Warre's Vintage Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(1x37.5cl- HALF Bottle)

Bottle size: 1 x 37.5cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$52.94 USD

15 In Stock

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Description

*** 18/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Warre's 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets



Tasting note
Warre’s 2017 has bright floral aromas of roses and violets, typical of the Touriga Nacional and also of rockrose, which is a feature of the Touriga Franca. On the palate the wine is full and plummy with amazing concentration and buoyant freshness delivering flavours of black cherries and blackberries. Layers of complexity are gradually revealed with a remarkable full-bodied structure.


Provenance and variety make-up
· Quinta da Cavadinha: 44%
· Quinta do Retiro: 31
· Quinta da Telhada: 17%
· Quinta do Alvito & Quinta das Netas: 8%
· Touriga Nacional: 22%
· Touriga Franca: 15%
· Old mixed vines (field blend): 63%
Wine Specification
· Alcohol by volume – 20% v/v (20°C)
· Total acidity – 4.50 (g/l)
· Baume? – 3.70
· Bottled during May 2019 with no filtration
· Winemakers: Charles Symington, Ma?rio Nata?rio

Condition

Excellent

Reviews

*** 18/20 Richard Mayson ***
Based on Quinta da Cavadinha in the Pinhão valley as well as Quinta do Retiro in the Torto and Quinta da Telhada upstream, mostly a field blend of fruit from old vines backed by Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca: lovely, open floral aromas, so fresh and aromatic, typical of the Tourigas with a touch of green tea leaf, underlying concentration; wonderfully pure, sweet plum and wild cherry fruit, backed by fine grained tannins, wonderfully fresh, not the biggest wine by any means but supremely well integrated and elegant. Near perfect poise. 18 Richardmayson.com

*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
Loads of wet earth and grape aromas with hints of stems. Old vine aromas of bark and moss. Full-bodied, sweet and structured with a big kick on the end. Very impressive. Exceptional layers of fruit and energy. A stronger and more muscular Warre. 3,600 cases. Try after 2028. jamessuckling.com

*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***
3,600 cases which was 13.6% of Warre’s total vineyard production. Old vines were really important in 2017 warm, very dry conditions. Warre’s Cavadinha and Retiro vineyards have old mixed-variety vines (one-fifth and one-third of the respective vineyards). They are also quite high and cooler, facing north and east. Yields were exceptionally low, the old field blend at Retiro produced just 470 g/vine and the Cavadinha field blend 860 g/vine. At Telhada, Warre’s vineyard in the remote Douro Superior, the average yield was also well down with just 590 g/vine. Fruit also came from the neighbouring privately owned Alvito and Netas properties. Quinta da Cavadinha 44%, Quinta do Retiro 31%, Quinta da Telhada 17%, Quinta do Alvito and Quinta das Netas 8%. Touriga Nacional 22%, Touriga Franca 15%, old mixed vines (field blend) 63%. TA 4.5 g/l, Baumé 3.7. Bottled May 2019.
Ripe and pure black fruit, smells fresher than the Dow’s. Sweet blackcurrant tea and a touch of dark chocolate, like chocolate-covered fresh black cherries and blackcurrants. Becomes more floral as it opens, wilder, more exuberant. Chewy, chalky rather than grainy tannins. Deep and rounded and long with a dry-tasting finish. A generous, full-bodied whole. (JH)

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