1955 Warre

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Cockburn 1900
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1955 Warre

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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 21:27 Sun 09 Apr 2017

W55. 40% opaque. Like so many others, dry, and mid-palate, very dry. Gentle sweetness throughout, with mint and spearmint.

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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by flash_uk » 15:53 Mon 10 Apr 2017

30% opacity, mature brown-red, amber rim. Menthol and molasses on the nose. Smooth, syrupy, sweetness although fruit dry and extracted.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Warre

Post by AHB » 15:33 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bottled by Grants of St James. Bronzed red colour, 50% opaque. Modest nose with gentle fruit but a slightly harsh overtone. A pleasant texture on the palate but the flavours are modest with faint tannins and a gentle balanced fruitiness. This has faded to elegance but with a generous rose perfume. The aftertaste is delicious and is where the fruit reveals itself. Sticky on the finish but with the slightly harsh element showing before the dryness grabs the edges of the tongue on the finish. This is elegant and refined, and nearly in the same class as the best of the 1955 vintage ports at this tasting. 92/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 3 hours.
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