Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th - 7pm

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Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th - 7pm

Post by Chris Doty » 00:27 Mon 13 May 2013

Team,

We have settled on the evening of June 27th for an exploration of the 1966 vintage @ the Bunghole.

We have registered interest from:

CSD - Croft
AHB - Graham
JDAW - Dow?
DRT - Gould
PhilW - Warre
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WS1 - Noval

It looks like we'll be able to construct a beautiful line up, given the wines people have been able to vouch for. I will plan on contributing Croft.

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Wimbledon Doty

Post by AHB » 13:20 Mon 13 May 2013

I could make a London (or Cambridge or Wenden's Ambo) event on the evening of Thursday 20th with some juggling of diaries. I could also make London on the evenings of Monday 24th and Thursday 27th.
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Re: Wimbledon Doty

Post by jdaw1 » 13:36 Mon 13 May 2013

I can’t do Thu 20th, nor Fri 21st, nor Sat 22nd.

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Re: Wimbledon Doty

Post by PhilW » 16:39 Mon 13 May 2013

I should be able to make it for an offine in June 20-28, and would be good to meet you this visit. As I'm based just north of Cambridge, I can easily make a Cambridge/Wendens night (didn't get your U.T. reference...) or would probably be able to make a London offline (with enough warning of exact decided date).

Wines I'd like to open... far too many :990066: I'll be happy with any plan which involves drinking delicious port and meeting Mr. D.
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Post by djewesbury » 19:17 Mon 13 May 2013

If you were thinking of something in London the week of the 24th I might be able to come along..
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Post by DRT » 21:35 Tue 14 May 2013

I have examined all the options, moved everything that can be moved, found innovative solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems and am happy to confirm that any night between 20th and 28th June works for me :D

What to drink? Perhaps we should kill off some youngsters and have a 1970s horizontal?
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Post by DRT » 21:36 Tue 14 May 2013

PhilW wrote:didn't get your U.T. reference
Think about it a bit harder. (near Cambridge, lots of Port, with the initials U.T.)
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Post by PhilW » 22:32 Tue 14 May 2013

DRT wrote:
PhilW wrote:didn't get your U.T. reference
Think about it a bit harder. (near Cambridge, lots of Port, with the initials U.T.)
I had a "Doh!" moment when I realised the answer to this on the drive to a client this morning. The context of University and fridges had temporarily thrown me off!
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Post by djewesbury » 22:36 Tue 14 May 2013

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Post by DRT » 23:41 Tue 14 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:?
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Post by djewesbury » 01:27 Wed 15 May 2013

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Re: Wimbledon Doty

Post by Chris Doty » 20:36 Wed 15 May 2013

Ok -- well, I sense a groundswell of support, mixed with some logistical wrinkles.

I had been thinking about maybe trying a 1966 tasting, but am certainly open minded.

Shall we pencil in Thursday the 27th at the Bunghole for the time being and see if Tom wants to host a fieldtrip some other time during the period of the 20th-28th?

Looking forward to it!

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Post by RAYC » 21:11 Wed 15 May 2013

I meant to reply earlier to say that i am in and flexible on dates.

I am very much in favour of a 1966 tasting (see here for the last run-out they had!)

I have Fonseca (nice looking english-bottled stock) and Noval (BBR-bottling). I also have Croft, Graham and Sandeman, but am low on stock so would prefer to provide one or other of the former two bottles unless i am the only one who can provide them. Dow 66 (BBR-bottling) was also recently acquired, but not yet in hand. [have one other different bottling of Dow 66 that was a gift from Phil and can be opened if he attends]

I would also say that, though pricey, the 1966 Gould Campbell currently on BBR's list is from the stock released ex-cellars last year and (going by the example i had in Porto last summer) is absolutely fantastic...
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:36 Wed 15 May 2013

Chris Doty wrote:Ok -- well, I sense a groundswell of support, mixed with some logistical wrinkles.
Fair summary.
Chris Doty wrote:I had been thinking about maybe trying a 1966 tasting, but am certainly open minded.
It is never wrong to have a 1966 tasting. Not in the morning, not at lunch, not in the pre-siesta afternoon, not in the post-siesta afternoon, not in the pre-dinner evening, not in the post-dinner evening. Just not wrong.
Chris Doty wrote:Shall we pencil in Thursday the 27th at the Bunghole
Currently works for me. As a precaution, I have booked the Function Room at The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk).

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Post by DRT » 22:37 Wed 15 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:It is never wrong to have a 1966 tasting. Not in the morning, not at lunch, not in the pre-siesta afternoon, not in the post-siesta afternoon, not in the pre-dinner evening, not in the post-dinner evening. Just not wrong.
Seconded, with the minor addition of early morning after the 1963 has inexplicably evaporated.
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Post by DRT » 22:47 Wed 15 May 2013

RAYC wrote:the 1966 Gould Campbell currently on BBR's list is from the stock released ex-cellars last year and (going by the example i had in Porto last summer) is absolutely fantastic...
Done.
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Post by AHB » 13:25 Thu 16 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:It is never wrong to have a 1966 tasting. Not in the morning, not at lunch, not in the pre-siesta afternoon, not in the post-siesta afternoon, not in the pre-dinner evening, not in the post-dinner evening. Just not wrong.
It would not be wrong, but might be a little wasteful, to have a 1966 tasting the evening after the BFT or similar large tasting of very young ports.

I can contribute a choice of one from:
  • Berry's Own Label (Warre)
  • Dow
  • Fonseca
  • Graham
  • Noval
  • Smith Woodhouse (but this is my only bottle)
  • Taylor
  • Warre
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:02 Thu 16 May 2013

Chris Doty wrote:Shall we pencil in Thursday the 27th at the Bunghole
Please change the title of the thread, such that it includes the date.

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Post by PhilW » 08:36 Mon 20 May 2013

I can bring either a Warre or Dow 66, both obtained from good provenance; I propose to bring the Warre.
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by Chris Doty » 17:20 Mon 20 May 2013

PhilW wrote:I can bring either a Warre or Dow 66, both obtained from good provenance; I propose to bring the Warre.
Works for me. Thanks Phil

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:01 Mon 20 May 2013

I have a ’66. The label says Warre 1966. The capsule says Dow 1966. No, I don’t know.

Will that work? We could hide the cork and guess from the taste.

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Post by djewesbury » 21:12 Mon 20 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:I have a ’66. The label says Warre 1966. The capsule says Dow 1966. No, I don’t know.

Will that work? We could hide the cork and guess from the taste.
That sounds exciting. Who bottled it?
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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by WS1 » 06:37 Thu 23 May 2013

Hi,

Thursday the 27th of June would also work for me. If possible I would like to attend. Can definitely bring a Grahams 66 (Justerinis botteling). Have also Noval and Croft 66 but they are without any labels or indications on the capsule and can be intriguing.I do not mind since both sources are good. But it is a bit of a bugger for tastings when you want to know in advance what it is. :oops: :lol:
If I am lucky there is somewhere a bt of Sandeman 66 left. But I am not sure and may have been subject to a "KillerB" :wink: :lol: .

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Re: Wimbledon Doty: 1966 Horitzontal - Bunghole, June 27th -

Post by RAYC » 09:26 Thu 23 May 2013

Between AHB, Wolfgang and I, iwould advocate that Dow, Fonseca and Graham are provided.

Going by my one experience of it, it would be nice to include Noval (i could offer one of untested provenance - but nice looking with good levels / condition - for adoption).

It would also be a shame to exclude Taylor if all the other TFP / SFE big boys are there.

I would love to try Ferreira....(oh, and Niepoort / Nacional while we're at it!)

Next question: is this to be done semi-blind?
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Post by djewesbury » 09:31 Thu 23 May 2013

RAYC wrote:Going by my one experience of it, it would be nice to include Noval (i could offer one of untested provenance - but nice looking with good levels / condition - for adoption).
I may take you up on that. Let me confirm a little later..
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