Shop by Winery/Brewery:







Online Payments


  Home > 2011 Vintage Ports In-Stock >

Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) [375ml HALF BOTTLE] - [JS 96]
Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) [375ml HALF BOTTLE] - [JS 96]


 
Retail Price: $75.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $59.99
You save $15.01!
Winery: Dow's
Varietal: Vintage Port
Region: Portugal
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: DOWSVINTAGE2016-H-W
Qty:

 
Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wine herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity. The wine has an attractive leanness and muscularity with sinewy, linear tannins that integrate seamlessly into the mid palate and then re-emerge to hold the wine in a confident grip. Energised by a racy acidity, the intense berry flavours continue to build into the long finish. Although the keynotes are refinement and poise, the wine displays the restrained vigour and stamina that are the hallmarks of the Taylor Fladgate style.


Ratings & Reviews
100 Points & #4 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - James Suckling:
"OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025." (Nov 2018)

98 Points & #23 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"This is packed with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors that play off one another, melding with anise, fruitcake and ganache notes. A warm tarry edge coats the finish, revealing an echo of bramble. A seriously grippy, strapping Port, this revels in its power. Best from 2032 through 2055. 6,200 cases made." — JM

97 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"In 2016 Taylor's began picking in Vargellas on 17 September, followed by Pinhão Valley estate on 23 and 26 September. The 2016 Vintage Port has an aristocratic bouquet with tight wound aromas of blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone, black olive and a light, marine-tinged element, perhaps almost peat-like. The palate is just beautiful with fine, chiseled tannins and a perfect line of acidity. There is that almost "arching" structure one always seeks in a great Taylor’s with a gentle but insistent grip towards the finish. It is everything you really want from a Vintage Port. Production is 6,200 cases." - Neal Martin (Jun 2018)

94-96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend set to be bottled about a week after this tasting. It was the final blend. It was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 102 grams of residual sugar. The Croft might be as rich—although I don't think so; we'll see as they age—but this is more expressive right now. The most delicious of the three Fladgate Group offerings, this has the sexiest fruit, although the Fonseca seems to have more pure power. Even allowing that it had a fair bit of air, this was showing surprisingly well for young Taylor's. That is speaking relatively, of course, because this still has power and energy. Personally, this year I'd definitely pick Fonseca, though. Fonseca just seems to have a little more upside potential. With Port, of course, things change over the decades. This is a first look, not a final word." - Mark Squires (19th Jul 2018)

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

2011 Vintage Ports In-Stock
Wines By Professional Ratings
Wines By Country / Region
Wines By Professional Ratings > By Critic / Press
Shop All Dessert / Sherry / Port Wines
Wines By Country / Region > Import
Wines By Country / Region > Import > Portugal
Wines By Professional Ratings > 95 - 100 Points
100 Point Wines
Wines By Professional Ratings > By Critic / Press > Wine Spectator
Wines By Professional Ratings > By Critic / Press > Robert Parker's Wine Advocate