1963 Burmester

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1963 Burmester

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 Burmester

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Re: 1963 Burmester

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Re: 1963 Burmester

Post by jdaw1 » 23:18 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 Burmester

Post by jdaw1 » 12:58 Mon 14 Oct 2013

B63. Nose of burnt sugar. Taste similar, and of middling weight.

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Re: 1963 Burmester

Post by uncle tom » 16:05 Wed 16 Oct 2013

Hint of citrus, light, readily quaffable
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Re: 1963 Burmester

Post by DRT » 01:44 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Good colour with dark fruit. A bit one dimensional but nice drinking port.

As an aside, this bottle was purchased by me in Vilamoura in southern Portugal in 1999. When I bought it it was the most expensive and oldest bottle of wine I had ever purchased. I am very pleased it found a good home 88)
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Re: 1963 Burmester

Post by WS1 » 11:08 Sun 03 Nov 2013

light brown, orange red color with watery rim; thin, light colheita smell; light body, sweetness on the palate and bitter in the finish; not a great port.
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Re: 1963 Burmester

Post by AHB » 09:33 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep orange, with a pale rim; 60% opaque. Sharp lemon and lime on the nose. Mid-weight entry with a nice smooth texture. Lots of toffee and caramel wrapped around a sharp apple acidity. Big and lively aftertaste that came as a real surprise. Rather a pleasant port. 87/100. Drunk 12-Oct-13. Decanted 11 hours.
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