1963 Feuerheerd

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1963 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 11:12 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 Feuerheerd

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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 23:12 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 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 12:12 Mon 14 Oct 2013

Fd63. Taste very hot. Mouth-drying spirit and heat. No fruit. Long past it.

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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by DRT » 01:10 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Strange nose. Very acidic entry then disappears into nothing.
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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by uncle tom » 17:33 Sun 20 Oct 2013

Textbook example of the Portuguese style of VP, sweet and light, but should have been drunk at half this age..
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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by WS1 » 07:21 Tue 29 Oct 2013

light orange red; sour cherry smell; a hint of tabacco and cigar humidor smell; good quality port; good length, medium to light body
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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by AHB » 09:56 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Hedges and Butler. Pale red in colour with a pale rim, 30% opaque. Pleasant nose of stewed red fruit. Soft and sweet on the palate, initially slightly flabby but gets its focus and balance back well. Powerful dry charcoal tannin but the fruit is a little sour and medium in weight. A long finish of sour aniseed with a twist of bitters. 86/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 4 hours.
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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 23:56 Sun 10 Nov 2013

Did this bottle come from here? And if so, did you re-glue the label?

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Re: 1963 Feuerheerd

Post by AHB » 15:13 Mon 11 Nov 2013

The particular bottle we drank was bought at auction in Oxford on 15 December 2009 so can't have been from the same source as senoritasmile.
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