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1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 11:12 Wed 09 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
To celebrate the Quinquagenary of AHB, he arranged a horizontal of 1963s in Wokingham at The Cantley House Hotel (evenings of Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2013) and The Walter Arms (lunch on Saturday 12th), and two evening Champagne tastings for our better halves. Sadly the venue was not able to accommodate all he would have liked to have invited. Diaries had been blocked since early 2012, and bottles had been gathered for most of a decade before that. A splendid weekend indeed.

Partial links:
Review of the event as a whole, which starts with a full set of links;
Placemats (and parameters by which constructed).

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 18:13 Sun 13 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
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Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 18:13 Sun 13 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
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Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 23:12 Sun 13 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
Some links:
Review which includes links to the Champagnes; Placemats and their Parameters;
• Fri evening 1963s: VS QH GC Ck G | Kh Mg Av F | RV Rs S Dl Cn;
• Sat aftern’n 1963s: Sb RVi RCV Ad RO | Dm BBR T Cr Ni | Mk Fd O Mz;
• Sat evening 1963s: MC W D N NN | A B&I Df PS Cv | GB CáF B Fr;
• Others: 1863 Burmester, 1977 Warre (tappitt hen), Martinez Crusted bottled 1973, 1966 Château Batailley (magnum).

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 12:11 Mon 14 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
Mk63. red, 40% opaque. Nose noted as ‟’orrible”.   JDAW to DRT: ‟Was the taste the same as the nose?”   DRT: ‟worse”.

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 01:09 Thu 17 Oct 2013
by DRT
Good colour — strange nose and sugary sweet. Not nice.

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 17:30 Sun 20 Oct 2013
by uncle tom
Full and quite elegant, but a little bit woody — oxidised?

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 07:23 Tue 29 Oct 2013
by WS1
Glorious red colour, orange rim; slightly restrained cherry nose; a bit one dimensional in complexity but very good long finish; umami taste, great port but lacks a bit mid palate.

Re: 1963 Mackenzie

Posted: 14:51 Tue 05 Nov 2013
by AHB
Mid-red with a copper edge; 40% opaque, Smelly nose, not attractive and showing considerable heat. Thick in texture with rich chocolate tannins supporting a sweet and concentrated red jelly bean flavour giving a lovely palate presence. The jelly bean comes through on the aftertaste and leads to an attractive length finish that is full of sharp dried cranberries. 88/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 3 hours.