1985 Warre

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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1985 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 20:32 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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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 17:31 Mon 13 Mar 2017

60% opacity. Notes were very short at this point! Soft, red fruits. That's it.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:15 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature appearance, 50% opaque. A lovely nose of gentle cinnamon infused sweet sultana and a touch of green banana. Ripe fruit dominates the surprisingly dry palate, but the acidity keeps the palate clean and lively. Gentle pepper shows on the aftertaste and leads to a soft jelly-bean finish. This is fresh, light and elegant on the palate and is a sweet and delicious glass of wine. 89/100.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:53 Tue 13 Aug 2019

W85. Red, 50% opaque. Palate had mid sweetness and good balance, but was dry late. Nonetheless, the weakest of the ’85s.

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