready have 2 tastings in June.

July / Aug empty currently empty thus possible but hot / holidays.

Sep - We have the 66 tasting

Thus how about early October?

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by uncle tom » 09:17 Thu 30 May 2019

Have just drafted a provisional list - I'm assuming people would like this to be blind.

To make it a little more fun, I've got 14 different vintages and 14 different producers..
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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by Doggett » 09:19 Thu 30 May 2019

How about semi blind and know the vintages 😀

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by PhilW » 12:21 Thu 30 May 2019

CPR 1 wrote:
08:42 Thu 30 May 2019
We allready have 2 tastings in June.

July / Aug empty currently empty thus possible but hot / holidays.

Sep - We have the 66 tasting

Thus how about early October?
I'd be ok with July, or Somewhere in Oct 1-10 would be good, well away from other tastings (Sep10 66s, Oct29 "69")

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Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Post by uncle tom » 14:49 Fri 31 May 2019

How about semi blind and know the vintages
Alternatively..

Suppose I simply present the bottles in alphabetical order of the shipper. Then, come the end of of the evening, we guess and reveal each bottle in turn.

This would greatly narrow the possible shippers to guess from for each bottle. As we got further down the flight, the number of possible vintages would narrow also, so there would be a good chance of some fully correct guesses..
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Post by PhilW » 17:47 Fri 31 May 2019


uncle tom wrote:Alternatively..

Suppose I simply present the bottles in alphabetical order of the shipper. Then, come the end of of the evening, we guess and reveal each bottle in turn.

This would greatly narrow the possible shippers to guess from for each bottle. As we got further down the flight, the number of possible vintages would narrow also, so there would be a good chance of some fully correct guesses..
I like this idea.


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