WE 94, WA 91-93
When I tasted this wine, it had just completed its three-year aging time in oak and was about to be bottled. This preview tasting of the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pora reveals dark fruit intensity with bright aromas of blackberry and wild cherry. There is a strong underlying signature of primary fruit in this mild vintage with a cool summer and warm autumn. The wine also shows distinct floral tones of lavender and violet. The 2013 vintage has a tighter tannic structured compared to this wine, but the 2014 offers a vibrant, sweet and lighthearted quality of fruit instead.
- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June, 2018)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
Inspired by the American Black Bear, our service and offerings aspire to its reputation as one of the most intriguing and magnificent species in the world. Bold in stature and character, the Black Bear is also known for its solitary nature and keen intelligence.
The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
221 Post Road West | Westport, CT 06880
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Sunday 11 am - 6 pm