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Warre's 1997

Release Notes

Wonderful purple blue colour.  A classic Warre nose full of class and complexity, packed with concentrated layers of ripe red fruits and underlying gum cistus aromas.  On the palate, ripe blackcurrant berry flavours, firm and well-balanced tannins given by the concentration of the old vines at Cavadinha, which form the backbone of Warre.  enormous mid-palate structure and impressive length.  Undoubtedly a wine for long ageing and a classic amongst Vintages.  The Warre 1997 displays aspects of "a cooler climate wine", leading to more aromatic and elegant wine.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,36
Baumé: 3,4

Tasting Notes

James Molesworth critic

The Wine Spectator source
2017 tasting note year
Dark in profile, with warm buckwheat, singed juniper and espresso notes leading off, backed by warm black currant and fig compote flavors. Has heft, but the brambly undertow is easily absorbed through the finish. Approachable, but there's no rush at all. Best from 2019 through 2035. 10,000 cases made.

Score: 94

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Wonderful purple blue colour. A classic Warre nose full of class and complexity, packed with concentrated layers of ripe red fruits and underlying gum cistus aromas. On the palate rich floral flavours, enormous mid-palate structure, and impressive length. Undoubtedly a wine for long ageing and a classic amongst Vintages.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (booklet, Sutcliffe, 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

Very scented black liquorice nose. On contact with air prunes kick in.  Tannic, prunes in liqueur taste.  Wonderfully individual and tarry.  Trademark "smoky" finish.

Roger Voss critic

Wine Enthusiast (magazine) source
2001 tasting note year

A firm, structured wine with spices and powerful, dry fruits. Black fruits dominate along with the tannins, giving the impression of a wine with still leashed-up power.

Score: 94/100

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2000 tasting note year

Aromas of minerals, berries and wet earth jump out of the glass. Full-bodied and very chewy, with lots of fruit and a long finish. A tough young wine. Warre is flexing its muscles here.

Score: 94/100

Clive Coates MW critic

The Vine (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

Lovely rich nose. An abundance of very classy fruit here. Fullish. Sweet. Very good acidity. This is typical Warre and a fine example. Very, very long. Very complex.  From 2009.

Score: 17.5/20

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1999 tasting note year

Richly scented. Elegant, excellent finish.  2007-2025

Score: 5 Stars

More about Warre's

To learn more about Warre's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Warre's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of the three key Warre's properties, Quinta da Cavadinha, Quinta do Retiro Antigo and Quinta da Telhada.  If you would like to learn even more about Warre's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Warre's website.

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