1985 Warre

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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1985 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 20:32 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 17:31 Mon 13 Mar 2017

60% opacity. Notes were very short at this point! Soft, red fruits. That's it.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:15 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature appearance, 50% opaque. A lovely nose of gentle cinnamon infused sweet sultana and a touch of green banana. Ripe fruit dominates the surprisingly dry palate, but the acidity keeps the palate clean and lively. Gentle pepper shows on the aftertaste and leads to a soft jelly-bean finish. This is fresh, light and elegant on the palate and is a sweet and delicious glass of wine. 89/100.
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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