The Annual 29th February Leaping (2012)

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The Annual 29th February Leaping (2012)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Thu 01 Mar 2012

Friends gathered in The Bung Hole for what was said to be the annual 29th February ‘Leaping’. Links:

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Post by RAYC » 03:59 Thu 01 Mar 2012

Well...."B*gger" is just about all i have to say to this!
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Post by AHB » 14:27 Thu 01 Mar 2012

4 truly spendid ports that showed extremely well, and the bonus Javali which was very enjoyable although much younger than the other ports that night. The Bunghole also continues to out-perform the Crusting Pipe as a venue with good lighting, good food and a manager who is interested in port.

Thanks for a spendid evening chaps. My apologies for having had to leave so early.
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Post by DRT » 15:39 Thu 01 Mar 2012

An excellent evening indeed. The four older ports were quite possibly the best flight of mature VPs as we have had in a very long time. Although the Javali was somewhat out of its depth in this company it did put on a good show and I am sure it will make very good drinking in a decade or two.

If this is a standard that can be maintained, I can't wait for next year's annual leap year tasting.
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Post by Cookie » 17:54 Thu 01 Mar 2012

Wow, what an evening with what can only be described as a superb line up. It is quite something when 4th place goes to a Graham '80 that was probably about as good as it will ever get.
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and I also can't wait for the next Annual Leap Year event :lol:
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:49 Thu 01 Mar 2012

All-round excellent.

Only the last old VP (in order of tasting) spoilt the run. Prior to that none of us, as in none, had guessed either the shipper or the year. We were spectacularly rubbish.

Unlike the juice. Yummy!

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Re: The Annual 29th February Leaping (2012)

Post by jdaw1 » 18:43 Mon 29 Feb 2016

We did not remember in time to repeat it an ‘annum’ later. Alas.

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Post by Cookie » 22:08 Mon 29 Feb 2016

jdaw1 wrote:We did not remember in time to repeat it an ‘annum’ later. Alas.
That is a sure sign of ageing if none of us can remember an annual event...great shame...could we have an emergency 29th Feb?
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