Deep, rich ruby colour. On the nose bursting with lovely black fruit combined with a spicy complexity. On the palate there is underlying richness and intensity with well rounded blackberry fruit and wonderfully structured tannins which lead to a long and lingering finish.
Background: Warre's is alone in maintaining a small production of bottle matured Late Bottled Vintage Port (apart from its sister company Smith Woodhouse). Warre's Late Bottled Vintage comes exclusively from prime quality vineyards whose finest wines will - in exceptional years - make up Warre's renowned Vintage Ports. Primarily Quinta da Cavadinha and surrounding vineyards that have supplied the company uninterruptedly for generations, on the basis of close bonds nurtured over the centuries. Some of the wine comes from Quinta do Bom Retiro Pequeno, where all the wine is trodden in 'lagares' in the traditional way. These Quintas are located in the Pinhão and Torto valleys.