Skeffington Vintage Port 2016
A fabulous value vintage port made by the Fladgate Partnership (Owners of Taylors and Fonseca) from the outstanding 2016 vintage.
The 2016 Skeffington has a very pure bouquet with scents of macerated dark cherries, kirsch, marmalade and iodine and a lush, open personality that unfolds nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft-textured entry. It is very pure, forward and welcoming even at this nascent stage, with a nutty seam underlying the sweet black currant and dark plum fruit. The 2016 Skeffington has a pleasant symmetry towards the raisin-infused finish.
Established by Charles Skeffington in the late 19th century and now part of the Fladgate Partnership. Skeffington is less well known than its contemporaries, but is not to be underestimated. Skeffington Ports are rich in fruit, refined, smooth and approachable.