Warre's

Bottle Aged Late Bottled Vintage Porto

9.0131 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Blue Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Vanilla & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Fruit & Berries, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Fruit Desserts, Soft Cheese, Chocolate & Coffee
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.

With how youthful this was, I was surprised not only at the amount of sediment I had, but the size of the flakes! Because of that, I went the LBV route. Cran-raisins, creamy espresso, stewed raspberries and blackberries, baked graham cracker cherry pie and very small traces of heat.

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.

With how youthful this was, I was surprised not only at the amount of sediment I had, but the size of the flakes! Because of that, I went the LBV route. Cran-raisins, creamy espresso, stewed raspberries and blackberries, baked graham cracker cherry pie and very small traces of heat.

Jul 12th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Ruby colored. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. Moderately sweet. Enjoyed over nearly two weeks. Spent 4 years in cask before bottling. Nice late bottled vintage port. 20% ABV.

Ruby colored. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. Moderately sweet. Enjoyed over nearly two weeks. Spent 4 years in cask before bottling. Nice late bottled vintage port. 20% ABV.

Dec 28th, 2018
Nicholas Livingston

Matchless in the LBV category and more floral, less spiritous. A delight defined by its elegance and finesse. Note this is a declared vintage where most others LBVs are made in off years...and the early drinking alternatives are sealed not by a T-cap but this by a driven cork proof that even after four years in cask and then a due rest in bottle it could very well mature in the cellar for decades more to come...if I can keep myself from drinking it up long before then...

Matchless in the LBV category and more floral, less spiritous. A delight defined by its elegance and finesse. Note this is a declared vintage where most others LBVs are made in off years...and the early drinking alternatives are sealed not by a T-cap but this by a driven cork proof that even after four years in cask and then a due rest in bottle it could very well mature in the cellar for decades more to come...if I can keep myself from drinking it up long before then...

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2015
Perry Riddle

A league of its own.

A league of its own.

May 29th, 2017
Matt Trader

Absolutely astonishing. This was a well declared vintage, and a stunningly balanced LBV. Unfiltered and unfined, with a lovely balance between raisin, espresso and cedarwood on the nose. The mouthfeel is rich, with stewed fruits and dark chocolate and a refreshingly spicy, lingering finish. I've never had a port jump at me with a spicy, woody character such as this one. It will mature so well in the coming years!
On a side note, I wanna thank
@Kyle Groombridge, TWP for this wedding gift, it was absolutely enjoyed!

Absolutely astonishing. This was a well declared vintage, and a stunningly balanced LBV. Unfiltered and unfined, with a lovely balance between raisin, espresso and cedarwood on the nose. The mouthfeel is rich, with stewed fruits and dark chocolate and a refreshingly spicy, lingering finish. I've never had a port jump at me with a spicy, woody character such as this one. It will mature so well in the coming years!
On a side note, I wanna thank
@Kyle Groombridge, TWP for this wedding gift, it was absolutely enjoyed!

Nov 25th, 2016
Gordon Walker

Amazing deal on this LBV, intense dried/cooked fruits, amazing silky tannins, warming and tasty after dinner

Amazing deal on this LBV, intense dried/cooked fruits, amazing silky tannins, warming and tasty after dinner

Dec 23rd, 2015
Travis Morningstar

Smurf port is pretty Smurfin' good.

Smurf port is pretty Smurfin' good.

May 25th, 2015
James McFadyen

Wine Consultant and Allocation Specialist at Spec's

8.9

Very reliable example of L.B.V. Bold fruit, deep spice and citrus notes. Thoroughly enjoyable. 2003

Very reliable example of L.B.V. Bold fruit, deep spice and citrus notes. Thoroughly enjoyable. 2003

Jan 2nd, 2015
Damon Levy

Director/Importer Vine Connections

8.9

A little hot, very ripe fruit. Hasn't taken on some of the characteristics you expect from older port.

A little hot, very ripe fruit. Hasn't taken on some of the characteristics you expect from older port.

Nov 28th, 2014
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.2

LBV once more a top value for fair money - a great Port to share with friends - silky and juicy licious - Warre's was the first port house to make late bottled vintage by bottling without any fining or filtration after four years in cask, before maturing for four years in bottle. Acknowledged as the finest of its type. 😀

LBV once more a top value for fair money - a great Port to share with friends - silky and juicy licious - Warre's was the first port house to make late bottled vintage by bottling without any fining or filtration after four years in cask, before maturing for four years in bottle. Acknowledged as the finest of its type. 😀

Sep 7th, 2014