1983 Warre

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TLW
Quinta do Noval LBV
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1983 Warre

Post by TLW » 14:49 Fri 09 Feb 2018

Cork removed relatively cleanly, no seepage.

About 70% opaque with a bit of bricking around the edges. Just after decanting, the nose is dusty and alcoholic, slightly sharp, with just a hint of fruit. Taste of prunes or plums on entry, not terribly powerful or spicy or complex, but pleasant, medium length with a bit of tannin on the finish. Not overpowering, but pleasant enough. and will see how it evolves over the next couple of days.

The next day, a bit softer and rounder. Pleasant enough, but I shan't be rushing out to stock up.

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 18:57 Sun 18 Feb 2018

This is a port that I have a soft spot for. I think it's showing a little below its best at the moment, on one of those downturns that port seems to go through from time to time.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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