1966 Warre

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 11:03 Wed 23 Apr 2014

30% brown-red, good legs. Nose a bit odd, meaty again, like the T66. Lovely smooth sugar entry, heat builds a little through middle, to a soft caramel finish. very nice in the end!

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Fri 02 May 2014

W66. Red, 50% opaque. Nose was recorded as “better earlier”, but I didn’t take a note earlier. Sigh. Palate: lovely sweet start but ending bitter. That bitterness mostly mocha. Youth still in palate.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by AHB » 21:56 Fri 23 May 2014

Pale brick red, 30% opaque. Surprisingly youthful on the nose showing lots of fresh sweet redcurrants. Nice texture in the mouth but not with the thickness of some of the other ports from the vintage. Still very youthful with lots of fruit and lots of liveliness; there is a lovely complexity and youthful fragrance on the palate. Really fragrant and elegant but with a wonderful balance. A long and lively finish. This is a wonderful port with a long life ahead of it. Really lovely and elegant. 93/100. Decanted 6 hours.
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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by djewesbury » 16:14 Sun 08 Jun 2014

This was a deep pink with a hint of crimson. A juicy nose with some herby, stemmy notes. The mouth is great – it gives the Fonseca a run for its money in the soft, old plums stakes. The spice is like apple pie and cinnamon, or maybe just baked cinnamon. I liked this.
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