1986 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

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Fonseca 1963
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1986 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

Post by AHB » 20:38 Mon 01 Oct 2012

Bottled in 1990. Decanted off a healthy looking deposit of port sludge. Crystal clear appearance, rich red in colour with a thinning rim; 60% opaque. Closed on the nose, some dusty red cherry. Restrained impact, fruit is soft and sweet, full of candied cherry and dark Christmas cake. Rich palate, very full in flavour and with great layering and complexity. Tannins are very soft and most of the balance comes from the acidity. Huge, rich aftertaste dominated by the candied cherry, which leads to a lovely concentration of cherry and marzipan. Absolutely terrific port, fully up in quality with all but the best vintage Port. 91/100. Drunk 01-Oct-12. Pop 'n' Pour.

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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by DRT » 23:40 Mon 01 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:I need more of these!
So do I :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by griff » 09:40 Tue 02 Oct 2012

Hence the current dearth of Warre's LBV on the market?

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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by WS1 » 11:16 Thu 04 Oct 2012

Does this mean we do another order?


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