Symingtons Tasting at Graham's Lodge Sunday 28th June 2009

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KillerB
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Symingtons Tasting at Graham's Lodge Sunday 28th June 2009

Post by KillerB » 14:02 Wed 01 Jul 2009

Absolutely astonishing tasting set up by Dominic Symington. Horizontals of Symingtons Ports from 1970 and 2007 but the killer was the inclusion of component parts for the majority of the 2007s and we were completely blown away. Dominic came in and stayed with us for a while chatting enthusiastically about everything before heading off to the Regatta where he was sailing the Warre's boat. First time that I've met him and what a great guy he is.

For the rest of the afternoon we were guided by Gustavo who has joined us on the Port Forum. Gustavo gave up a free afternoon to come and play with us and we thank him wholeheartedly - another fabulous guy and I hope he posts tons.

1970 Flight:

Gould Campbell
Martinez
Dow
Graham's
Warre's
Quarles Harris
Smith Woodhouse

2007:

Gould Campbell
Martinez

Dow:
  • Component 1
  • Component 2
  • Component 3
  • Component 4
  • Component 5
Graham's:
  • Component 1
  • Component 2
  • Component 3
  • Component 4
  • Component 5
Warre's:
  • Component 1
  • Component 2
  • Component 3
  • Component 4
Quarles Harris

Smith Woodhouse:
  • Component 1
  • Component 2
Quinta do Vesuvio Capela
Quinta do Roriz

Quinta do Vesuvio:
  • Component 1
  • Component 2
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: Symingtons Tasting at Graham's Lodge Sunday 28th June 2009

Post by DRT » 01:01 Thu 09 Jul 2009

This was a fabulous visit and tasting and an excellent demonstration of how to out-geek a group of geeks :lol:

The look of astonishment on the faces of the entire group when we entered the tasting room was something to behold. Tasting the components of each of the 2007 wines was extremely challenging but very educational. A big thanks goes to Dominic Symington and Gustavo for laying on such a fantastic visit.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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