1963 Sandeman

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1963 Sandeman

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 Sandeman

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 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 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 10:52 Mon 14 Oct 2013

S63. Red, 40% opaque. Big unctuous taste, with strawberries. Mid-to-light weight: very old-style Sandeman. A mite better than its Quinta de la Rosa sister.

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 22:29 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Light texture and drying out, but a nice fully mature vintage port.
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by uncle tom » 13:42 Mon 21 Oct 2013

My previous experiences of Sa63 have led me to class it as a port to drink up, yet this example was delightfully well preserved and youthful. My WOTN
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:01 Wed 23 Oct 2013

1963 Sandeman Vintage Port
A darker ruby color compared to the ’63 Quinta de la Rosa VP which preceded it in the flight. A youthful and pqwerful nose. Full bodied from the get-go, spices, light tannins, then it blows up in the mouth. The finish was seamless and very long. Mature, but in a great place with many more years left ahead of it. A real treat to try this.
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by WS1 » 20:36 Mon 28 Oct 2013

glorious ruby red; slightly watery on the rim; umami nose; lovely!; medium body very long and fragrant; really classy port!
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:28 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Brick red and attractive in appearance; 50% opaque. Faint nose showing a slight soapiness. Gentle flavours on entry which builds reasonably well to medium bodied with some very gentle tannins apparent. Lovely sweet strawberry aftertaste and a big finish supported by the tannins. Very fine, very long. 90/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 7 hours.
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