1985 Warre

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PhilW
Dow 1980
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1985 Warre

Post by PhilW » 14:26 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
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 10:49 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Deep red, opaque. Closed on the nose, not showing much. Lovely fruit and chocolate palate. Lovely balance on the palate, which is full and flavoursome; some gentle tannins showing on the palate and nice development to the mid- and late-palate. Grapey, fruity aftertaste and dry finish of good length. 87/100. Decanted 24 hours
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 16:56 Sat 29 Mar 2014

W85, decanted the evening before. red-purple, 80% opaque. Nose of plums. Palate had slightly immature sour unripe fruit.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by PhilW » 17:41 Fri 11 Apr 2014

dwarfed by company; otherwise good, though with slight edge to it - cork had dried/crumbled.
Rating: Good

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