Bottle Notes

2016 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port – 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.

I have not reviewed many Ports on this blog so bear with me.

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

Opaque crimson in color. 20% ABV. Brooding nose of dark fruits, plums, raisins and violets. Lush and full bodied with impeccable balance. Concentrated and powerful. Black cherry, blueberry liqueur, caramel and a hint of pepper on the palate. The finish is long, dry and seamless. Really fantastic Port that is impossible to beat for the price. Open a bottle and enjoy it over the holidays.

My rating: 92 points.

This wine is widely available and a great value at the suggested price of $26. Enjoy now while you let the flagship vintage Port sleep in the cellar.

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