Warres Port

Warre's 1977 Vintage Port


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Warre's 1977 Vintage Port, Portugal

Declared by all major Port houses, 1977 is a classic vintage and one of the best of the last century. Well balanced with exceptional ageing potential, the 1977 is mature and ready to drink now. Fruit comes from the top sites, Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Retiro. The vineyards are a field blend of a multitude of grape varieties with many ancient vines.

Very deep crimson colour. Rich fresh herbal aromas of gum cistus. Penetrating taste of vibrant blackberry flavours, very spicy with an abundance of tannins and sweetness conveying enormous complexity of favours. Powerful combination of freshness, elegance and a long firm finish.

Tasted, in 2007, by James Suckling of the Wine Spectator, he said:

"Deep garnet. Very pretty plum and berry aromas, with hints of honey and toffee. Turns to custard. Full-bodied, sweet and fresh. Firm tannins, with elegance and balance. Will age for a long time, but ready. Generous, but subtle." 93/100 points

More recently, in 2020, Tim Jackson MW, for jancisrobinson.com, said:

"Mid tawny-brick. Brooding, smoky, spicy nose – almost like it’s in a backward phase – with layers of savoury depth emerging. Not full bodied, but full flavoured. Lots of intensity, but again, I don’t think this is giving everything yet. Still a fair weight of tannins as well. It’s at a muscular, somewhat unforgiving stage right now, but I think this will go somewhere interesting. I won’t be broaching my magnum anytime soon! (TJ) 18+/20 points 

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