1927 Warre

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1927 Warre

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Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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W27. Glorious red, 40% opaque. rich, very dry mid-palate, with caramel especially at the end. Quite meaty. Excellent Port, but that lunch bettered by Fonseca, Taylor, Martinez and Constantino.
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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: 1927 Warre

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Bottled by J Lovibond of Greenwich. A lovely mature reddish-brown colour, 70% opaque. A delicious nose of spiced black cherry; warm, rich and spicy, full of ground pepper and snuff. Wow! A brilliant nose, much brighter and sharper than the Taylor, the Taylor being much sweeter smelling. A balanced palate, rather drier than the Taylor but with great complexity and freshness. Some dryness on the palate, but this is adequately compensated for by the complexity coming from the nutmeg, mace and cloves. A dry finish, combining lovely sour cherry and bitters. Wonderfully fragrant, albeit dry. Lingering licorice root stays in the mouth for quite a while. Long and fragrant, lovely port. 94/100.
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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Re: 1927 Warre

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Full, dark; a touch dry mid-palate, lovely flavour, some dry tabacco, slight acidity on aftertaste. A good port, but overshadowed by its company. Also a wine which had been on my "unicorn list" (wines I would love to try, but thought I might never get the chance to), so very pleased to have had the opportunity.
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