Warre 1960 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Warre 1960 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Bit dusty on the nose. Still quite harsh. Not great.

Tasted at: TPF Warre Tasting

Date: 2nd October 2009

Rated*: P-

Tasting 2

Notes: A huge hit of sugar followed by fruit. Perhaps a touch muted compared to the Graham 63 and 55.

Tasted at: Decanter, The Symingtons: Half a Century of Superlative Port

Date: 14th November 2010

Rated*: C-

Tasting 3

Notes: Pink in the middle, fading to orange, then nothing. A bit of rough bottle stink persevered into the palate and although it eventually blew off the wine never really got going.

Tasted at: “Bring a Bottle”

Date: 6th May 2011

No rating.

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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