1963 Gonzalez Byass

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1963 Gonzalez Byass

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 Gonzalez Byass

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Re: 1963 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 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 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 12:55 Mon 14 Oct 2013

GB63. Orange brown, 20% opaque. Nose horrible. Not tasted.

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Re: 1963 Gonzalez Byass

Post by uncle tom » 16:00 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Gonzalez Byass has a distinctive sweet style, and this bottle was typical of other GB vintages I've tried. Jaded and pale, this was not a star turn.
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Re: 1963 Gonzalez Byass

Post by DRT » 01:37 Thu 17 Oct 2013

I did not like this port.
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Re: 1963 Gonzalez Byass

Post by WS1 » 11:00 Sun 03 Nov 2013

light brownish color, slight greenish and orange hints as well; a bit fiery in the nose; tawny, colheita type smell; carton in the finish; revolting on the palate; clearly an over the hill bt.
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Re: 1963 Gonzalez Byass

Post by AHB » 14:45 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Light in colour, very pale; 15% opaque. Dirty fruit nose, not very attractive - like badly bruised plums. Lightweight entry, suprising amount of tannins but very little flavour other than barley-sugars. Lingering barley sugar flavours on the palate. Vaguely pleasant, but tertiary and rather bland. 81/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 11½ hours.
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