1963 Dalva

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1963 Dalva

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 Dalva

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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 Dalva

Post by jdaw1 » 10:54 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Dl63. Palest of the session, straw orange-yellow. Nose of faint barley sugar. Taste very faint the hill was many many miles behind.

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Re: 1963 Dalva

Post by DRT » 22:30 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Very pale yellow. Wax on the nose. Drinkable but nothing to it. Probably badly stored as it shouldn't be this colour.
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Re: 1963 Dalva

Post by uncle tom » 13:43 Mon 21 Oct 2013

Colour almost gone, feeble, but perfectly drinkable.
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Re: 1963 Dalva

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

1963 Dalva Vintage Port
A light apple juice color, not a good sign. The nose reminded me of an aged Dalva white colheita. While the palate was enjoyable with it’s smooth carmel, toffee, and citrus, it was more like an aged white colheita than a ruby port. This bottle was far past it’s best, especially compared to the others in this flight, but was still enjoyable on it’s own.
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Re: 1963 Dalva

Post by WS1 » 20:39 Mon 28 Oct 2013

very pale in colour and watery rim; a bit gloopy treacle tart suggery, melasses golden sirup nose; thin, suggery taste; litschi fruit touch, slightly oxidised.
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Re: 1963 Dalva

Post by AHB » 09:48 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Pale straw in colour, 5% opaque. Plastic smelling nose, faint and unattractive. Sweet and flowery on the palate. Incredibly lightweight but surprisingly drinkable - a pale and delicate wine with a sweet icing sugar and flower-water finish. 83/100. Drunk 11-Oct-13. Decanted 6½ hours.
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