Dow's

Late Bottled Vintage Porto Port Blend

8.936 ratings
8.912 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
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
Joe G
9.5

$16

$16

Dec 18th, 2020
Byron Hewett

Solid, but not inspiring!

Solid, but not inspiring!

Aug 27th, 2018
Robb Moody

I very much enjoy this port. Smooth, sweet, pleasant finish. Really enjoyable.

I very much enjoy this port. Smooth, sweet, pleasant finish. Really enjoyable.

Jul 12th, 2018
Andrea Watt

Orange peel, cherry, and cedar.

Orange peel, cherry, and cedar.

May 13th, 2018