1963 Pocas

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1963 Pocas

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 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 18:37 Sun 13 Oct 2013

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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 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 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 10:34 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Pç63. Second palest of the flight, just darker than Dalva; cloudy orange, 25%. Nose faint, with sugar, and a slight sourness. Taste sweet, then powerful heat, and a citrus note. Still a little life in it.

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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by DRT » 22:38 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Pale and slightly cloudy. Yeast on the nose. Bitter and quite horrid.
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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by uncle tom » 13:47 Mon 21 Oct 2013

Pale and falling apart, but still quite drinkable
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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:57 Wed 23 Oct 2013

1963 Pocas Vintage Port
The color was a murky pale tan. Not something that looked very appealing. Lots of V.A. and oranges on the nose. The palate was shot. Lots of V.A., orange zest and clipped. Can’t recall every having this before so no idea if this was a duff bottle or normal for this Port.
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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by WS1 » 07:26 Mon 28 Oct 2013

Cloudy, orange brown, watery rim; quite closed on the nose with a dusty smoke hint; good length, not good, but not bad either; falters on the palate and a bit dull.
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Re: 1963 Pocas

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

This Port is "over the hills and far away" as the quality of the Port is not good enough to leave it almost 50 years in the botttle.

14/20- dont buy!

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Re: 1963 Pocas

Post by AHB » 22:10 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Orange colour, slight greening on the rim. 15% opaque and slightly cloudy. Antiseptic nose, lots of ozone. The antiseptic mixed with orange peel dominates the early palate and leads to a harshness on the mid-palate from the cutting acidity. A sharp dose of bitters shows on the aftertaste and finish, but this changes into a lovely ginger biscuit of impressive length. 82/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 5 hours.
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