Dow's

Late Bottled Vintage Porto Port Blend

8.9178 ratings
8.931 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
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Fall is 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 ripe fruits, fragrant spices and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of candied apple and jammy blackberries with cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, long finish. Perfect now.

Fall is 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 ripe fruits, fragrant spices and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of candied apple and jammy blackberries with cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, long finish. Perfect now.

Dec 28th, 2021
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
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, pecan pie, cardamom, vanilla; developing; sweet, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry jam, dry tobacco, dusty; medium plus finish

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, pecan pie, cardamom, vanilla; developing; sweet, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry jam, dry tobacco, dusty; medium plus finish

Nov 11th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Dow's has been producing Ports for over two centuries. One of the first to establish its own vineyards, acquiring Senhora da Ribeira, in the remote Upper Douro, in 1890 and Bomfim, in the heart of Alto Douro, in 1896. Aromas of really ripe fruits and pleasant fragrant spices. On the palate, big ripe fruit flavors, candied apple and sweet blackberries with bits of cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, lingering finish. Perfect right now. Tasting Sample.

Dow's has been producing Ports for over two centuries. One of the first to establish its own vineyards, acquiring Senhora da Ribeira, in the remote Upper Douro, in 1890 and Bomfim, in the heart of Alto Douro, in 1896. Aromas of really ripe fruits and pleasant fragrant spices. On the palate, big ripe fruit flavors, candied apple and sweet blackberries with bits of cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, lingering finish. Perfect right now. Tasting Sample.

Nov 10th, 2017
David Kline

Marinated mushroom magic. Grapes and raisins, cassis berry, skateboard bushing and candied violets inform an incredibly soft nose. A very blackberry and black currant reduction comes as a surprise bonus with charcoal, black pepper soaked in dry pencil wood and grape skin. This is solid and complex.The finish is endlessly complex vs the common fare. Unexpected from such value port. #port #porto #lbv #dows #portuguesewine #fortified #privateports

Marinated mushroom magic. Grapes and raisins, cassis berry, skateboard bushing and candied violets inform an incredibly soft nose. A very blackberry and black currant reduction comes as a surprise bonus with charcoal, black pepper soaked in dry pencil wood and grape skin. This is solid and complex.The finish is endlessly complex vs the common fare. Unexpected from such value port. #port #porto #lbv #dows #portuguesewine #fortified #privateports

Oct 10th, 2017
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
Ellen Clifford

It is a shy violet or rather there are shy notes of violet? It smells of jam and chocolate liqueur and the body…it is like hi alcohol but keep it in mind and the ripeness of blue and black amd also so (little) red so this is heady with balance.
If we could only.
Really though there is a chocolate and MULTI-FRUIT thing happening. So fun. I should add more now but I’m a smidge intoxicated with this elixir

It is a shy violet or rather there are shy notes of violet? It smells of jam and chocolate liqueur and the body…it is like hi alcohol but keep it in mind and the ripeness of blue and black amd also so (little) red so this is heady with balance.
If we could only.
Really though there is a chocolate and MULTI-FRUIT thing happening. So fun. I should add more now but I’m a smidge intoxicated with this elixir

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Fall is 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 ripe fruits, fragrant spices and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of candied apple and jammy blackberries with cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, long finish. Perfect now. Tasting Sample.

Fall is 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 ripe fruits, fragrant spices and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of candied apple and jammy blackberries with cacao and honey. Firm dusty tannins, good balance, long finish. Perfect now. Tasting Sample.

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Silky tannins and plummy fruit. Still fresh and alive at 20

Silky tannins and plummy fruit. Still fresh and alive at 20

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Pale ruby/tawny - very bright to the eye and delightfully well-balanced on the nose and palate. Red plum, toffee, praline and a hint of coffee - very long finish and medium sweet with being in the least cloying. Classic style

Pale ruby/tawny - very bright to the eye and delightfully well-balanced on the nose and palate. Red plum, toffee, praline and a hint of coffee - very long finish and medium sweet with being in the least cloying. Classic style

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2018