1977 Warre

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1977 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Warre (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Re: 1977 Warre (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:25 Thu 02 Mar 2017

25% opacity, red, amber rim. Fresh nose, fruity. Lovely smkooth entry with gentle heat mid to late palate. Red fruits, lovely sweetness. Great balance and structure, lip licking. Heat in the finish.

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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by AHB » 20:51 Sun 02 Apr 2017

More evolved in colour than the Warre 1977 poured from Tappit Hen in the glass next to this one. This is a lovely burnished copper colour, around 40% opaque. Smokey nose combining charcoal ash with sweet rose hips, a combination which is very pleasant. Sweet, smooth and with a slightly thickened texture on entry this features a strong acidity that delivers a wonderful bitter citrus palate. The bitter citrus oil flavours dominate the aftertaste and finish giving an overall impression of a port which has a lovely elegance and concentration to it yet is in no rush to be drunk soon. 93/100. Decanted 4½ hours.
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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:47 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Interesting that this showed better than the Tappit Hen. I would have guessed the other way being the Tappit was larger.

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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by AHB » 13:37 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
04:47 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Interesting that this showed better than the Tappit Hen. I would have guessed the other way being the Tappit was larger.
That was my expectation too, especially given how good the Tappit Hens have been in the past.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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