Dow's Vintage Porto Port Blend 2016

$89.99

98 Points Decanter: "Super-ripe with an expressive plum and dark chocolate aroma. Rich opulence backed by dark chocolate intensity and spicy tannic grip – big and bold on the finish. Voluptuous with fabulous richness, big and bold on the finish. This is one for the long haul but it’s already very impressive." 98 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "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." 98 Points Wine Spectator: "This packs a lot of fun, with a wallop of blackberry, fig, boysenberry and açai 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."

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Ratings on Delectable

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Bright ruby. Elevated concentration and viscosity. High extraction. Fresh sour cherry, fresh dough/yeast, and wild violet on the nose. Wild raspberry concentrate, cassis, and raisins on the palate. Damp stones and mushroom notes mid palate. Moderate acid with a long finish.

Bright ruby. Elevated concentration and viscosity. High extraction. Fresh sour cherry, fresh dough/yeast, and wild violet on the nose. Wild raspberry concentrate, cassis, and raisins on the palate. Damp stones and mushroom notes mid palate. Moderate acid with a long finish.

8.8

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