2016 Dow's

Sea heather, violets and crushed rock. Fresh and lively, drawing you into the glass for more. The Dow’s 2016 offers clean, crunchy dark fruits, plum and boysenberry. This has a wonderful fruit profile and that tell-tale black pepper spice which is evident for the 2016 vintage, all perfectly integrated, with silky tannins. Powerful yet poised.

Critic score
18/20
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£65.86
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£395.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Portugal
  • Maturity
    Young 2028 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Fortified
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Vintage Port
2016 Dow's

TASTING NOTES

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?

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2018)
18/20