Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

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Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

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A lovely time was had last night at Left Bank in NYC as six of us (and a few drop-ins) enjoyed 8-ish Ports. The tasting was held blind, with submissions curated by jdaw1, and there were many surprises and few correct guesses. All brought a bottle, with a few gifts added in.

Warre's 1984 LBV
Barros 1980 VP
Hardy's 1978 "VP" (Australia) -- Dark horse of the evening
Kopke 1974 Colheita
Da Silva 1908 Colheita(?) (submitted as a gift to the tasting by g-man -- THANK YOU! We wish you could have joined us)
Graham 1982 Colheita
Warre's 1986 LBV
Calem 1977 VP (an extra from Dave -- Thanks!)

The wine of the night was the 1908 Da Silva -- universally appreciated but rarely selected as #1, it garnered more points than any other wine present. Graham 82 Colheita was #2, and there was a broad tie for 3rd (and as soon as I get my actual notes from home, I'll update this with the details).

If someone could auto-generate the TN threads for us, it would be appreciated.


(Edit by jdaw1, at request of djewesbury on Sat 15 Aug 2015)
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Re: NYC 17 May 2015: 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

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the da silva should have been the vp, but I will submit that it reminded me more of a madiera on my notes.

i decanted it at 10:30am est, it was already top shoulder fill, threw a good chunk of sediment.

and there was a g-man's share that took off some more from the fill ;-)

the cork was branded da silva

however the vintage was rubbed off in the process of opening bottle.

t-stopper was mine since the cork didn't last.
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Thank you to everyone who made this happen - a very, very successful tasting which is hopefully the first of many to come. I will post photos and create threads soon!
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SushiNorth wrote:If someone could auto-generate the TN threads for us, it would be appreciated.
Process manual rather than automatic, but done anyway.
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Re: NYC 17 May 2015: 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

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Umm chaps. Wasn't AJ da Silva running Noval in 1908? Could you have just drunk the Noval 1908 vintage port?
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AHB wrote:Umm chaps. Wasn't AJ da Silva running Noval in 1908? Could you have just drunk the Noval 1908 vintage port?
Sure, but this was a colheita.
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jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Umm chaps. Wasn't AJ da Silva running Noval in 1908? Could you have just drunk the Noval 1908 vintage port?
Sure, but this was a colheita.
How do you know?
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:Umm chaps. Wasn't AJ da Silva running Noval in 1908? Could you have just drunk the Noval 1908 vintage port?
Sure, but this was a colheita.
How do you know?
Because it says so in the title of its TN thread.
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Re: Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

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How were the Ports????
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Sorry everyone. It's been a busy, not to say tumultuous couple of weeks. I promise to update details soon. We had a lovely time though!
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djewesbury wrote:Sorry everyone. It's been a busy, not to say tumultuous couple of weeks. I promise to update details soon. We had a lovely time though!
Has your tumult settled down? We are keen and eager to read about the atonal qualities of your evening.
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AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Sorry everyone. It's been a busy, not to say tumultuous couple of weeks. I promise to update details soon. We had a lovely time though!
Has your tumult settled down? We are keen and eager to read about the atonal qualities of your evening.
I just found my TNs from this wonderful event. I shall post them now!
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