Dow's

Late Bottled Vintage Port

8.819 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Blue Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Vanilla & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Fruit & Berries, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Fruit Desserts, Soft Cheese, Chocolate & Coffee
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Fall is almost here, and it’s the season I love to drink port. Dow, producing Ports for over 2 centuries. One of the first to establish its own vineyards, acquiring Senhora da Ribeira, in the remote Upper Douro, in 1890 & Bomfim, in the heart of Alto Douro, in 1896. Aromas of really ripe fruits & pleasant fragrant spices. On the palate, ripe fruit flavors, candied apple and sweet blackberries with bits of cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, lingering finish. Perfect now. Tasting Sample.

Fall is almost here, and it’s the season I love to drink port. Dow, producing Ports for over 2 centuries. One of the first to establish its own vineyards, acquiring Senhora da Ribeira, in the remote Upper Douro, in 1890 & Bomfim, in the heart of Alto Douro, in 1896. Aromas of really ripe fruits & pleasant fragrant spices. On the palate, ripe fruit flavors, candied apple and sweet blackberries with bits of cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, lingering finish. Perfect now. Tasting Sample.

Sep 14th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

A delicious example of LBV Port - it has all the classic vintage port attributes - plummy licorice aromas and flavors, balanced seemed and acidity, chewy texture -- all this is in the LBV except with a little less intensity. I like the Dow style - it's less sweet than Grahams and a bit more herbal in character. This is a beautiful wine for the price

A delicious example of LBV Port - it has all the classic vintage port attributes - plummy licorice aromas and flavors, balanced seemed and acidity, chewy texture -- all this is in the LBV except with a little less intensity. I like the Dow style - it's less sweet than Grahams and a bit more herbal in character. This is a beautiful wine for the price

Apr 9th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Served by the glass for $9.00 on the cruise. Super dark ruby red. Lots of dark raisins on the nose with dark cherries and quite a bit of heat coming through. Similar notes on the palate but a bit thin. Medium plus finish. Decent entry level bottling for someone wanting to learn more about port. Drink till 2021.

Served by the glass for $9.00 on the cruise. Super dark ruby red. Lots of dark raisins on the nose with dark cherries and quite a bit of heat coming through. Similar notes on the palate but a bit thin. Medium plus finish. Decent entry level bottling for someone wanting to learn more about port. Drink till 2021.

Sep 5th, 2017
Byron Hewett

Solid, but not inspiring!

Solid, but not inspiring!

Aug 27th, 2018
Megan Rose

First experience with Port. It went really well with the salty cheeses.

First experience with Port. It went really well with the salty cheeses.

Apr 8th, 2018
Brian Desmond

A little nicer than Dow’s regular tawny. More boozy & darker berries. Slower sipper.

A little nicer than Dow’s regular tawny. More boozy & darker berries. Slower sipper.

Feb 15th, 2018
Fredybeans

Pourpre fonce
Alcool fruit noire et poussiéreux
Bouche attaque sur les fruit rouge et le sucre
Attaque sur le fruit l alcool et le sucre
Milieu de bouche porté par l alcool et le sucre
Finale sur l alcool le sucre et un côté poussiéreux
Chauffe trop pour moi

Pourpre fonce
Alcool fruit noire et poussiéreux
Bouche attaque sur les fruit rouge et le sucre
Attaque sur le fruit l alcool et le sucre
Milieu de bouche porté par l alcool et le sucre
Finale sur l alcool le sucre et un côté poussiéreux
Chauffe trop pour moi

May 7th, 2017
Jinnai

チョコみたいに力強い。
青カビチーズと赤色メロンと一緒にやると最高でした。

チョコみたいに力強い。
青カビチーズと赤色メロンと一緒にやると最高でした。

Apr 12th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 3 months ago

Matt had this 3 months ago

Sep 9th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 10 months ago

Henrik had this 10 months ago

Jan 27th, 2019