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AHB was in town, and asked for company at The Bung Hole at a small blind tasting. DRT was in town, without port, so JDAW brought one for each. Later in the evening, we were randomly joined by two port novices, so a 10Y Otima was bought for comparative purposes.
10Y Warre Otima, bottled 2012, pop-and-pour. Nose had orange marmalade, which I tried to change to ‟pink marmalade”. Maybe it was grapefruit marmalade. Taste had the same ambiguous marmalade, with heat, menthol, and lovely acidity.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottled 2012, served lightly chilled. Deep orange in colour; 20% opaque. Nutty on the nose, but rich - like almond paste. Hollow entry, little flavour. Slowly some sweetness comes through the mid-palate then light brown sugar and eventually some toasted coconut and lime juice acidity. Some faint tannins are still present, but very soft. Pleasant aftertaste, showing some fruit before a very long finish of lemon grass. My first encounter with Warre's Otima, but it hasn't convinced me to become a fan of 10 year old tawny ports. 84/100.