1963 Offley

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1963 Offley

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In a bottle of Fonseca 1963 was a question rather than a certain answer:
jdaw1 wrote: 13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
Recognising that this scientific question needed scientific experiment, a round dozen of us gathered to test some 1963s.

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PhilW
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1963 Offley

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Very faulty; yuck.
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Graham’s 1977
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Re: 1963 Offley

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20% opacity copper orange. Lively nose, slightly sharp. Fruit almost gone, what's there is very extracted citrus, perhaps orange. Sharp bitterness along the palate. Tom said probably lightstruck, which would be consistent with the colour. Not so badly flawed to be undrinkable, but I did leave most of my glass as it didn't have much going for it.
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Re: 1963 Offley Boa Vista

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O63: orange, 15% opaque. Nose very faint with hint of grapefruit. Palate very acidic, tangerine, and the ending very acidic.
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