Quinta da Devesa, 2016

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Late Bottled Vintage Port in presentation box
Special Launch Offer | Only £15
92 Points - Robert Parker
(Regular Selling Price £21.95)

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

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$18.94 USD

12 In Stock

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Description

Devesa 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port
The 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a blend of 35% each of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, 15% Touriga Nacional and the rest a field blend from old vines. It was bottled unfiltered in 2021 after four years in wood with 118 grams of residual sugar and a long cork. Beautifully expressive, with ripe plums and a touch of strawberry, this is on the finessed side in terms of mouthfeel, but its elegance is easy to appreciate. The next day, moreover, it fleshed out a bit. It is very expressive, but a lot of the sex appeal at the moment comes from a little extra sugar. That will improve as this ages, and it certainly seems designed to age. There is a serious backbone, and some very fine structure, although you can drink it right now if you must. A few months in the bottle or even a year or three wouldn't hurt. There's no rush with this steely LBV. This is beautifully done. It will show even better when it pulls its parts together and shows a little complexity. It was far more interesting the next day, not just a Johnny-one-note. There were 5,000 bottles produced.
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90 Points - Mark Squires (eRobert Parker)
The 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a blend of 35% each of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, 15% Touriga Nacional and the rest a field blend from old vines. It was bottled unfiltered in 2021 after four years in wood with 118 grams of residual sugar and a long cork. Beautifully expressive, with ripe plums and a touch of strawberry, this is on the finessed side in terms of mouthfeel, but its elegance is easy to appreciate. The next day, moreover, it fleshed out a bit. It is very expressive, but a lot of the sex appeal at the moment comes from a little extra sugar. That will improve as this ages, and it certainly seems designed to age. There is a serious backbone, and some very fine structure, although you can drink it right now if you must. A few months in the bottle or even a year or three wouldn't hurt. There's no rush with this steely LBV. This is beautifully done. It will show even better when it pulls its parts together and shows a little complexity. It was far more interesting the next day, not just a Johnny-one-note. There were 5,000 bottles produced.. July 20201(Mark Squires)

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