Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

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Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 Thu 09 Feb 2012

On Wednesday 8th February 2012 four port enthusiasts met in The Bung Hole to enjoy some fine port, served blind. And we did. Links:

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 23:25 Thu 09 Feb 2012

Pictures of the glasses were taken early. Only the bottles of JDAW and DRT had arrived.
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Top-left D77; bottom-left I99; bottom-centre Mz85.

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

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The note says ‟Apparently PW has a lot of W77. Hence DRT’s guess. I’ll follow.”

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 23:25 Thu 09 Feb 2012

JDAW voted first.
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Everybody voted D77 first. I voted the T77 and Mz85 second equal, others voted them second and third respective. So D77 12; T77 7½; Mz85 4½.

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 23:47 Thu 09 Feb 2012

Later, there arrived in my email a picture of somebody’s late-night snack.
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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by DRT » 00:35 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Another successful evening down in the Bung Hole.

Very quaff-able ports with the usual mixture of good company, good food and friendly and efficient service.

Regretfully, the bacon sarnie wasn't mine :cry:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by PhilW » 09:47 Fri 10 Feb 2012

My first trip down the bung-hole, very pleasant surroundings and efficient staff; steak was very good (in hindsight I don't remember a bone in my bone-in rib, did I eat Julian's steak I wonder...?), some very nice port, especially the not-corked D77 (which seemed to be served to me in a magical self-emptying glass) and good company.

In hindsight, I may have over-indulged slightly... I distinctly remember Rob telling me his bottle was a F83, which I didn't think could be right since it tasted so radically different from one I had drunk earlier that week; In retrospect he was probably commenting on the fact that the bottle I'd brought the T77 in was an F83 bottle... hey ho. And I left my (rather minimal) tasting notes behind. Again.

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Re: Wed 08 Feb 2012, Blind, The Bung Hole

Post by DRT » 09:54 Fri 10 Feb 2012

PhilW wrote:did I eat Julian's steak I wonder...?)
Clearly you are still alive and still have arms and hands, otherwise you wouldn't have been able to type that question. It is therefore unlikely that you ate Julian steak. :lol:

And I can confirm that your steak did have a bone. It was the same as mine. Do you feel as though you might have something stuck in your throat? :roll:
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