1934 Warre

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AHB
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1934 Warre vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:34 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Pale barley-sugar orange with a watery rim, only 10% opaque. Sweet licorice and nutmeg on the nose - really very nice. Sweet entry, full of honey. Huge heat from the acidity, full of grapefruit and lime, showing just a hint of rosemary from its age. A hot aftertaste, then a lingering grapefruit and honey finish of medium length. A lovely wine, full of the elegance of age, but a wine to drink up as it is fading gently. 84/100. Drunk 25 September 2010.
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Re: 1934 Warre vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:43 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1934 Warre vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:52 Tue 11 Jan 2011

W34: brown, hint of orange, 20% opacity. Said by one to look like a 40YO tawny. Nosing of lavender soap. To taste burning hot. Oranges mid to late palate.

Later the heat had faded, leaving grapefruit marmalade and good acidity. Long past its prime. ‟A bit varnishy”, said one.

Unranked by me and AHB; voted first by ADV and DRT; and second by the other two finishing second. I suspect that if the label had said ‟1960” that the voting would have been less enthusiastic. (Indeed, DRT remarked that my voting is always utterly unromantic.)

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