Scoring 97/100 Parker points,"Deep garnet colour. The nose is just beginning to evolve into musky, dried plum and raisin aromas with whiffs of tree bark, nutmeg, cumin and cloves. The palate is seriously big and voluptuous with medium to high acidity and a medium to firm level of fine tannins. Very long finish." Drink now - 2030. A wonderful christening gift.
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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An outstanding Vintage Port year with monumental Vintage Ports with fabulous rich fruit character and fantastic structure. An outstanding Vintage, probably one of the best of the 20th century. General declaration James Symington of the Symington Port Group, which owns such great names as W&J Graham Vintage Port, Dow Vintage Port and Warre Vintage Port, wrote, " This year will be specially remembered for the excellent floral bouquet of the fermenting musts in all the wineries. This together with their deep purple colour has set up great expectations for a fine vintage."
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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