Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

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Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by flash_uk » 14:25 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Our next virtual tasting is on Thursday 30 April. I’m going to limit slots to 9 people again.

The format will be as before, we will combine the verbal delivery of a tasting note, with guesses from the others. This should allow us to cycle quickly through the guesses and spend more time chatting.

When: Thursday April 30, 7pm London time

People:
  1. MPM
  2. BMHR
  3. CPR
  4. PW
  5. AHB
  6. TC
  7. SCD
  8. JDAW
  9. Will W
Reserves:
  1. NAC
  2. Justin K
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by benread » 14:39 Sat 25 Apr 2020

May I join you this time please?


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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by CPR 1 » 15:04 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes please

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by nac » 15:09 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Oh, alright then. :D

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by PhilW » 15:13 Sat 25 Apr 2020

I'm in.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by AHB » 15:36 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes please.
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by forest26 » 15:51 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes please

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by Doggett » 16:02 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes please

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by jdaw1 » 16:11 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes please.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by Will W. » 16:18 Sat 25 Apr 2020

Yes, please, should a spot remain.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by flash_uk » 18:10 Sat 25 Apr 2020

benread wrote:
14:39 Sat 25 Apr 2020
May I join you this time please?
Of course!

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by Glenn E. » 18:38 Sun 26 Apr 2020

I can't make it this Thursday regardless, but it looks like you're all full up already anyway. Have a great time!
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by Justin K » 23:12 Sun 26 Apr 2020

Please put me on the reserve list.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by flash_uk » 09:27 Mon 27 Apr 2020

Justin K wrote:
23:12 Sun 26 Apr 2020
Please put me on the reserve list.
Done!

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by nac » 21:41 Mon 27 Apr 2020

Just realised that I’d planned to partake (with Mrs NAC) in 67 Pall Mall’s virtual Mas de Daumas Gassac tasting at 2000 on Thursday, so will have to reluctantly relinquish my spot. Over to you Will...

The bottle I’d planned to open survives for a couple more weeks.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by flash_uk » 23:31 Wed 29 Apr 2020

flash_uk wrote:
14:25 Sat 25 Apr 2020
Our next virtual tasting is on Thursday 30 April. I’m going to limit slots to 9 people again.

The format will be as before, we will combine the verbal delivery of a tasting note, with guesses from the others. This should allow us to cycle quickly through the guesses and spend more time chatting.

When: Thursday April 30, 7pm London time

People:
  1. MPM
  2. BMHR
  3. CPR
  4. PW
  5. AHB
  6. TC
  7. SCD
  8. JDAW
  9. Will W
Reserves:
  1. Justin K
  2. NAC

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by AHB » 16:55 Thu 30 Apr 2020

I pulled the cork from my bottle at 10.00 and decanted it at 16.00 today.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by benread » 18:01 Thu 30 Apr 2020

6pm decant. Looking good so far!
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by jdaw1 » 20:40 Thu 30 Apr 2020

JDAW: Lovely dark red rim, 90% opaque. At decant massive nose of blackberries. Now palate has good mass, concentration, some dry roughness. Blackberries still very strong. This has power and fruit and structure. I like.

Actually Symington’s Wine Society bottled 2013.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by jdaw1 » 20:44 Thu 30 Apr 2020

AHB: Dark red with black tone to it. Smells nice, full of plums, dried figs, Christmas Cake, fruit cake rather than Christmas. Lots cherries. Palate gorgeous, full of fruit, good structure, ghost of tannins. Lots and lots of acidity, sweet but balanced, on finish, like sucking a black wine gum, long fruit dark-fruit finish. I know this wine quite well. This is a good bottle of this wine.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by AHB » 20:47 Thu 30 Apr 2020

Opened at 10.00 and decanted at 16.00 before being drunk at 20.00.

Deep red with a black tone to it; opaque in the centre but with a wide rim. Strawberries and plums on the nose, fruity and warm. Smooth and fruity entry, nicely balanced with good acidity. Pleasantly youthful sweet plum and dried figs on the palate with some nice cracked black peppercorn on the late palate. Some heat from the acidity on the aftertaste, which quickly settles to leave a long, fine and delicious black fruit gum finish. Showing very nicely. 90/100. Tasted 30-Apr-20. Decanted 4 hours.
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by jdaw1 » 20:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020

CMAG: Very dark, starting to lose the colour at the edge. Weirdly, a bit tanky on nose. Some summer pudding. Taste of blackcurrant, grapefruits and spearmint. No tannins on this at all. Acidity goes on for some time then just syrupy. Not to my taste. Bit of dark chocolate.

Actually: Niepoort 2009 LBV.

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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by benread » 21:03 Thu 30 Apr 2020

Red brown colour. Clean decant – no sediment in the glass. Just able to see through the glass.
Young – smells younger than I expect or the eye leads me to expect. Not very obvious on the nose, bit no obvious faults either, albeit a very slight stewed note.
not much tannin. Possibly slightly too acidic. Plenty of black fruits but quite light weight in the mouth.

Actually Martinez 1994.
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Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Post by jdaw1 » 21:21 Thu 30 Apr 2020

CPR: 40%–50% opaque, deeper and darker red than I was expecting, Mid shoulder bottle. Cork was sunken. Wine shows no effects from that. Soft nose, gentle fruit, longish finish, good balance. Nice acidity. Some subtle cloves. Got the balance; got the acidity; very nice glass of mature port.

Actually Warre 1963.

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