1962 Warre LBV

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1962 Warre LBV

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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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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: 1962 Warre LBV

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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 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1962 Warre LBV

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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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