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Warre Port Blend Porto Vintage 1997

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The Institute of Masters of Wine organised a comprehensive tasting of 1997ports to be tasted in alphabetical order. No. 34 was Warre and what a wonderfulway to finish. Powerful and harmonious with a beautifully integrated tannins,its is colour holding very well, with no spirity notes or signs of prematureageing that have been noted with some of the 1997s. Indeed the fact that it wasplaced last is indicative not of the fact that W is close to the end of thealphabet, I suspect, but rather because the Warre 77, of all the great winesproduced in that year, is currently showing the best. (Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)

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Warre’s has been leading the Port trade since it was established as the first British Port House in 1670. A pioneer of a great tradition with over 300 years of history, Warre’s legacy is built on the superb quality of Warre’s Vintage Ports and on an unwavering commitment to quality and successful innovation. These characteristics are reflected in wines like Warre’s Warrior, the oldest mark of P... Read more
Warre’s has been leading the Port trade since it was established as the first British Port House in 1670. A pioneer of a great tradition with over 300 years of history, Warre’s legacy is built on the superb quality of Warre’s Vintage Ports and on an unwavering commitment to quality and successful innovation. These characteristics are reflected in wines like Warre’s Warrior, the oldest mark of Port in the world now with a radically redesigned new look, and Warre’s Otima, an award-winning 10 Year-Old Tawny Port in chic, ultra-modern packaging. Warre's significant contribution to the Port trade is celebrated on this site, together with information on all of Warre’s premium Ports, the latest reviews and awards, and more. Read less

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External Reviews for Warre Port Blend Porto Vintage

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A great surprise for the vintage. Displays fabulous concentration and complex character with its layers of very sweet fruit, chocolate and cherry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, adding velvety tannins. Long finish with plenty of grip. Beautiful wine. Try after 2008.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 1997 - Warre's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Warre has been making exceptionally fine ports of late, and their 1985 is the sweetest and richest of their recent vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full-bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full-blown bouquet, and impeccable balance. The soft tannins and precocious appeal of the 1985 suggest rapid maturation.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This Port house is always underrated, and its 1994 is one of the great surprises of this stupendous vintage. Easier to find than many other '94s, it's harmonious, with impressive balance of sweet fruit and firm yet silky tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromas of minerals, berries and wet earth jump out of the glass. Full-bodied and very chewy, with lots of fruit and a long finish. A tough young wine. Warres is flexing its muscles here. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Big, fat, sweet and fruity, with loads of crushed berry, cherry and ripe grape. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of tannin and a long, sweet finish.


External Review
01/20/2011

...Enticing aromas of cassis, lilac, licorice and mint. Rich, sweet and nicely concentrated; floral and dark berry flavors are fresh and pure. Stylish and seamless. Finishes with even, fine tannins and very good persistence... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1997 Warre Vintage Port 750ml


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The Institute of Masters of Wine organised a comprehensive tasting of 1997ports to be tasted in alphabetical order. No. 34 was Warre and what a wonderfulway to finish. Powerful and harmonious with a beautifully integrated tannins,its is colour holding very well, with no spirity notes or signs of prematureageing that have been noted with some of the 1997s. Indeed the fact that it wasplaced last is indicative not of the fact that W is close to the end of thealphabet, I suspect, but rather because the Warre 77, of all the great winesproduced in that year, is currently showing the best. (Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)

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