1970 Warre

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1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 22:49 Wed 27 Feb 2013

At Davy’s first bar, the Boot and Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, for lunch on Wednesday 27th February 2013.

The wine list included:
  • £120, Cockburn 1963;
  • £120, Quinta do Noval 1966;
  • £120, Dow 1970;
  • £90, Offley 1970;
  • £90, Warre 1970;
  • £190, Sandeman 1970 magnum;
  • £65, Croft 1985.
The Dining Room would make an excellent venue for six of us, and there were large rooms about which I couldn’t decide whether fourteen would or wouldn’t work. The lighting might be a problem.

I was there for lunch, and the journalist with whom I lunched agreed that Warre 1970 would be a fine addition to our consumption. Notes were taken at D+20 minutes, but it improved further over time. Lovely dark red, brown at rim, 60% opaque. Nose had a touch of heat, pleasantly, and red grape. Taste, not long after decanting, started slightly astringent, with big heat mid-palate. But then it grew into big full red fruit, with red grapes. Mature VP in fine condition. Lovely.

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