Wine Spectator (94 points):"Very elegant, with plenty of floral notes to the dark fruit, mineral and Asian spice flavors. Shows plenty of grip on the powerful, suave finish. Drink now through 2040."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (94 points):
"It is a blend of 35% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 15% Sousão and 10% Old Vines field blend. Showing very good concentration for the year and beautiful structure, this lovely Single Quinta Port is full in the mouth and very powerful in its youth. The beautiful fruit underneath announces its presence with some intensity--it tastes great, too. Palate coating and inky black, this should exceed expectations over the next couple of decades."
Richard Mayson (18/20 = Excellent):
"Deep, opaque; very rich, ripe fruit with just a touch of tar on the nose showing the heat of the vintage; broad and ripe, backed by solid, ripe tannins, quite opulent in style, especially for Dow, with a long broad finish. Outstanding wine for the medium-to-long term. 2025 – 2040."