From the very good 1983 vintage and scoring 90/100 Parker points, this stunning port is rich, concentrated, very fruity and magnificently perfumed. Drink now - 2019.
This vintage port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost.
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A very good Vintage Port year producing very muscular Vintage Ports with a great capacity for ageing. Michael Symington of the Symington Port Group which owns the well known names as W&J Graham Vintage Port, Dow Vintage Port and Warre Vintage Port, stated, "our own impression is that certainly above-average wines have been made throughout the Upper Douro and we are sure that some will prove to be outstanding... the fresh nose of the fermenting musts was most noticeable and reminded one to the similar lovely fermenting nose of the 1977s and 1980s... the overall production of the Douro region is some 20-25% down on last year."
The origins of Dow’s port can be traced to JJ da Silva who founded the firm in 1862. In 1868 a Warre family member joined the company and in 1877 James Ramsey Dow firm called Dow & Co. merged with Silva & Cosens and took the name Dow for the port house. In 1912 Andrew Symington managed the vineyards at Dow and in 1961 the Symington family took total control of the Dow port house. The house owns the famous vineyards of Quinta do Bomfim at Pinhao and Quinta da Ribeira. Dow’s vintage ports have a firm tannic structure which are powerful when young, but evolve beautifully into elegant, multi dimensional ports when aged.
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