Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

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Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 13:51 Mon 25 Aug 2014

At the generous instigation of Alex B.: “Please, no-one bring anything except where I have asked for help. This is supposed to be a cellar reduction party so I am happy to supply various bottles for us to share. A handful of people know some of what will be brought, but I'll serve all bottles blind.”

So we went to a Helen-less Bung Hole to meet Amy — who had just left for the day. (No problem: we met her two days later.)

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:09 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Alex used a mysterious scoring system.
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Re: Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

Post by LGTrotter » 00:12 Sat 30 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote: 1985 Graham(1);
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:16 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Most generously, Alex decided to catch up with his scheduled drinking for the year by having us drink it. Doff hat.

And we had a bucket of good Port: my WTN vote was uselessly indecisive: F85 won 2 points, four Ports won one each — O63, T85, O72, G70. One joy was that both F85 and T85 showed very well, especially the former. (See discussion entitled The Taylor 1985 Debate.) Another joy was that OBV 1972 — yes, seventy-two — was lovely mature Port.

And we had a bucket of good Port that we couldn’t reliably recognise. Ignore the scoring system which awarded a point for guessing VP, and know the truth. We were rubbish.

Finally, Wolfgang asked, again, for a template for a Will. Sent!

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Re: Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

Post by CPR 1 » 13:55 Mon 01 Sep 2014

An excellent evening, good catching up with people and a special big thank you to Alex for providing some excellent port. The F85 was the best bottle I have tasted of this wine and very good, but still piped by the G870 for me.

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Re: Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

Post by Glenn E. » 04:45 Tue 02 Sep 2014

jdaw1 wrote:F85 won 2 points, four Ports won one each — O63, T85, O72, G70.
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Re: Tue 26 Aug 2014: AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party

Post by jdaw1 » 09:12 Tue 02 Sep 2014

Agreed. The O72 had a wonderful texture. It tasted like a softly faded over-mature VP.

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