1966 Warre

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1966 Warre vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:01 Sun 06 Jul 2008

An ullaged bottle bought for £20 at auction with a fill somewhere between mid and low shoulder. Sadly, the port was just so riddled with VA that it was undrinkable. This went down the sink, which is a very rare ocuurrence where I am concerned. Not rated. Opened 5 July 2008.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Post by AHB » 08:27 Tue 08 Jul 2008

Some pictures of the Warre. There were plenty of warning signs that the bottle might have been spoiled, but the price was worth a gamble (pity I can't also link the smell - it was a bit stomach churning!):

The bottle
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A close up of the label
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The ullage on the bottle - I've opened worse and enjoyed them.
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The BB&R capsule - normally a good sign of quality
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The cork once the capsule was removed - not hopeful
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The colour of the port - the picture really does not show how orange this was.
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Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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