1989 Warre's "Quinta Da Cavadinha" Port

SKU #1047554

This is a quite special single Quinta offering, and makes me wonder how good other 1989's could be! We tasted this with Mr. Dominic Symington and I was quite surprised at how delicious this mature port was for such a reasonable price. This wine has the elegance that one would expect from a Warre vintage proper, and a texture that surpasses many straight vintage ports that I have had of late. I would not keep it forever, but it should drink very, very well over the next 10 or so years. This Cavadinha is located in the upper Duoro in a relatively cool micro climate. The majority of grapes in the blend come from old mixed plantings, and the leading varietal is Touriga Nacional. This is bottled early- just like regular vintage port, and will need some time to settle after being purchased. Please decant this wonderful port! -Gary Westby, K&L

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