- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts.Wine & Spirits: April 1, 2006
Fresher in style than the Warrior of the ’90s, this blend is bright and vibrant, filled with luscious fruit inflected by the black pepper of schisty tannins. It’s like a small-scale vintage, beautifully balanced.
90 pts.Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2014
The non-vintage Warrior Reserve is a more fruit-driven, less complex style of port. Big, full-bodied, muscular and rich with lots of red and black fruit, licorice, white chocolate and coffee notes, this beauty should keep for another decade.
90 pts.Wine Spectator: September 30, 2015
A fruity style, with luscious plum, raspberry and cherry flavors that are deep and rich. Asian spice and dark chocolate notes linger on the fresh, minerally finish. Drink now through 2025. 11,500 cases imported.
88 pts.Wine Spectator: December 15, 2010
Ripe, featuring exuberant, well-sculpted dark plum and dark cherry flavors. Finishes with chocolate and dried raspberry. Very zesty. Drink now.
87 pts.Wine Enthusiast: February, 2005
A sweet, delicate wine that has a fine balance between ripe fruit and tannins. It has some herbal flavor, with accents of gum and eucalyptus. Even if this is not an intense wine, it is poised and fresh.
86 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2011
Bright fruits in a Port with soft tannins and a structure that pushes blackberry fruit and sweet jelly. The wine is soft, ripe, full, showing some dryness from tannins on the finish.
85 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 15, 1997
Medium ruby red. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Licorice, black fruits, brown spice. Black fruit flavors with a hint of tannin give this a pleasant venous note that makes for easy drinking. Rounded and harmonious.
84 pts.Wine Enthusiast: July, 1998
Deep blackish ruby hue. Moderately full-bodied. Moderately extracted. Black fruits, minerals. Fairly aromatic with a rich and ripe palate feel. Quite deeply flavorful and well balanced, with a supple finish.
80 pts. Wine Spectator: March 15, 1994
A bit simple, but plenty of attractive berry character with a fresh finish and silky tannins.
The Underground Wine Journal: July 1, 1997
Has black fruit, cassis, spice, dried currants, cedar and tobacco. It is round, rich, concentrated, balanced and has a defined, complex finish.