Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 18:15 Sat 18 Jan 2020

Have now checked and as suspected, don't currently have too much 2000-only Ni, V, G and (rather oddly) RCV and Dalva.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 22:15 Sun 19 Jan 2020

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.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 23:24 Sun 19 Jan 2020

I will delve into the darkest corners of our cellar tomorrow and see whether what I think is here actually is. Should be a few different Ports according to the excel file...

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by DaveRL » 14:35 Fri 24 Jan 2020

To hand, Graham, Vesuvio and Dow.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by PhilW » 11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020

I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 00:56 Sat 22 Feb 2020

Would an Infantado be welcome?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 10:29 Mon 02 Mar 2020

PhilW wrote:
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
Noted - Harry, that mean's you're in if you are still available. If you are, please post what 2000 Port you could contribute.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 10:30 Mon 02 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
00:56 Sat 22 Feb 2020
Would an Infantado be welcome?
If that's what you have on hand, I'm sure it would be.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 10:34 Mon 02 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
22:10 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Yes please
Mike - do you have any particular wines you would like to offer?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 11:00 Mon 02 Mar 2020

OK people, I have volunteered to step in and help Christopher organise this tasting since he's a bit swamped at work. As I see it, there's really only two things which are outstanding:
(1) Who is bringing which wine(s)
(2) The food order

WINES TO BRING
CMAG - Croft
RGO - Adopt GC from AHB please
CMAG Guest - Acquire Noval or adopt Noval from CPR please
AHB - Ramos Pinto (Ca, Ck, EV, GC, Mz, QH, RP)
JDAW - Infantado Adopt 2 halves of Warre from TC please
DRT - Sandeman Vau
MPM - Adopt Ni from IDJ please
NAC - Vale Dona Maria (T, F, V, TVV, VDM)
IDJ - Graham (Ni, V, G, RCV, Da)
CPR - Taylor (F, Ni, V, T, N, BBR, Pd)
TC - Fonseca (Bu, Ck, F, Fd, Hu, Ni, RP, S, V, W)
HADGE - Adopt Vesuvio from NAC please
ID - Offley
DRL - Dow (G, V, D)

The above line up gives us the following wines:
Cr, D, F, G, GC, N, Ni, O, RP, SV, T, V, VDM, W
As Tom has pointed out, we are missing Ck from this line-up.

FOOD ORDER
Please let me know no later than 9pm on Sunday 8th March if you would like anything other than your standard food order.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by jdaw1 » 11:13 Mon 02 Mar 2020

As Infantado is not of the highest repute, I should adopt as well. What is available?

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 11:42 Mon 02 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
11:13 Mon 02 Mar 2020
As Infantado is not of the highest repute, I should adopt as well. What is available?
We are missing Warre from the line-up. Perhaps you could adopt that from Tony?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by flash_uk » 12:44 Mon 02 Mar 2020

Thanks for help Christopher out Alex. Happy to adopt the Ni if that's OK with Ian.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 13:11 Mon 02 Mar 2020

Please note we will be in the Ovens (that's the area on the ground floor round the back of the bar) and not the Red Room for this tasting.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 13:15 Mon 02 Mar 2020

I have also been advised the menu has changed, and is now as follows:

Starters
Chapel and Swan oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraîche, capers 9.50
Duck liver pâté, toasted sourdough bread, house pickles 8.50
Potted crayfish, pickled cucumber, sourdough toast 9.85
Truffled Mac and Cheese V. 6.75
Serrano ham, Russian potato salad, soft boiled Legbar egg 7.95
Burrata on toast, burnt orange, heritage tomato, crushed coriander and fennel seed dressing V. 8.25

Mains
Chicken schnitzel, lemon and oregano crumb, braised peppers, rocket 16.00
Chapel and Swan smoked chicken Caesar salad 14.50
Roasted celeriac, spinach, leek and sweet potato cottage pie VE. 14.50
Gnocchi, roasted cauliflower, tamarind tomato, crispy kale V. 14.00
Cornish hake, courgettes, seafood sauce, crispy olive and almond crumb 18.00
Grilled scallops, bacon, tiger prawns, spring onion chilli 18.95
Davy’s Kentish bangers and mash, beer battered onion rings, Madeira gravy 14.50/16.00
Grilled gammon steak, free range egg, chips, spiced pork scratching, pickle gravy 14.95
add black pudding 2.50
Grass fed and aged steaks from Royal Warrant butcher Donald Russell, served with gratin potatoes or green salad
Fillet 220g, aged for 21 days 32.50
Ribeye 300g, aged for 28 days 29.50
Sirloin 220g, aged for 28 days 26.00
Béarnaise or peppercorn sauce 2.25 each

