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2016 Warres Vintage Port Reviews



2016 Warres Vintage Port Reviews






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2016

Warres Vintage Port

Reviews 




98 Pointz Wine Spectator

#14 Top 100 Wines of 2018


“Gorgeous, with warm plum reduction and gently steeped raspberry, blackberry, and boysenberry fruit flavors forming the core, all inlaid with warm ganache and smoldering tobacco accents. Very plush in feel, but has no lack of energy, as everything sails beautifully through the long finish. A late echo of anise completes the seduction.”



96 Pointz James Suckling


“Very complex with dried flowers and roses. Full-bodied, very layered, and tightly wound. Chewy and powerful. Firm and off-dry. Needs five or six years to soften. Beauty. Try in 2024.”



96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“This is a juicy wine, with dense black fruits that are cut by bright acidity. The tannins give power and long-term aging potential to this impressive wine. Drink from 2028.”



94 Pointz Vinous


“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. It has a tightly wound but compelling bouquet with intense black fruit laced with clove, nutmeg, and touches of smoke. This is a Warre’s with great precision and detail. The palate is sheer class: saturated ripe tannin that belie the structure underneath. There is a symmetry about this Vintage Port and a tension that keeps you returning for more. Wow. This is one of the finest Warre’s that I have tasted at declaration. Bravo! Production is 4,250 cases.”



91 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2016 Vintage Port is a 46/37 blend from old vines and Touriga Nacional, with Touriga Franca making up the rest. It was bottled in May 2018 with 113 grams of residual sugar. The fruit on this is gloriously expressive and concentrated. It's classic and delicious, but it doesn't show the power and structure of the top wines. Charles Symington called it very elegant. Or, say, understated and approachable. It is pretty delicious, though, and I have to give this some props just because it is. Don't expect it to be the best ager in the group. There were 4,250 cases produced.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


98 Pointz Decanter


“Nearly 50% is made from old field blend vines, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca from the Douro Superior. Very pure violet aromas – already utterly charming with lovely, supple, and seamless fruit. Fresh and lithe with fine-grained tannins building in the mouth leading to a peacock’s tail of a finish. A beautiful wine with real poise, definition, and great finesse. Don’t be deceived by the early charm, this is a wine that will last. Drinking Window 2030-2055.”



17.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Not quite as deep-coloured as Dow and Graham but almost! Very dark blackish crimson. Strongly aromatic with balsam notes. Smells as though this would be just the job with roast lamb somehow – in the same way as a redcurrant jelly. The acidity seems more marked than its grand stablemates Dow and Graham. Racy and sinewy.”


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