1970 Warre

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AHB
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1970 Warre vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:39 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Decanted for 12 hours and drunk on 30/1/08.

Distinctly red center, although paler than wine C. A lovely soft smokey nose bringing damsons and Victoria plums. An acidic structure but well balanced, tannins soft and well integrated with lots of damsons and some cherry. Terrific mid-palate with aniseed and plum. Very long length, just filling the mouth with Christmas cake. Excellent port. 7/7 or 92/100.
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Post by DRT » 23:28 Thu 31 Jan 2008

From the same bottle and served blind...

Hint of liquorice on the nose. Dark red. Very smooth cherry truffle with lots of tannin and a beautiful long finish that left the cheeks watering.

I guessed that it was Warre's 1970 straight away - but only because I brought it to the tasting :lol: :lol:

This was a superb bottle of W70 that was supplied to me by Uncle Tom. Thanks, Tom.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Tsunami » 22:03 Fri 08 Feb 2008

thanks derekt,

this was truly a great bottle, it was still young and vivid :D

it was always a plesure to drink the 70 warre,
a nice red-berry-mix with a kirsch-like-alcohol and round tannins, not to big body, but compact and nice. good length and plesand finish.

lady tsunami and i did enjoy this very much!

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Post by DRT » 17:22 Sat 16 Feb 2008

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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