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Ferreira Vintage Port 2016

Ferreira Vintage Ports are unique and exceptional Portos, at the pinnacle of excellence. With over 250 years of this tradition for excellence, Ferreira has one of the top cellars for vintage Portos, with wines dating back to 1815 and serves as a benchmark for the industry. Vintage Portos are exceptional wines from a single extraordinary year, selected for their huge potential for bottle ageing. This Vintage shows an intense, almost black colour. The aroma reveals great complexity and intensity with dried black fruits, such as plums and figs. This wine reveals balsamic notes of heather as well as hints of liquorice, cocoa and chocolate, thanks to its excellent maturation. Dense on the palate, with great volume, it has a well integrated acidity that frames notes of milk chocolate and sour cherry. It's finish is one of great length, freshness and balance in the true Ferreira style.

This Vintage Port can be consumed immediately, but will benefit from a growing complexity if aged for a prolonged period in the bottle. Estimated to reach its peak in roughly its 15th year, this wine has the 20-25 year longevity of a 'vintage', after which it will maintain the great qualities of a "cellar wine".


Wine File
Porto & Douro
Sub Region:
Fortified Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Touriga Nacional , Other Varieties
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The Producer Ferreira | Porto

Ferreira Vineyards in the Douro Valley, Portugal

Ferreira is the most Portuguese of port houses, that is steeped in 250 years of tradition, and gained its current high reputation during the nineteenth century under the leadership of Dona Antónia Ferreira. Like several important figures in the history of...

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The Region Portugal | Porto & Douro

Traditional boats in Oporto, Portugal

Long famous as the source of port wine, the Douro is now also renowned for its fine, rich unfortified wines, both red and white. The Douro is one of the wildest, most mountainous and rugged wine regions of Portugal, cut through in deep twists...

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Other wines from this region

The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Touriga Nacional

Organic vines in vineyard

Touriga Nacional is an indigenous Portuguese red wine grape variety considered by many to be Portugal's finest. Despite the low yields from its small grapes, it plays a big part in the blends used for ports, and is increasingly being used for table wine...

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The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Other Varieties

Organic Vines in Vineyard

It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 grape varieties in present commercial production, yet this probably includes the same grapes under other names. With the increase of DNA fingerprinting it is thought that the real number might come down closer to 5,000.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Wine Spectator 2018

94 Points

The Wine Enthusiast 2018

99 Points

Ferreira Vintage Port 2016 - Jancis Robinson

18+ Points