A small quantity of Warre was declared as a vintage in 2009, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the liberation of Oporto from Napoleon by Anglo-Portuguese forces. The is made in the dry, firm Warre style, dense and packed with solid tannins. At the same time, it has a perfumed character, leaving the tannins to return on the finish.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.