1963 Morgan

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1963 Morgan

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 Morgan

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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 Morgan

Post by jdaw1 » 10:35 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Mg63. Dark red, 30% opaque. taste roughly acidic. Not liked. DRT’s glass started light, then acidic, which fades leaving red fruit. His glass better, but still not in good shape.

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Re: 1963 Morgan

Post by DRT » 22:39 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Slightly corked? Nice texture but dull and simple. Drinkable.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1963 Morgan

Post by uncle tom » 13:49 Mon 21 Oct 2013

A rather simple wine; nice, and holding up well
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Re: 1963 Morgan

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:58 Wed 23 Oct 2013

1963 Morgan Vintage Port
A brown cola color. Fully mature palate with spices, nutmeg, yet fresh and lifting as well. A lice long mature finish made this a treat to taste.
93 points

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Re: 1963 Morgan

Post by WS1 » 07:31 Mon 28 Oct 2013

light brownish clear red; fresh good nose with a slight hint of brown sugar; chewing gum and minty taste, not a lot of fruit taste left in this port; good port but needs drinking; a bit harsh on the alkohol in the finish
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Re: 1963 Morgan

Post by AHB » 14:54 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Attractive red, but not deeply coloured; 40% opaque. Freshly crushed raspberries on the nose; sweet and dusty on the palate. Not a lot of fruit on the palate, just dusty library books. Lots of air starts to release some heat and aromatics and makes the wine more attractive, becoming quite fragrant. A nice sweet capsicum and ground pepper on the persistent finish. Very pleasant. 90/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 5½ hours.
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