1963 Warre

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jdaw1
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1963 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:59 Mon 09 Mar 2009

1963 Warre, bottled by BBR, and opened on the third attempt! with a garotte. Opened to celebrate the arrival of my second child, and my first son.

D+0: quite translucent red brown. Nose suggests an old port a little past the plateau, with alcohol and bitter cherries. Needs time. Taste to match: also needs time.

Mustn’t finish it tonight: must save some to wet the head of Maximilian.

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Re: 1963 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 21:43 Mon 09 Mar 2009

Warre 1963, at D+18hr: Some heat, some menthol, good length, but not enough fruit. There is a bitterness, maybe astringency, in the mid and late palate that says that it is past its prime. Drink up.

A couple of drops landed on Maximilian’s hair without complaint from owner.

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