1963 Real Companhia Velha

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1963 Real Companhia Velha

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 Companhia Velha

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Re: 1963 Real Companhia Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 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 Companhia Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 11:32 Mon 14 Oct 2013

RCV63. Equal-palest of session, like RVi63. Taste slightly sour. Also sweetness, and very late, heat. Again like the RVi63, very long brown sugar sweetness.

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Re: 1963 Real Companhia Velha

Post by DRT » 23:18 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Fowl nose - as in "smells like a chicken coop". Extremely sweet and horrible. Avoid.
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Re: 1963 Real Companhia Velha

Post by uncle tom » 17:45 Sun 20 Oct 2013

Similar to RVi - pale and past it..
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Re: 1963 Real Companhia Velha

Post by WS1 » 07:31 Tue 29 Oct 2013

orange, yellowish red, colour looks wrong, is more the colour of old wine instead of port and also cloudy; sharp smell, slightly chemical sweet nose; a bit harsh on the brandy; thin in tase, fiery
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Re: 1963 Real Companhia Velha

Post by AHB » 22:14 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Salmon pink, 20% opaque. Nothing on the nose initially but swirling releases a little unpleasant mouldy fruit. Little other than a gentle sugar on entry but some soft jelly-baby flavours which run through to the aftertaste and finish of modest length. 77/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 1½ hours.
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