Links to relevant threads:
- Review of evening as a whole;
- Hedges and Butler 1963 magnum;
- Cockburn 1963;
- Croft 1963;
- Delaforce 1963;
- Dow 1963;
- Fonseca 1963;
- Graham 1963;
- Offley Boa Vista 1963;
- Taylor 1963;
- Noval 1963.
The magnum Hedges and Butler has been bought at Christie’s as one of five magnums of Noval 1963. Not according to the cork, my friends, not at all: feeling a bit robbed by that. Nonetheless, the decanting experiment proceeded.
So a goodly chunk of the magnum was freehand poured into a large decanter, which was then split three ways through primed funnels into primed decanters. Then the remainder of the magnum went into that same large decanter, with much swishing to ensure the muck, of which there was lots, came too. That was then split, with more swishing, two ways. What a hassle![url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=9349#9349]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:A magnum of Noval 1963 will be decanted in ﬁve different ways:
All six decanters used will have been recently washed and obsessively rinsed.
- Freehand into a magnum decanter, stopping before sediment appears. This ‘prime’ N63 will then be split three ways:
- through nothing;
- through new muslin;
- through washed muslin;
- The remaining sediment-rich ‘non-prime’ N63 will be decanted, with light swishing of bottle to really stir up the muck, in two ways:
- through an unbleached coffee filter;
- through new muslin.
There was a second experiment. Each drinker had 14 of my usual port glass, the INAO 7.25 oz tasting glass. Each also one extra glass, a Riedel port glass, which could be used in a mini glass test.
So lots of of room for retention.