Very dark inky and concentrated colour. Lovely fresh aromas of violets. Layer and layer of ripe blackberry fruit, intensely rich and full bodied. Sweetness and tannins bind this wine together to form a perfect harmonious structure.
Approachable now but is still 4 to 5 years from its prime, after which it will age superbly for decades.
|Varietal(s)||The grapes used in the production of Warre’s Otima series are a blend of traditional Portuguese varieties from the Douro Valley, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz.|
On the nose, excellent floral aromas of violets and mint combine with layer upon layer of ripe blackberry fruit. On the palate great freshness and elegance with vibrant fruit flavours and velvety tannins lead to a long and persistent finish.
One of the best pairings with Vintage Port is cheese (cream cheese, blue cheese and cured cheese) but it can also be enjoyed alongside many desserts, or simply on its own.
This port undergoes fermentation with natural yeast at between 24 and 28℃。Once the must has fermented to the desired degree of sweetness, usually within 48 hours, fortification takes place with grape brandy at 77%. The ratio is generally 20% brandy to 80% must.
Founded in 1670, Warre’s was the first British Port company established in Portugal. It’s no exaggeration to say that the history of Warre’s is synonymous with that of Port itself.
Owned by the Symington Family Estates, the world’s leading producers of premium Port and the only British Port companies to be entirely owned and managed by one family. The Symington Family is descended from Andrew James Symington who left Scotland for Portugal in 1882.
Today this company is still operated by the remaining six members of the Symington family, the 13th generation, where every part of production is rigorously administered from the cultivation of grapes through to vinification, maturation, and sales. Warre’s premium wines are sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Bom Retiro Pequeno, two of the finest estates of the Douro valley. Warre’s Ports are distinguished by their structure, power, and mellow, rich aroma and are renowned all over the world for their excellence.