1963 Quinta do Sibio

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1963 Quinta do Sibio

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 do Sibio

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by jdaw1 » 23:09 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 do Sibio

Post by jdaw1 » 11:29 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Sb63. Red, 40% opaque. Nose had faint red plum. Taste of rich dark fruit; heat mid-palate; great length. Maybe also black cherry. Best on page.

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by DRT » 23:15 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Dark red. Attractive nose. Thick with lots of cherry and a very sweet finish. The best of this sub-flight (Sb RVi RCV Ad RO) by a very long margin.
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by jdaw1 » 23:31 Mon 14 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:The best of this sub-flight (Sb RVi RCV Ad RO) by a very long margin.
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by uncle tom » 17:41 Sun 20 Oct 2013

A full elegant wine, with a little touch of fire at the finish. If tasted blind, could easily be mistaken for Taylor.
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by WS1 » 07:27 Tue 29 Oct 2013

glorious, clear dark red; cherry smell, slightly restrained dark chocolate nose; very attractive nose! Very good port; cherry taste, amareno cherry aromas; long finish; medium body, very complex wine. :D
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by Axel P » 18:02 Tue 29 Oct 2013

After having had the Sibio 70 some times, I was very impressed by the Port as this turns out to be a superb Port from the year, unlike everything I have tasted after and including 1970. The best Sibio however I had was the 1938 at the Gaveto Restaurant with Dirk Niepoort 2 years ago in Matosinhos/ Porto.

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Sibio

Post by AHB » 22:29 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Rich red in colour, looking mature and ready to drink; 50% opaque. Nosing gently of candied red fruit and chilli peppers. Sweet, quite thick in texture and a peppery palate with the chilli showing through the sweet redcurrant jelly. A spicy finish with lots of sweet jelly and charcoal tannins. Decent port, albeit simple and straightforward. 84/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 2 hours.
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