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.

34 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

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. Burmester 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: £189.00
Stock: 15 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


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. Burmester 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: £189.00
Stock: 16 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: 15 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: 48 in Stock

2016 Mixed Case Vintage Port, 2016

New

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

2016 Mixed Case Vintage Port (b), 2016

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Six Bottles of Outstanding Port from the recently declared 2016 Vintage: Taylor, Fonseca, Graham STR, Kopke, Burmester, Sandeman AVAILABLE ONLY DUTY PAID - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Contains (all 75 cl) :

1 x Taylor's Vintage Port
1 x Fonseca Vintage Port
1 x Graham's -"The Stone Terraces" Vintage Port
1 x Kopke Vintage Port
1 x Burmester Vintage Port
1 x Sandeman Vintage Port


Taylor's Vintage Port
Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wine herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity.
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Price: £465.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case ONLY ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER
DUTY PAID PRICE £310 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £225 PER CASE (Link below)

*** Small allocation - Only One Case Per customer ***

DELIVERY EARLY 2019


The 2016 is the third Cockburn’s Vintage Port declaration under Symington ownership. Since acquiring the historic name in 2010, the family has worked hard to recover the reputation that made Cockburn’s the leading Vintage Port in the 19th century and during the first half of the 20th. The memorable retrospective Vintage Port tastings of 2012 and 2015 included Cockburn’s wines dating as far back as 1863 and provided key insights into the style that made Cockburn’s so admired. The Cockburn’s 1908 emerged as one of the greatest Ports ever made, and the Douro Superior as the birthplace of the finest Cockburn’s Ports, with Quinta dos Canais at its heart.
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Price: £310.00
Stock: 2 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: 14 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: 18 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £385 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £292.50 PER CASE (Link below)


DELIVERY EARLY 2019


Fonseca has announced that it has declared 2016 as a classic vintage. The announcement was made on 23rd April, 2018 in keeping with house tradition. Comments on the Fonseca 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: "The harvest of 2016 will be remembered as having started very late. Fonseca's Quinta do Cruzeiro started picking right at the end of September and Quinta do Santo António at the beginning of October. This was due to the late start to the ripening season and to the long and very even maturation of the crop.
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Price: £385.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £385 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £292.50 PER CASE (Link below)



DELIVERY EARLY 2019


Fonseca has announced that it has declared 2016 as a classic vintage. The announcement was made on 23rd April, 2018 in keeping with house tradition. Comments on the Fonseca 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: "The harvest of 2016 will be remembered as having started very late. Fonseca's Quinta do Cruzeiro started picking right at the end of September and Quinta do Santo António at the beginning of October. This was due to the late start to the ripening season and to the long and very even maturation of the crop.
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Price: £385.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 12x37.5cl Case (Halfs)
DUTY PAID PRICE £395 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £300 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Fonseca has announced that it has declared 2016 as a classic vintage. The announcement was made on 23rd April, 2018 in keeping with house tradition. Comments on the Fonseca 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: "The harvest of 2016 will be remembered as having started very late. Fonseca's Quinta do Cruzeiro started picking right at the end of September and Quinta do Santo António at the beginning of October. This was due to the late start to the ripening season and to the long and very even maturation of the crop.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 4 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)


DELIVERY EARLY 2019



The Symington family is pleased to announce the declaration of the 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port to follow in the footsteps of the legendary W & J Graham’s Vintages produced over the last two hundred years. Like most parts of the world, the Douro has not been isolated from the effects of climate change, and unusual weather conditions over recent years have often departed from those typically associated with classic vintage years. Fortunately, in 2016 the stars aligned and the year brought superbly structured and balanced wines, allowing us to announce a full vintage declaration.
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 4 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

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: £255.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2016

New

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

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

VERY SMALL ALLOCATION - STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER


DELIVERY EARLY 2019

In the words of Managing Director of Quinta do Noval, Christian Seely;
"I am delighted to announce the declaration of the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2016 and of the Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2016. This will perhaps come as no surprise, since rumours of the exceptional quality of the 2016 wines have been circulating for some time, and with justification. Blending the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port was a thrilling experience. The individual wines were wonderful, and we are sure that the final blend for our 2016 will be one of the great historic Vintage Ports of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2016

New

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case LIMITED TO ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER
IN BOND PRICE £319

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

VERY SMALL ALLOCATION - STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER


DELIVERY EARLY 2019

In the words of Managing Director of Quinta do Noval, Christian Seely;
"I am delighted to announce the declaration of the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2016 and of the Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2016. This will perhaps come as no surprise, since rumours of the exceptional quality of the 2016 wines have been circulating for some time, and with justification. Blending the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port was a thrilling experience. The individual wines were wonderful, and we are sure that the final blend for our 2016 will be one of the great historic Vintage Ports of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £319.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottles in individual presentation cases<
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: 28 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)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

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. Smith Woodhouse has a long association with one of the Douro Valley’s finest areas, the Rio Torto Valley, from where it has traditionally sourced grapes for its premium wines, particularly for its Vintage Ports.
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Price: £240.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £385 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address
ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £292.50 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Vintage Port from the 2016 harvest. According to house custom, the declaration was made on 23rd April, 2018. Comments on the Taylor’s 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: “Two factors stand out in 2016. The spring was extremely wet meaning that the vines had plenty of water throughout the summer. Secondly, the ripening season started relatively late and lasted well into September. This meant that the crop was very evenly ripened and all elements were in perfect balance at the time of the harvest.
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Price: £385.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £385 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £292.50 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Vintage Port from the 2016 harvest. According to house custom, the declaration was made on 23rd April, 2018. Comments on the Taylor’s 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: “Two factors stand out in 2016. The spring was extremely wet meaning that the vines had plenty of water throughout the summer. Secondly, the ripening season started relatively late and lasted well into September. This meant that the crop was very evenly ripened and all elements were in perfect balance at the time of the harvest.
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Price: £385.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 12x37.5cl (Half Bottle )

DUTY PAID PRICE £395 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £300 PER CASE (Link below)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Vintage Port from the 2016 harvest. According to house custom, the declaration was made on 23rd April, 2018. Comments on the Taylor’s 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:.

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: “Two factors stand out in 2016. The spring was extremely wet meaning that the vines had plenty of water throughout the summer. Secondly, the ripening season started relatively late and lasted well into September. This meant that the crop was very evenly ripened and all elements were in perfect balance at the time of the harvest.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 11 in Stock