1999 Warre Colheita

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AHB
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1999 Warre Colheita

Post by AHB » 17:16 Mon 09 Dec 2013

Bottled 2013.

Deep copper coloured, 60% opaque. Muted nose, showing a little iodine and toffee. Balanced entry, powerful levels of acidity that become slightly painful on the mid-palate. Tastes singed, slightly burnt coffee or caramelised cranberries. A big palate, some faint tannins and a large but not wholly enjoyable set of sour citric flavours daminates. Ouch! on the aftertaste as the acid burns on its way down, before delivering a rubber-band finish of good length. I can't believe that this bottle is representative. If it is, this is not a port I would choose to drink again. NR (or 70/100 if this is a typical bottle).
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Re: 1999 Warre colheita

Post by DRT » 00:27 Wed 11 Dec 2013

Was the rubber band hot or cold?
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Re: 1999 Warre colheita

Post by djewesbury » 00:44 Wed 11 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:Was the rubber band hot or cold?
:lol:
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Re: 1999 Warre colheita

Post by AHB » 22:49 Wed 11 Dec 2013

DRT wrote:Was the rubber band hot or cold?
Hot, well warm but not burning hot.
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