Wed 08 Sep 2021, VE Day (Postponed)

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Wed 08 Sep 2021, VE Day (Postponed)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Thu 09 Sep 2021

Neil arranged a magnificent tasting to commemorate VE day, postponed by ᴄoᴠiᴅ until eventually held in the Lutyens Room at 67 Pall Mall on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Fri 10 Sep 2021

Even without 1½ years lost to the general lurgy, that was a top-rank tasting in a top-rank location with top-rank bottles and top-rank people.

And, and so much ‘and’, I’d been missing that sort of thing. Wonderful.

Neil: thank you.

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Post by winesecretary » 17:42 Sat 11 Sep 2021

This was a quite astonishing evening. Kudos to Neil for curating. It was humbling to be there and to drink 887 years of portious history. And lovely to see everyone. Hurrah.

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Re: Wed 08 Sep 2021, VE Day (Postponed)

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:20 Mon 13 Sep 2021

What a wonderful evening; such a shame that my last train home is now 30 minutes earlier than it was before COVID. Such delicious Ports, such fine company. Oh how I have missed these evenings!
Top Ports in 2020: Croft 1945, Niepoort Garrafeira 1940 and Lamelas 4 Geracoes
Top Ports in 2021 (mid August): Niepoort Bioma 2017, Quevedo 1970 White Colheita

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Re: Wed 08 Sep 2021, VE Day (Postponed)

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 11:18 Tue 14 Sep 2021

Having written and posted my tasting notes I find there are two things I need to add:
(1) A huge thank you to Neil, not just for organising the event but also for the magnificent magnum of Champagne Gosset 2006 Blanc de Blanc (Fine & Rare Selection) which was absolutely wonderful - although it ran out before a slightly harassed JDAW arrived; and
(2) An equally huge thanks to my fellow Port lovers, who generously opened some wonderful bottles and shared some very unusual wines. Despite me having written some 6,300 Port tasting notes over my tasting "career" covering over 2,000 different Ports there were 3 wines we drank last Wednesday which I have not tasted before. Those were the 1940 Diez Hermanos, the 1950 Dow and the 1942 Sandeman. What fun!
Top Ports in 2020: Croft 1945, Niepoort Garrafeira 1940 and Lamelas 4 Geracoes
Top Ports in 2021 (mid August): Niepoort Bioma 2017, Quevedo 1970 White Colheita

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Re: Wed 08 Sep 2021, VE Day (Postponed)

Post by jdaw1 » 19:26 Tue 14 Sep 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
11:18 Tue 14 Sep 2021
having written some 6,300 Port tasting notes over my tasting "career" covering over 2,000 different Ports
Suggests a OQAAT question: What is the youngest major-shipper 20th-century-general-declaration Vintage not yet tasted by AHB.

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