1958 Warre

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jdaw1
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1958 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 12:25 Thu 09 Jan 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014, at The Bung Hole, because Ronnie Roots was visiting London.

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Re: 1958 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 12:42 Thu 09 Jan 2014

W58 (‘AHB’), decanted 8am. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose slightly tawny, like very old VP. Very mature. Unctuous mouthfeel. Long, Strawberry and mint, with marmalade late.

One of my three-equal WOTNs. I said ’58, then changed my mind to ’60, and chose Sandeman. I never came close to thinking that this was Warre.

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Re: 1958 Warre

Post by AHB » 09:06 Fri 10 Jan 2014

Red mahogany in colour, 70% opaque. Vibrant nose, very attractive with dried sage and savoury meat tones. Gentle flavours on entry, but develops quite a powerful palate with a lovely concentration of sweet but acidic caramelized oranges. The caramelized orange dominates the aftertaste and lengthy finish. This is lovely mature port which makes for fine drinking. 88/100. 11 hour decant.
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Re: 1958 Warre

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:14 Mon 13 Jan 2014

Delicate nose of milk chocolate, marzipan and figs, with flavours of orange marmalade, almonds, hazelnuts and -again- milk chocolate. Tannins are fully resolved, and although it is soft, it still carries enough weight to feel alive. A nice surprise.

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Re: 1958 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 19:19 Mon 13 Jan 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:it still carries enough weight to feel alive.
+1.

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Re: 1958 Warre

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:34 Thu 23 Jan 2014

I've had this twice over the years and both have been quite nice and similar to the experiences with this bottle.

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