1983 Warre

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DRT
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1983 Warre

Post by DRT » 22:37 Sat 13 Mar 2010

Served blind at this off-line at the Crusting Pipe, London, on 9th March 2010.

The ports: Wines marked "*" were purchase on the night at TCP due to a world record consumption of 1 bottle each in less than 2 hours, which included dinner :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by angeleyes » 23:23 Sat 13 Mar 2010

Notes left at the table.

From memory- good balance, medium body and good length. Cherries I think.
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by DRT » 00:22 Sun 14 Mar 2010

A lovely dark but translucent red. Big cherry truffle and dark chocolate flavours with a long and complex finish.

The guesses:
  • DJP: Warre 1985 (0 points)
  • RLC: Vargellas 1986 (0 points)
  • WS1: Fonseca 1985 (0 points)
  • CSD: Graham 1980 (0 points)
  • AHB: Taylor 1985 (0 points)
  • DRT: Smith Woodhouse 1985 (0 points)
  • MKD: brought this bottle (0 points)
Group score: 0/12
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 10:27 Sun 14 Mar 2010

Deep red in colour with a centre that is just transparent. Slightly closed on the nose, but swirling brings out a lovely, dusty cherry juice. Velvety texture on entry; youthful but mature and with great development on the palate. Tannins virtually integrated, but a lovely acidic structure but a texture which turns slightly watery on the palate. A quick flash of heat on swallowing, followed by a long and spicy or peppery finish. An impressive and pretty big port. 89/100. Drunk 9 March 2010.
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by Chris Doty » 13:30 Sun 14 Mar 2010

This was my wine of the night for drinking today. Pretty classic port nose of sticky cherries, mixed with just a bit of burnt sugar.
Well balanced and mature in the mouth, with everything right where it should be. Not very thought provoking or evocative, but very tasty and in an excellent place on this evening. 89+

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