Dow's

Vintage Porto Port Blend

9.3264 ratings
9.370 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.2

Opened in a family dinner celebrating my father reaching the fine age of 70. Decanting was not an option, so I poured carefully to all glasses at one go. And indeed decanting would have been useful, not only for the very heavy sediment but for opening the wine up after such a long slumber in bottle. After a few minutes in the glass, the alcohol (20%) became less dominant and the fruit got somehow fresher, focused. Very smooth, long and satisfying.

Opened in a family dinner celebrating my father reaching the fine age of 70. Decanting was not an option, so I poured carefully to all glasses at one go. And indeed decanting would have been useful, not only for the very heavy sediment but for opening the wine up after such a long slumber in bottle. After a few minutes in the glass, the alcohol (20%) became less dominant and the fruit got somehow fresher, focused. Very smooth, long and satisfying.

Jan 1st, 2018
David Eckert

Mmmmm

Mmmmm

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Excellent, mature with loads of complexity and depth. Elegance is this wine's best attribute as it cuts a focused line from start to finish, from the nose to the long and fresh finish.

Excellent, mature with loads of complexity and depth. Elegance is this wine's best attribute as it cuts a focused line from start to finish, from the nose to the long and fresh finish.

Mar 5th, 2017
Jeff Lander

Terrific port drinking at a beautiful place now. Deep fruit and endless finish. Wish I had more.

Terrific port drinking at a beautiful place now. Deep fruit and endless finish. Wish I had more.

Dec 31st, 2016
Nick Davis

All tobacco

All tobacco

Dec 19th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.2

Powerful and young with roasted fruit and spice. Great intensity and concentration. More restrained on the palate than the nose. Youthful and balanced. #dow #vintageport #port #portugal #ctbucklinwine

Powerful and young with roasted fruit and spice. Great intensity and concentration. More restrained on the palate than the nose. Youthful and balanced. #dow #vintageport #port #portugal #ctbucklinwine

Dec 7th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Perfect nightcap for our anniversary weekend. Deep ruby red with high intensity and this completely coats the glass. Rich and potent nose with notes of dark chocolate, figs, dark spices and black fruits. Medium plus bodied with a strong attack and finish coated in molasses, figs, black raspberry syrup and tons of black fruits. Super rich, sweet and soft mid-palate. Super long and never-ending finish. Eager to see what happens before the bottle is finished, hopefully the mid palate beefs up a bit. Drink till 2031.

Perfect nightcap for our anniversary weekend. Deep ruby red with high intensity and this completely coats the glass. Rich and potent nose with notes of dark chocolate, figs, dark spices and black fruits. Medium plus bodied with a strong attack and finish coated in molasses, figs, black raspberry syrup and tons of black fruits. Super rich, sweet and soft mid-palate. Super long and never-ending finish. Eager to see what happens before the bottle is finished, hopefully the mid palate beefs up a bit. Drink till 2031.

Nov 5th, 2016
Drew Dodson

A fantastic way to end the night!

A fantastic way to end the night!

Jan 2nd, 2016
Jaime Dutton

Xmas bottles. Fond memories with Stilton and pears

Xmas bottles. Fond memories with Stilton and pears

Dec 30th, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

8.7

Surprisingly aggressive & tannic given the age. Expected more.

Surprisingly aggressive & tannic given the age. Expected more.

Dec 26th, 2015