1983 Warre

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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1983 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 20:28 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 17:15 Mon 13 Mar 2017

55% opacity, warm red. Notes were getting shorter at this point! red fruits, tannins.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:15 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature red colour with a rose rim; 60% opaque. Mature fruit on the nose with hints of rose hip syrup and blood orange. A wonderful entry, full of rich fruit with a great balance from the fresh acidity. Air on the palate brings lots of youthful fruit. Maturity appears again on the aftertaste, mixed in with the dark chocolate tannins. This has a great structure and a youthful composition that promises a long life ahead of it. 90/100.
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