Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

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Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 14:28 Fri 18 Mar 2016

At Bonhams in February there was a collective purchase of 36 bottles of Fonseca 1963, which entered the UK in 1965 or early 1966 as a single pipe and was bottled and stored for the family who purchased it. These bottles have been stored in identical environments and so make the perfect subject of another case tasting where we look for variations in flavour and profile with as many variables as possible having been eliminated.

I propose to open 6 of these bottles at a tasting on 15th June at the Boot & Flogger, if there is sufficient interest. The cost of the 6 bottles of Fonseca 1963 (approx. £980) will be split between the people attending. If lots of people choose to attend then we will add some other bottles to keep things interesting.

Who is interested and would like to attend? If there's a maximum price you'd like to commit to, please say so either in thread or by PM.

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  1. AHB (paid);
  2. JDAW (paid);
  3. CPR (paid);
  4. MPM (paid);
  5. BMHR (paid);
  6. SCD (paid);
  7. DRT (paid);
  8. WPS (paid);
  9. PW (paid);
  10. DJ;
  11. DRL (paid);
  12. AP;
  13. DG (paid);
  14. TC.
Finally, if there is not sufficient interest to make this tasting viable then please don't worry - I already have buyers who'd like the bottles!

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 14:39 Fri 18 Mar 2016

+JDAW, please, subject to a nagging doubt about availability.

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 15:53 Fri 18 Mar 2016

Yes please

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 16:09 Fri 18 Mar 2016

Yes please. Any chance it could be Weds 15th?

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by benread » 19:59 Fri 18 Mar 2016

Provisionally I would love to attend. Will negotiate pass tonight!


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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 21:32 Fri 18 Mar 2016

flash_uk wrote:Yes please. Any chance it could be Weds 15th?
Wednesday 15th would work for me. Any objections from those already on the list of attendees?
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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by benread » 21:45 Fri 18 Mar 2016

AHB wrote:Any objections from those already on the list of attendees?
Not from me. Both are after my dental appointment!
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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Fri 18 Mar 2016

AHB wrote:Any objections from those already on the list of attendees?
Not from me.

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by CPR 1 » 07:20 Sat 19 Mar 2016

15th works better for me

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by Doggett » 10:03 Sat 19 Mar 2016

I would love to come to this, but will probably need to have found that elusive job to make sure, so can i please reserve a spot and confirm nearer the time.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DRT » 10:54 Sat 19 Mar 2016

Yes please :smile:
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by WS1 » 10:58 Sat 19 Mar 2016

I would be interested.

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Re: Thu 16 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 11:09 Sat 19 Mar 2016

AHB wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Yes please. Any chance it could be Weds 15th?
Wednesday 15th would work for me. Any objections from those already on the list of attendees?
Fantastic, thanks everyone.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by PhilW » 14:41 Sat 19 Mar 2016

15th June should work for me; I'm in.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by djewesbury » 01:13 Mon 21 Mar 2016

I would be interested, potentially even curious.
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by DaveRL » 22:16 Wed 23 Mar 2016

If still space, I'm in too please.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 00:10 Thu 24 Mar 2016

AHB wrote:If lots of people choose to attend then we will add some other bottles to keep things interesting.
So far nine definites (AHB CPR MPM BMHR DRT WPS PW DJ DRL) and two possibles (JDAW SCD). More bottles needed.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by flash_uk » 10:02 Thu 24 Mar 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:If lots of people choose to attend then we will add some other bottles to keep things interesting.
So far nine definites (AHB CPR MPM BMHR DRT WPS PW DJ DRL) and two possibles (JDAW SCD). More bottles needed.
Happy to contribute a bottle. I'm sure Alex will have a thought on a side theme!

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by forest26 » 08:29 Sun 27 Mar 2016

Hi
Please can you add me to the list. I will need to negotiate a pass...
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by AHB » 08:55 Mon 28 Mar 2016

flash_uk wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:If lots of people choose to attend then we will add some other bottles to keep things interesting.
So far nine definites (AHB CPR MPM BMHR DRT WPS PW DJ DRL) and two possibles (JDAW SCD). More bottles needed.
Happy to contribute a bottle. I'm sure Alex will have a thought on a side theme!
I've been giving some thought to a suitable theme. Obvious themes considered and tentatively rejected were "Other 1963 ports" and "Fonseca through the ages". Both perfectly respectable themes but perhaps a little too predictable, so rejected at least temporarily.

I am also trying to keep in mind that we will be 12 and already have 6 bottles and it's a school night. With this in mind I suggest that we add a further 6 bottles that fit a theme of "English Bottled Vintage Port". Let me know if you have any bottles which fit this theme and I will select 6 from what are offered; those not having a bottle selected contributing additional money into the port fund to compensate those who are asked to bring a bottle. Note that unknown shippers known to be English bottled will be entirely acceptable and, if necessary, could be opened with tongs (subject to Domnhaill being willing to heat the tongs).
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by benread » 08:37 Thu 31 Mar 2016

Alex. For the sake of good order I confirm 15th now formally approved by my diary secretary!


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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by Axel P » 18:48 Mon 04 Apr 2016

Please signn me in. Thanks
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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by Constandia » 16:18 Wed 13 Apr 2016

I would love to attend this event if there are any spaces available please.
Many thanks, Dia

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by forest26 » 19:08 Wed 13 Apr 2016

I notice one berth left on this- can I come along?
If it is any help or doesn't complicate things I can throw in a bottle from a case I purchased in this sale.

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Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Wed 13 Apr 2016

Constandia wrote:I would love to attend this event if there are any spaces available please.
Many thanks, Dia
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