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.

57 products found.

Burmester Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £225 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

ALSO AVAILABLE IN BOND AT £169 PER CASE (Link below)




DELIVERY Expected October 2018

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: £225.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x150cl (Magnum Format)



MAGNUM FORMAT 1.5L

DELIVERY EXPECTED OCT 2018

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..


"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x75cl Bottle




DELIVERY EXPECTED OCTOBER 2018

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..

"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x75cl Bottle

DELIVERY OCTOBER 2018

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..

Tasting notes by the winemaker Carlos Alves
A deep black colour.
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Price: £48.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x150cl Bottle (MAGNUM FORMAT)

DELIVERY OCT 2018

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..

Tasting notes by the winemaker Carlos Alves
A deep black colour.
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Price: £94.50
Stock: 11 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2016

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

DELIVERY OCT 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: £269.00
Stock: 5 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

DELIVERY EXPECTED OCTOBER 2018


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.
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 2 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: 2 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

Calem Port, 2016

Vintage Port 1x75cl Bottle

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..

Tasting Notes
Purple colour. Subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2016

Vintage Port - Single Bottle (75cl)
Delivery Early 2019


*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***
"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

***95 Points-Neal Martin, Vinous***
"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. Supple tannin,
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Price: £69.50
Stock: 24 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

*** Small allocation - Max 2 cases per customer ***


*** 99 Points - James Suckling ***
"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

***95 Points-Neal Martin, Vinous***
"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: £359.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x75cl Bottle

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***97 Points-James Suckling***
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.

***94 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit,
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x150cl MAGNUM Bottle

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***97 Points-James Suckling***
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.

***94 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit,
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £325 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***97 Points-James Suckling***
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.

***94 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit,
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 3x150cl MAGNUM Bottle Case

DUTY PAID PRICE £325 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***97 Points-James Suckling***
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.

***94 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit,
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 12x37.5cl Half Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £325 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery<

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***97 Points-James Suckling***
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.

***94 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit,
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 14 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x75cl Bottle

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***98 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
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.
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Price: £72.50
Stock: 29 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID PRICE £449 - Includes UK Duty, VAT and UK delivery

VERY SMALL ALLOCATION - STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONE CASE PER CUSTOMER

***98 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
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.
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Price: £449.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - RARE TAPPIT HEN FORMAT (2.1 L) Bottle Case

VERY SMALL ALLOCATION

RARE TAPPIT HEN FORMAT (2.1 L)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***98 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
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
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - Half Bottle (37.5cl)

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***98 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
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.
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Price: £39.50
Stock: 36 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x150cl Magnum Bottle

DELIVERY EARLY 2019

***98 Points- Neal Martin, vinous.com***
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.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fladgate Vintage Port Presentation Case, 2016

Vintage Port Collection (3x75cl)
2016 Taylor's + 2016 Fonseca + 2016 croft in presentation box. DUTY PAID PRICE £265

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: £265.00
Stock: 16 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x75cl Bottle

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: £74.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2016

Vintage Port - 1x150cl (Magnum Format)

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: £149.00
Stock: 6 in Stock