1955 Warre

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 09:38 Thu 14 Oct 2010

W55: 60% opacity, red. My concise note says ‟very hot”.

In the second flight competition (Mk, Mz, Ni, N, O, S, T, and W) scoring 0 points.

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by DRT » 16:13 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Very sweet - nice weight - a slight bitterness in the mid-palate and a very dry finish. I remember commenting that this wine was showing better condition that sme older Warre vintages I have tasted recently.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by AHB » 10:30 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Darl orange colour with lots of brown, 40% opaque. Closed and slightly harsh nose, not attractive. Harsh tone on the palate, with a woody edge, showing unbalanced and acidic. This is not right. Not rated.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by Chris Doty » 10:43 Sun 17 Oct 2010

"Spearmint" - nailed it. Spirity, fresh, and alive in the mouth. Not bad at all, but the nose is by far the best feature. 84 points.

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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by Glenn E. » 22:52 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: 3rd darkest on the night. Not quite purple, but very dark red.
Nose: Some mustard.
Palate: Cherry, somewhat edgy. Almost like a cherry throat lozenge.
Finish: A bit hot. Decent length.

Score: 87 points
Glenn Elliott

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