2017 Warres Vintage Port Reviews
Learn More About the 2017 Warres Vintage Port Through its Reviews.
Warres Vintage Port
98 Pointz James Suckling
“Loads of wet earth and grape aromas with hints of stems. Old vine aromas of bark and moss. Full-bodied, sweet, and structured with a big kick on the end. Very impressive. Exceptional layers of fruit and energy. A stronger and more muscular Warre.”
97 Pointz Wine Spectator
“Lush and inviting in feel, with a beautifully creamy texture that lets plum sauce, blueberry reduction, and raspberry pate de fruit flavors glide along effortlessly. Notes of violet, anise, and black tea are beguiling in the background before melding seamlessly on the finish. This shimmers with fruit, balanced by depth and spine. Best from 2035 through 2055.”
96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Relatively accessible, this still shows some impressive firmness to go with to go on with its fine concentration. An elegant wine this may be, as Charles Symington called it, but it is still admirable for its structure, even if the whole package is a little understated. Its fruit and mid-palate are nicely supported by moderate tannins. It evolves well with the air, easily showing vivid and fresh fruit. It is beautifully textured as well. This is a fine Warre’s Port, holding its own next to Dow, better than the 2016 Warre and a force in its own right. It's one of the Best in a while. It is relatively accessible but not ready.”
95 Pointz Wine & Spirits
“This is an unusually powerful vintage of Watte’s- “A huge wine” said Craig Ganzer, a rare wine appraiser who joined our 2017 Porto panel.
“As big and rich as it is, it's not clunky or cloying. The power and mass comes from different sides, including a heavy drape of oak and a complete range of fruit at what feels like optimal ripeness, with raspberry and darker blueberry notes creating a mouthwatering sensation. Notes of hibiscus and pressed flowers tie directly into the tannins through the wine’s beeswax density. This has the remarkable integration that is a hallmark of the vintage, and a vinous character that should be fascinating to revisit as the wine ages”
90 Pointz Wine Enthusiast
“A ripe, floral wine that has many layers of black fruits with a fresh touch of acidity. The wine is dense while also elegant and poised with tannins and fruit already in balance. That suggests the Port will age relatively quickly. Drink from 2025.”