1955 Warre

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PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1955 Warre

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On Monday 24th September 2012, several members of TPF met at TBH for a dual mini-vertical of Warre's and Fonseca ports of the same years.

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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1955 Warre

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Burnt orange colour, firm rim; 60% opaque. Lovely nose, attractive strawberry jam but modest in volume with concentrated oranges. Delightful texture, rich and flavoursome impact. Meaty tones, but with rich and conentrated mandarin providing great balance. Tingling tannins show on the aftertaste, then a terrific finish of great length with a birch-sap tang. Great port. 93/100. Decanted 4½ 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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Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1955 Warre

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W55, decanted 14:00. Brick red, slightly dark, 50% opaque. Nose of dark or red cherry, with mahogany. (Typing these notes 1½ years later, I wonder whether it referred to the smell of polished wood.) Palate big and sweet, with heat late. Gooey. Grade-A lovely port. Fantastic.
PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1955 Warre

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medium colour, some dark orange in there, lovely thick, unctuousm full flavour, very slight acid on nose, long taste, absolutely superb. Rating: Excellent++
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