2016 Port Vintage Report

2015-vintage-port 2016 is a fantastic year for port with all major shippers declaring the vintage of superior quality.
Jancis Robinson comments "A cold and wet spring made for a tough start to the year, and yields were lower than average as a result. Some very hot spells followed, retarding the ripening process as the vines shut down. Thankfully, the autumn was mostly dry, some picking was delayed until late September and finished in the first week of October. This allowed for a long harvest to ensure optimum ripeness. The wines are rich, complex and intense."
Generally speaking, the 2016 Vintage Ports are brimming with colour and are full of structure, with a profile that is more concentrated, robust and intense when compared to its 2015 counterpart. 2016 is classic style for a Vintage!

Declarations so far:
Sandeman, Offley, Kopke, Burmester, Calem, Barros, Grahams, Grahams Stone Terrace, Vesiuvio, Vesuvio Capella, Dows, Warres, Cockburn, Smith Woodhouse, Taylors, Fonseca, Croft, Noval, Noval Nacional, Quevedo, Feuerheerd....


2016- A General Vintage Port Declaration
The Douro Valley's top Port houses are declaring the 2016 vintage, making it the first general declaration for Vintage Port since the classic 2011. The Symington family were the first to declare ahead of St. George's day (when most shippers traditionally announce their declarations) followed by Quinta Do noval, The Fladgate Partnership, Sandeman and the Sogevinus Group. The list is endless revealing the exceptional quality of the 2016 ports.

35 products found.

Burmester Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £189- Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £144 PER CASE (Link below)




DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Just 25 cases allocated to the whole UK market. An amazing value port rated in the outstanding category.

"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins. Full-bodied, medium sweet and chewy on the finish. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2023.”

Burmester has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Burmester is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential, translating secure values.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £189 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £144 PER CASE (Link below)




DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Just 25 cases allocated to the whole UK market. An amazing value port rated in the outstanding category.

"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins. Full-bodied, medium sweet and chewy on the finish. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2023.”

Burmester has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Burmester is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential, translating secure values.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £249 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £185 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Kopke has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Kopke, is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential, translating secure values. Kopke Vintage Port 2016 is firm, intense, crunchy, unctuous and fresh. It’s multi-layered in flavours, firm tannins and has an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity..

It was a particularly challenging year. We really had to make use of our profound knowledge of the grapes and vines, as each variety and each plot of vineyard developed at a different pace.
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Price: £249.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £249- Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £185 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019


Kopke has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Kopke, is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential, translating secure values. Kopke Vintage Port 2016 is firm, intense, crunchy, unctuous and fresh. It’s multi-layered in flavours, firm tannins and has an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity..

It was a particularly challenging year. We really had to make use of our profound knowledge of the grapes and vines, as each variety and each plot of vineyard developed at a different pace.
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Price: £249.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

2016 Mixed Case Vintage Port, 2016

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Six Bottles of Outstanding Port from the recently declared 2016 Vintage:Quinta do Vesuvio, Capela Vesuvio, Cockburn's, Warre's, S.Woodhouse, Quinta de Roriz DUTY PAID - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Contains (all 75 cl) :

1 x Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port
1 x Capela Vesuvio Vintage Port
1 x Cockburn Vintage Port
1 x Warre's Vintage Port
1 x Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port
1 x Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port


2016 Quinta do Vesuvio
Aromas of Mediterranean lavender and resinous scents. Luxurious velvet-like palate with delicious kirsch and ripe, dark fruit flavours with hints of liquorice. Weighty with sinewy fruit, the muscular structure is underpinned by schisty tannins.

CAPELA Quinta do Vesuvio
Luxuriously perfumed and seductive nose.
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Price: £445.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Calem Port, 2016

Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £235 - - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £169 (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Calem has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Calem is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential, translating secure values. Calem Vintage Port 2016 is elegant, lighter and more fragrant, with a touch of balsamic. Firm structure, aromas of ripe fruit and excellent acidity, with a very long finish..

It was a particularly challenging year. We really had to make use of our profound knowledge of the grapes and vines, as each variety and each plot of vineyard developed at a different pace.
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Price: £235.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £315 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £235 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Croft has declared that it will release 2016 as a classic vintage. This is the sixth classic vintage release since Croft’s return to family management in 2001. Comments on the Croft 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:

Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
"This is a classic Croft Vintage Port, wonderfully aromatic with a rich fruitiness and an exotic herbal character. However, it has the poise and sense of proportion characteristic of the 2106 vintage. A relatively small crop means that the amount of Vintage Port made was smaller than usual.”


