1983 Warre

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1983 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:55 Fri 03 Nov 2017

A half bottle acquired at auction but identified from the label as having been imported by James Nicholson of Crossgar. Deep garnet, very dark; 80% opaque. Powerful nose of dark cherry and black licorice. Huge entry, surprisingly dry but stuffed frull of fragrant black cherry. Lots of charcoal tannins on the mid-palate give a big mouthful of port. Lively and well balanced – and surprisingly youthful. A big, juicy aftertaste and a massive finish, full of flowers and black winegums. Very impressive port. 92/100. 08-Jul-17. Decanted 1 day.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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