1980 Warre

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Alex Bridgeman
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1980 Warre

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Two bottles were served at the dinner, this tasting note was taken from the better of the two bottles. Dark red in colour, opaque. Warm nose, nutty and spicy yet full of old library dust. Warm on the palate, full of rounded and sweet fruit with multiple layers of flavour and complexity. Delicious chocolate tannins, slightly dry, but otherwise mellow and integrated. Warm - perhaps slightly hot - aftertaste with splendid cocoa tannins which fade to deliver an attractive, slightly bitter green finish of great length. 93/100. Drunk 15-Nov-16. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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