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Warre's 2009

Release Notes

Lifted floral aromas, very perfumed and fragrant - typical Warre elegance:  roses and violets with an attractive minty/eucalyptus edge.  Mouth-filling, gorgeous blackberry and dark cherry fruit cloaked in dark chocolate and underpinned by spicy, peppery tannins.  Irresistible for drinking young, this Vintage Port is - notwithstanding - cast in a classic mould, with the staying power for very long-term ageing.

There will be only 500 cases (6,000 bottles) of this wine bottled and sold, almost entirely en primeur.

40% Touriga Franca, 32% Vinha Velha (old vines) and 28% Touriga Nacional, all vinified in lagares.  A portion of each of these varieties was sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha, two different lots of Vinha Velha came from Quinta do Retiro, and a portion of the Touriga Franca was sourced from Quinta da Telhada.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,80
Baumé: 3.5

Tasting Notes

Roy Hersh critic source
2011 tasting note year

This Port was a standout in its “blind flight” and unquestionably deserved a full on declaration, regardless of the history behind it. Riveting from the first fresh whiff, with a bouquet of rose petals, lavender and kirsch, accented by an herbal essence and pine. Whoa, this got my attention! The palate is equally compelling: full, concentrated, luxurious and harmonious with gobs of glycerin, yet it remains vinous and fabulously intense. Rich and with a mink-like mouth feel, from the deft balance to the enduring finish, this is class in a glass. ... A charismatic and seriously fine bottle of Vintage Port with upside cellaring potential for a minimum of four decades.

Score: 95/100

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.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

  1. 2011
  2. 2007
  3. 2003
  4. 2000
  5. 1997
  6. 1994
  7. 1991
  8. 1985
  9. 1983
  10. 1980
  11. 1977
  12. 1975
  13. 1970
  14. 1966
  15. 1963
  16. 1960
  17. 1958
  18. 1955
  19. 1950
  20. 1947
  21. 1945
  22. 1934
  23. 1927
  24. 1924
  25. 1922
  26. 1920
  27. 1912
  28. 1908
  29. 1904
  30. 1900
  31. 1896
  32. 1894
  33. 1890

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