Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009 750ml - Stirling Fine Wines
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Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009 750ml
SKU: 04827

Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009

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Category Port
Origin Portugal, Douro
Brand Warre's
Alcohol/vol 20%
Lifted and intensely fresh blackcurrant and black cherry aromas, wrapped in secondary notes of mint and pine resin. Succulent, concentrated palate, simultaneously rounded and silky smooth. This wine is pure seduction, with alluring flavours of blackberry and cacao, punctuated by peppery tannins that provide a spicy and firm structure. Irresistible to drink now, though it has bags of life left in it. Although a big, generous wine, this 2009 displays Warre's signature elegance and balance.
Wine Enthusiast
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Long maturation in the bottle after wood aging has given this wine great quality and style. It has a dry edge that is typical of Warre's, along with mature dried fruit and spice flavors. The wine is fine; it's ready to drink now.

November 1, 2022
Wine Advocate
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The 2009 Late Bottled Vintage Port is the new release, although hardly a new wine. It is a traditional Douro field blend, heavy on Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. It was bottled unfiltered in 2013 with a long cork after four years in cask and then held back at Warre's lodge for bottle aging before release. It comes in with 109 grams per liter of residual sugar. It's pretty spectacular. This unfiltered LBV is expressive and delicious. With the extra aging, it is also velvety and harmonious, but this certainly has power to spare the next day. It has the depth to coat the palate and fill the mouth too. With 90 minutes of air, it is very fresh, but it finally shows welcome hints of complexity. It does everything well and most things brilliantly. It should hold beautifully, at least for 20 years from its vintage date, but I'm guessing 30 may be more like it. For now, let's be a little cautious, but if you have good storage, there is no reason to worry about it anytime soon.

August 4, 2022

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