1979 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

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1979 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

Post by AHB » 21:03 Tue 06 Nov 2012

From the same batch as this bottle.

Bottled 1984, bottle matured. Very youthful colour, rich red; 90% opaque. Restrained on the nose, some sweet floral tones and sweet red fruit. Exquisite balance on the palate, rich and flavoursome fruit, perfect acidity and chocolatey tannins. Lovely depth and richness of flavour and great development. A huge mouthful that just explodes with flavour on the aftertaste and very long, mouth-watering finish. This is amazing port, incredible quality when you compare this with single quinta vintage port made from grapes of the same vintage - this is just so much better than any 1979 vintage port that I have had. 92/100. Drunk 05-Nov-12. Decanted 24 hours.
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