1983 Warre

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 20:52 Wed 14 Mar 2012

W83, brought by CHJ. Red, 40% opaque. Bouquet light, and weakened by the draft. Great texture. Lots of red cherry fruit. Dry late. Great balance. Amiseed?

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 09:37 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Modest red colour, firm rim, 80% opaque. Tight on the nose, full of sage and cranberries. Neutral entry, restrained, with very gentle and soft tannins. Lots of generous fruit and plenty of sweetness; mouthfilling but a touch too much acidity. Tremendously long finish, very sweet and concentrated. Slightly odd because the aftertaste disappears before the finish comes in strongly. 89/100. 2 hour decant.
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