1977 Warre

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jdaw1
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1977 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:14 Fri 02 Dec 2011

On Wednesday 30th November 2011, in honour of DRT’s presence in London, at The Steak Exchange EC2A 2EH, port was drunk. Links:

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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:51 Fri 02 Dec 2011

W77. Red, 50% opaque. Restaurant nosing of pepper and cooked fat, so nose of port not noted. Very smooth and velvety start. Heat mid-palate, but rather light late palate making for a weak finish. DRT rightly said ‟woodiness”.

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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by RAYC » 12:34 Fri 02 Dec 2011

Very good - improved markedly in glass as evening progressed, nice elegance, solid maturity, but the finish just a little wanting. This seems to me to be a dependable port that is probably at or around its peak potential now. *** (89)
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Re: 1977 Warre

Post by DRT » 21:27 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Some stink on the nose - cherry sweetness with good weight but a little woodiness. Perhaps needs time in the glass?

+2 hours - much bigger with lots of dark fruit - delicious Port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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