1994 Warre

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1994 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 12:36 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 14:36 Wed 05 Mar 2014

W94. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Lovely balance. Fruit somewhat faded, structure remaining. I though this excellent port, even though slightly trailing Dow and Taylor and Fonseca.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 19:28 Wed 05 Mar 2014

90% opacity, very deep red, good legs. Nose didn't give much - plum. On the palate, starts well and expands. Hot, acidic finish but not badly, not overpowering. Finish extends with some tannin/dryness. Have this one joint top with the Dow - the TN in retrospect is a little sparse, but I definitely liked this.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by DRT » 01:14 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Light and elegant - lovely port but ready now and perhaps not for the long term.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by djewesbury » 22:28 Thu 06 Mar 2014

24 hour decant. 85%, ruby with very slight brown-orange tones. Nose: Rich and spicy, christmassy, orangey. Mouth: Very interesting indeed, like a spiced orange or a pomander, rich with spice and dryness at the finish that lingers in a very pleasant way. Marzipan sweetness. Very nice.
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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by AHB » 12:21 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Deep red and very dark, with an opaque centre and a narrow transparent rim. Lovely nose, not pronounced but a lovely combination of fruit and chocolate. An initial burst of flowers on the palate before dense fruit and powerful tannins grip for a time. The tannins relent to release the dense fruit again, which broods and sulks and promises to do better in the future. A great elegance and combination on the palate - typical Warre but with a hint of violets. Sweet, dense fruit and dark chocolate on a lovely, lingering finish that morphs to 70% cocoa chocolate. Fabulous elegance. 93/100. 21 hour decant.

A complete surprise to me. I was expecting a medium-weight and elegant port and got something much more bold and beligerent. I liked the surprise.
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