Warre's<br />1995 Otima Colheita Port, 500 ml<br>Portugal

1995 Otima Colheita Port, 500 ml

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TYPE Sweet - Fortified
REGION Douro | Portugal
GRAPES Red Blend | Touriga Franca | Touriga Nacional | Tinta Barroca | Tinta Roriz
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck |
93 points, Wine Spectator |
93 points, Wine Enthusiast |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck
“A new wine, the 1995 Otima Colheita was bottled in 2017 after spending 22 years in barrel. Incredible notes of dried figs, toasted nuts, crème caramel, and toffee all emerge from this full-bodied, rich, elegant, yet long and powerful Colheita. It has remarkable purity of fruit, an elegant, seamless texture, and just begs to be drunk. It’s a brilliant dessert wine.”

93 points, Wine Enthusiast
“This limited-release, aged, vintage-dated tawny is beautifully poised between its fruit and a rich, nutty character from the wood aging. It has a fully ripe texture, with a sweet toffee flavor. As with all aged tawnies, drink this wine now.”

93 points, Wine Spectator
“Very tawny in feel, with white raisin, dried peach, green tea and hazelnut notes all laced together, while a still-juicy impression pervades the alder-tinged finish. Drink now.”
About The Winery
The history of the Warre family in Portugal dates back to William Warre, who was born in India in 1706, where his parents and grandparents were long established members of the East India Company. In 1729, he arrived in Portugal and became a partner in the export company, Messrs. Clark, Thornton & Warre, which exported Portuguese wine among other goods. By the close of the 18th century, Warre's had become one of the leading companies in the Port wine trade. His grandson, another William Warre, continued and grew the business while also maintaining an outstanding military career, contributing substantially towards the recovery of Portugal's independence.

The Symington family's ancestry in the Port trade spans a period of over 350 years, through 13 generations. They are descended from Andrew James Symington and Beatrice Atkinson who were married in Oporto in 1891. Andrew James arrived as a young man from Scotland in 1882 and was admitted to partnership in the firm of Warre & Co. in 1905 and in 1908 he became the soul owner of Warre & Co. Currently six members of the Symington family (five from the 13th generation in the Port trade) are actively involved in Warre's day-to-day management, with the dedication and long-term commitment that are unique to a family-run business. From the vineyards through the winemaking, aging, and blending, a member of the family is directly responsible for every bottle of Warre's Port produced. The family's commitment to its wines is stronger than ever after 350 years, an unparalleled tradition in the Port trade.