1980 Warre

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1980 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 20:23 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 23:13 Fri 10 Mar 2017

45% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Sugared nose. Sweet, in fact very sweet, with tannins, burnt caramel.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:14 Sun 16 Apr 2017

A mature burnt orange colour that is quite dark; 60% opaque. A lovely nose of rich fruit salad and tobacco leaf, complex and really delicious. Balanced entry with fresh fruit elading to a fine mid-palate that delivers layer after layer of flavour. The palate shows perfect maturity and is on a plateau and has impressive levels of complexity. The aftertaste is mouthfilling with a dry dark chocolate and green pepper. Fabulous finish of medium length. This is great port that is in no rush to be drunk. 93/100.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Tue 13 Aug 2019

W80. Red, 40% opaque. Good fruit and sweetness, but acidity too prominent.

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Quinta do Noval LBV
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Re: 1980 Warre

Post by rich_n » 17:30 Wed 23 Oct 2019

Tasted at Dow's Quinta do Bomfim in Pinhao, so the setting may have coloured my opinion a little...! This was their VP of the day and I caught the end of the bottle, only a few sips, however enough to be rather taken with it. Ripe red fruits on the nose, redcurrant and strawberries. More of the same on the palate, somewhat jammy with some spice and the tannins bringing a little dryness. Rather lovely!

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