2016 was another outstanding declared Vintage Port Year and the Dow's Vintage Port is one of the top rated wines of the vintage. Wine Spectator only scored one vintage port higher than this one, the $1000 Quinta do Noval Nacional.
"This packs a lot of fun, with a wallop of blackberry, fig, boysenberry and ašai berry compote flavors working together, laced with a mouthwatering licorice snap note and driven by a fresh, well-detailed finish. A roasted apple wood accent is integrated as well, lending textural contrast through the vivacious finish. Best from 2030 through 2055. 350 cases made, 183 cases imported." 98 pts Wine Spectator (release price $150)