1994 Warre

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1994 Warre

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On Tuesday 16th November 2021 a horizontal of 1994s was held at the Boot & Flogger, initially arranged by JDAW, a responsibility subsequently borne by AHB.

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Alex Bridgeman
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Bottle opened at 22.45 the night before the tasting to Audouze gently overnight. Despite the appearance of the cork, this is an original cork in this bottle which was purchased from Oddbins Fine Wine shop under Holborn Viaduct in February 1997.

The neck of the bottle had to be warmed gently in the steam from a kettle for a minute or so to facilitate the easy removal of the cork.

Original and pristine cork in the Warre
Original and pristine cork in the Warre
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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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Decanted at 08.45. Will be returned to the bottle shortly before leaving for the local train station.
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!
winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1994 Warre

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Lovely nose.

Lovely palate, rich and ripe and full of blueberries.

Warm on the finish, but it's an attractive warmth. My #2, the group's #4.
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Re: 1994 Warre

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65% opacity, deep rich red. Redcurrant nose. Big, rich and full, tannins showing, soft & rounded. Redcurrant, soft spiciness in the finish. Liked this.
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Summer fruits with slight earthy, leady notes. Short lived.
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Opened at 22.45 the night before the tasting. Decanted at 08.45 and returned to the bottle at 14.15 before being tasted at 21.00. Mature red colour with hints of bricking; 90% opaque. Little showing on the nose, very closed; vigorous swirling produces some sweet candied cherry. The wine has a wonderful texture on the palate with perfumed candied cherry showing on entry before the wonderful Warre elegance takes over. The wine has a delicious perfume to the dark cherry fruit. Gentle toasted tannins combine to make a wonderful mouthful of Port. Beautiful smooth milk chocolate and nutmeg finish. Really good. 93/100. 16-Nov-21. Decanted 12 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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