2016 Vintage Port - A Vintage Of A Lifetime

2016 has produced some of the best vintage ports ever made. They are underpinned by a crisp acidity and by sturdy, superbly integrated tannins that provide impressive structure and grip.

Important to note that 2016 was a vintage with low yields across the board and allocations will be tighter than usual to all global markets. Looking to the future, the 2016s are set to become one of the rarer vintage ports, particularly given the trend of enjoying them earlier than in decades gone by.

Charles Symington, Head Winemaker for Symington Family Estates said that "these are the best vintage ports I have ever made" and he has been with the family firm since the early 1990s. Quite some statement after the incredible and classic 2011’s.

Having tasted the full range of 2016’s from the Fladgate Partnership and the Symington Family Estate’s we can fully attest to how excited we are about this vintage. The quality level across across all vintage ports are the very highest we have ever seen. 

With this combination of low yields, tight allocations and very high quality, we fully expect these ports to appeal greatly to both the patient and the investor alike. 

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2016 Warre

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Vintage Port2016WarreHV412520.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016WarreBT06510.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
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“A deep purple colour with a floral, spicy nose of violets, cinnamon and all spice. The palate is supple and smooth with relatively forward fuit and integrated tannins suggesting that this could be opened before some other declared 2016s. Peppery, herbal, savoury complexity adds to the intrigue, with the high-toned fruit and silky texture leaving a clean, vibrant finish of elegance and finesse."

17+ points, Farr Vintners


2016 Taylor

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Vintage Port2016TaylorBT196660.00cs97 NMAdd to Basket
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“Deep in colour but perfumed in aromatics, this shows layers of violets and bramble before more traditional sweet cassis and figs come through. The palate is creamy and rich, with a sweet viscosity driving the black-fruited core. There is an abundance of structure too - the refined tannins envelope the fruit and leave a chalky, chewy texture that should offer long-term ageing potential. Though there is a lot of structure, this remains elegant and polished, with a ripe, smooth, enduring finish of baked vanilla and fig."

17.5+ points, Farr Vintners


2016 Fonseca

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Vintage Port2016FonsecaHV512600.00cs96 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016FonsecaBT210585.00cs96 NMAdd to Basket
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“Opaque in the glass with a glint of purple, the nose here is peppery and smoky, with a blend of bramble fruits and tobacco. The palate is generous and plush, with rounded tannins offering ample texture for the expansive black fruit profile. Hints of cocoa and coffee come through adding to the sweetness before savoury spices add a harmony and precision to the acidity. Long and powerful on the finish, this is complex and perfectly balanced."

17.5+ points, Farr Vintners


More 2016 Vintage Ports

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Vintage Port2016ChurchillBT46440.00cs89 DSMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016CockburnBT176450.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016CroftHV50480.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016CroftBT356470.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016Niepoort Bioma Vinha VelhaHV212860.00cs Add to Basket
Vintage Port2016Niepoort Bioma Vinha VelhaBT100780.00cs Add to Basket
Vintage Port2016Offley BT50425.00cs Add to Basket
Vintage Port2016Quinta do NovalBT106620.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016SandemanBT20615.00cs18.5+ RHAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2016Smith WoodhouseBT40340.00cs91 NMAdd to Basket
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Minimum Order – 6 bottles
These wines are in stock, immediately available for delivery
Prices are in bond