Warre 1983 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Warre 1983 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: Huge amount of thick sediment. Somewhat disappointing. Like the ’85 but lesser. Fairly watery on the palate (which I don’t necessary mind) with a slight taste of chocolate and cherry. Perfectly acceptable to drink but it did not grip. Hopefully a bad bottle.

Tasted at: Dinner party

Date: 15th April 2009

No rating.

Tasting 2

Notes: Quite a lot of acidity. Not great.

Tasted at: TPF Warre Tasting

Date: 2nd October 2009

Rated*: P-

* 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 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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