WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

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WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:54 pm

Well, not quite yet. It's uncorked, but breathing. Notes soon...
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby Ian Sutton » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:11 pm

Definitely worth giving it time to breathe David, we'll expect a note sometime around thursday :o

Seriously though, having discovered the joy of aged port, I've never actually tasted a top vintage port in it's youth. I've heard a number of people talking of the pleasures of drinking it in the first flush of youth, but I haven't raised the courage yet myself.

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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:02 pm

Well the first tentative sips say that some of the baby fat has faded from this wine, as the tannins that were nearly non-existent in yout hare there full force.

More later.

By the way, this is from 375. I bought a bunch of halves in order to have bottle to check in on while I waited for the fulls to mature.
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:14 pm

Ok...2000 Port: DO NOT DISTURB!

There's so much here, but it's in an impenetrable shell. I found hints of black fruit that were buried under a wall of tannin. Perhaps tomorrow there will be more there, but right now this wine is closed for business.

Not surprising really...
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:13 am

Yup, you wont find a hull breach in that wine. Had this last December, also from a 375, and it showed much like you found tonight.
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:19 am

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Yup, you wont find a hull breach in that wine. Had this last December, also from a 375, and it showed much like you found tonight.


Hi Bill, still enjoying my Noval!! 2nd hand blind tasting has just been posted. Its 9.15MT.
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby Otto » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:54 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Ok...2000 Port: DO NOT DISTURB!


Really? I knew they were going to shut down soon, but we had a small tasting of 2000 Ports just two months ago - Warre's included. We double decanted 12 hours and the only one not showing well was Taylor's (which IMO never shows well in youth, anyway). Oh well. Drink the 2003s, they're fun! :)
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:03 am

2nd night - more open but still ever so tannic. I will leave my full bottles until at least 2015 or so.
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Re: WTN: 2000 Warre's Vintage Port

Postby Sam Platt » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:51 pm

David,

I have a 2000 Graham's V.P. in the cellar. The drinking window recommendations that I have found are post 2020. I don't know that my taste buds, or mental faculties will hold out that long, but I am hoping to keep my hands off until at least 2015. Thanks for the notes, and the word of caution.
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