1985 Warre

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1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 19:19 Fri 17 Apr 2009

As part of the plan to drink JDAW’s US-located port, a tasting of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre was held on Saturday 18th April 2009 at Petite Abeille, 401 East 20th Street at First Avenue, NY 10010-7501.

Links:This thread is to hold tasting notes and comments on the Warre 1985.

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Re: 1985 Warre

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 19:14 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Warre 1985 decanted at 14:15. Mid-red paler than ideal for an ’75 but otherwise in fine form. I’m feeling the tongue puckering.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by JacobH » 19:18 Sat 18 Apr 2009

jdaw1 wrote:paler than ideal for an ’75
I didn’t realise that you had a concept of an ideal ’75!
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 20:46 Sat 18 Apr 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Warre 1985 decanted at 14:15. Mid-red paler than ideal for an ’75 but otherwise in fine form. I’m feeling the tongue puckering.
Yikes! The worst possible non-apostrophe typo. I meant, of course, ’85. Sackcloth and ashes!

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 05:46 Sun 19 Apr 2009

W85: third-darkest, behind F85 (inevitably) and F66 (unsurprisingly). Nosing and tasting of perfume, and very hot. A poor showing of this generally solid wine.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by g-man » 23:16 Sun 19 Apr 2009

ugh..

Celery, condensed milk, puke/tequila nose with some tomatoes.

Full cranberries with harsh tannic bite.

Weird blueberry finish.

82. -the nose is very offputting but the body is there.
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by DRT » 00:44 Tue 21 Apr 2009

g-man wrote:puke
Does that mean the same to you as it does to me? If so, it is the first time I have seen a nose described as smelling of vommit :shock:
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by g-man » 03:01 Tue 21 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:
g-man wrote:puke
Does that mean the same to you as it does to me? If so, it is the first time I have seen a nose described as smelling of vommit :shock:
yea, if you've ever smell cheap tequila... that's what this reminded me of.
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:40 Sun 03 May 2009

Quite dark in colour. Odd nose with lime and stewed tomato (odd to find such a pronounced aroma of tomato in a port!). There is some young fruit on the palate, but that's completely overwhelmed by a sour, medicinal, bitter taste. Not pleasant at all, although not at all as bad as my last experience with this port, which was completely ruined by VA. 83 points.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by SushiNorth » 19:20 Wed 03 Jun 2009

Meaty, and a bit like a spice shop in the nose. It's very thin in the mouth, too sweet and gamy. It's clearly off, perhaps cooked? This would be the second problematic bottle of W85 we've had recently. (NS)
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