1983 Warre

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1983 Warre

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

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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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55% opacity, warm red. Notes were getting shorter at this point! red fruits, tannins.
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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: 1983 Warre

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Mature red colour with a rose rim; 60% opaque. Mature fruit on the nose with hints of rose hip syrup and blood orange. A wonderful entry, full of rich fruit with a great balance from the fresh acidity. Air on the palate brings lots of youthful fruit. Maturity appears again on the aftertaste, mixed in with the dark chocolate tannins. This has a great structure and a youthful composition that promises a long life ahead of it. 90/100.
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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Cockburn 1851
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W83. Red-pink, 60% opaque. Best of the ’83s, and sweeter and fuller than the W80.
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