1963 Messias Cachao

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1963 Messias Cachao

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 Messias Cachao

Post by jdaw1 » 17:37 Sun 13 Oct 2013

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Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

Post by jdaw1 » 23:14 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 Messias Cachao

Post by jdaw1 » 12:17 Mon 14 Oct 2013

MC63. Brown, 40% opaque. Not liked, but I didn’t note why. Sorry.

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Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

Post by DRT » 01:27 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Very dark brown. Chocolate on the palate. Lots of fine sediment in suspension, which later turned into clouds of dusty grit floating around the glass. Not offensive to taste but nothing special.
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Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

Post by uncle tom » 17:46 Sat 19 Oct 2013

Thin, colour gone, one of the poorest offerings, - but I still drank it!
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Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

Post by WS1 » 10:41 Sun 03 Nov 2013

brown cloudy color; burnish smell; maderised; washed out taste; sugery, simple bad finish
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Re: 1963 Messias Cachao

Post by AHB » 09:37 Tue 05 Nov 2013

From Messias. Copper toned, 30% opaque. Seaweed on the nose, with lots of iodine and beetroot. Bland entry, quite watery in texture in contrast to many of the other '63 ports tasted at this horizontal; oxidised and unpleasant - rubber, plastic and pepper. Barely drinkable. 62/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 8 hours.
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