Warre’s, founded in 1670, was the first British Port company established in Portugal and therefore the pioneer of a great tradition; its history is synonymous with that of Port itself. Warre’s Ports are distinguished for their structure, power and softly perfumed nose. They have a particularly fresh and elegant style. Warre’s premium wines are sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Retiro Antigo, two of the
finest estates of the Douro valley. Warre’s Vintage Ports are renowned the world over for their excellence and are consistently placed amongst the best in comparative tastings.
WARRE’S WARRIOR PORT
Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750’s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warre’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 Warre’s finest quintas in the Pinhão and Rio Torto valleys that produce Warre’s Vintage Ports. The firm’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.
WARRE’S WARRIOR RESERVE PORT
Dark red colour, with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate complex, with an excellent structure and a long lingering finish.
Alcohol: 20% vol (20ºC)
Total acidity: 4.3 g/l tartaric acid
Capacity: 0,75 L
Food pairing suggestion and serving
Warrior is delicious served at the end of 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.
Reviews & Awards
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 – Silver Medal (Best in Class)
International Wine Challenge 2009 – Silver Medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007 – Silver Medal
Opaque with rich, bright, ruby rim. Loads of ripe red berry aromas along with sweet, deep red rose. Rich full mouth releases flavours of cherry, plum and mulberry. Touch of vanilla. Mellow and smooth across the palate yet with good spirity lift in the finish. Fairly full body yet with great balance of fruit, acid, sweetness and alcohol. Delightful drink now.
International Wine Challenge 2006 – Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2003 – Silver Medal
Very intense black forest fruits line the palate, which boasts richness, balance and finesse. The finish is long and warming. Who could resist?
International Wine & Spirit Competition 1998 – Gold Medal
Only one gold medal awarded in each Port category, therefore Warre’s Warrior deemed the finest Reserve style Port in the contest.
Amongst vintage character Ports, the spicy prune flavours of Warre’s Warrior shine out.
Joanna Simon, Sunday Times, 26th November 1991
1996 Decanter Magazine DECANTER AWARD for “outstanding quality” – “Finest Port in its category”
Made by Peter Symington, six-times winner of the Fortified Winemaker of the Year award, you cannot avoid this magnificent bottle. You simply
have to have a bottle of port at Christmas and with so many to choose from, why not plump for a winner…Warrior happens to be one of the bestvalue ports on the shelves and gives you everything you’d expect from this noble wine. For me, this is what I’ll be drinking this Christmas.
Intense plummy fruit, a kick of spice and a rich, long warming finish are all in the list of ingredients for this wine.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 – Silver Medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008 - SILVER MEDAL (Best in Class)
Deep purple core with light purple, wide rim. Deep damson and ripeplum aromas with plum cake intensity. Sweet and full in the mouth with lots of fresh berry flavours and hints of chocolate. Velvety yet lively with fresh acidity. Sweet, warming finish with lively spirity lift.