David Guimaraens,
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Price: £315.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl MAGNUM Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £315 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £235 PER CASE (Link below)


DELIVERY EARLY 2019


Croft has declared that it will release 2016 as a classic vintage. This is the sixth classic vintage release since Croft’s return to family management in 2001. Comments on the Croft 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:

Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
"This is a classic Croft Vintage Port, wonderfully aromatic with a rich fruitiness and an exotic herbal character. However, it has the poise and sense of proportion characteristic of the 2106 vintage. A relatively small crop means that the amount of Vintage Port made was smaller than usual.”


David Guimaraens,
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Price: £315.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 12x37.5cl Half Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £325 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery<
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £240 PER CASE (Link below)<


DELIVERY EARLY 2019


Croft has declared that it will release 2016 as a classic vintage. This is the sixth classic vintage release since Croft’s return to family management in 2001. Comments on the Croft 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:

Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
"This is a classic Croft Vintage Port, wonderfully aromatic with a rich fruitiness and an exotic herbal character. However, it has the poise and sense of proportion characteristic of the 2106 vintage. A relatively small crop means that the amount of Vintage Port made was smaller than usual.”


David Guimaraens,
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Fladgate Vintage Port Presentation Case, 2016

Vintage port (3x75cl) Taylors + Croft + Fonseca in presentation box. DUTY PAID PRICE £235
< br /> ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND £165

Prices include DUTY, VAT and DELIVERY.

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Presented in a bespoke wooden box, this 2016 Vintage Port collection contains three excellent wines from the highly esteemed vintage. Featuring Taylor; often the most intellectually satisfying of all of the Vintage Ports and one with the greatest ageing potential, Croft; whose wines of the 40s and 50s (1945 and 1955 for example) are the stuff of legend, as well as Fonseca; where violets, black tea and cassis dominate the aromas, followed by trademark sweetness and tannic elegance on the palate, this mixed case highlights the success of this recently Declared vintage.
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Price: £235.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 12 x 37.5cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £425 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £319 PER CASE (Link below)

*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews

"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end." James Suckling

"The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant.
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case LIMITED ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER
DUTY PAID PRICE £425 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews

"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end." James Suckling

"The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant.
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case LIMITED ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER

IN-BOND PRICE £320

ALSO AVAILABLE DUTY PAID AT £425 PER CASE (Link below)

*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews

"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end." James Suckling

"The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant.
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Price: £320.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1 x 600cl Bottle CaseONE ONLY
DUTY PAID PRICE £825 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

**** One Only - A rare Methuselah 600cl of Graham 2016 ***



*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews

"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end." James Suckling

"The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background.
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Price: £825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's - "The Stone Terraces", 2016

Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE
DUTY PAID, INCL VAT AND DELIVERY TO UK address < br />

SINGLE BOTTLE 1 x 75cl


2016 Vintage is the third ‘Stone Terraces’ Vintage Port produced by Graham’s. The previous bottlings in 2011 and 2015 have received very positive acclaim. Yields on these vineyards are rarely above 1.5Kg/vine. There can be few wines in the world made with such concentration whilst also displaying such finesse, with no over-ripeness and a remarkably fresh acidity on the finish.
This wine hails from the magnificent 18th century stone terraces to the north and east of the estate house at Quinta dos Malvedos.
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Price: £185.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Offley, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £ 270 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £210 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Offley are delighted to announce a full declaration for our 2016 vintage port.It has been five years since the last release, but according to winemaker Luis Sottomayor, “As soon as the grapes arrived at our winery, we knew this was the best we had seen since the last declaration in 2011”.

Vintage Report
2016 will go down in Port Wine’s history as a top-quality vintage. An unusual year in terms of weather, a mild and dry winter gave way to a persistently wet spring putting the potential for a high-quality harvest in doubt. A mild summer with the occasional heatwave rescued the year with a perfect balance of daytime heat and night-time cold allowing the grapes to mature slowly.
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Price: £270.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £225 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £159 PER CASE (Link below)



Quevedo has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Quevedo is launching a Vintage Port loaded with character and enormous ageing potential.The 2016 Quevedo Vintage Port is firm, intense, crunchy, unctuous and fresh. It’s multi-layered in flavours, firm tannins and has an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity.

