1986 Warre Colheita

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1986 Warre Colheita

Post by RAYC » 14:50 Fri 08 Jul 2011

1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)
Tasted 7 July 2011 at TCP as part of the AbV II tasting


Review of the evening as a whole

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Barão de Vilar 20 yr Tawny (bottled 2010)
Fonseca 30 yr Tawny (bottled 1982)
1934 Dalva House Reserve (colheita, bottled 1973)
1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)
Buller's Fine Old Malmsey (NV, Aus Rutherglen)
1969 Domaine Mas Mouriane Maury
1994 Dow VP

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Limited notes. Brown-red colour ("fence-red"?), slightly difficult to drink coming straight after the Australian Malmsy, better later on. Nothing particularly distinctive to this other than pleasant drinking and that it evidnced a certain degree of pedigree. I was not wowed (though had this third in WOTN), others much more enthusiastic in tasting despite only DRT and WS1 ranking it. 3rd of 8 with 6 points.
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Re: 1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)

Post by DRT » 20:48 Fri 08 Jul 2011

I liked this a lot.
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Re: 1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)

Post by AHB » 21:28 Fri 15 Jul 2011

DRT wrote:I liked this a lot.
A simple, straightforward and very effective tasting note. Much more descriptive than "melons and chocolate".
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Re: 1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)

Post by WS1 » 08:47 Sat 16 Jul 2011

Learned on the night that this was not imported into the UK. Bottled in 2007 This ~20year colheita is now at ist peak. Very round and smooth with still good fruit this is a good port. But it lacks comlexity and this makes it difficult for me to beleive in further improvements of the wine with continued cellaring.
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