1963 Real Vinicola

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1963 Real Vinicola

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 Real Vinicola

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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

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 Real Vinicola

Post by jdaw1 » 11:30 Mon 14 Oct 2013

RVi63. Equal-palest of session, orange-brown 30% opaque. Nose had brown sugar. Taste also, sweet brown sugar, heat mid-palate. No fruit, but the brown sugar sweetness very very long.

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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

Post by DRT » 23:17 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Light colour but retaining some red. Truly horrid.
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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

Post by uncle tom » 17:44 Sun 20 Oct 2013

Suspiciously similar to the RCV. Pale, well past best, and even then probably nothing to write home about.
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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

Post by WS1 » 07:28 Tue 29 Oct 2013

sauternes colour, greenish, yellowish rim; smell after carton box with a touch of sugar; thin, short, sweetish, dull
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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

Post by Axel P » 18:05 Tue 29 Oct 2013

This I would rather throw away than really finish as a recomendation.

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Re: 1963 Real Vinicola

Post by AHB » 22:16 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Pale copper colour, orange rim; 30% opaque. Nothing on the nose. Nothing on the early palate. Work brings out some faint caramel and cinnamon. Light and tertiary, this is drinkable at a push. 76/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 1½ hours.
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