1985 Warre

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RAYC
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1985 Warre

Post by RAYC » 23:35 Fri 07 Jun 2013

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RAYC
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by RAYC » 16:41 Tue 18 Jun 2013

Juicy red fruit on nose, thick unctuous texture on the palate. Taste is full of cherries, with a strong ainseed component as well - slightly medicinal in a cough syrup way. Lovely bitter-sweet thick cut marmalade orange rind at finish. Thoroughly enjoyable, though drank suprisingly "mature" for an 85. 91pts.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:06 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Mature red, ruby rim and 60% opaque centre. Red cherries on the nose, lively and attractive with a twist of spearmint and charcoal. Charcoal on the impact, fruit is a little restrained and arrives late but eventually delivers cedar and raspberry syrup. Dry on the mid-palate; great texture. Lovely balance, delicate flavours but perhaps just starting to fade. Absolutely delicious. Served blind, this was guessed to be Martinex 1967. 92/100. Drunk 04-Jun-13. Decanted 6 hours.
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 09:37 Sat 20 Jul 2013

W85, red to pink at edge. Nose of red cherry. In mouth same red cherry fruit, some heat, sweet, and liquorice mid- to end-palate. Good length.

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