Dow 2007

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This has a superb nose of rich, ripe berry fruit with the typical slightlyaustere and firm reserve of Dow. Analytically drier than usual, it is stillblessed with dense fruit on the palate, a magnificent structure, weight andimpressively long finish. On this showing, Dow is a strong candidate for wineof the vintage. (Alun Griffiths MW, Berrys' Wine Director)

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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

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Snooth User: Roy Hersh
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4.50 5
Vintage: 1963 02/05/2008

Ruby color with slight bricking on the meniscus. Spicy, cherry, Kirsch and chocolate notes with a good dose of alcohol on the nose. An evolved and seemingly mature bottle that was initially quite cool given the outdoor temperature by the lake this evening. Medium bodied initially but over time it gained weight and rounded out to a fuller body. Beguiling black pepper, butterscotch and brown sugar flavors added some complexity to the mid-palate and dominant dark berry fruit that was very tasty. The finish was extremely long but marred by VA, otherwise a really enjoyable but slightly 'advanced' bottle. Initially at 94 points but the alcohol made me rethink my initial score.


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Vintage: 2003 10/22/2014

Port red 2003 Dows 1/2 Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 375 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2003 09/26/2013

Port wine- 2003 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 2003 09/26/2013

Port wine- 2003 - Dow's Magnum - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 1500 ml.


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Vintage: 2003 07/17/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2003 - Dows 1/2 - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 375 ml.


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Vintage: 2003 10/22/2014

Port red 2003 Dows Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2003 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2003 - Dow's Magnum - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 1500 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2003 10/22/2014

Port red 2003 Dows Magnum Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 1500 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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This has a superb nose of rich, ripe berry fruit with the typical slightlyaustere and firm reserve of Dow. Analytically drier than usual, it is stillblessed with dense fruit on the palate, a magnificent structure, weight andimpressively long finish. On this showing, Dow is a strong candidate for wineof the vintage. (Alun Griffiths MW, Berrys' Wine Director)

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