1960 Warre

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1960 Warre

Post by PhilW » 14:22 Mon 30 May 2016

The third bottle from a batch of five, opened today because the cork had failed, it had started leaking, and the level was mid-shoulder.
Previous bottles from this batch:
- 1 - the phenomenal one,
- 2 - the unconvincingly coloured one.
When decanting the unconvincing one previously, I noted the others from this batch as also pale; I did not check well enough.
This latest bottle, on decanting is a lovely 30% opaque red with orange-brown towards the edge, and on first sip seems to be every bit as good as bottle (1) :D
On checking the remaining two bottles, one has the same colour as (2) but the other seems to be the same as (3), the bottle I have just opened.
Considering that after (2) I believed I had three more duff bottles, now I have some unexpectedly superb drinking tonight, and one more bottle which should be excellent to come in the future. :D

p.s. Mike; this is the batch you have one bottle from; I hope yours is the good version! (see if the colour looks pink/red, or orange though the bottle main body).

PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2416
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: 1960 Warre

Post by PhilW » 15:15 Mon 30 May 2016

TN: 30% opaque, brick red with orange/brown rim. Sweet plums, with layers of toffee and burnt oranges, all melded together; the flavours keep coming again and again in waves; lip-smackingly sweet on the finish, but still with backbone. Long and complex, perfectly balanced. More mature than the '66s but definitely not faded in the slightest. Absolutely delicious.
Rating: Excellent

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