2011 Warre

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10656
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

2011 Warre

Post by AHB » 08:33 Fri 06 Sep 2013

40% very old mixed vines, 37% Touriga Nacional, 23% Touriga Franca. Sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha (53%), Quinta do Retiro (28%) and Quinta da Telhada (19%).

Very dark, tiny transparent rim. Tobacco and chocolate on the sour cherry nose. Tannins grip quickly on entry, giving a dry edge to the fruit. Powerful palate presence, pretty impressive. The tannins dominate the aftertaste before releasing a bubble-gum sweetness that drives a long and powerful finish. Untypically tannic for a port from Warre, but only in a good way. 93-95. Pop 'n' pour. 4 Sep 2013.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8151
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: 2011 Warre

Post by djewesbury » 08:43 Fri 06 Sep 2013

And now, we ask, why have the Symingtons been pouring so much port into AHB's highly sensitive, carefully calibrated port-assessing device..? What was this event?
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10656
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 2011 Warre

Post by AHB » 09:05 Fri 06 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:And now, we ask, why have the Symingtons been pouring so much port into AHB's highly sensitive, carefully calibrated port-assessing device..? What was this event?
It was lunch time and I was thirsty. A kindly soul took pity on me and helped me to quench my thirst. I am feeling much better now, thank you for asking.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest