1970 Warre

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Fonseca 1966
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1970 Warre

Post by DRT » 18:16 Thu 26 Aug 2010

The Crusting Pipe, London, 26th August 2010. AHB, Cookie, jdaw1 and Uncle Tom in attendance.

Theme: Bring a vintage port to share - to be served blind.

Organisation thread;
Review of the evening;
1985 Delaforce;
1970 Warre;
1977 Quarles Harris;
1985 Calem;
1975 Cockburn;
1982 Sandeman.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 08:51 Fri 27 Aug 2010

W70, from RLC. Lovely red, 60% opaque. To taste plums, sweetness, lovely. At D+0 a little thin and short, but that repaired by by the passing of an hour. I thought it tasted far younger than its years, guessing DB87. AHB thought F66; THRA was the closest at D70. Unanimously WOTN.

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by AHB » 00:12 Mon 30 Aug 2010

Deep red colour, solid levels of pigment holding right into the rim. Looking fairly young, just reaching early maturity. Complex nose, sweet fruit with leather and damsons. Thick texture, full bodied with good palate presence. Tannins are near integrated, the acidity is lively but restrained and well balanced. The aftertaste and finish are big and very long, full of dry chocolate and plums. A very big wine. 91/100. Drunk 26 August 2010.
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