Dow's Vintage 2016

Dow's Vintage 2016

 

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Dow's
Vintage 2016
  • Année : 2016
  • Pays : Portugal
  • Région : Douro
  • Sous-région
  • Type : Porto
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcool : 20°
  • Cépages : 100% Porto divers

Experts Note Année
WS Wine Spectator 98 2016
DCT Decanter 98 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 97 2016
JS James Suckling 96 2016
RP Robert Parker 93 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 18 2016
En savoir plus sur les scores professionels

Wine Spectator (WS) : 98 Points (2016)
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.

Decanter (DCT) : 98 Points (2016)
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.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 97 Points (2016)
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.

James Suckling (JS) : 96 Points (2016)
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dried flowers plus hints of slate follow through to a full body, very fine tannins and a driven and linear finish. Orange peel and dried fruit. Sleek and racy. Ready to try in 2024.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2016)
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.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 18 Points (2016)
Like the other major Symington ports, Dow’s is made in its own stone-lagar winery. Based on the riverside Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira and Quinta do Bomfim, each with its own small lagar winery. Extremely dark blackish crimson (like Graham 2016!). Rather savoury and minerally on the nose. Such a strong, almost minty personality. Lovely blend of freshness and ripeness, though some may reproach it for slightly less tannins than others. Lovely briny impact. Relatively forward, possibly tempting to drink it quite young? Drink 2035-2065

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Dow's Vintage 2016 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 19-07-2018 . Score: 5