Warre

NV Otima10 Port (500ml)

Portugal

$26.49

The firm that became Warre's was establish in 1670 by two Englishmen, William Burgoyne and John Jackson who opened offices in northern Portugal as Burgoyne & Jackson, initially a general trading company exporting wines, olive oil and fruit as well as importing dried cod and English woolen goods.  Over time, the company admitted new partners and its name changed accordingly.  In 1718 it traded as John Clark; in 1723 it was known as Clark & Thornton, and in 1729 it became Messrs. Clark, Thornton & Warre with the arrival of the first Warre in Portugal.   This was William Warre, born in India (1706), where his parents and grandparents were long established members of the East India Company.  By the close of the 18th century, Warre's had become one of the leading companies engaged in the production and exporting of Port.  Warre's launch of Otima 10 & 20 Year Old Tawny caused a revolution in Port, introducing a completely new concept to consumers and helping to rejuvenate Port's image in the main markets.  Otima is now widely acknowledged as the most successful new development in the Port trade for over 25 years.

Otima 10 is especially suited for those with a preference for a lighter style of Port, as its delicate palate challenges the traditional perception of Port as a dark and full-bodied after-dinner drink.  This is a silky smooth non-vintage Port that gives expression to aromas of kirsch and cedar with hints of brown sugar followed by flavors of dried apricot and orange marmalade with a dryness from wood aging.  This Port should age easily for 8-10 years.  93 points Wine Advocate; 91 points Wine Enthusiast.  20% ABV RWC

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