1963 Quinta de la Rosa

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1963 Quinta de la Rosa

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 Quinta de la Rosa

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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 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by jdaw1 » 10:50 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Rs63. Red, 30% opaque. Nose had lovely strawberry fruit. Taste as well, and lovely, with a slight bitterness throughout. But an even touch of strawberries as well. Lovely.

I could believe that this was a component of Sandeman. Indeed, I could even believe that it is the same as Sandeman consistent with the label. Perhaps others with more knowledge could pronounce.

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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by DRT » 22:28 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Thicker and more acidic than the Sandeman, perhaps with a little Douro bake.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by uncle tom » 13:33 Mon 21 Oct 2013

Nice complexity, elegant. Slightly over the hill, but not in a bad way. My second place wine from this flight.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by djewesbury » 14:35 Mon 21 Oct 2013

I'm curious as to whether this juice was, customarily, a component of Sandeman, or of Rebello Valente, which is the other version of the story I'd heard. Does anybody know?
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by RAYC » 20:32 Tue 22 Oct 2013

djewesbury wrote:I'm curious as to whether this juice was, customarily, a component of Sandeman, or of Rebello Valente, which is the other version of the story I'd heard. Does anybody know?
Quite possibly both. Sandeman did not own any of their own quintas until 1988 (Vau), so all grapes were "bought in". They had purchased Robertson Borthers (who produced port under the Rebello Valente brand) in the early 1950s.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

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

1963 Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port
This was labeled Sandeman. This was a time when QdlR was selling their grapes to Sandeman and this was made from grapes from the Quinta especially for them by Sandeman. To my knowledge this was never commercially released. A solid cola color with a fragrant nose of dried rose pedals. Semi sweet bodied, dried fruit, spices, well balanced and elegant. A long lingering finish rounded out a surprise of the flight.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by WS1 » 20:34 Mon 28 Oct 2013

light red ruby colour; menthol, minty nose; cherry and chery stones in the nose; cherry, honey on the palate; fresh, fragrant; light in body, but a really nice port.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by Axel P » 18:13 Tue 29 Oct 2013

I actually could persuade Sophia to give us a bottle in exchange for another 63. I did and do like the mineralic style of the La Rosa bottled "Sandeman" Ports a lot. So far I had the 60, 63, 70 and 72! (two of them with Daniel) and they do not fail to impress for what they are, especially the mineralic note I did find latest in the Grahams The Stone Terraces.

We should do a La Rosa Vertical at La Rosa soon.

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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by djewesbury » 20:36 Tue 29 Oct 2013

Axel P wrote:We should do a La Rosa Vertical at La Rosa soon.
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Re: 1963 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by AHB » 22:23 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Medium red, bricking on the edge; 50% opaque. Big and fragrant nose full of attractive, bright fruit. Thick texture, slightly hollow on the early palate but with pleasant dusty fruit. Medium bodied with nice mid-palate complexity and some lovely cedar wood. Big and tingling on the aftertaste, full of lingering gentle cherries. 88/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 6 hours.
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