Desserts, Pudding and Savoury
Chocolate fondant, crème fraîche, red berries V. 7.50
Flourless Bramley apple and blackberry nut crumble VE. 7.00
Poached red wine pear, whipped mascarpone, amaretto crumb V. 6.50
Trio of mini puddings V. 7.75
Bramdean pudding V. 6.50
Sticky toffee pudding, Dorset clotted cream, butterscotch sauce V. 7.00
Treacle tart, custard V. 7.00
Welsh rarebit 5.50
British cheese board 9.50 Tuxford and Tebbutt Stilton V., Somerset Brie V., Westcombe Cheddar, grapes, ale chutney, biscuits

Anyone whose standard order doesn't match up with one of the above please let me know what you would like to eat. Anyone whose standard food order does not match up with one of these and who does not let me know what they would like will have to accept my judgement for what is the closes approximation to their standard food order which is on the above menu.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by hadge » 14:18 Mon 02 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
10:29 Mon 02 Mar 2020
PhilW wrote:
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
Noted - Harry, that mean's you're in if you are still available. If you are, please post what 2000 Port you could contribute.
great and I'm still free. I currently to hand have Taylors, but happy to adopt if need be.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 16:40 Mon 02 Mar 2020

hadge wrote:
14:18 Mon 02 Mar 2020
AHB wrote:
10:29 Mon 02 Mar 2020
PhilW wrote:
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
Noted - Harry, that mean's you're in if you are still available. If you are, please post what 2000 Port you could contribute.
great and I'm still free. I currently to hand have Taylors, but happy to adopt if need be.
Harry - you're adopting the Vesuvio from me (see above in thread).

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by hadge » 17:45 Mon 02 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
16:40 Mon 02 Mar 2020
hadge wrote:
14:18 Mon 02 Mar 2020
AHB wrote:
10:29 Mon 02 Mar 2020
PhilW wrote:
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
Noted - Harry, that mean's you're in if you are still available. If you are, please post what 2000 Port you could contribute.
great and I'm still free. I currently to hand have Taylors, but happy to adopt if need be.
Harry - you're adopting the Vesuvio from me (see above in thread).
ok great

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 07:35 Tue 03 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
11:42 Mon 02 Mar 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
11:13 Mon 02 Mar 2020
As Infantado is not of the highest repute, I should adopt as well. What is available?
We are missing Warre from the line-up. Perhaps you could adopt that from Tony?
Sorry - I no longer have the Warre.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by forest26 » 12:18 Tue 03 Mar 2020

forest26 wrote:
07:35 Tue 03 Mar 2020
AHB wrote:
11:42 Mon 02 Mar 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
11:13 Mon 02 Mar 2020
As Infantado is not of the highest repute, I should adopt as well. What is available?
We are missing Warre from the line-up. Perhaps you could adopt that from Tony?
Sorry - I no longer have the Warre.
Would two half bottles W suffice?

Let me know what you want - I have Ni, RP, V, C, S, Burmester(half bts ), Hutcheson (0.5L bottles), F, Fhd

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by nac » 14:17 Tue 03 Mar 2020

If it's of any use have just obtained a couple of bottles of the 2000 Noval Silval. One could be made available if required.

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by Christopher » 13:55 Wed 04 Mar 2020

I will add a Noval regular to what I am already bringing. Very keen to see how it is shaping up. Will go shopping!

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by uncle tom » 11:36 Thu 05 Mar 2020

Sorry I won't be able to make this event - don't forget that Cockburn had a good result with this vintage..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by AHB » 15:29 Thu 05 Mar 2020

forest26 wrote:
12:18 Tue 03 Mar 2020
Would two half bottles W suffice?

Let me know what you want - I have Ni, RP, V, C, S, Burmester(half bts ), Hutcheson (0.5L bottles), F, Fhd
Two halves of Warre for Julian to adopt from you would be great, thank you.
Would you contribute the Fonseca please?

Christopher - please could you acquire a Noval for your guest's contribution or adopt a bottle of this from CPR
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Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Post by idj123 » 11:58 Sat 07 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
12:44 Mon 02 Mar 2020
Thanks for help Christopher out Alex. Happy to adopt the Ni if that's OK with Ian.
Ok with me Mike and to note that I also have a bottle of the Secundum.

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