1970 Warre

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1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Mon 07 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 11:24 Wed 09 Oct 2013

W70, decanted 14:00. Dark red, 50% opaque. Nose a mite closed. Taste big, unctuous, some heat, and sticky sweet red fruit. Big and full. Grade-A port.

‟Jeeves! Are we really down to the last three pipes of Warre 1970? Grandpa was so mean.”

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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by AHB » 23:35 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Oporto bottled. Mid-red, mature in appearance; 60% opaque. An unpleasant plastic edge to the nose, not attractive. Plastic red fruit on the palate, like wax coated paper sweet wrappers. Some slight milk chocolate on the finish. Simple palate, probably a spoiled bottle; certainly not typical of the way Warre 1970 should show.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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