25th September at the Bunghole

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25th September at the Bunghole

Post by AHB » 13:17 Thu 26 Sep 2013

What was expected to be a small gathering of people getting together to share a magnum of Graham 1970 turned into a slightly larger gathering. Despite having only 3 people confirmed last week we ended up needing all 6 seats round the table - the more the merrier.

The Graham 1970 from magnum was absolutely spectacular - and was described by Wolfgang as the weakest of the magnums from this case! The Taylor '70 that Alex brought along was my second favourite of the night and was a terrific example of Taylor's refined powerhouse port. Really good and with so much promise for the future. And Julian's unusual Gonzalez Byass 1970 was really on form - lithe and elegant, this was perfect drinking port and absolutely in its peak drinking window - my third favourite of the evening. CMAG brought along a bottle of Warre 1977 which was very enjoyable, RAYC brought a bottle of Noval 1966 that was the darkest and densest version of this that I have seen for ages with many years ahead of it. And I brought a disappointing bottle of unknown, which turned out to be so smelly that it was the unanimous last place port of the night. The cork only revealed that this was a bottle of Graham's Vintage Port, bottled by Christopher & Co. Sadly the vintage could not be read but the bottle looked to be early post-war - perhaps this was a Graham 1955.

So thanks to everyone who turned up, I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and loved the ports that I drank.
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Re: 25th September at the Bunghole

Post by jdaw1 » 15:47 Sat 28 Sep 2013

Fine evening, which did just what it said on the tin. Obvious suspects gathered; obvious suspects brought port fine or interesting or both; food consumed; company enjoyed; bottles finished empty. Just what it said on the tin.

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Nearest glass is RAYC’s N66.
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Re: 25th September at the Bunghole

Post by Alex M » 13:17 Sun 29 Sep 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable evening and it was good to catch up after a long period away. I found every port to be pleasing and there were none (bar the slightly smelly unknown) that I would be ashamed to have in my cellar.

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Re: 25th September at the Bunghole

Post by Christopher » 15:21 Wed 02 Oct 2013

A wonderful evening if for me somewhat short!
I have missed our evenings at the Bung Hole over the Summer.
Unfortunately I did not get pre clearance for a later night so had to
Head home pretty sharpish!
If all ports this Winter can be as good on this selection
We are onto a winner!
Thank you very much to the organisers!

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