22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

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22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by DRT » 02:30 Fri 24 Feb 2012

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Croft Vintage Character - Bottled in 1953, the year of the coronation
1952 Burmester Colheita - Coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II
Mundy's Investiture Port - Ruby Reserve (Taylor) bottled to commemorate the investiture of the Prince of Wales
1967 Martinez - Bottled to commemorate the Quad-centenary of the Silver Jubilee of Mary I, Queen of Scots
1970 Warre - Bottled to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Falkland Island Defense Force
1977 Gould Campbell - Bottled to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II
1983 Factory House Blend - Bottled to commemorate the Queen's visit that year
1991 Quinta de la Rosa - Bottled to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the invention of the Jubilee Clip.

Edited by jdaw1, as having links at the top is usually more convenient.
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Re: 23rd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by DRT » 02:37 Fri 24 Feb 2012

A splendid evening, despite DRT feeling slightly jaded having eaten some lettuce the previous evening and therefore not feeling quite on tip-top form.

The Ports were of a good standard, but none of them were blockbuster quality.

As is usual at this venue the lighting was poor and the food was very good. One outcome of this tasting was positive confirmation that, despite TCP management having added a couple of top quality aesthetic enhancements, TBH is now very firmly my preferred venue for such events.

I think Her Majesty's loyal servants did a splendid job of sticking rigidly to the theme. Well done team TPF!
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by jdaw1 » 08:05 Fri 24 Feb 2012

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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by AHB » 14:01 Fri 24 Feb 2012

It was a jolly splendid evening and some enjoyable ports - although I agree that there were no blockbusters. I did rather like the Burmester 1952 colheita.

While Pati still works at TCP, we will continue to get excellent service and the convenience of the location for my journey home means that I will continue to arrange the occasional offline there. However, I concur with what my honourable friend from Chesterfield has said. I find it sad when the management team change twice in less than a year and can't be bothered to come round and introduce themselves to a group of people that must be amongst their most regular clientele. Despite the inconvenience, I am happy to use TBH more frequently in the future.

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DRT wrote:This post reserved for TN links (when I, or someone else, has the energy to create them).

Organisation Thread
Croft Vintage Character - Bottled in 1953, the year of the coronation
1952 Burmester Colheita - Coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II)
Mundy's Investiture Port - Ruby Reserve (Taylor) bottled to commemorate the investiture of the Prince of Wales
1967 Martinez - Bottled to commemorate the Quad-centenary of the Silver Jubilee of Mary I, Queen of Scots
1970 Warre - Bottled to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Falkland Island Defense Force
1977 Gould Campbell - Bottled to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II
1983 Factory House Blend - Bottled to commemorate the Queen's visit that year
1991 Quinta de la Rosa - Bottled to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the invention of the Jubilee Clip.
Last edited by AHB on 07:54 Sat 25 Feb 2012, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by DRT » 00:39 Sat 25 Feb 2012

AHB wrote:And now some suggested amendments for when DRT has some time and energy:
Head post corrected. Thank you.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Sat 25 Feb 2012

We also had some Noval LBVs. Did anybody note precisely what? 2005, one unfiltered.


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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by RAYC » 14:03 Sat 25 Feb 2012

We had the Noval 2005 LBV and the Quinta do Noval 2005 LBV, both unfiltered.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by Cookie » 16:02 Sat 25 Feb 2012

Another great evening with good company. I agree that there were no blockbusters in the line up but I was very pleased with the quality of the Burmester 1952...exactly as a Colheita should be and, despite the purists amongst us, deserved to be WOTN.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by DRT » 18:02 Sat 25 Feb 2012

Cookie wrote:Another great evening with good company. I agree that there were no blockbusters in the line up but I was very pleased with the quality of the Burmester 1952...exactly as a Colheita should be and, despite the purists amongst us, deserved to be WOTN.
And it was, by quite a margin.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by jdaw1 » 23:59 Sun 26 Feb 2012

We was rubbish.
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by jdaw1 » 23:59 Sun 26 Feb 2012

  1. With 15 points, 1952 Burmester Colheita;
  2. with 10½ points, 1970 Warre;
  3. with 6 points, 1967 Martinez;
  4. with 4½ points, Mundy’s Investiture Port (from AHB).
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by JacobH » 22:10 Mon 27 Feb 2012

I’ve never heard of Mundy’s before. Do you know if they are / were a shipper?
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Re: 22nd Feb 2012, Jubilee

Post by RAYC » 23:49 Mon 27 Feb 2012

JacobH wrote:I’ve never heard of Mundy’s before. Do you know if they are / were a shipper?
I think it is actually Munday's rather than Mundy's, and they appear to have been a Swansea-based merchant (the premesis are now a pub / cocktail lounge)

Note that there is another TN for this wine posted under "Vargellas Crusted bottled 1969" and listed under Taylor Quinta de Vargellas in the Index. Perhaps we should decide on a single name as there were originally 2000 of these bottles out there and i'm sure we'll come across another at some point!
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