2016 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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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.
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Doggett
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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.
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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 2016 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 12:21 Mon 14 Jan 2019

90% opacity, Very dark red. Cherries on the nose. Smooth, dry entry. High level of soft tannins. Sweet fruit - cherries.

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