1977 Warre's Vintage Port
Beautiful now. Shows lots of dried fruits and Christmas cake character on the nose and palate. Medium sweet. Full-bodied with loads of flavor and an intensely flavorful finish. Perfect to drink.
Deep garnet. Very pretty plum and berry aromas, with hints of honey and toffee. Turns to custard. Full-bodied, sweet and fresh. Firm tannins, with elegance and balance. Will age for a long time, but ready. Generous, but subtle. (Web Only-2008)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre. (RP)
90-91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "This is a pleasant ’77 port with dates and raisin on the slightly disjointed nose. Lighter in body than Gould-Campbell ‘77 but certainly balanced with good definition. Again sweet roasted red-berried fruits towards the finish with a touch of sloe, whilst the finish has good weight. Drink now-2010. Tasted November 2001." (9/2008)