1963 Rebello Valente

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1963 Rebello Valente

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 Rebello Valente

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 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 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 10:48 Mon 14 Oct 2013

RV63. Third darkest of the session. Alas too acrid mid- and late-palate, though good dark fruits behind that.

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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by DRT » 22:26 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Dull nose and woody on the palate. Perhaps corked?
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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by uncle tom » 13:31 Mon 21 Oct 2013

Good colour and full on the palate, but a tad fiery. Nice wine.
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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:00 Wed 23 Oct 2013

1963 Rebello Valente Vintage Port
From the first smell I knew something was wrong!corked! Argh!!
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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by WS1 » 20:30 Mon 28 Oct 2013

glorious dark ruby red; slight bt stink; slight cherry and alcoholic nose; a bit fiery on the palate; harsh on the brandy, long finish; really good port, very fresh, vibrant and fragrant.
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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 22:20 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep red, mature in colour; 60% opaque. Dusty nose, smelling of sea breezes and iodine. Hollow on entry, smooth texture; builds nicely on the palate with lots of flavours and layers. Becomes big in the mouth, fully flavoured with masses of aniseed. The aniseed balls run through a mid-length finish. Tasty and sweet. 89/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 6 hours.
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