Vintage Port 2016

Churchill's Port


Vintage Port is only produced when growing conditions have been excellent and allow for the production of the finest wines from a single year (as opposed to a blend of different years). In these cases, a vintage is declared. Vintage Ports are bottled young after fortification and take a long time to mature. Usually they throw a heavy “crust” or sediment as they mature and must be decanted before being served. Considered the “king” of all Port wines and regarded as a key collectible like fine Bordeaux, Vintage Port is one of the world’s great wines. Great Vintage Ports are served by themselves or accompanied by walnuts, Stilton Cheese or fine cigars.

Old vineyards from the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro region. The backbone of our Churchill’s Vintage blend comes from the old vines at Quinta da Gricha.

A field blend from old vineyards (average age over 50 years) including many grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão.

Additional Information

2016 is a fresh and elegant Vintage of very fine quality. It has a rich and solid purple color; on the nose, a combination of wild lavender and concentrated blackberries, broad shouldered and complex on the palate with a meaty structure and lingering tannin; a classic Vintage Port to put away in the cellar for many years.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Oporto
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 20%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml, 1.5l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/375ml, 6/1.5l
  • Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca
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Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
    "The wine is richly balanced, with sweet prune flavors as well as a core of dense tannins. A touch of perfume, nothing excessive, gives the wine extra complexity and is already attractive. Drink this wine from 2027. "
  • Score: 96 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: James Suckling
    Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    "The nearly unbridled youthful energy pumps waves of crushed plum, warmed fig and steeped boysenberry fruit flavors. The structure is velvety, but dense through the finish, which pulls in Turkish coffee, warm ganache and smoldering charcoal accents. Best from 2035 through 2055."

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