While it is all well and good to offer incredible values and highly allocated wines day after day, it presents a troublesome and impossible to avoid complication that allows some wines to fall through the cracks. Logically speaking, there is no reason why we should have quantity on the historic 2016 Dow release–one of the best Dows ever made. Except for the fact that we go long on wines we believe in. These have essentially disappeared from the market. And they will disappear from our cellar soon. Don’t miss your final opportunity to grab this wine treasure!
Dow Vintage Port 2016
“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 pts., Neal Martin
More About the Wine
Anyone holding any reservations on 2016 Port just needs to glance at the critical acclaim. Let’s pause and take a minute because we all should recognize how important it is:
“The 2016 vintage may prove to be a modern legend for vintage Port…they exhibit fantastic depth and concentration yet at the same time they show a sheer tannin backbone that gives them great form and class. They have a cooler, less ripe nature to them compared to the extremely rich 2011s, 2003s and 2000s. The 2016s seem more in line with the racier 2007s but perhaps with slightly more intensity.”
"They exemplify strength and form. It suggests that they can be consumed slightly younger, perhaps in five to eight years, but they will continue to age beautifully for decades ahead. Maybe the 2016 is the new 1963 — a legendary year that was always admired for its balance and strength.” - James Suckling
This is your final opportunity to buy the 2016 Dow’s at this price. It will only go up (way up) from here. Don’t miss this last moment to grab this very special wine.