1963 Adam

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1963 Adam

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 Adams

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Re: 1963 Adams

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Re: 1963 Adams

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 Adams

Post by jdaw1 » 11:34 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Ad63. Equal-palest of session, 20% orange-orange-brown. Nose very faint slight acridity. Taste vet over the hill. Light. Late, a persistent sweetness.

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Re: 1963 Adams

Post by DRT » 23:19 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Light colour - very bitter and hot.
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Re: 1963 Adams

Post by uncle tom » 16:08 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Hot! But otherwise well constructed.
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Re: 1963 Adams

Post by WS1 » 07:34 Tue 29 Oct 2013

browinish, bernstein colour to sauternes colour; medicinal with sweet touch nose; coughing pastilles; very nice texture, smooth balanced, short, medium to light body, port more driven by brandy and structure than fruit/taste
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Re: 1963 Adams

Post by AHB » 09:40 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Another of the Adams own label ports with corks branded Quinta das Carvalhas.

Pale golden straw, 10% opaque. Very little on the nose. Gentle flavour, just some sweet icing sugar and Turkish Delight. Gently flavoursome on the palate with a bit of spicy cedar wood. Pleasant cedar aftertaste and finish of surprising length. Unexpectedly pelasant - aged, delicate and tertiary but mildly enjoyable. 82/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 1 hour.
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