1963 Pinto dos Santos

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1963 Pinto dos Santos

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).
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=62036#p62036]Here[/url] DRT wrote:Pinto dos Santos (which should perhaps be "A. Pinto dos Santos")

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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by jdaw1 » 14:37 Sun 13 Oct 2013

Not realising the full name of this Port A. Pintos dos Santos Junior the abbreviation ‟PS” was used, when ‟SJ” would have been consistent with previous usage. Sorry.

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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 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 Pinto dos Santos

Post by jdaw1 » 12:53 Mon 14 Oct 2013

PS63 = SJ63. Dark red-brown, 50% opaque. Others thought it corked, but I’m not sensitive to TCA, and didn’t find that. Very mature. Brown sugar, continuing on very long.

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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by uncle tom » 16:18 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Slightly dirty wine, decent colour, but little else to commend it.
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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by DRT » 01:21 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Corked. Not tasted.
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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by WS1 » 11:29 Sun 03 Nov 2013

very dark, blackish red with watery rim; smells dirty and eludes to a corked smell; definitely flawed bt. VA on the finish; bittereness of the port in taste and finish elude to that the bt was tainted by TCA.
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Re: 1963 Pinto dos Santos

Post by AHB » 22:05 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep red, bricking rim, 70% opaque. Dirty fruit on the nose, TCA on the palate. Disappointing. NR. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 10½ hours.
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