N.V. Warre's Warrior Special Reserve Port 375 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 90
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
Price :
$7.99

"Forward and direct, with tasty blackberry and blueberry paste flavors, lined with a licorice snap thread. A hint of singed wood lines the finish, giving this a little extra range. Drink now. 10,300 cases imported. —James Molesworth" (WS)

"The non-vintage Warrior Reserve is a more fruit-driven, less complex style of port. Big, full-bodied, muscular and rich with lots of red and black fruit, licorice, white chocolate and coffee notes, this beauty should keep for another decade.

The Warre's-Symington reputation is, of course, based on their ports. These two inexpensive offerings are well-worth their modest prices." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Warre’s, founded in 1670, was the first British Port company established in Portugal and therefore the pioneer of a great tradition; its history is synonymous with that of Port itself. Warre’s Ports are distinguished for their structure, power and softly perfumed nose. They have a particularly fresh and elegant style. Warre’s premium wines are sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Retiro Antigo, two of the finest estates of the Douro valley. Warre’s Vintage Ports are renowned the world over for their excellence and are consistently placed amongst the best in comparative tastings.

WARRE’S WARRIOR PORT:
Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750’s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warre’s finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance. Warrior is drawn from Warre’s finest quintas in the Pinhão and Rio Torto valleys that produce Warre’s Vintage Ports. The firm’s head winemaker, Peter Symington, will select vats of particularly rich and fruity Port to set aside for maturing in oak casks in the lodges at Vila Nova de Gaia.