2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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2016 Declaration

A couple of months ago we thought it would be a good idea that, as a Forum, we tasted vintages on release. I contacted some of the shippers to get some samples and had a very welcome response.

Most of the samples have been kindly donated by the shippers/importers


Scores:

WIne of the Night: Vesuvio Capella (21 points)
Runner Up: Taylors (12 Points)

GST (11)
W (5.5)
D (4.5)
Sk (3)
S (2)
N (2)
NiB (2)
G (2)
O 1
Ms 1

Not scored but Honorable mentions
Ck
SW
V
F
Cr
MsC
Vr







Confirmed Bottles

Noval (75cl)
Cockburn (2 x 37.5)
Taylor's (75cl)
Fonseca (75cl)
Croft (75cl)
Skeffington (75cl)
Niepoort Bioma (Half)
Valriz (1 x 75)
Graham (2x37.5)
Dow (2x37.5)
Warre (2x37.5)
SWH (2x37.5)
Roriz (2x37.5)
GST (2x37.5)
Vesuvio (2x37.5)
Vesuvo Capella (2x37.5)
SAndeman
Offley
Messias
Quinta do Cachao





Attendees
TC
IDJ
WS1 - no longer attending
Christopher (1)
CHRISTOPHER (2)
SCD
MPM
DRL
CPR
JDAW
Tom
DIA
AHB
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works for me. Thx Tony.
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Good work Tony-count me in!
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Sounds wonderful, please count me in.
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Works for me, yes please, thanks.
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Yes please.
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#metoo
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Fabulous, yes please; thank you
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Splendid - count me in - have the Niepoort Bioma already..
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Yes please, can I have two places please!
Thanks
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uncle tom wrote: 20:34 Thu 02 Aug 2018 Splendid - count me in - have the Niepoort Bioma already..
I only have one half bottle of this for the tasting - are you able to put yours in also to make a sensible quantity?
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I only have one half bottle of this for the tasting - are you able to put yours in also to make a sensible quantity?
Mine is a full bottle..
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Generally a good response from the shippers so far. Sadly no nacional!
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Hi Tony,
Can you please count me in for this?
Many thanks,
Dia
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Updated first post.
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Just had a delivery from Fells with the SFE estate wines - rather kindly included Capella and GST. For an last-minute ad-hoc arrangement this has been remarkably well supported by the shippers/importers.

Hopefully Sogevinous cask samples are other way which would make about 20 bottles.

Given the quantity does anyone have any idea how we might arrange this?
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The largest tasting in recent times was the Vesuvio vertical where we had 22 if I recall correctly. Given how young these are, I could see a possibility where we could have more like 16 or 18 attendees, spread across red and green rooms, and make each pour more like 35-40ml. Of course we might not find those extra people, in which case I'd still make a smaller pour.

For me personally, I have now figured out I can taste 16 ports OK in one sitting, everything above that becomes a struggle. Maybe we could start at 5.30, and plan in a 45 min break around 8pm, and have a flight of 12 then a flight of 8. We can then come back to the table with some renewed energy at 8.45 for the final smaller flight?
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The official blind tasting of the 2011 vintage in Porto had over 50 wines. Some thought it was too heavy a session, but I managed to keep my palate clear by drinking copious amounts of water, and by keeping reference glasses back from each flight was able to stop my opinion of the wines from drifting.

Would suggest three flights for this one, and allowing for some glasses to be retained, allow perhaps ten or twelve glasses per participant.
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I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
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I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
That would work..
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uncle tom wrote: 09:24 Fri 17 Aug 2018
I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
That would work..
Yes like that idea. Everyone can pace themselves accordingly.
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flash_uk wrote: 12:45 Fri 17 Aug 2018
uncle tom wrote: 09:24 Fri 17 Aug 2018
I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
That would work..
Yes like that idea. Everyone can pace themselves accordingly.
Agreed - It makes organisation so much easier.
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AHB wrote: 17:00 Thu 16 Aug 2018I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
Agreed. I’ll prepare sticky labels rather than the usual circles (when there’s a list of shippers).
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jdaw1 wrote: 01:13 Sat 18 Aug 2018
AHB wrote: 17:00 Thu 16 Aug 2018I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish.
Agreed. I’ll prepare sticky labels rather than the usual circles (when there’s a list of shippers).
YEs Please
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Lady and gentlemen
Can I have your menu choices (please).
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