1963 Dolamore

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1963 Dolamore

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 Dolamore

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Re: 1963 Dolamore

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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by jdaw1 » 23:11 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 Dolamore

Post by jdaw1 » 11:36 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Dm63. Second darkest of session. Red, cloudy, 50% opaque. Taste sweet, with dark cherry, and heat mid-palate. Though light-to-middling weight, long. Later in the evening it had become thicker and chewier, fuller and better. My wine of the session.

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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by DRT » 23:34 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Good strong colour. Dusty nose, reminded me of "Sandy Man"*. Thick, very sweet, with plummy fruit and a nice finish. Good Port.


* We had the pleasure of three Americans for the weekend so this is a memorable reference.
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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by uncle tom » 17:50 Sun 20 Oct 2013

Dusty, aged, fairly sweet and readily quaffable..
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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by WS1 » 07:45 Tue 29 Oct 2013

clear dark opaque red to black/brown colour; prunes, figs in the nose; really good very concetrated dense nose; fruit cake, dried figs, long complex, pruney; excellent port. Dolamore was a well known british wine merchant located near Waterloo station which went bust in the 80ties. Owned by the Gummer family. David Gummer was known to be a good taster and selected/blended/made based on this bt also very good vintage ports.
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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by Axel P » 17:44 Tue 29 Oct 2013

I tried some research to get to know which Port might have been in the bottle but was unsuccesful. I am trying with the IVDP now. I am very much getting along with the idea that it was a Taylor bob, since the type of Port is quite similar in quality.

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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by djewesbury » 17:46 Tue 29 Oct 2013

WS1 wrote:Owned by the Gummer family. David Gummer was known to be a good taster
Any relation to John Selwyn Gummer, I wonder..?
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Re: 1963 Dolamore

Post by AHB » 09:52 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Impressively deep red in colour; opaque. Gentle nose bringing a bit of dusty cherry. The lovely thick texture that is starting to seem typical of the vintage. Fresh fruit on the palate, good levels of acidity keeping the freshness and an interesting sage-leaf twist. Medium-bodied, modest in intensity and still quite acidic. Nice aftertaste, with a big flaring finish that has lots of cherry and green wood tannins. Fine port. 87/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 2 hours.
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