1970 Warre

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PopulusTremula
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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1970 Warre

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:49 Thu 31 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 29th July 2014 a group of us gathered for an informal evening in The Bung Hole, each having brought a bottle to share blind.

1994 Tesco (double dagger, MPM)
1980 Gould Campbell (RPA)
1970 Fonseca (THRA)
1970 Warre (CPR 1)
1970 Taylor (MPM)
1963 Gould Campbell (AHB)
1958 Martinez (MW)
1983 Barca Velha (MW)

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by AHB » 14:01 Mon 04 Aug 2014

Mature and evolved apeparance, having lost a lot of pigment; 40% opaque. Lovely and delicate on the nose, delivering lots of evolved and mature fruit - very nice. Elegant entry, with a lovely structure and balance that is dominated by the mature fruit but has plenty of structure to support it. Delicious lingering finish. This is very fine port, elegant and lingering with a finish of astonishing length. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1970. 93/100. Drunk 29-Jul-14. 14 hours double decanted.
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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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 10:19 Tue 05 Aug 2014

40% opacity, red-brown. Hints of medicinal on the nose, strawberries, vanilla, chocolate. Soft entry leading into very mild heat, sweetness, honeycomb and strawberry. Guessed to be S70.

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