Vintage Port 2017
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94-96 points, “This is a fine Warre's Port… It is one of the best in a while.” – Wine Advocate
Warre’s Vintage Port comes from the finest parcels within three Douro vineyards, Cavadinha, Retiro and Telhada, and the family-owned Alvito and Netas properties. The 2017 shows the hallmark of the vintage – immense concentration – plus vivid rose, violet, black cherry and hedgerow blackberry aromas and flavours. Although accessible now, this will only improve over the coming decades.
The yields in 2017 for Port were very low, but the quality of the wine was immensely high. According to Wine Advocate they offer “old-school power, concentration, freshness, lifted fruit and vivid flavours. The only vintage in the last decade that competes with it is 2011.” This is high praise, considering that 2011 is the highest rated year ever for Vintage Port according to Wine Advocate. It’s that freshness that makes this such a great vintage and explains why so much of it was snapped up immediately during a hard-fought En Primeur campaign. Demand for these cases will be immense, so don’t expect them to hang around for long.
Warre’s – owned by the Symington family – ranks amongst Port’s most famous names, renowned for producing a restrained yet deeply concentrated style of vintage Port. Their coveted releases are typically slow to develop, possessing a unique mineral scented character that gives them wonderful complexity and style. The Symington family compare the 2017 vintage to 1945, widely considered to be one of the greatest vintages the region has ever seen. And they should know what they are talking about because, not only are they the world’s leading producer of premium Port, but they are also the biggest vineyard owner in the Douro Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of jaw-dropping beauty.£11 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3102234
Style No.: 766777
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