1962 Warre LBV

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1962 Warre LBV

Post by flash_uk » 13:31 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1962 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 18:10 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Bottled 1966. Pale copper colour with a pale green rim; 20% opaque. A slight hint of caramel on the nose and a touch of rosemary. Sweet brown sugar on entry with some odd metallic hints and more rosemary. Nut skins and olives show on the late palate but the finish is the surprise, a huge wave of sloes, birch sap and some kumquat skins. This is old and oxidised but still rather pleasant. 2 hours later the rosemary and oxidised elements had faded leaving a much lighter and more delicate wine. 84/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1962 Warre LBV

Post by flash_uk » 15:33 Thu 08 Sep 2016

20% opacity, very clear, orange-bronze. Lively acidic nose, tawnied, caramels. Quite syrupy sugary mouthfeel with heat and acidity early on the palate. Very extracted citrus flavours with a superbly long aftertaste.

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