Croft vertical, Tue 07 Nov 2023

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Croft vertical, Tue 07 Nov 2023

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This post to hold plans as and when agreed.

Theme: Croft.

Location: the Boot & Flogger.

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2023, for which day the Red Room is booked.

Bottles:
  1. 1945 (IDJ);
  2. 1947 (NAC);
  3. 1950 (CPR);
  4. 1955 (IDJ, NAC);
  5. 1960 (IDJ, CPR, NAC);
  6. 1963 (IDJ, GEAG, MC, MPM);
  7. 1966 (IDJ, MPM, NAC);
  8. 1967 Roêda (NAC);
  9. 1970 (IDJ, MPM, CPR, NAC);
  10. 1975 (CPR, NAC with dodgy halves and excellent magnums);
  11. 1977 (IDJ, MPM, CPR, NAC);
  12. 1978 Roêda (NAC);
  13. 1982 (MPM);
  14. 1987 Roêda (CPR);
  15. 1991 (GEAG);
  16. 1994 (ZDR, NAC)
  17. 2000 (GEAG, MPM, NAC);
  18. 2002 Roêda (NAC);
  19. 2003 (CPR, NAC);
  20. 2004 Roêda (NAC);
  21. 2008 Roêda (NAC in halves);
  22. 2011 (GEAG);
  23. 2015 Roêda (JDAW, NAC halves in bond);
  24. 2016 (MC in halves);
  25. 2018 Roêda (MC in halves, NAC halves in bond).
People:
  1. Industry guest;
  2. JDAW;
  3. AHB;
  4. IDJ;
  5. PW;
  6. MC;
  7. MPM;
  8. CPR;
  9. TC;
  10. CMAG;
  11. HTHW;
  12. GEAG;
  13. SCD.
Reserves: Draft of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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It’s been too long since we’ve had a Croft vertical (• 29 Oct 2014 at Plantation Place; • 16 Jan 2012 at the Bunghole; • 09 Feb 2008 in Boston).

You know what to do.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Ydw!
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please. Will check what I have.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please .... I'm sure I have something reliant to bring :-)
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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People: we are quorate. Please PM me what you could make available, and the £ you’d charge.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please!
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please

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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Yes please
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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GEAG is away at the moment, so I’m making an executive decision that he would accept.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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yes please
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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That takes us to fourteen. There will be a reserve list, and I expect that the first one or two reserves will make it.

So far the only bottle we claim to have is Zak’s 1994. Let’s hope that it’s a Nebuchadnezzar.

Adrian Bridge has accepted his invitation.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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I have the 45, 55, 60, 63, 66, 70 & 77.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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I am delighted to find that I accepted this while on honeymoon, well done George (Julian). I have 1963, 1991, 2000, and 2011.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Can I please go on the reserve list
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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flash_uk wrote: 09:23 Sat 29 Apr 2023Yes please!
I believe I have 63, 66, 70, 77, 82 and 00.
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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nac wrote: 08:40 Sat 29 Apr 2023 Yes please. Will check what I have.
Think I have:
Vintage - 1947, 1955, 1960, 1966, 1970, 1975 bottles in suspect condition & magnums in excellent condition, 1977, 1994, 2000, 2003
Roeda - 1967, 1978, 2002, 2004, 2008 halves, 2015 halves in bond, 2018 halves in bond
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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The first post now lists twenty-five vintages. Starting to look like a proper tasting. Prices received from Charles (very generous — doffs hat) and and others.

Policy: I’m tempted to restrict this to ≤2003. Perhaps plus 2011. Objections?
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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jdaw1 wrote: 21:35 Tue 02 May 2023
Policy: I’m tempted to restrict this to ≤2003. Perhaps plus 2011. Objections?
Agree
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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Have 55, 60, 70. Will PM costs. Without your proposal I would have suggested <=87 or <=94 depending on whether we have any further older vintages; but I certainly have no problem with (either of) your proposal(s).
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Re: Croft vertical, Tue 14 Nov 2023

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I would be tempted to leave out the SQVPs so as to enable us to include all of the full vintage ports.

But, if we do include do Roeda, my spreadsheet alleges I have 1980 Roeda (and I know I have a half of 2005 Roeda).

Maybe a separate Roeda tasting idc?
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