1966 Warre

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1966 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 12:16 Wed 01 Apr 2015

On Tuesday 31st March 2015 we gathered in the Boot & Flogger for a tasting to say goodbye to Magnus, who is returning to Sweden. The theme was initially ‘Blind and informal’, to which DRT added some birthday 1965s.

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 12:37 Wed 01 Apr 2015

W66, from flash. Dark red, 70% opaque. This was astonishingly young-tasting, with big sweetness and dark fruits. The cork clearly said Warre 196…, which was much much older than I thought. Fabulously stored.

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by PopulusTremula » 10:53 Thu 02 Apr 2015

Incorrectly guessed as Noval '66 but hey-ho at least i got the vintage right.

Dark-ish ruby. Good hit of dark fruit and stone fruit kernels on the nose which carries onto the palate. Initially (shortly after pour), this had a slightly harsh and alcoholic end note which vanished during the course of the evening and i revised my score upward. Lovely port which has more to offer. Tied for second with GM65 on the night. Big thanks to Mike for bringing this.

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by DRT » 22:11 Thu 02 Apr 2015

This was lovely Port. I took no notes but remember it being very elegant, balanced and perfectly mature.

Warre 1966 was the first proper VP I opened at home so this was a nice reminder of what it was that got me hooked.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by LGTrotter » 22:07 Sat 04 Apr 2015

DRT wrote:Warre 1966 was the first proper VP I opened at home so this was a nice reminder of what it was that got me hooked.
Mine too. Good to remember where it all started. And to see how far it has come. I may have to dig out my last one. Then find some more.

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by PhilW » 10:22 Sun 05 Apr 2015

Mike - was this from the same stash as the W60 I opened recently by any chance?
Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop?

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 19:35 Sun 05 Apr 2015

PhilW wrote:Mike - was this from the same stash as the W60 I opened recently by any chance?
Indeed it was :D :D

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by PhilW » 20:31 Sun 05 Apr 2015

flash_uk wrote:
PhilW wrote:Mike - was this from the same stash as the W60 I opened recently by any chance?
Indeed it was :D :D
:D :piginpoo:
Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop?

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by DRT » 20:35 Sun 05 Apr 2015

Daer Mike and Phil, if either of you are in the market for a new best friend I am happy to apply :D
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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 16:36 Mon 27 Apr 2015

30% opacity, red-brown, slight clouding. Really smooth mature port, sweetness, honeycomb, red fruit in the mouth.

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Re: 1966 Warre

Post by AHB » 12:17 Sat 02 May 2015

Brick-red colour, 80% opaque. Gently spicy on the nose, full of lovely nutmeg and redcurrant juice; delicious, even if not pronounced. A lovely texture in the mouth with nice poise on entry. Midweight presence but full of evolved fruit infused with cinammon. A glorious aftertaste followed by a big and lasting finish full of cedarwood and cranberry, the tannins providing a nice gentle red peppercorn spiciness. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1970. Drunk 91/100.
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