Warre's "Warrior" Port
(Portugal) - [WS 90] [RP 90]
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Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750â€™s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warreâ€™s finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance.
Warrior is drawn from Warreâ€™s finest quintas in the PinhÃ£o and Rio Torto valleys that produce Warreâ€™s Vintage Ports. The firmâ€™s head winemaker, Peter Symington, will select vats of particularly rich and fruity Port to set aside for maturing in oak casks in the lodges at Vila Nova de Gaia.
Dark red color, with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate complex, with an excellent structure and a long lingering finish.
Food pairing suggestion and serving:
Warrior is delicious served at the end of a meal, for example with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheese. Although usually served at room temperature, Reserve Ports are equally delicious when served slightly chilled in hot weather.
Alcohol: 20% vol (20ÂºC)
Total acidity: 4.3 g/l tartaric acid
Ratings & Reviews
90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A fruity style, with luscious plum, raspberry and cherry flavors that are deep and rich. Asian spice and dark chocolate notes linger on the fresh, minerally finish. Drink now through 2025. 11,500 cases imported." â€“ KM (Sep 30, 2015)
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The non-vintage Warrior Reserve is a more fruit-driven, less complex style of port. Big, full-bodied, muscular and rich with lots of red and black fruit, licorice, white chocolate and coffee notes, this beauty should keep for another decade." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Feb 2014)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is a classic Reserve Ruby, full of berry fruits, juicy acidity and light tannins. Hints of dried fruits combine with red berries to give a wine that is stylish and dry in the Warre's style." - Roger Voss (12/1/2015)