1985 Warre

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 21:05 Wed 14 Mar 2012

W85, brought by RLC. Red-purple, 80% opaque. Lots of purple fruit, heat mid-palate. A little hollow and rather light perhaps going through its dumb phase.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 09:39 Thu 15 Mar 2012

The colour of early maturity, 80% opaque with a firm rim. Muted nose, some hawthorn pepperiness and bramble fruit. Medium bodied, with a light and silky entry. Very dry tannins dry out the mouth with a slightly stalky / green attack. Sweet and composed strawberry fruit comes through on the mid-palate to yield a wine with a lovely elegance but which is need of more time in the cellar. Delicious cranberry aftertaste and a long, big finish that is just wonderful. 83/100. 4 hour decant.

I agree with JDAW's thought that this might be going through a dumb phase.
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