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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Warre's Vintage Port (375ML half-bottle) 2003
Warre's Vintage Port (375ML half-bottle) 2003
(search item no. 86005)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1977 James Suckling rating: 94 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1977 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1970 James Suckling rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Black pepper, ceiling wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre's Vintage Port. A concentrated effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points
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About Warre's:

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.