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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 96] [WE 94] [DC 92] [RP 91] [VM 91]
Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 96] [WE 94] [DC 92] [RP 91] [VM 91]
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A serious Port in the making, with dark currant paste, warmed fig sauce and blackberry reduction flavors pouring through. The brambly grip is deeply embedded and there are gorgeous ganache and licorice snap notes hanging on the finish. Hefty and broad, yet this has cut and energy in reserve. Best from 2035 through 2055. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,500 cases made. - JM (Dec 2018)
Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) [375ml HALF BOTTLE] - [JS 96]
Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) [375ml HALF BOTTLE] - [VM 98] [WS 98] [JS 96] [RP 93]
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98 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Dow’s Vintage Port is based around the Vinha dos Ecos vineyard behind Bomfim, populated predominantly by mature Touriga Franca vines that were cropped at just 0.68kg per vine. It has a quite astonishing bouquet with layer upon layer of intense black cherry and cassis fruit, touches of clove, leather and a hint of over-ripe Satsuma. This is a mercurial bouquet that keeps changing in the glass, revealing smoky/burning ember scents with time. The palate is quite magnificent – perfectly balanced with a killer thread of acidity slicing through such pure intense black fruit that there is no heaviness at all. There is a sense of thrust on the finish as it fans out with almost careless abandon, a Vintage Port so self-assured that you can only sit back in amazement. Simply one of the best Dow’s ever made." - Neal Martin (June 2018)
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2017 (Portugal)
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2017 [375mL HALF-BOTTLE] (Portugal)
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100 Points & #4 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - James Suckling (2016 Vintage):
"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 (2016 Vintage):
"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
Fonseca Vintage Port 2017 (Portugal)
Fonseca Vintage Port 2017 [375mL HALF-BOTTLE] (Portugal)
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Notes from the winemaker:
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish. The texture is round and velvety but the taut, sinewy tannins and a strand of crisp acidity provide firmness and structure. The layered, complex fruit typical of Fonseca holds sway over this weighty, powerful wine.
Cockburn's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 99] [WS 96] [DC 96] [WE 95] [RP 93]
Cockburn's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 99] [WS 96] [DC 96] [WE 95] [RP 93]
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99 Points - James Suckling:
"This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone undertones and hints of dried roses. Full-bodied and very tight and precise. Good kick in the end. Love the polished tannins, which are totally folded into the wine. Reminds me of the 1947 Cockburn. Try in 2024." (May 29, 2018)

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Densely packed and dark in profile, with lots of warmed fig, mulled blueberry, açai berry and blackberry paste flavors rolling through, scored with graphite and tar notes, carrying through a finish that has a smoldering feel. A long licorice snap echo adds a lip-smacking hint. A terrific young Port. Best from 2035 through 2055. 1,220 cases made." - JM (Dec 2018)
Croft Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 97] [AG 94] [RP 92-94]
Croft Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 97] [AG 94] [RP 92-94]
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Very expressive, this unfurls with mouthwatering licorice snap, fruitcake, apple wood and violet notes, which are quickly followed by a wave of mouthfilling plum, blackberry and fig paste flavors. This is packed but well-defined, and the energy allows the fruit to ripple through the long finish. Built for the long haul, with distinctly dry cut at the end. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made." - JM (Dec 2018)
Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98] [AG 96]
Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 98] [WS 97] [RP 96-98] [AG 96]
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98 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025." - (May 29, 2018)

Warre's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 98, #14 Top 100 of 2018] [DM 98] [JS 96] [WE 96]
Warre's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 98, #14 Top 100 of 2018] [DM 98] [JS 96] [WE 96]
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98 Points & Rank #14 Top 100 of 2018 - Wine Spectator:
"Gorgeous, with warm plum reduction and gently steeped raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors forming the core, all inlaid with warm ganache and smoldering tobacco accents. Very plush in feel, but has no lack of energy, as everything sails beautifully through the long finish. A late echo of anise completes the seduction. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made. " - JM (Dec 2018)


Quinta do Noval 2016 Vintage Port (Portugal) - [JS 98] [RP 97] [VM 94]
Quinta do Noval 2016 Vintage Port (Portugal) - [WS 98] [JS 98] [RP 97] [VM 94]
Retail Price: $105.00
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98 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025."(May 2018)