77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

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77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 13:14 Fri 25 Nov 2016

Next year both the 77 vintage and myself will be 40 years old. To help start the year in a good way I thought what better than a tasting of 77s from magnum and Tappit Hen?

We are now 16 thirsty souls which gives us the opportunity to open 7 Magnums and 2 Tappit Hens :D

Graham - Tappit Hen - AHB
Graham - Mag - TC
Warre - Tappit Hen - CPR
Warre - Mag - CPR
Fonseca - Mag - AHB
Taylor - Mag - CPR
Dow - Mag - IDG
Smith Woodhouse Mag - AHB (JDAW)
Gould Campbell - Mag - JDAW

I will work out cost of adoption etc for those not contributing bottles in January

Wed Feb 1st Feb 17 at the Boot and Flogger

So who is in?
  1. CPR;
  2. MPM;
  3. AHB;
  4. PW;
  5. IDJ;
  6. JDAW;
  7. AHB’s + 1?
  8. DRL;
  9. TC;
  10. AP;
  11. DFG (guest of JDAW);
  12. MG (guest of JDAW);
  13. MAW (guest and wife of JDAW)?
  14. CMAG
  15. TB (guest of CMAG)
  16. SCP
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by benread » 13:28 Fri 25 Nov 2016

As chance would have it, the only 1977 I own is in Magnum. Should I consider that a sign?

Very interested, subject to final date. Happy to put the SW77 (Mag) on offer.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by djewesbury » 15:20 Fri 25 Nov 2016

Subject to other commitments, I am interested. I have only a W77 Mag (apart from the Ck77 that I don't think I want to open yet) and getting it from Belfast might not be the easiest so happy to adopt / contribute.
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by flash_uk » 15:43 Fri 25 Nov 2016

I would certainly be interested, if I can be accommodated through adoption as I have a grand total of zero mags or tappit hens from '77!

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by AHB » 16:01 Fri 25 Nov 2016

The date works well for me so I'm in.

Without going to Seckfords, I can get my hands on the following and would be happy to contribute one and put another one or two up for adoption:
Fonseca (mag)
Graham (mag or TH)
Smith Woodhouse (mag)

With the help of Seckfords I've also got:
Dow
GC
Warre
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by Doggett » 16:06 Fri 25 Nov 2016

What a splendid theme! Please count me in on the proviso that I can adopt or contribute to costs etc.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by CPR 1 » 17:22 Fri 25 Nov 2016

First post updated,

Plenty of options re adoption I will work out best options when numbers are confirmed.

I have:-
Graham (mag)
Warre (mag or TH)
Dow (mag)
Taylor (mag)

Thus between us we have full set :)

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Post by PhilW » 18:19 Fri 25 Nov 2016

Clarification of date needed please. Title says Feb 17, post text says Wed Feb 1st. If the 1st, I'm in; I would need to adopt

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - 1st Feb 17

Post by CPR 1 » 18:25 Fri 25 Nov 2016

Title updated

Confimed for the Wed 1st Feb - Boot and Flogger booked

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - 1st Feb 17

Post by idj123 » 23:29 Fri 25 Nov 2016

Yes please-I can offer the SW, D or T in mags.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - 1st Feb 17

Post by jdaw1 » 10:27 Sat 26 Nov 2016

Splendid theme: yes please.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by AHB » 23:14 Sun 27 Nov 2016

Any objections if I bring a contributing guest who is in the trade?
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by DaveRL » 13:32 Mon 28 Nov 2016

Excellent idea. I would like to come please, but would need to adopt/contribute. Thanks

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 20:55 Mon 28 Nov 2016

AHB wrote:Any objections if I bring a contributing guest who is in the trade?
None from me - first post updated and Dave added

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by Cookie » 12:36 Tue 29 Nov 2016

Could you count me in please.
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by idj123 » 14:32 Tue 29 Nov 2016

We're almost at capacity for this tasting (and I suspect that we will be in short order) and so what about TH's of the G and W and mags of the others listed (including the GC)? That would be the equivalent of just over 14 regular bottles.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 21:38 Tue 29 Nov 2016

idj123 wrote:We're almost at capacity for this tasting
jdaw1, in the current draft of the ‘Port Tastings’ chapter of [i]The Book[/i], wrote:We restrict tastings to fourteen people. One bottle of 750ml, minus the angels’ share, minus a small loss during decanting, divided by 14, leaves about 50ml per person. That is enough for a good taste, but not more. This restriction holds even with multiple bottles of the same Port: each bottle has a different cork and different storage history, so everybody wants 50ml of each. Of course, if every bottle is a magnum then the restriction becomes 28 people, assuming enough space and glasses.
Two Tappit Hens plus eight magnums is 21.6 bottles volume. That’s enough for sixteen people, perhaps seventeen. It requires space for only ten glasses, which can easily fit on an A3 sheet from which 2″ has been trimmed — so making space for an extra seat on each side of the table. The limit on people could be greater than usual.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by PhilW » 08:32 Wed 30 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Two Tappit Hens plus eight magnums is 21.6 bottles volume. That’s enough for sixteen people, perhaps seventeen
True enough, but I believe we on have two TH and six (not eight?) magnums listed currently, which would be 17.6 bottles, sufficient for our usual 14.

