1960 Sandeman

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1960 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:30 Mon 17 Nov 2014

Light rose red, with just a hint of bricking; 50% opaque. The delicious smell of mature port, full of sweet and dusty cherries. Sweet, balanced and effusive entry. Restrained at first, and then bored by acting shy so out come all the attributes. Balanced, subtle, spiced by tobacco but always wrapped in those wonderful cherries. A bit lively on the aftertaste, with a real whisky kick, but then a long finish of red licorice and the remnants of a wood fire the morning after. Really rather good port - for drinking and not for tasting. 93/100. Drunk 17-Nov-14. Decanted 2 hours.
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 23:30 Mon 17 Nov 2014

Did you do that on purpose?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 23:53 Mon 17 Nov 2014

DRT wrote:Did you do that on purpose?
I had to open something to celebrate our tasting note list being updated. :lol:
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 23:59 Mon 17 Nov 2014

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Did you do that on purpose?
I had to open something to celebrate our tasting note list being updated. :lol:
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by djewesbury » 00:00 Tue 18 Nov 2014

If I were you Derek, I think I'd slip a deliberate mistake in next time round…


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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 00:03 Tue 18 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:If I were you Derek, I think I'd slip a deliberate mistake in next time round…
It's not too late to roll back to 3rd of May :wink:
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by LGTrotter » 13:56 Tue 18 Nov 2014

This is a terrific note that nearly bought tears to my eyes when I read it last night (I may have had a glass of something myself). Beautifully weighted, with a rise and fall and wonderfully undercut with the "rather good port" line at the end. I felt I was in the room. Bravo.

But the bureaucrats are grumbling. Mayakovsky had much the same problem talking to the taxman about poetry.

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PopulusTremula » 14:08 Tue 18 Nov 2014

Oooh, comparing Alex to Mayakovsky, risqué!

As one of the revolution's own surely M's willingness to pay tax ought to have been guaranteed?

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by LGTrotter » 14:32 Tue 18 Nov 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:Oooh, comparing Alex to Mayakovsky, risqué!

As one of the revolution's own surely M's willingness to pay tax ought to have been guaranteed?
Beneath that smooth exterior beats the heart of a new Markov. Patiently awaiting the inexorable turn of history when the capitalist system collapses under the bourgeois revolution. Then you will see the new Alex emerge, bestriding the smoking ruins of parliament with a red sash. Sings; arise ye workers from your slumbers, arise....

Or then again, perhaps not.

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PopulusTremula » 14:51 Tue 18 Nov 2014

I can see him now, rising from the rubble, hand in hand with Dennis Skinner.

Or then again, perhaps not.

Also, what would the leitmotif of a 21st century bourgeois revolution be? "No Tesco on our high street!"? "Primark, pay your taxes but keep up selling me cheap clothes made by Chinese (slave) labour!"?

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by djewesbury » 15:41 Tue 18 Nov 2014

Is this still a Tasting Note? Does this need to be split into a new section, "Revolutionary Pleas"?


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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by LGTrotter » 17:27 Tue 18 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:Is this still a Tasting Note? Does this need to be split into a new section, "Revolutionary Pleas"?
I was merely highlighting the problems of when poetry meets bureaucracy, the revolution has been incited by Commisar Tremulous. No doubt he is also responsible for the anonymous revolutionary posters that keep appearing on our threads.

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PhilW » 22:01 Tue 18 Nov 2014

LGTrotter wrote:I was merely highlighting the problems of when poetry meets bureaucracy
LGTrotter talks bureaucracy,
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I win the contest, easily.

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:12 Tue 18 Nov 2014

If we are discussing when poetry meets revolution, I would take you back not to the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 but over 100 years earlier to the years of 1789-1799 and some works by Coleridge or Victor Hugo. Please, at least associate me with the correct revolution.
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by LGTrotter » 23:00 Tue 18 Nov 2014

But as Daniel has pointed out about the earlier revolutionary poets;
djewesbury wrote: Remember, Wordsworth turned into a right old cantankerous reactionary.
And we wouldn't want that. Perhaps we should return to the English revolution and Marvell?

Anyhoo... I was just trying to express a joy in your note.

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 23:21 Tue 18 Nov 2014

LGTrotter wrote:Anyhoo... I was just trying to express a joy in your note.
And that sentiment was greatly appreciated before others hijacked your joie de vivre(1) for their own political ends.


(1) Émile Zola pub. 1884, trans. Andrew Moore (Mondial. 2006)
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PopulusTremula » 00:17 Wed 19 Nov 2014

Wasn't me. Owen started it by referencing the Ruski. He's the subversive one, not me. Just remember how he wants us to hate T85 indefinitely. *stirring the pot*

It was a wonderful TN though!

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by djewesbury » 08:58 Wed 19 Nov 2014

Milton anyone?


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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PhilW » 10:22 Wed 19 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:Milton anyone?
No thanks, Alex's Sandeman '60 sounds preferable.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:36 Wed 19 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Milton anyone?
No thanks, Alex's Sandeman '60 sounds preferable.
God we're on fire this week aren't we. It must be that we're at 'peak port': the season is sufficiently well advanced for us to be at the height of our powers, not to have become jaded, bloated, overfed, tired of life etc.
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be drinking port was very heaven!


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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by PhilW » 12:02 Wed 19 Nov 2014

djewesbury wrote:Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be drinking port was very heaven!
At least you didn't claim to be young! Has Rachel met Dawn? ;)

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by LGTrotter » 12:49 Wed 19 Nov 2014

PhilW wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:I was merely highlighting the problems of when poetry meets bureaucracy
LGTrotter talks bureaucracy,
While I sip Fonseca; See,
I win the contest, easily.
:roll:
Milton! Thou shoulds't be living at this hour,
England hath need of thee...

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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by Glenn E. » 19:09 Wed 19 Nov 2014

AHB wrote:Please, at least associate me with the correct revolution.
Merging existing themes and adding a new tangent...
Foo Fighters wrote:Hook me up a new revolution, 'cause this one is a lie. We sat around laughing and watched the last one die.
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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by djewesbury » 19:23 Wed 19 Nov 2014

We won't get fooled again.


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Re: 1960 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 23:45 Wed 19 Nov 2014

Sandeman '60. The only port that brings out your inner poet.
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