Warre's Vintage Port 2007
Port from Portugal
Inky and concentrated, with opaque color given by the famous old vines of Retiro Antigo. This concentration combines perfectly with the freshness imparted by the wines from the higher lying Cavadinha vineyards to produce lovely fresh flavors of blackberry fruit. A wine of enormous elegance, combining vibrant lifted fruit with power and long lasting flavors. The wine was much enhanced by the exuberance of the Telhada Touriga Franca grapes.
"Offers lovely perfumed aromas and beautiful raspberry and blackberry character, turning to tar, black truffle and wet earth. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a balance of very chewy tannins and sugary fruit at the finish. This goes on and on. The great 1994 again?"
"This massive, glass-coating wine has a purple edge deepening to the center, where it glows black. But rather than feeling massive, it's elegant, the way that the roar of a Moto Guzzi is elegant. It's mellow and relaxed as the flavors plow on for minutes in a crush of black satin. You might find green peppercorn, scents of edamame or savory and sweet tobacco in its wake. As fascinating and delicious as this wine may be to spar with today, it will likely be best 20 to 30 years from now."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2007 Warre Vintage Port is one of the stars of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an expressive bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, blackberry, and fruitcake. Plush on the palate with outstanding volume, it exhibits a sense of elegance as well as power. Savory flavors, plenty of structure for the long haul, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish suggests two decades of cellaring are in order. This superb effort should still be drinking well in 2050."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep ruby. Lovely high-pitched, perfumed aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and orange peel. Dense, sweet and deep, with a wonderfully lush texture and captivating purity of fruit. Finishes long and fresh, with extremely refined tannins and excellent lift. A beauty."
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Founded in 1670, Warre & Co. is the oldest British company in Portugal and one of the most highly esteemed port shipping firms in the world. It was the first Port company to build a lodge in Gaia for the proper ageing of its Ports. For the last 65 years, Warre's has made the wine at Quinta do Bom Retiro Pequeno. All the wine is made in the traditional stone lagares by treading and has been a fundamental part of all great Warre's Port.
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The country best known for Port,
Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still
wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The
winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east.
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Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts,
which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its
home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape
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