Not all ports are created equal and some are specifically designed to break the mold. Warre’s Otima series is an attempt to just this with a cleaner, light expressing of the tawny port style wrapped in sleeker modern designed bottle. The bottle itself allows the Otima to stand out from the normal crowd of “pudgy,” muted, and darker bottles typical of ports. The wine surprisingly delivers on it’s promise with a rich complexity that encourages one to indulge beyond the first glass.
Here’s my complete review:
Otima 10-Year Old Tawny Port
Brick orange/red in color the nose keeps your attention with marinated cherries, cedar, and sweetness of brown sugar, molasses, and wort. Full-bodied and upfront, this 10-year tawny explores the richer side of bright flavors like dried citrus and berry fruits. The second half of the palate evolves into expanding notes of spice, tea, and toffee. Balanced, silky satisfaction.
Retails at the friendly price point of $20-25.
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