1983 Warre

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1983 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 11:10 Wed 03 Apr 2013

W83. Red-pink, 50% opaque. Nose of varnish, with red berries behind. Taste very acidic. DRT rightly said ‟bitter, horrible”.

A bad bottle.

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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by djewesbury » 22:02 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Mid-red. Sticky. Caustic on the nose. Rather astringent and bitter.
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Re: 1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 13:47 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Browning shade of red, looking very mature; 70% opaque. Some VA on the nose but little else. Balanced entry, some raisiny fruit but very dry underneath. Lots of VA giving violet perfume on the light palate. Dry chalky tannins never vanish but are dominated by the fruit / VA. A dry aftertaste with some heat at the start before a long and perfumed length with the dry tannins always present. Not a representative bottle. 83/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 8½ hours.
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