Warre's, Vintage Port, 1983

Upper Douro Valley, Douro, Portugal

Warre's, Vintage Port, 1983

Upper Douro Valley, Douro, Portugal

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  • Case of 12
£60.00
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£60.00

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Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Dessert & Fortified Winemaker: Peter Symington Optimum Drinking: 2017-2018 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 100435 Label Quality: Generally good condition. Signs of cellar damp/wear and tear.
Estate Notes

Here’s a classic from the oldest British port house (dating back to 1670). After almost 200 years of family ownership, Andrew Symington of Graham’s fame took control in the early 20th century, and it has remained in the Symington’s portfolio ever since.

Warre’s does not produce such opulent wines as can be found elsewhere in the Symington stable, but they can often have great elegance and perfume. Vintages are drawn from fruit from their prime vineyard site: the Quinta da Cavadinha, located in the Pinhão Valley, and fashioned in Warre’s unmistakable sumptuously rich style, with lovely characteristic underlying minerality. As with other port houses Warre’s maintain a lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, the buildings housing the largest oak vat used by any house: which holds the equivalent of over 178 000 bottles of port!

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Reviews

"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 1983 is richly perfumed and fragrant, which is so typical of the ports from this vintage." eRobertParker.com