Warre's, Vintage Port, 1977 (Damaged label, good levels)

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Warre's, Vintage Port, 1977 (Damaged label, good levels)

Douro, Douro, Portugal



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Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: Peter Symington Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103152 Fill Level: Good levels. Label Quality: Labels damaged, remains only; capsules good with good fill level.
Estate Notes

Warre's Vintage Port 1977 is a powerful Port style drinking beautifully now.

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!


"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." Robert Parker

"Deep garnet. Very pretty plum and berry aromas, with hints of honey and toffee. Turns to custard. Full-bodied, sweet and fresh. Firm tannins, with elegance and balance." Wine Spectator