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Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2002

Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2002

SKU 089419345926


Warre's was alone for many years in continuing to make LBV in the same way as it had been made for generations; bottled without any fining or filtration after some 4 years of ageing in cask. This Port is then matured in bottle for at least another 4 years. This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb "nose" and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port. Warre's LBV is generally acknowledged to be the finest of its type. Food pairing suggestion: This wine is superb with cheese, nuts and dried fruits after a meal.
Category Port
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Warre's
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Wine AdvocateThe 2002 Late Bottled Vintage Port is unfiltered and bottled with a long cork. Elegant and aromatic, this is a beautiful achievement in a very difficult vintage in Douro. Showing terrific concentration for the vintage, it has mild tannins at this point and controlled flavors laced with a touch of herbs. This is a great time to dive into this unfiltered LBV. It still has plenty of life left, but it is unlikely to get better.

Mark Squires, October 28, 2018