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European Wine Resource USD 69.00 750ml
Luxurious Drinks EUR 97.30 750ml
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Dow 1997

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Having tasted this wine four times, two words consistently appeared in my notes<br/>- refinement and class. Surely in the top five for the vintage, with its<br/>beautifully harmonious black fruit aromas, dense full structured palate and<br/>incredibly long, dry finish. This is a classic in every way - superb.

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Dow's:
Currently six members of the Symington family are fully engaged in the management of Dow’s, they represent the 12th and 13th generations involved in the Port trade via their great grandmother Beatrice Atkinson and over 350 years since their ancestors played a significant role in laying the foundations of the Port trade. Together with the family’s other Port firms, Dow’s is the only surviving in... Read more
Currently six members of the Symington family are fully engaged in the management of Dow’s, they represent the 12th and 13th generations involved in the Port trade via their great grandmother Beatrice Atkinson and over 350 years since their ancestors played a significant role in laying the foundations of the Port trade. Together with the family’s other Port firms, Dow’s is the only surviving independent Port producer in the hands of just one family amongst all the great historic Port companies. Following the great investments made in vineyards in the late 19th century, the company was one of the first to build a modern winery in the region in 1964, later to be adapted to become one of the first wineries with temperature control in all its fermentation tanks. In 1997, the company built a new winery at Quinta do Sol, widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative in Portugal. This was a major investment for the Symington family. The company’s commitment to top quality vineyard ownership, winemaking and the finest Ports remains at the heart of this family business. Peter Symington and his son Charles, Dow’s principal wine makers, have between them been nominated ‘Fortified Wine Maker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge a record seven times. These awards are testament to Dow’s reputation as one of the finest premium Port producers. Read less

External Reviews for Dow

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 1997 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

An evolved, less massive than normal port, the 1997 Dow's displays a dark ruby/purple color, attractive licorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well between 2004-2025.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Port wine- 1997 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Port red 1997 Dows Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 750 ml. 1997 Dows Tasting Note: An evolved less massive than normal port the 1997 Dows displays a dark ruby/purple color attractive licorice chocolate and roasted coffee aromas m


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
03/23/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers Years Oldu: Port - red - 1997 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml. 1997 Dow's Tasting Note: An evolved less massive than normal port the 1997 Dow's displays a dark ruby/purple


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
06/10/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers Years Oldu: Port - red - 1997 - Dows - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml. 1997 Dows Tasting Note: An evolved less massive than normal port the 1997 Dows displays a dark ruby/purple co



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Having tasted this wine four times, two words consistently appeared in my notes<br/>- refinement and class. Surely in the top five for the vintage, with its<br/>beautifully harmonious black fruit aromas, dense full structured palate and<br/>incredibly long, dry finish. This is a classic in every way - superb.

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