Warre's, Vintage Port, 2003

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Warre's, Vintage Port, 2003

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: 2030-2050 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103072 Label Quality: Generally good condition. Signs of cellar damp/wear and tear.
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Warre’s Vintage Port 2003 was purchased in its original wooden case - 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!

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Reviews

"Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward 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." eRobertParker.com

"Deep ruby. Brooding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Broad, dense and deep, with compelling purity, lift and sweetness and captivating flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate and minerals. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and superb chewiness and length. Has the structure and depth for extended cellaring." Stephen Tanzer