Wed 06 March 2013, The Bung Hole, Blind at Short Notice

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Wed 06 March 2013, The Bung Hole, Blind at Short Notice

Post by jdaw1 » 10:04 Thu 07 Mar 2013

AHB was in town, and asked for company at The Bung Hole at a small blind tasting. DRT was in town, without port, so JDAW brought one for each. Later in the evening, we were randomly joined by two port novices, so a 10Y Otima was bought for comparative purposes.

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WOTN: left, for drinking now; right, for drinking at best for all ports thought not to be in the past
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Re: Wed 06 March 2013, The Bung Hole, Blind at Short Notice

Post by AHB » 17:01 Thu 07 Mar 2013

It was a slightly surreal evening. We only had a burger for dinner; the port was nearly finished by 9pm; and I finished off the evening drinking tawny port.

What was going on last night?

Great vintage ports though. The Taylor 1985 has really blossomed since its foul days of 2-3 years ago and is really rather good. The Malvedos 1986 is just astonishingly young. The Vargellas 1998 was the first time I've tried this port and I was delighted with what I found - 1998 really does seem to be a year which is drinking very nicely now, if I look across my experience with this bottle, Cavadinha, Fonseca Guimaraens, Malvedos, Senhora da Ribeira and Vesuvio.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: Wed 06 March 2013, The Bung Hole, Blind at Short Notice

Post by DRT » 11:06 Fri 08 Mar 2013

An excellent light evening's drinking. Thanks go to JDAW for allowing me to adopt a very good example of T85 and for encouraging two the Port novices to join our tasting. It is always a joy to meet new people who are keen to learn about our hobby.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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