1970 Warre

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1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 17:26 Tue 20 Dec 2011

On Tuesday 20th December 2011, at The Crusting Pipe, with a theme of ‘Vintage Port’. Links:

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 17:29 Tue 20 Dec 2011

W70: level about 1cm into neck. Decanted 16:25. Cork very wet, broke into two large pieces, one of which still in bottle.

At D+0 red-pink, 30% opacity. Immediate nose was a little heat, and faint strawberry. Early palate rich and heavy. Then a taste that might be a little bottle stink, before a resumption of the heavy sweetness with a slight unctuousness. Bodes well.

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 17:48 Tue 20 Dec 2011

The bottle has a bulbous neck. When the cork broke one piece fell into the neck, but not further, impeding flow, but theoretically facilitating extraction. Have people a view on a bottle having a bulbous neck?
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Wed 21 Dec 2011

From 18:30 to 21:00, so d+2h to d+4½hr: light nose. Similar to d+0. Heat mid-palate; fuller than before; excellent. Milk chocolate in the palate. Only mid-weight, but long and complex. If any fruit, it was orange.

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