Churchill Tasting, 1st March 2022

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Churchill Tasting, 1st March 2022

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At the Festive Virtual I suggested that it might be nice to have a proper tasting of the Churchill VPs and SQs. So, here we go…

Date - Tuesday 1st March 2022
Venue - Boot & Flogger, Red Room

If you’re interested please also indicate what bottles you can offer. Suspect we won’t have a problem with the VPs but will struggle with the Fojos and early Agua Altas.

Attendees
  1. Johnny Graham
  2. Jamie Churchill Graham
  3. NAC (has Ch85, Ch91, Ch94, ChAA95, Ch97, ChG05, ChG09)
  4. Rich N (ChG05, ChG09)
  5. CPR (adopting)
  6. MPM
  7. Zak R
  8. SCD (ChAA95)
  9. GEAG (ChAA98, Ch00)
    HTWH
    PhilW (Ch82, Ch85)
    TC
    AHB
  10. JDAW (Ch85)
  11. IDJ
  12. BenR
  13. PW
Reserves
  1. WillW
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Some quick research suggests the following are in scope (up to 2011):

1982 VP
1983 Agua Alta
1984 Fojo
1985 VP
1986 Fojo
1987 Agua Alta
1989 Fojo
1990 Agua Alta
1991 VP
1992 Agua Alta
1994 VP
1995 Agua Alta
1996 Agua Alta
1997 VP
1998 Agua Alta
1999 Gricha
2000 VP
2000 Gricha
2001 Gricha
2003 VP
2005 Gricha
2006 Gricha
2007 VP
2009 Gricha
2011 VP

Current draft of the placemats.
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Yes please!

<Edit> I can provide the 05 and 09 Grichas, obviously - same as everyone that that subscribed to Port.Club year 1.
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yes please - I will need to adopt for this one
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Yes please!
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Yes please.
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Yes please depending on the date, can contribute a 1995 Agua Alta.
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Yes please. Have 98 AA and 00 VP. My one bottle of 92 AA is reserved for the '92 tasting.
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yes please, I will have to have a look at what i have, i know i have 85 to hand easily but think that i have few others from mixed lots not recorded.
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Yes please; have Ch82, Ch85 and ChG05 (though the last is in unopened case in storage).
BTW, I know I included 87? in my list of known vintages of ChAA, but on checking the 87 I had seen is a Ch87cr (crusted), not ChAA.
*nvm, I've now also seen a picture of a ChAA87
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Yes please
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Yes please!
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JDAW by WhatsApp…

And now full. Reserves accepted.

Will confirm date shortly.
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nac wrote: 18:52 Thu 23 Dec 2021JDAW by WhatsApp…
Thank you. Yes.

I have the Vintage 1985.
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Reserve list then please. Have the 85.
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Reserve list, please. I do not seem to have any Churchill but can no doubt find some in Portugal.
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I also have the CH91, according to my spreadsheet.
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Churchill Grahams have been invited. Awaiting confirmation of their availability before setting the tasting date.
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I’d be interested if a space becomes available. I have a single bottle of Ch. 85 and quite a few port club bottlings.


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The Churchills are struggling with availability and have asked it we could do this Tuesday 1st March (as both Johnny & Jamie will be in the UK).

Just checking availability with B&F, but what's the view on this date?
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nac wrote: 12:12 Mon 17 Jan 2022 The Churchills are struggling with availability and have asked it we could do this Tuesday 1st March (as both Johnny & Jamie will be in the UK).

Just checking availability with B&F, but what's the view on this date?
Red Room is available.
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nac wrote:The Churchills are struggling with availability and have asked it we could do this Tuesday 1st March (as both Johnny & Jamie will be in the UK).

Just checking availability with B&F, but what's the view on this date?
I can make it. The Quevedo event is scheduled the evening before but that looks tentative and I don't know if Oscar has confirmed, so I don't know if that changes things in terms of shifting that event. I've commented in the topic for that event.
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I can probably make the 1st March
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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 can do 1st March.

I have just acquired some more Ch82 to add to my ChAA98 and Ch00.
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Works for me.
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Should work for me
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