1963 Borges

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1963 Borges

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 Borges

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Re: 1963 Borges

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Re: 1963 Borges

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 Borges

Post by jdaw1 » 12:51 Mon 14 Oct 2013

B&I63. From a batch of bottle sold as ‟believed vinatge port”, and the darkest coloured of that batch (others: 1, 2, 3, 4). Dark brown. But the nose wasn’t liked: bacterial, I thought, and was too cowardly to taste.

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Re: 1963 Borges

Post by uncle tom » 16:10 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Bit tart, and well past it's best; but given the track record of this producer, not a bad showing (for them..)
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Re: 1963 Borges

Post by DRT » 01:18 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Darker than other bottles of this that I have tasted. Acidic on the palate. Good weight and texture but with some flaws. Was probably good a decade ago.
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Re: 1963 Borges

Post by WS1 » 11:23 Sun 03 Nov 2013

brownish, orange ruby red color; unspectacular nose which is barely there; good finish though, slight bittereness, a bit acidic on the finish; creamy tasting touch of sweets; not bad port but also not really good.
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Re: 1963 Borges

Post by AHB » 09:31 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep orange, 40% opaque. Dirty orange on the nose. Concentrated and acidic entry; stays very acidic but is full of intense orange. The sticky, concentrated orange continues through the lengthy finish. 87/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 10 hours.
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