1983 Warre

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1983 Warre vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:54 Fri 14 Sep 2012

Deep plum red in colour, Mature nose, full of strawberries and herbs, very attractive and developed. Modest entry, balanced, but slightly light-bodied. Soft and velvety texture, gentle sweet strawberry, and an unusual twist of straw. Lovely layering of flavours, patience really rewards with added complexity. Very soft tannins. Dusty cocoa chocolate on the aftertaste, then a long and hot finish, with plenty of black pepper and bite, but a long finish of dark chocolate and red jelly beans. Very tasty - a reliably good port. 89/100. Drunk 06-Sep-12 after 1½ hour decant.
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griff
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 1983 Warre vintage port

Post by griff » 12:52 Fri 14 Sep 2012

I feel that Warre did not suffer an 80's dip in form to the same degree as some other venerable port houses. But then I could be biased due to my like of this house.

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