New York, Sat 18 April 2009, classic years of T, F, W

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New York, Sat 18 April 2009, classic years of T, F, W

Post by jdaw1 » 19:16 Fri 17 Apr 2009

As part of the plan to drink JDAW’s US-located port, a tasting of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre was held on Saturday 18th April 2009 at Petite Abeille, 401 East 20th Street at First Avenue, NY 10010-7501.

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Post by jdaw1 » 04:44 Sat 18 Apr 2009

The bottle pictures seem to be, at least mostly, out of focus. It could be that an old camera has developed an error. It could be that its old operator no, let’s just assume not that one. It’s a problem with the camera, surely.

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Post by Glenn E. » 05:19 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Based on the pictures and personal experience, I suspect you were closer than the minimum focal distance of the lens.
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:31 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Fixed in the obvious way asking the camera-compatible missus to retake pictures.

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Post by AHB » 18:34 Sat 18 Apr 2009

So, is the excitement building yet? I wonder what I should open to have to offer you a toast?

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:53 Sat 18 Apr 2009

AHB wrote:So, is the excitement building yet?
Mine is well up there.
AHB wrote:I wonder what I should open to have to offer you a toast?
The obvious choice is Fonseca 1948 or Warre 1948. Or both.

Decanting times have been added to the first post of this thread, as well as to the individual TNs.

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Post by g-man » 16:33 Sun 19 Apr 2009

A fine night with great company.

I think fonseca stole the show tonight with my first being a F66 then followed closely by a F70, then by a tie between F85 and W66.

Thanks goes out to Julian for arranging the evening and Josh for keeping me from making a total fool of myself in front of the police officer :mrgreen:
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Post by RonnieRoots » 21:53 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Thanks for a great evening guys! LadyR and I enjoyed it a lot, and LadyR even made it back to the hotel without falling asleep on the street. :)

Tasting notes will follow later after we get back to hot and sunny Muscat.

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Post by g-man » 23:00 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Here are my orders for wine

F66 - 98+
F70 - 96
F85 - 95
W66, T66 - Tied 93
T48 - 92
W77- 91
T63 - 90
F77 - 89
T77 - 86
W66- 82
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:32 Mon 20 Apr 2009

Bottles on the side table: Fonseca stoppered yellow; Taylor white; and Warre red.
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:34 Mon 20 Apr 2009

Top row: F66, F70, F77, F85.
Middle row: W66, W77, W85.
Bottom row: T48, T66, T77, T63.
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:35 Mon 20 Apr 2009

Top row: F66, F70, F77, F85.
Middle row: W66, W77, W85.
Bottom row: T48, T66, T77, T63.
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:37 Mon 20 Apr 2009

The first time I had met the Roots: I hereby join their already-crowded fan club.
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Post by jdaw1 » 03:38 Mon 20 Apr 2009

It must be time to go home.
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Post by KillerB » 11:41 Tue 21 Apr 2009

I'd forgotten the Rootses were over there. Was just checking the updates on this thread to see a face smiling out at me and thinking "My God, that's just like Lady R, I must tell her she's got a doppelganger, hell, so has Ronnie" - then I remembered :oops:

Looks like a great evening.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 13:56 Wed 22 Apr 2009

From the pics look like everyone had a blast, especially Eric....I've seen that Port smile of his before :lol: :lol:

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Re: New York, Sat 18 April 2009, classic years of T, F, W

Post by SushiNorth » 14:25 Wed 22 Apr 2009

A very nice night, at an establishment that is likely to be reused. My favorites of the night were Fonseca 66 and Fonseca 70, and Taylor 66, in that order. Taylor 48 was very good, and quite interesting. I also went home with all the empties (and some not-so-empties -- what DOES one do with an off bottle of W85? I'm attempting to drink it chilled, but the moment it warms the cheese and rotting straw appears), so here's a lineup photo:

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