1960 Warre

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DRT
Fonseca 1966
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1960 Warre's VP

Post by DRT » 00:47 Wed 19 Mar 2008

From the tasting on 18 Mar 08 - served blind

Lovely clear red/brown colour. Not much on the nose. A worrying cardboard smell but Alex says "No, it's not corked"

Smooth and quite dry. A little heat initially but not distracting. Long finish with a slightly bitter edge.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Post by AHB » 11:23 Tue 25 Mar 2008

My tasting note taken at the time:

Clear red with distinct brown tones; light and evolved. Tangarines on the nose, but it is remarkably closed. Sweet and gentle entry; a faint hint of tannin but lots of sweet small oranges and a lovely floral or lavender element within the centre of the mid-palate. Lovely aftertaste of orange peel and meat juice gravy. Lovely elegance and a port that is drinking very well at the moment. 4/4 or 90/100. Drunk on March 18th 2008 after 5 hours of decanter time.
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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