1963 Andresen

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1963 Andresen

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 Andresen

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Re: 1963 Andresen

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Re: 1963 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 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 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 12:46 Mon 14 Oct 2013

A63. brown, 30% opaque. Fully mature. Heat, brown sugar, and more heat. Good size. Past prime, but it was good port.

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Re: 1963 Andresen

Post by DRT » 01:16 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Good colour. Full bodied and thick. Sweet with heat on the end. A good port for drinking now.
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Re: 1963 Andresen

Post by WS1 » 11:19 Sun 03 Nov 2013

brownish, orange red color; a bit caramelised, burned sugar smell; a bit short caramelised taste; caramel pudding comes to mind; light body.
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Re: 1963 Andresen

Post by AHB » 09:26 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep orange, lightly coloured rim. Gentle orange juice on the nose, but unclean in style. Soft entry, dilute and sugary with some tannic tingle but little else. Gentle grapefruit finish of good duration. Light and tertiary. 80/100. 10 hour decant.
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