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NV Warre Dessert & Ice Wine "Otima 20 Year Old Tawny Port" (2/09)

Warre Otima 20 Year Old Port

Winery: Warre

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Otima 20 Year Old Tawny Port" (2/09)

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, & Tinto Cao

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $45

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 1, 2009

Wine Review: As many readers know, I am cautious about Port due to the high alcohol levels. However, I have to say that this Port does a very nice job of keeping its 20% alcohol level in check. This brownish red Port was bottled in 2008. It opens with a woody walnut like bouquet. On the palate, this Port is medium bodied, smooth, and very enjoyable. It displays a light nutty flavor with notes of pecan pie. The finish is dry and shows just a little bit of heat. This is a Port that most readers could enjoy with friends after dinner. I was impressed. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The translucent copper coloured tone of the wine is matched by the beautiful soft nutty aromas gained by a full twenty years ageing in seasoned oak casks. OTIMA 20 Years is rich and delicate, but never cloying; the tannins, and acidity ensure balance and perfect length.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Warre Otima 20 Year Old Port.

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