1966 Warre

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1966 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 14:49 Thu 27 Jun 2013

1966 Warre (probably)
Eleven regulars gathered in a crowded Bung Hole to give Mr Doty a break from Wimbledon, in the form of a 1966 horizontal. It’s a hard life.

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:04 Thu 27 Jun 2013

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=57319#p57319]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:I have a ’66. The label says Warre 1966. The capsule says Dow 1966. No, I don’t know.

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:08 Thu 27 Jun 2013

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=58305#p58305]Here[/url], just after noon on the day of the tasting, jdaw1 wrote:Dow, says the capsule.
Warre, says the label.
Warre, says the bottle glass.
Warre, says the cork.

The ‟D,W” is decanted, and seems in fair shape, even if a little paler than excellent. A few hours breathing might help.

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Re: 1966 Warre (probably)

Post by jdaw1 » 10:02 Fri 28 Jun 2013

W66. Generally agreed to be Warre, both by preponderance of external evidence, and by tasting much more like the other Warre than the Dow. Brich red, 40% opaque. Similar bitterness to the other Warre. Similar heat. Slightly fuller and better. The sweetness in the palate continuing very long. Later, still good. Not of the first rank at this table, but that is credit to the ‘table’ rather than criticism of the port.

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Re: 1966 Warre (probably)

Post by djewesbury » 20:49 Sat 29 Jun 2013

A very similar colour to the confirmed Warre from this tasting, a nose of smoky toffee with some spirit behind this. A good wine in the mouth, but I didn't like it anywhere near as much as the Dow, which I tasted it alongside. Some tannin, not a great deal.
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Re: 1966 Warre (probably)

Post by JohninNYC » 05:07 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Warre
Flavors and aromas of milk choc, stewed rasp, red cherry, marmalade, vanilla, and it had extreme complexity of aromas of both floral and mineral components
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Re: 1966 Warre (probably)

Post by AHB » 22:17 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Oporto bottled. Burnt sugar colour, a deep orange / brown. Smokey nose, dried fruit rather than sweet fruit. Sweet on the palate with clover honey and redcurranr syrup. Nice balance, nice liveliness. Lovely, lovely long finish of engorged golden sultanas - fragrant, delicate and deliciously sweet. Terrific palate, complex, lively and multilayered. 93/100.
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