1980 Warre

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1980 Warre

Post by AHB » 23:01 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Deep red and mature in appearance, opaque in the centre. Slightly musty nose, showing some subdued dusty fruit. Sweet and concentrated entry with generous fruit and a great palate presence. A dryness to the mid-palate and powerful tannins hold sway. Still very youthful. Chewy aftertaste with delicious fruit leads to a peppery, cherry liquer finish of great power. Slightly unbalanced compared to the Dow 1985. 93/100. Drunk 21-Feb-17.
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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