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Dow Douro Vale Do Bomfim 2009

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Yes, Sherry-Lehmann loves _Port_ but, as well, a small choice selection of *dry* Portuguese reds of which, this is a fine example.Medium-bodied, with wild berry and red currant flavors that are backed up by fresh acidity. The finish unfurls with hints of savory herb. Drink now. winespectator.com

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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

Member Reviews for Dow Douro Vale Do Bomfim

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Snooth User: CalKid
34374250
3.50 5
01/08/2013

nice, light medium, just enough dry just enough sweet


Snooth User: benjamindehoog
917651200
3.50 5
03/05/2013

Very dark color. fruity aroma. taste is black cherry, blueberry, sloeberry, concord grape, a bit of tar, a bit of wood, graphite, candied black licorice. very good and good concentration. 14% abv. but easy drinking. mild bitter chocolate. delicious and worth the experience.


External Reviews for Dow Douro Vale Do Bomfim

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/06/2013

It has a touch of a bitter chocolate note and modest mid-palate concentration, but it drinks easy, has some charm, attractive aromatics and is nicely balanced.



Yes, Sherry-Lehmann loves _Port_ but, as well, a small choice selection of *dry* Portuguese reds of which, this is a fine example.Medium-bodied, with wild berry and red currant flavors that are backed up by fresh acidity. The finish unfurls with hints of savory herb. Drink now. winespectator.com

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