Taylor Single Harvest Tawny Tasting - 16 May 2024

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Taylor Single Harvest Tawny Tasting - 16 May 2024

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Am considering doing a tasting of all the Taylor Single Harvest Tawny releases (apart from the pre-1900 ones) and a few other 50YO+ things.

The bottles are all from my cellar and will be charged at whatever they originally cost me.

Proposed line-up:
  1. Quevedo Very Old “Celebration” White Port [1970 Single Harvest] (bt 2019)
  2. Taylor 50YO Golden Age (bt 2022)
  3. Taylor Single Harvest 1961
  4. Taylor Single Harvest 1964
  5. Taylor Single Harvest 1965
  6. Taylor Single Harvest 1966
  7. Taylor Single Harvest 1967
  8. Taylor Single Harvest 1968
  9. Taylor Single Harvest 1969
  10. Taylor Single Harvest 1970
  11. Taylor Single Harvest 1971
  12. Taylor VVO Platinum Jubilee Edition (bt 2022)
  13. Taylor VVO Coronation Edition (bt 2023)
To make this viable it needs 10-12 heads. For 10, cost per head is £265; for 12, £220.
Note that my preference is for this to be 10 rather than 12...

At this stage just need to know if there's sufficient interest. If so, venue will be B&F, Red Room, Thursday 16th May 2024.

Interested (at table):
  1. NAC (availability confirmed)
  2. Potential guest of NAC
  3. CPR (availability confirmed)
  4. PhilW (availability confirmed)
  5. MPM (availability confirmed)
  6. HTWH (not available)
  7. GEAG (availability confirmed)
  8. MartinC (availability confirmed)
  9. AHB (availability confirmed)
  10. GlennE (availability confirmed)
  11. SCD (not available)
  12. MCharlton (availability confirmed)
  13. MJRM (not available)
  14. TC (availability confirmed)
  15. MDA?
  16. Axel
  17. Ralph
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I am game.

You are missing the 1863 from the line up... alas I can't offer to bring it.

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CPR 1 wrote: 12:50 Mon 24 Apr 2023 I am game.

You are missing the 1863 from the line up... alas I can't offer to bring it.

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An excellent idea, I would certainly be up for it.
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Yes please. Pretty sure I have '67.
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I'm game for this but later in the year if possible?
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you are missing the Taylor VVO Coronation of the list, which will be released on Monday i believe.
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hadge wrote: 10:23 Tue 25 Apr 2023 you are missing the Taylor VVO Coronation of the list, which will be released on Monday i believe.
Yup - aware of it. It may end up being included.
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I am up for this
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Very interested, but unlikely to be able to attend.
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Can I join in with this please .... subject to the date

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Yes please. Definitely interested (subject to dates).
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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Glenn E. wrote: 05:06 Wed 26 Apr 2023 Very interested, but unlikely to be able to attend.
Glenn - if there was a date that potentially worked for you, then I'm sure we could be flexible about the timing of this. Let me know...
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The comment above to Glenn applies more widely. If there are others who would like to come but can't do 2023Q4, then I'm happy for this to slide into 2024. Let me know...
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It is possible that Q4 might work, but I won't know for sure until after summer.
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I would be a possible for 2024 if you do push it back.
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Yes please.
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Please could I be added to the attendee list (MJRM). Thanks.
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Thought I put myself down for this - yes please
Can pitch in a few bottles
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forest26 wrote: 21:44 Fri 12 May 2023 Thought I put myself down for this - yes please
Can pitch in a few bottles
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I would like to attend if space permitting
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Since this has revived, I would love to attend if held the week that I'm in London for the Graham vertical. Those dates would be roughly May 12-16, 2024. I could probably change either end of that by +/- one day if truly necessary, most easily at the beginning. (Current plan is to fly to London on Friday, 5/10 arriving mid-day Saturday, 5/11. Probably not in good shape to taste that evening. Then plan to fly to Porto on Thursday or Friday, May 16 or 17.)

I have and could contribute the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Very Very Old Tawny Port.

I also have and could contribute the 1964 Taylor Single Harvest, but for uniformity of experience across the Single Harvests I suggest that any of them that are contributed be used to replace those in your cellar, and that all of the ones opened for the tasting be the ones that come from your cellar.
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Glenn E. wrote: 23:33 Sat 11 Nov 2023 Since this has revived, I would love to attend...
Will sort out dates soon, but am planning that you'll be able to attend so will work around your dates.
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To confirm, line-up will also include the VVO Coronation bottling.

Also, anticipation is that all the bottles will come from my cellar.
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nac wrote: 12:46 Mon 24 Apr 2023(possibly 21st November).
Are placemats urgently needed?
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