1963 Graham

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1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 11:11 Wed 09 Oct 2013

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).

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Re: 1963 Graham

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Sun 13 Oct 2013

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).

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:40 Sun 13 Oct 2013

G63. Red, 30% opaque. Nose: corked? Others confirmed. Light. Too acidic. Good sugar, but much too much acidity. Not a correct bottle of Graham 1963.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by DRT » 23:08 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Strawberry on the nose. Bitter. Not good.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by uncle tom » 14:06 Mon 21 Oct 2013

Better and more youthful than my other recent experiances with this wine, but still thinning and fading a little. Typical Graham signature.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:56 Wed 23 Oct 2013

1963 Graham’s Vintage Port
This started out nicely with orange marmalade, cigar leaf and some menthol. Then something happened and it just completely fell apart and turned stinky. Really weird I’ve never had that happen like this before.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by WS1 » 20:27 Mon 28 Oct 2013

tawnyish red; honey melone fruit nose, slightly flatish nose; one dimendional; in my eyes a falty bt due to a good Grahams 1963 always has a faboulous finish and second layer on the palate which this bt did not have. In my eyes slightly oxidised due to bad cork.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by Axel P » 18:16 Tue 29 Oct 2013

The last coupe of times I had the G 63 I was not as impressed as I was in the years before as this Port is much more mature than others. I did downgrade this a lot compared to other big names such as Taylors, Fonseca, Dow and NN this weekend. 17

The last time I had this in splendid shape was at the factory house some years ago in Magnums.

Lets try again

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by AHB » 14:48 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Medium brick red in colour, 60% opaque. Bottle stink on the nose, not overly attractive. Lacking on the palate, with bottle stink flavours dominating. Some tannins on the mid-palate. A disappointing bottle. 84/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 5½hours.
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