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Warre's 2011

Release Notes

The historic properties of Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Retiro Antigo have been the backbone of Warre’s Vintage Ports for generations. The combination of the cooler climate of the Cavadinha vineyard in the Pinhão Valley and of the old vineyards at Retiro Antigo in the Rio Torto Valley produce exceptionally elegant and aromatic wines, lending them a charming, graceful style, which differentiate them from most other Vintage Ports. This finesse combines with a crisp minerality and definition on the palate, finishing with tremendous persistence.

The Warre’s 2011 Vintage Port also incorporates a small lot from Quinta da Telhada, situated in the heart of the Douro Superior and whose opulent flavours of blackcurrant, aromas of violets, and smooth ripe tannic structure contributed additional texture.  The final blend by Quinta is 53% Cavadinha, 28% Retiro Antigo and 19% Telhada.  In terms of grape varieties, the blend is balanced between 40% very old mixed vines, 37% Touriga Nacional and 23% Touriga Franca.

Warre’s 2011 shows the deep opaque purple colour of youth and is layered with aromas of sweet blackberry fruit and typically perfumed floral hints of rockrose and fresh violets. On the palate the wine has great finesse and balance, with traces of minerality running through the silky tannic backbone, leading to a long velvety finish.

Production: 3,000 cases - 12/75cl
Winemaker: Charles Symington

Alcohol by volume – 20% v/v (20ºC)
Total acidity – 4.10 (g/l)
Baumé – 3.65

Tasting Notes

Sarah Ahmed critic

www.thewinedetective.co.uk source
2013 tasting note year

An extremely supple, balanced Port with lovely depth of juicy sweet cinnamon-accented black cherry, floral lift and a charge of fine schistous/graphite tannins, which tease out a long, elegant, tapered finish – very clean and precise – seemingly drier than the Graham’s.

Jamie Goode critic

www.thewineanorak.com source
2013 tasting note year

Sweet, warm and  mellow, with fresh pure blackberry and black cherry fruit, yet fresh with amazing purity, concentration and depth. Seductive and compelling. 

Score: 94–96/100

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2013 tasting note year

Closed, dense with plenty of floral fruit underneath; ripe, pure cherry-stone fruit, sweet and gentle, very beautiful at this stage, firm but ripe tannic core extending all the way through to the finish.  Stunningly good.  2030 – 50+

Score: 5 Stars, 19 Points

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. 2009
  2. 2007
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  5. 1997
  6. 1994
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  20. 1947
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  29. 1904
  30. 1900
  31. 1896
  32. 1894
  33. 1890


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