It was indeed a very special evening drinking some classy wines in such esteemed company. .Good company at a very good venue.
This blind tatsting was only marred by my contribution being shot to pieces..a G63 sourced from a very good source (normally).
The highlight of the evening had to be tasting two wines served in black glasses.
Generally to discuss the merits of two wines connected by simply being 100 years apart would make for an interesting conversation...but to actually be there to taste a Ferreira 1863 and a 1963 at the same time was indeed a great honour for which I am very grateful to Alex B for that...there cannot be that many people on the planet that can say they have done this!
The question was 'what connects the two wines?...My original answer was that they were both cask samples as the initial burst of fruits to me was that of an extremely young wine...what do I know.
I believe after seeing the wines I did pick the fact that they were 100 years apart but confess it was a 'tongue in cheek' remark that, despite Alex confirming, I was not sure he wasn't kidding.
I have comiled a stiff letter (using cardboard) to my supplier of the G63 which I was promised would be 'superb' Doh!!
Thanks again to all who attended and especially to Richard Mayson for signing a copy of his book for me.
PS. As an aside we all tried a Muscat supplied by Alex K and I have to confess did not like very much but have to say back at the hotel with nothing else to drink...it was all of a sudden ...lovely!!
God may have made water...but man made wine. - Victor Hugo