Bottle Notes

NV Dow’s Porto 10 Year Old Tawny – Bottle Notes

For over two centuries the name of Dow has been associated with some of the finest Port from the vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley. Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st, the Symington family has built on the legacy of the preceding Silva and Dow families. Generations of Symington winemakers have worked at the Dow’s vineyards: Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.

This is the first Port review in the history on Zinfandel Chronicles so bear with me.

Review based on a sample provided by a marketing agency for the winery.

Reddish brown in color. 20% ABV. Sublime nose of dried red fruits, roasted nuts, caramel and leather. Rich and full bodied. Concentrated and well balanced. Figs, molasses, spiced plums and marmalade on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Literally, dessert in a glass. Absolutely delicious. I’m sure this will keep but why wait. $39 at retail.

My rating: 92 points.

Attractively priced and widely available. I could certainly pour a glass of this wine to close out any Friday or Saturday night.


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