London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

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London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Axel P » 21:05 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Dear all,

there will be a tasting of 1978s:

When: May, 14th, Start: 1800 hrs
Where: London, RAF Club, 128 Picadilly

Confirmed guests:

1. Wolfgang
2. Axel
3. Tom
4. Dr. Dirk
5. Andreas
6. Ben
7. Julian
8. Chris Doty


Ports of the night:


Noval Nacional (brought by Wolfgang, by fund)
Noval (brought by Tom, Julian, do you care to adopt this? Please pm Tom)
Dow Bomfim (brought by Axel)
Ferreira (brought by Wolfgang)
Niepoort (brougth by Andreas)
Fonseca Panascal (brought by Tom)
Croft da Roeda (brought by Dirk)
Taylors Vargellas (brought by Ben)
Eira Velha (brought by Tom, Chris Doty )
Hutcheson (brought by Axel, can be adopted, otherwise by fund)
Crasto (donation by Miguel, hopefully it will arrive on time)

You will receive a pm soon with the details.

Axel
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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by DRT » 21:13 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Axel P wrote:Everyone to bring or to organise a Vintage Port of 1978, 1985 and 1987.
That will be 42 bottles, otherwise described as a mildly challenging line-up.

Perhaps better to have 14 x 78 and 7 each of 85 and 87?
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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Axel P » 21:16 Mon 23 Nov 2009

True statement,

at least I could manage to scare a scotsman once in my life.

Agreed. so it will be a 85 or an 87 to bring and still the three Nacionals will be supplied aditionally.

Btw I am not really sure if we can manage to get 14 from 1978.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by DRT » 21:22 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Axel P wrote:Btw I am not really sure if we can manage to get 14 from 1978.
That sounds like a challenge :twisted:

Start picking from this list guys...

Barros
Quinta do Crasto
Croft Quinta da Roeda
Dalva (aka Presidential, aka C da Silva)
Delaforce Quinta da Corte
Dow Quinta do Bomfim
Feist
Ferreira
Fonseca Quinta do Cruzeiro
Fonseca Guimaraens
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal
Graham Malvedos
Hutcheson
Quinta do Infantado
Kopke
Krohn
Martinez (Harvey)
Quinta da Eira Velha (shipped by Cockburn)
Messias Quinta do Cachão
Niepoort
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias
Poças
Quinta de la Rosa
Royal Oporto
Rozès
Sandeman
Souza
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas
Warre Quinta da Cavadinha
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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by benread » 21:49 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Axel,

Please may I reserve a seat. I can bring the Vargellas 78 and I have one 1985 that will probab,y be unique - an M. Gonzalez!

Will need to start negotiating with Mrs Read!

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by WS1 » 22:14 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Hi Ben,

great that you can make it.

Hi Axel,

as a bt for the second stint I can bring a bt of the following Grahams 1985, Warre 1985, Warre Cavadinha 1987, Delaforce 1985, Delaforce Corte 1987 or a Noval 1985.

regards

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by jdaw1 » 22:38 Mon 23 Nov 2009

I’m in.
  • 1978s:
    • none.
  • 1985s:
    • Churchill’s;
    • Dow;
    • Fonseca;
    • Graham’s;
    • Martinez;
    • Smith Woodhouse;
    • Taylor (single and magnum);
    • Warre (single and magnum).
  • 1987s:
    • Noval Nacional.

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Post by Axel P » 12:26 Tue 24 Nov 2009

Hi Ben:

you are in.

Better bring a 85, which we can directely compare to a 87 from the same house. I would like to have:

Graham
Fonseca
Taylor
Niepoort
Warre
Delaforce
and one more, but I am happy to change this if wanted

Julian:

I put you in for 85 Fonseca, since Derek is bringing the compagnion. Please contact Tom for a bottle of 78.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by jdaw1 » 13:40 Tue 24 Nov 2009

Axel P wrote:Please contact Tom for a bottle of 78.
Before asking Tom to commit to anything I’ll wait to see what others will bring.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by DRT » 09:37 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Is this event still on? It has been under the radar for some time and another tasting has now been arranged very close to this one. Those who require Wifely Passes need to get their double application in quickly :wink:
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Post by Axel P » 10:37 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Since there is no argument against it, why shouldnt? Do you see any action required now?

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Post by DRT » 10:41 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Axel P wrote:Since there is no argument against it, why shouldnt? Do you see any action required now?

Axel
I don't think there is any reason to cancel or move it, I had just forgotten about it because there has been no conversation here since November.

Perhaps it would be good to confirm what the current plan is in terms of who is signed-up and which bottles we have and which we need to find?

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Chris Doty » 11:01 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Hi Axel,

This is the first time I'm seeing this -- but I'd be very interested in joining if there is still space.

Thanks

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Axel P » 11:11 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Hi Chris,

updated. You re in! Any 78s, 85s or 87s you could contribute?

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Chris Doty » 11:55 Sun 28 Feb 2010

Thanks Axel!

I have Dow, Fonseca, and Graham from 1985. Nothing that I am aware of from 78, and only some 87 halfs of Niepoort. But I am happy to source whatever makes sense.

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Post by Chris Doty » 12:03 Sun 28 Feb 2010

How about the Noval 78? I don't think that has been spoken for -- and of the 85s I have, I don't think anyone so far is bringing Grahams.

How would those two serve?

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Post by Axel P » 13:21 Sun 28 Feb 2010

I will get a list in line soon and will let you know what to bring. My initial plan was to include the ones we have from all three years (78, 85, 87) for sure.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Axel P » 15:42 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Thanks Derek for bringing it up. So the tasting is still on and I updated the list.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Cookie » 16:28 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Hi Axel..Would it be possible to take up the last place...Thanks...Cookie
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Post by Axel P » 16:46 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Certainly, got you in. I know it is hard, but: Can you contribute anything?

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Cookie » 18:33 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Hi Axel...Great news...thanks.

Slightly confused as to who is bringing what so will contribute whatever is required if that is OK. :?

Also could you book me a room at the RAF Club as I am fed up of missing the last train...as I did again last night!! :x

Thanks

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Chris Doty » 18:35 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Sorry Axel, I seem to have '94d my remaining 87s niepoorts, and only seem to have one left.

One the bright side, I do have an 85 grahams, if that'd be of use.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Axel P » 21:45 Wed 10 Mar 2010

Chris Doty wrote:One the bright side, I do have an 85 grahams, if that'd be of use.
Outstanding, Chris, you are in with this.
Cookie wrote:Slightly confused as to who is bringing what so will contribute whatever is required if that is OK. :?
Cookie, please check first entry. There you will see who is bringing what. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by Cookie » 15:51 Thu 11 Mar 2010

Axel P wrote:
Chris Doty wrote:One the bright side, I do have an 85 grahams, if that'd be of use.
Outstanding, Chris, you are in with this.
Cookie wrote:Slightly confused as to who is bringing what so will contribute whatever is required if that is OK. :?
Cookie, please check first entry. There you will see who is bringing what. Sorry for the confusion.

Axel
Sorry Axel...clearly a case of RTFQ...I will adopt the Eira Velha 1978 from Tom if that is OK.
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Re: London, May 14th: 1978 Horizontal & 1985 vs. 1987

Post by AHB » 21:33 Tue 30 Mar 2010

Axel,

Apologies for any inconvenience caused, but I'm not going to be able to make this offline on May 14th. I'll give my place up to someone else who is able to attend.
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