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by idj123 » 13:46 Wed 30 Nov 2016

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Two Tappit Hens plus eight magnums is 21.6 bottles volume. That’s enough for sixteen people, perhaps seventeen
True enough, but I believe we on have two TH and six (not eight?) magnums listed currently, which would be 17.6 bottles, sufficient for our usual 14.
Phil's interpretation of my post is correct-no need for mags of the G and W if we have the THs

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by flash_uk » 14:19 Wed 30 Nov 2016

idj123 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Two Tappit Hens plus eight magnums is 21.6 bottles volume. That’s enough for sixteen people, perhaps seventeen
True enough, but I believe we on have two TH and six (not eight?) magnums listed currently, which would be 17.6 bottles, sufficient for our usual 14.
Phil's interpretation of my post is correct-no need for mags of the G and W if we have the THs
Cough splutter! No need for more port? A rare opportunity for a scientific experiment to compare TH and Mag from same shipper years is afoot. I was even thinking maybe add a regular 75cl of each just to complete the experiment. Perhaps that would be too much port...

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by PhilW » 14:30 Wed 30 Nov 2016

idj123 wrote:Phil's interpretation of my post is correct-no need for mags of the G and W if we have the THs
Cough splutter indeed! I was attempting to correct JDAW's count, not to suggest that!

To clarify:
- First post in thread mentions seven potential shippers: F,T,G,D,W,SW,GC
- Placemats show: TH=G,W, Mag=G,W,D,SW,F,T
- The latter suggests six Magnums and two Tappits (per my correction to 8 Mags and 2 TH from JDAW above)
- I definitely think comparing the TH and Mags is an excellent plan
- I would be happy to add a further '77 Mag (GC, Ni?) if anyone had one available, especially for a full group

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by Doggett » 17:44 Wed 30 Nov 2016

flash_uk wrote:Cough splutter! No need for more port? A rare opportunity for a scientific experiment to compare TH and Mag from same shipper years is afoot. I was even thinking maybe add a regular 75cl of each just to complete the experiment. Perhaps that would be too much port...
A rare opportunity indeed...one that may not present itself again, so I would suggest that Mike's idea of including the regular 750ml bottles too very worthy of consideration, and one that sounds very good to me. Having said that, I am adopting or contributing, so I believe it is correct to leave the decisions to Charles and the 'Juice Bearers' (which incidentally sounds like a wonderful band name!).

Ps. Btw has there been a Tappit Hen, Mag, 750ml comparison before?

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by djewesbury » 20:36 Wed 30 Nov 2016

flash_uk wrote:I was even thinking maybe add a regular 75cl of each just to complete the experiment. Perhaps that would be too much port...
Not at all. It's been ages since I've seen you fall asleep in the Boot and Flogger.
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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by CPR 1 » 21:54 Wed 30 Nov 2016

I had not planned this as a detailed study of Tappit Hen v Magnum v bottles, more simply a good excuse to open a range of Magnums from the leading shippers in 77, plus potentially the odd Tappit Hen for good measure.

My concern is keeping the volume of port vaguely sensible for the number of attendees while keeping a range of shippers. If we had Tappit Hen, Magnum and bottle for Graham and Warre that would be equivalent to 12 bottles, add in F and T mags and we are up to 16 bottles (almost enough if we were 14, but we are currently 11 thus plenty), this would mean missing out on Mags of Dow, SW and GC which seems a shame to me.

I suggest that we stick to the full 7 shippers, and either have Mags or Tappit Hens for each. This gives us potentially 16 bottles equivalents (if we open 2 TH), if we become 14 or more we can add back into the mix Mags and bottles of G and W as needed.

An alternative would be to save the Tappit Hens for anther event latter in the year focused on Tappit Hen v Magnums V bottles v half bottles (we can make up the volume by adding more Magnums to this tasting like QH) what do people think?

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Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 23:11 Wed 30 Nov 2016

PhilW wrote:I would be happy to add a further '77 Mag (GC, Ni?) if anyone had one available, especially for a full group
Indeed, And if done, without addition of single, we could accommodate sixteen people.
Doggett wrote:Mike's idea of including the regular 750ml bottles too very worthy of consideration
If that is done, then we would be back to the fourteen-person limit.
Doggett wrote:Ps. Btw has there been a Tappit Hen, Mag, 750ml comparison before?
Double magnum versus half, yes. Tappit Hen versus Magnum versus Single, no.
CPR 1 wrote:I had not planned this as a detailed study of Tappit Hen v Magnum v bottles, more simply a good excuse to open a range of Magnums from the leading shippers in 77, plus potentially the odd Tappit Hen for good measure.
Splendid.
CPR 1 wrote:My concern is keeping the volume of port vaguely sensible for the number of attendees
For a suitably insensible definition of sensible, Splendid.
CPR 1 wrote:If we had Tappit Hen, Magnum and bottle for Graham and Warre that would be equivalent to 12 bottles, add in F and T mags and we are up to 16 bottles (almost enough if we were 14, but we are currently 11 thus plenty), this would mean missing out on Mags of Dow, SW and GC which seems a shame to me.
A shame, agreed.
CPR 1 wrote:I suggest that we stick to the full 7 shippers, and either have Mags or Tappit Hens for each.
Please, for at least one, both.

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