1970 Warre

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 14:43 Wed 14 Apr 2010

Warre II, the rematch, this time in Sussex on Saturday 17th April 2010. Links: Placemats; Review of the evening as a whole; TNs of 1945, 1947, 1948, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by AHB » 01:26 Sun 18 Apr 2010

Red in colour, with a pink rim turning slightly orange; light and transparent centre. Dusty nose, sweet redcurrants leaping from the glass. Sweet and fruity first impression on the palate, balanced by a hint of spice and acidity and with fully integrated tannins. Sweet, slightly cheek-drying aftertaste, candied pineapple and with very long length. Absolutely delicious and drinking really well. Drunk 17 April 2010 after 6 hours decanter time. 91/100.
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by DRT » 02:57 Sun 18 Apr 2010

Dark red. Thick mouthfeel, very rich with dark cherry and a good long finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by benread » 17:28 Sun 18 Apr 2010

This was probably my 2nd favourite wine of the night - after the 1966. I think it is probably somewhere close to being in its prime drinking window. A nice red colour and beautifully clear. The nose hinted at some good fruits and the taste did not disappoint.
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Mon 19 Apr 2010

W70: glorious red, and 40% translucent. Some red berries in the nose. The taste starting, as usual, with heat. Less fruit than the W66, with oranges mid-palate.

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by DRT » 00:10 Mon 26 Apr 2010

4 days later: Darker now with a lovely texture. Very good and, for me, showing better than it did on the night.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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