1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

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1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

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This post to hold plans as and when agreed.

Date: Tue 16 Nov 2021

Where: The Red Room, Boot & Flogger. (Reservation acknowledged and accepted by Gary at 15:07 on Wed 31 Mar 2021. Confirmed by the computer Tue 07 Sep 2021, “14 people on Tuesday 16 November 5pm to 11pm … reference: DMN-16738297119”.)

People:
  1. JDAW;
  2. SCD;
  3. HTWH;
  4. TC;
  5. AHB;
  6. CPR;
  7. MPM;
  8. ZDR;
  9. WHW;
  10. RON;
  11. IDJ;
  12. GEAG;
  13. NAC;
  14. CMAG.
Waitlist: Bottles available, a subset of which chosen:
  1. Burmester — WHW;
  2. Cá = Cálem — JMK, HWH;
  3. Ck = Cockburn — IDJ, HWH;
  4. Cr = Croft — TC, HWH;
  5. Df = Delaforce — IDJ;
  6. D = Dow — JMK, WHW, CPR, GEAG, GEE;
  7. EV = Eira Velha — CPR, HWH;
  8. Fr = Ferreira — WHW;
  9. F = Fonseca — GEE, TC, PW (inconvenient);
  10. GC = Gould Campbell — GEAG, NAC;
  11. G = Graham — JMK, WHW, CPR, PW (inconvenient), GEE, GEE (magnum), HWH, HWH (magnum);
  12. K = Kopke — CPR;
  13. Mz = Martinez — AHB, HWH;
  14. Ni = Niepoort — WHW, HWH, PW cask sample in ½;
  15. N = Noval — JMK, GEE;
  16. NN = Noval Nacional — TC;
  17. Ps = Passadouro — NAC, HWH;
  18. P&W = Paxton & Whitfield — AHB;
  19. QH = Quarles Harris — HWH;
  20. RP = Ramos Pinto — WHW, GEE;
  21. RPE = Ramos Pinto Ervamoira — CPR;
  22. Ra = Romaneira — WHW;
  23. Rs = Rosa — GEAG, PW, NAC;
  24. RO = Royal Oporto — PW;
  25. S = Sandeman — JMK, HWH;
  26. SW = Smith Woodhouse — GEAG;
  27. Ts = Tesco (QH?) — JMK;
  28. T = Taylor — JMK, GEAG, GEE (magnum), NAC, NAC (magnum);
  29. V = Vesuvio — GEAG, PW (inconvenient), GEE;
  30. W = Warre — GEAG, PW (inconvenient), HWH, HWH (double-magnum).
Current draft of the placemats.
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Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

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My recollection of the 1994 disagrees with that of others whose judgement I respect. You know what this means.

Tuesday 16th November 2021?

Edit — previous 1994 horizontals:

How big a tasting? The binding constraint might be table size. The Red Room table is tight with fourteen × 3 × A4. If there are nineteen glasses we can use A3 + A4, underlapping the A4 by ≈64mm. (Radius ≈ 118.978pt ≈ 1.65″ ≈ 41.97mm.)

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Or twenty-one on A2 trimmed to be 1″ = 25.4mm taller than A4, and 86.0mm ≈ 3.39″ less wide than 3×A4. (Radius ≈ 122.841pt ≈ 1.71″ ≈ 43.34mm.)

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Original plan was nineteen; later upgraded to twenty-one.



Which Ports?

This part of the post will be edited as the set of available Ports changes.

Currently available are 30 different 1994s: B, Cá, Ck, Cr, Df, D, EV, Fr, F, GC, G, K, Mz, Ni, N, NN, Ps, QH, RP, RPE, Ra, Rs, RO, S, SW, Ts, T, V, W.

Wine-Searcher suggests that availability is:
Good — Ck, Cr, D, F (expensive), G, QH, Rs, SW, T, V, W;
Some — Df, GC, Ni, N (expensive), NN (expensive), Ps, RP, S, Sk;
Little — B, Cá, EV, Fr, K, RPE, Ra, RO, Ts.

• Exclude NN on grounds of cost.
• So prioritise the RP-RPE pair over the N-NN pair (also see comment of GEAG).
• The purported Skeffington has already been drunk (!), and has been replaced with Kopke.
• General agreement to remove pre-Symington Cockburn, it being replaced with Cálem.
• Team seemed keen on Mz; and I on Fr.

Updated selection: Cá, Cr, Df, D, Fr, F, GC, G, K, Mz, Ni, Ps, QH, RP, RPE, Rs, SW, S, T, V, W.

Comment? Agreement? Objections?
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Yes please...will check bottles
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yes please
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Yes please
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Dates switched Thu to Tue.
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Yes please.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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yes please
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yup
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Justin says "yes please" but he's blocked from accessing TPF.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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I'm in.
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Yes, provisionally. It is difficult to predict my international travel availability this far in advance.
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Yes, provisionally!
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Ian Johns says yes please
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George and Neil also are available and say yes please...
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Full. What bottles of ’94 do people have available?
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I have Dow, Gould Campbell, Quinta de la Rosa, Smith Woodhouse, Taylor, Vesuvio, Warre
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jdaw1 wrote: 21:32 Thu 18 Mar 2021 Full. What bottles of ’94 do people have available?
Ramos Pinto - Quinta da Ervamoira, G, D, Erica Velha, Kopke
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Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

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Dow's
Ramos Pinto
Burmester
Ferreira
Graham's
Romaneira

Piles of the Graham's, Burmester and Romaneira. The rest are single bottles, according to my cellar list.
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Justin sends that he has: Cálem, Dow, Graham, Noval, Sandeman, Tesco, Taylor.
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RO94, Ni94 cask sample in half bottle; W/F/V/G currently unopened in offsite but potentially possible.
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oh and QdlR94 :)
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Dow
Fonseca
Graham (750, magnum)
Ramos Pinto
Taylor (in magnum only)
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Vesuvio

I may have others, but those are the ones that come to mind immediately.
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Edited the above to add: Quinta do Noval
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Yes please.
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