1977 Warre

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RonnieRoots
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1977 Warre's Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 00:00 Sat 05 Jul 2008

Tasted at the July 2 1977 horizontal.

Very light in colour. Hot and spirity on the nose. Cabbage. Taste of light strawberries. Sweetish but very hot. Thick mouthfeel, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot going on. Not bad for drinking, but not really special too. Could be that it needed more time in the decanter to get rid of the heat though. My guess: Delaforce. 86 points.

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Post by AHB » 22:33 Mon 28 Jul 2008

Deeper colour with some sediment still in the wine. Oaling on the rim. A lovely open nose reminding me of Canadian raisin pie and that lovely combination of warm pastry, rehydrated raisins and golden syrup. Very sweet in the mouth and a surprising amount of tannins still showing. Pleasant fruit but huge amounts of nutmeg and pepper add some spiciness and welcome complexity. The pepper and nutmeg showed even more clearly on the long aftertaste. A pleasant enough wine but a little simple and straightforward. I guessed the Delaforce. 85/100.
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Re: 1977 Warre's Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:48 Mon 27 Oct 2008

To make searching easier, I've copy/pasted LadyR's tasting notes of this port, as originally posted here:
Warre ‘77
Very light brown with orange hue. Hot on the nose with some cabbage smell. Thick glycerol taste, with bit of liquorice and spicy notes. Too easy, simple and fat... not much going on.
85 pts

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