1970 Warre

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1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 14:30 Wed 14 Apr 2010

W70: suddenly realised that I hadn’t drunk Warre in far too long, and that my vitamin-W levels were flashing critical. Note to self: must drink more Warre.

Decanted 15:30, fresh from the basement so a little cool. Decanter-priming sample 60% opaque, and a glorious mature-port red. Nose closed. Taste starts with strawberries, a little heat mid-palate, and sweetness, lightly strawberry flavoured, lingers into great length. A good start.

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by SCP-DFF » 15:22 Wed 14 Apr 2010

I'll be home soon to help you drink that this evening! Oh yeah, baby!

-SCP-DFF

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 15:27 Wed 14 Apr 2010

It’s a race: the Paris Metro versus the Collapse of my Self-Restraint. Hurry home!

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by SCP-DFF » 19:24 Wed 14 Apr 2010

Ok. I've left you all hanging. Let's just say my husband's a good man. Decants 40-year-old port on a random Wednesday evening. Licorice in the nose. Boysenberry in the mouth, lingering into cherries, and a touch of sweet maple. Mmmmm. Deeeelish! :wink:

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 19:27 Wed 14 Apr 2010

Later: the strawberries have been joined by cherries, and the heat has moved forward to the tip of the tongue. But still, as the Supreme Commander says, delicious.

I’ve never had a boysenberry. Am I missing something important?

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by DRT » 19:50 Wed 14 Apr 2010

Is this a tasting note or a chapter from a Mills & Boon paperback?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 20:12 Wed 14 Apr 2010

Typo corrected.

Are they necessarily distinct? Especially in the case of any big shipper’s 1970?

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 10:45 Thu 15 Apr 2010

Discussion of berry flavours moved by jdaw1 to new thread imaginatively entitled Berry flavours.

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