Warre 1963 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Warre 1963 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: Absolutely lovely on the palate. Easy to drink. Quite little fruit and quite a lot of sugar, but otherwise very nice.

Tasted at: Warre Tasting 2x2009.

Rated*: C+

Tasting 2

Notes: Good.

Tasted at: TPF Christmas Offline.

Rated*: C

Tasting 3

Notes: Slightly astringent in the palate, everyone else raved about this Port but I was somewhat unconvinced.

Tasted at: Blind tasting, TCP

No rating.

Tasting 4

Notes: Notably more sweet than the Dow 1963. Much more expressive fruit on the nose. Slight coffee aftertaste but combined with a great amount of sweetness.

Tasted at: Berry Bros.

Rated*: C

A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. 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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