Poças Vintage Port 2016

POCA165
A Port only made in very exceptional years. Aged in oak barrels to mature, it is bottled without any filtration whatsoever, between the second and third year after the harvest. Vintage Ports will then mature in the bottle for many years and gradually achieve the outstanding style of a great wine.
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Grape Mix:
25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 2% Tinta Roriz, 2% Tinta Barroca, 1% Tinto Cão
Genres:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2031 to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
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£44.99
 

Poças Júnior

In 1918, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, who had been born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company. Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened a head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this day. Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.

Tasting Notes

An intense ruby colour, the bouquet is very aromatic with a superb expression of rich, ripe prune fruit. The core is powerful and firm with an astonishing intensity, the mouth feel silky and elegant, with a persistent and expressive richness and a fine balancing freshness. A beautiful, refined Vintage Port.

Food Matches

Enjoy this wine with stilton, blue veined French cheese, walnuts or a treacle tart.

Vinification

Matured in wooden vats, strictly controlled with successive tasting, until the approval by the IVDP.

Press Comments

Wine Enthusiast: Placed 30 in Top 100 Wines of 2018: 96/100 points - “Densely textured with dusty tannins and full of black plum skin and prune flavors, this is a ripe, complex wine. Its sweeter character does not spoil the great structure and dry core that will allow this exemplary wine to age. Drink from 2029.“ Roger Voss. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate 2018: 93/100 points. Wine Spectator 2018: 93/100 points.