Intense aromas of ripe black fruits, violets, figs and chocolate. A well balanced fortified sweet red wine, with good tannins and length. The 1980 is developing magnificently and showing very well at present.
Warre’s was the first British Port company established in Portugal. Founded in 1670 by two Englishmen, William Burgoyne and John Jackson, the firm gained few more partners through time, including William Warre in 1729 who will give it its name. By the end of the 18th century, Warre’s had become one of the leading Port shippers and accounted for 10% of all port shipments. Owned by the Symington Family, it is famous for its classic Vintage Ports, alongside its Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port, released in non-declared years, and consistently rated amongst the best in blind tasting events. View our selection.
Grapes are sourced from owned estates; Quinta da Cavadinha (46 hectares), Quinta do Retiro Antigo (40 ha), and Quinta da Telhada (35 ha) but also from other vineyards, owned privately by members of the Symington family; Quinta do Alvito (35 ha) and Quinta das Netas (5 ha). Warre’s continues to make some of its Port by treading in stone ‘lagares’.
Alongside Vintage ports, the firm produces a range of White, Ruby, Tawny and Colheita ports, signature style Warrior and Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage and award winning Bottled Matured LBV and Otima 10 and 20 year old Tawny.