Warres LBV 2007 Port Wine (Douro)
A wine to enjoy now, or through the next decade! The Warre’s 2007 Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) was matured in wood during four years after which it was bottled in 2011 without any fining or filtering. It was then aged in bottle for another six years in the Warre’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia prior to being offered for sale. It is usual for Warre’s LBVs to continue ageing in bottle in the Warre’s lodge for a longer period than required by law, i.e. 4 years in bottle, after four years in wood. This prolonged ageing, first in wood and then in bottle is key to the development of the sumptuous nose and flavours that lend this Port a style and complexity akin to that of Vintage Port. Warre’s LBV is generally acknowledged to be the finest of its type.
Bottled with a driven cork (as with Vintage Port), it should be stored horizontally and somewhere with a cool, constant temperature. As the wine is unfiltered, it will create a natural deposit and should therefore be decanted before serving. Stand the bottle upright about half an hour before pulling the cork and pour the wine into a decanter until the first traces of sediment appear.
Distinctions: 17,5 pts in Revista de Vinhos; 17,5 pts in Vinho Grandes Escolhas; Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2016.
Near impenetrable colour, just beginning to fade slightly on the rim.
Multilayered on the palate with liquorice and cassis coating the succulent dark cherry and blackberry flavours. Broad and taught with schist tannins and fresh acidity giving the wine structure, balance and elegance.
This Port accompanies a wide selection of cheeses, such as blue cheese (Stilton, Roquefort, etc) as well as sweet desserts and dark chocolate.
Very lifted, floral bouquet of fresh lavender and violets.