1980 Warre

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1980 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 20:23 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 23:13 Fri 10 Mar 2017

45% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Sugared nose. Sweet, in fact very sweet, with tannins, burnt caramel.

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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:14 Sun 16 Apr 2017

A mature burnt orange colour that is quite dark; 60% opaque. A lovely nose of rich fruit salad and tobacco leaf, complex and really delicious. Balanced entry with fresh fruit elading to a fine mid-palate that delivers layer after layer of flavour. The palate shows perfect maturity and is on a plateau and has impressive levels of complexity. The aftertaste is mouthfilling with a dry dark chocolate and green pepper. Fabulous finish of medium length. This is great port that is in no rush to be drunk. 93/100.
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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