1997 Warre

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JacobH
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1997 Warre VP

Post by JacobH » 18:09 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Tasted at a Decanter organised tasting called A Half Century of Superlative Port at the Landmark Hotel, London, on the 14th November 2010 with Johnny and Paul Symington.

Tasting Notes:
Graham 1955
Warre 1960
Graham 1963
Dow 1966
Graham 1970
Dow 1980
Graham 1994
Warre 1997
Dow 2000
Graham 2007
Dow 2007
Warre 2007

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Re: 1997 Warre VP

Post by JacobH » 18:22 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Extremely closed and muted on the nose. Some red berries but that was about it. In the mouth, it tasted of nothing, apart from a hit of sugar; some rounded tannins and perhaps a touch of chocolate at the very end of the after-taste.

I should note that this is almost exactly the opposite of Paul Symington's view of this wine who described it being remarkably open and elegant...
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Re: 1997 Warre VP

Post by AHB » 00:52 Sat 27 Nov 2010

Quinta da Cavadinha produced 28% less wine this vintage than average. Ex-cellars. Deep in colour, with the colour holding in to the rim; almost opaque. Floral and herbaceous nose, little fruit - pretty closed. Sweet, fruit dominated entry with a stunning satin texture. Elegant floral perfume mixed with the huge fruit component. The tannins fade out gently and leave a lovely balance. An off-putting burn from the high acidity on swallowing and the finish is disappointingly short and sticky. A lovely wine now, which will be much improved in 10 years. 89/100.
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