2016 Dow Vintage Port
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Dow Vintage Port
  • WS 98
  • DC 98
  • WE 97
  • WA 93
  • W&S 93

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, October 2018
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...   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. — J.M.  
DC 98
Decanter, May 2018
Based on Touriga Franca with Touriga Nacional and Sousão. Tight-knit, with firm, rapier-like tannins on the palate – a ramrod all the way through with the opulence and flesh of the fruit on the finish. Fine-grained with...   Based on Touriga Franca with Touriga Nacional and Sousão. Tight-knit, with firm, rapier-like tannins on the palate – a ramrod all the way through with the opulence and flesh of the fruit on the finish. Fine-grained with great purity and expression. Leaner and much more restrained in style than others: the drier style of Dow works really well in ripe years such as 2016 (as it did in 2011). Outstanding wine for the long term. Total production of 5,480 cases.  
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, December 2018
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...   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. ROGER VOSS  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2018
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...   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. - Mark Squires  
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, December 2018
Blended from Bomfim in the Cima Corgo, and Señora de Ribeira in the Douro Superior, this vintage is prettier than most young Dow’s of the past. The fruit feels cooler than most of the other top wines of 2016, with red and...   Blended from Bomfim in the Cima Corgo, and Señora de Ribeira in the Douro Superior, this vintage is prettier than most young Dow’s of the past. The fruit feels cooler than most of the other top wines of 2016, with red and purple highlights, both in flavor and in floral scents. Alcohol warms the finish, but it’s the impression of luscious fruit and flowers that lasts. Rich and complete, this is a wine for the long haul.  
Category Description
Color & Type Port
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 20%
Closure Cork