1977 Warre

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 16:31 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Warre (Tappit Hen)
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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Warre (Tappit Hen)

Post by flash_uk » 12:26 Thu 02 Mar 2017

40% opacity, dark red. Lovely smooth entry, great body, gentle heat late palate. Fruit, cherries, great balance.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by AHB » 20:52 Sun 02 Apr 2017

Deep red colour with a burnished copper rim; 50% opaque. An attractive nose of sweet and spiced fruit bringing soft raisins and golden sultanas. Amazingly smooth texture but much less concentrated on the palate than the magnum drunk alongside. Floral and flavoursome mid-palate which recovers much of the flavour and depth initially missing on entry. Soft tannins show with air on the palate and the late palate is much better than the early impact. A little heat shows on the aftertaste before an impressive finish takes over. Lots of potential for the future. 88/100. Decanted 4½ hours.
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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