Harvest and vintage report
2016 is a fantastic year for port with all major shippers declaring the vintage of superior quality.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £255 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £180 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

In accordance with a policy of releasing Vintage Ports only in outstanding years, Bruno Prats and the Symington family are proud to announce the release of a 2016 Vintage Port from Quinta de Roriz. This is the second declared Vintage Port made at Quinta de Roriz by the Prats & Symington partnership, since taking ownership of the historic property in 2009.
Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest estates in the Douro and it was one of the first to sell wine under its own name. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, the leading London wine merchants paid premium prices
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Price: £265.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2016

New

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £425 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £319 PER CASE (Link below)



*** 97 Points - James Suckling

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews
"This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025." James Suckling

"The 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a blend of Touriga Naçional, Touriga Franc, Tinta Cão and Sousão, all foot-trodden and aged in wooden casks for 18 months. It has a voluminous, warm and inviting bouquet that positively “bulges” with damson, bilberry, crushed violets and blackcurrants, all beautifully defined and focused.
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £324 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £240 PER CASE (Link below)

Made in granite lagares with teams of 40 treaders, faithful to a tradition dating back to ancient times. Quinta do Vesuvio is situated in the Douro Superior, which has a more continental climate than other areas of the Douro Valley with hot summers and very cold winters, as well as the region’s lowest annual rainfall, averaging just 470mm per annum at Vesuvio. The property’s scale (326 hectares) and mountainous terrain results in vineyards with multiple aspects. The predominant exposure is north and west, which protects the vines from the hot summer sun. The estate’s substantial altitude range for its vineyards; from 100 metres to almost 500 metres, provide varying terroirs which are a key component in the Quinta’s wines.
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Price: £324.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x600cl Bottle in Own Wooden Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £735 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

*** Just one available - a very rare Methuselah (6 Ltr) Of Quinta do Vesuvio ***

Made in granite lagares with teams of 40 treaders, faithful to a tradition dating back to ancient times. Quinta do Vesuvio is situated in the Douro Superior, which has a more continental climate than other areas of the Douro Valley with hot summers and very cold winters, as well as the region’s lowest annual rainfall, averaging just 470mm per annum at Vesuvio. The property’s scale (326 hectares) and mountainous terrain results in vineyards with multiple aspects. The predominant exposure is north and west, which protects the vines from the hot summer sun.
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Price: £735.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottles DUTY PAID PRICE £375 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK Delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £285 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Sandeman are delighted to announce a full declaration for our 2016 vintage port.It has been five years since the last release, but according to winemaker Luis Sottomayor, “As soon as the grapes arrived at our Quinta do Seixo winery, we knew this was the best we had seen since the last declaration in 2011”.

Vintage Report
2016 will go down in Port Wine’s history as a top-quality vintage. An unusual year in terms of weather, a mild and dry winter gave way to a persistently wet spring putting the potential for a high-quality harvest in doubt. A mild summer with the occasional heatwave rescued the year with a perfect balance of daytime heat and night-time cold allowing the grapes to mature slowly.
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Price: £375.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Skeffington Vintage Port, 2016

New

VINTAGE PORT 6 x 75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £195.00

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £130 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019


A fabulous value vintage port made by the Fladgate Partnership (Owners of Taylors and Fonseca) from the outstanding 2016 vintage.

The 2016 Skeffington has a very pure bouquet with scents of macerated dark cherries, kirsch, marmalade and iodine and a lush, open personality that unfolds nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft-textured entry. It is very pure, forward and welcoming even at this nascent stage, with a nutty seam underlying the sweet black currant and dark plum fruit. The 2016 Skeffington has a pleasant symmetry towards the raisin-infused finish.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £240 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £170 PER CASE (Link below)




*** 96 Points James Suckling ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews

"This is extremely floral with dark fruit and plum character. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. It's a complete young vintage Port that is great from start to finish. Rio Torto fruit makes this great! Better in 2022. James Suckling


The Symington family, the owner of Smith Woodhouse, is pleased to announce that it has decided to declare the 2016 Vintage, just the third Vintage Port release from Smith Woodhouse in the last decade. As in previous Vintage Port declarations, this is a very small bottling and represents the very best production from Smith Woodhouse’s own Quinta da Madalena vineyard.
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Price: £240.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Warre's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £345 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £255 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Reviews
Richard Mayson 18.5 /20
4,250 cases produced. "Nearly 50% from old mixed vines from Quinta da Cavadinha in the Pinhão Valley and Quinta do Retiro in the Torto supplemented by Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca from Quinta da Telhada in the Douro Superior: open, pure, floral aromas (violets), totally charming at this stage, with lovely supple, seamless fruit, fresh and lithe with fine grained tannins building in the mouth. Beautiful wine with real poise and length." 18.5/20, Richard Mayson

Neil Martin
"The 2016 Warre’s Vintage Port was picked from 19 September, the harvest took 10 days longer than usual in order to gain optimal ripeness.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 8 in Stock