1981 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

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1981 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

Post by DRT » 18:25 Sat 22 Sep 2012

1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV
Decanted six hours.

30% opaque. Still some red but starting to brown. Sweet cherry and toffee on the nose. Medium weight and extremely smooth. Fully mature with dried fruits, more toffee and some dark chocolate on the entry and mid-palate. Long, sweet and mouthwatering finish with some strawberry jam at the end.

Probably slightly past its ideal drinking window but still a very nice glass of Port.
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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by DRT » 19:33 Sat 22 Sep 2012

WARNING: Once opened, this Port seems to evaporate at an alarming rate!
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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:18 Sat 22 Sep 2012

DRT wrote:WARNING: Once opened, this Port seems to evaporate at an alarming rate!
Hmm, I wonder which Angels did that :lol:

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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by DRT » 20:23 Sat 22 Sep 2012

Andy Velebil wrote:
DRT wrote:WARNING: Once opened, this Port seems to evaporate at an alarming rate!
Hmm, I wonder which Angels did that :lol:
I'm now starting to suspect that the fill was two inches below low shoulder, which I clearly didn't notice because of the very dark glass :wink:
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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by AHB » 20:06 Sun 23 Sep 2012

Where did you manage to find such a gem?
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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by DRT » 20:23 Sun 23 Sep 2012

AHB wrote:Where did you manage to find such a gem?
I went to bed one night and the elves left six bottles at the foot of my bed after they had finished making me some new shoes.
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Re: 1981 Warre Unfiltered LBV

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:09 Mon 24 Sep 2012

I opened a bottle of this tonight since I saw this note...here's my TN on it.
1981 Warre's LBV Port
My last bottle. Fully mature, if not a touch past best, yet still has a nice soft semi-sweetness with a lot of spearmint and licorice. A touch of heat on the back end with more menthol than spearmint. A soft medium length finish with silky dried red fruit. An enjoyable bottle, but one that has shown more heat as it decants. A bottle to drink sooner rather than later and pop-n-pour while enjoying over a couple hours is probably best.
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