2016 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Dow

Post by AHB » 11:18 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Dark and inky colour. A satisfying nose of damson jam. Dry in style on the palate, full of fruit before the violet-scented tannins crash in a wave over the palate to reveal the big tannic load in the wine. The fruit is pure, refined and present in generous helpings. The finish is very impressive, big and vibrant with lots of black licorice and green leaf tones. A very fine port. 93-95.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Dow

Post by Doggett » 15:08 Sun 04 Nov 2018

D16 Deep Ruby Red, Quite dry and austere. Some sweetness, but very tight, with more tannin showing than some. It felt different in style to most on the night. Very nice.
93 Points

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