1963 Warre

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DRT
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1963 Warre vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:24 Sat 12 Jul 2008

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Some pictures

Post by AHB » 08:33 Mon 14 Jul 2008

The reconstructed Warre 1963 cork, showing the bottler and explaining why this may have been mis-identified from the cork through the glass as Taylor.

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Warre 1963

Post by jdaw1 » 00:17 Tue 15 Jul 2008

Mid translucency, brick red. Nosing of soft red fruit. My notes of the taste say only “Lovely red fruit; good length; great length†.

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Post by DRT » 02:01 Tue 15 Jul 2008

Undoubtedly the best drinking wine of the night - but it wasn't it's night :roll:

I didn't take any notes but I do recall this being an extremely smooth and satisfying mouthful of port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 22:58 Fri 18 Jul 2008

UK bottled by Mayor & Sword of London, the branding on the cork probably explaining why this port was thought to be Taylor 1963. Red in colour, but with a pale centre and very transparent orange rim. Lovely fragrant nose of raspberries and cranberry juice. Lovely and delicate in the mouth with lots of body. Some sweetness among the fruit but there is a nice balancing acidity. Lots of ripe redcurrants in the mouth lead to a fabulous, sweet, red licorice aftertaste that is pronounced initially, drops off rapidly but does not fade any further for a very long time. Very elegant indeed. This was the best wine for drinking on the night. 93/100.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:07 Sat 19 Jul 2008

A shame a lot of people don't give Warre's the respect it deserves. I've always loved their house style and glad they sorta fly under the radar price wise.

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