1955 Warre

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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1955 Warre

Post by PhilW » 14:24 Tue 25 Sep 2012

On Monday 24th September 2012, several members of TPF met at TBH for a dual mini-vertical of Warre's and Fonseca ports of the same years.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by AHB » 10:45 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Burnt orange colour, firm rim; 60% opaque. Lovely nose, attractive strawberry jam but modest in volume with concentrated oranges. Delightful texture, rich and flavoursome impact. Meaty tones, but with rich and conentrated mandarin providing great balance. Tingling tannins show on the aftertaste, then a terrific finish of great length with a birch-sap tang. Great port. 93/100. Decanted 4½ hours
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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 16:37 Sat 29 Mar 2014

W55, decanted 14:00. Brick red, slightly dark, 50% opaque. Nose of dark or red cherry, with mahogany. (Typing these notes 1½ years later, I wonder whether it referred to the smell of polished wood.) Palate big and sweet, with heat late. Gooey. Grade-A lovely port. Fantastic.

PhilW
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by PhilW » 17:37 Fri 11 Apr 2014

medium colour, some dark orange in there, lovely thick, unctuousm full flavour, very slight acid on nose, long taste, absolutely superb. Rating: Excellent++

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