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Dow's 2016 Vintage Porto

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$119.99
SKU:
44445
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
2016
Points:
98
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Product Overview

When the Symington family announced their decision to declare 2016 as a Vintage Port year, it was only the fourth Vintage declaration for their Port companies since 2000 and the first since the magnificent 2011’s. The 2016 Vintage Port is exceptional with tannins that are amongst the most refined ever, supporting beautiful red-fruit flavors with extraordinary intense, purple color. It has impressive structure and balance, with acidity, tannins, and color in rare and perfect alignment.

98 Points - Wine Spectator
"This packs a lot of fun, with a wallop of blackberry, fig, boysenberry and a√Éßai berry compote flavors working together, laced with a mouthwatering licorice snap note and driven by a fresh, well-detailed finish. A roasted apple wood accent is integrated as well, lending textural contrast through the vivacious finish. Best from 2030 through 2055. 350 cases made." -JM, 12/31/18

97 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"Very floral, intense and ripe, this is a wine that is based around big black fruits as well as fine acidity. It is obviously destined for long aging with its powerful dry tannins and perfumed acidity. Drink this wine from 2028." -RV, 12/1/18

93 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Vintage Port, bottled in May for release in October 2018, is mostly a 48/31 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, with various other grapes and some very old vines for the rest. It comes in with 111 grams of residual sugar. This is a very elegant Dow's, but there is certainly both power and concentration lurking underneath. Adding fine fruit, it is expressive and sophisticated, a very refined offering that seems not quite as burly as in some years. It is still exceptionally appealing, but it was curiously understated when seen. Some bottle shock, perhaps? The fresh 2016 Vintage? This is an illustration of Charles Symington's philosophy, as relayed to me, that the "wines should be in harmony from the first day." I don't think this will be a great Dow's, but it is an enjoyable one. If it wakes up, it might be entitled to an uptick. For the moment, between the top blends in the Symington stable, I'd lean to Graham's as the best in this vintage. Both are easily outclassed by the single-plot wines. There were 5,480 cases produced." -MS, 7/19/18

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