Warre’s Otima 20 Port

Warre's Otima 20-year old aged port

I had been saving this bottle of Warre’s Otima 20-year-old port for a special occasion, and what could be more special than two feet of snow in Vancouver and a serious urge to hibernate? It’s rich and perfectly – but not cloyingly – sweet, with a walnut aftertaste. And I’m not just being a pretentious snob when I say that, because it really does taste like walnuts.

It’s perfect with blue cheese or chocolate, but probably not both at the same time. You can get the 10-year-old vintage at BC Liquor Stores, but the 20-year-old vintage is harder to find. Some higher-end restaurants have it on their dessert wine list. Both ports are multiple award winners, so it’s definitely worth the effort to track one down.


3 Responses to “Warre’s Otima 20 Port”

  1. Posted on December 31st, 2008

    I just bought some of this today. Looking forward to trying it out.

  2. Posted on January 2nd, 2009

    Interesting. I read a lot about this when it was first introduced. It’s an attempt (and a successful one) at bringing a very drinkable port into the mainstream market, pushing aside the typical misconceptions surrounding cheap and/or very heavy ruby port.

    Haven’t had a chance to try it yet… I will pick up a bottle next time I’m out and give it a try!

  3. Posted on January 5th, 2009

    Damn, I missed out on trying that bottle you brought to New Year’s Degan! Save me a glass.

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