Warre's Porto Vintage
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28 Ratings
Warre's Porto Vintage

Wine Details

Vineyard

Warre's

Varietal

Port

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Extremely floral and fruity with hints of lilacs and crushed fruit. Full body with refined tannins integrated with a solid core of fruit, and a rich, round texture. This is lightly sweet and follows through to a long, long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

An excellent year. A wine with great grip and backbone. One of the three or four best Vintages since 1945. Will become ready to drink in the late 1990s.

Vineyard

Warre's

Varietal

Port

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

An excellent year. A wine with great grip and backbone. One of the three or four best Vintages since 1945. Will become ready to drink in the late 1990s.

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    An incredibly vibrant bottle from a stunning vintage; off-dry with hints of cherry, chocolate and coffee. Hefty tannins are just beginning to recede. 11/2010

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    Emphasizing freshness, based as it is on a good proportion of the floral and earlier maturing touring Francesa, Warre's is the most forward and fruit-driven of the Symington wines. Early maturing, in this case, is a relative concept. Francesa is flattering when young, giving this wine a layered aroma and refined balance, pretty, seamless and bright. It finishes with raspberry and treacle flavors, smoky as blackberry tea. This Warre's is a comfort food, like potatoes with caviar, immensely satisfying and supremely elegant is its simple lines. And this '97 is quite a perfect Warre's.
  • Robert Parker
    "This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre."
  • Wine Spectator