At Pyrmont, that is. Sadly, Peter is leaving these lovely rooms soon
After all the debates about reducing the number of wines at these events, I didn’t notice any difference. Makes it hard for the pourer (Peter M), the scribe (Chris A) and the photographer, later on when cheeks get flushed. Paul F missed out, and we missed out on his Delphic utterances. Still, we had enough fun as you can see (please click on any image to see a large version):
The tucker was tops as usual
And the wines bloody lovely
How lucky are we to have friends who share ancient treasure like this so generously?
And this lovely lot of Murray's best - interesting to see the transition from Hunter River Riesling to Semillon.
John L brought a whole bracket of Turkey Flat Shiraz, one of my favourite Barossa reds, 1992 – 96.
Remarkable were two things: utterly consistent modern Shiraz style, and the wines’ steadfast refusal to show signs of age. Will they outlast us? Sadly, I didn’t get a shot of these lovely, John.
Someone kept moving the bottles off the table
Just warming up with this lot
And this lovely bunch
Serious stuff on the table now.
Someone took a photo of me – don’t remember that – offering one of the strong opinions I have so many of, with Reg looking non-plussed and Peter smiling politely.
Would you believe a 1939 Dolcetto from Johnny Walker’s Rhinecastle? Still with us as well? In good company here.
Thank you all for a wonderful evening