1994 Warre

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1994 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:18 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Deep red, 80% opaque, showing a little browning. Nice nose of sweet and juicy fruit. Sticky, sweet fruit entry, softened by early maturity; a pleasant spiciness in the mid palate. A nice elegance typical of Warre. Very pleasant. A touch hot on the aftertaste, but with nice fruit. 88/100.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by LGTrotter » 02:20 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I was rather perplexed by both 94s shown. This and the Dow seemed muddled and inexpressive. I am unsure if it is a phase they are going through or how these bottles were handled, or a bit of both. This was not so dense and complete as the Dow but with a pleasant honey finish to the palate. Not a typical hard sooty Warre of old and a hint of a question mark must remain about a 20 year old port which tastes so forward.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 16:02 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Tastings taken from two different bottles.
Bottle 1. 60% opacity, brown-red, bit cloudy. Dirty jammy nose, bit disjointed on the palate. Some mild TCA.
Bottle 2. 60% opacity, brown-red. Fruit and spice on the nose. Quick to a tannic bite, but full of fruit.

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Re: 1994 Warre

Post by AW77 » 23:29 Sun 11 Jan 2015

My notes say this: quite a lot of eucalyptus in the nose, light body, not that impressive in the mouth, not that sweet for a Warre (I thought it was the Dow until I checked the bottle)
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