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Dow's 07 Vintage Port Port Dow 2007

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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: ncmathsadist
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5.00 5
03/22/2014

This is a superb Port. We opened it and had it with toasted walnuts and a primo piece of stilton. It is truly remarkable wine. Amazing!


Snooth User: Fi2sh3
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08/15/2012

Purchased from KLwines, 100 pt WS, looking forward to trying this wine.


External Reviews for Dow's 07 Vintage Port Port Dow

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

Wild, untamed red currant and cinnamon character adds distinction and spicy zest to the '91 Dow. The wine is big and all up-front for now - extremely high acidity makes the finish unapproachable. Give it at least five more years to settle down.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/20/2012

Amazing aromas of lilac, violet, crushed blueberry and mineral that turn to black pepper and spices follow through to a full-bodied, medium-sweet palate, with a long, chewy finish. Evolves to tar and asphalt. Really held back, yet powerful grip slaps you mdash; and makes you happy. This is mind-blowing in texture. The greatest Dow ever made. Best after 2022.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage ports wince 1977. Starting with the 1977, Dow has hit its stride. The 1977, still a baby, is fabulously scented, very rich and concentrated and has a potential longevity of at least another 30-50 years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Deep black-ruby color. Knockout nose offers distinctly wine-like aromas of red currant, cedar, licorice and molasses, with a medicinal reserve and a roasted nuance. Classically drier in the Dow style, with superb precision and elegance to the very intense flavors of black fruits, licorice, cedar and minerals. Wonderfully balanced, vinous and seamless young vintage port. Really reverberates on the finish, which boasts superb grip and palate-staining chocolatey persistence. Will be a long-distance runner.


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07/26/2010

Amazing aromas of lilac, violet, crushed blueberry and mineral that turn to black pepper and spices follow through to a full-bodied, medium-sweet palate, with a long, chewy finish. Evolves to tar and asphalt. Really held back, yet powerful grip slaps... Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 2007 Dow Vintage Port 750ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The black kernel of flavor that often forms the core of a Dow vintage is there in this wine, surrounded in '03 by juicy sweetness. Firm, bitter chocolate tannins are present behind the lush, honeyed fruit; savory herbs parallel the sweeter, floral tones. Rounder and more approachable than most young Dow vintages, this wine's structure is masked, and it's not clear whether it's a 20 year vintage or longer. Drink 2020 through 2030.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The firmly-structured, moderately tannic, impressively colored and concentrated 1991 Vintage Port is less precocious and more reserved. It may develop along the lines of the stern but powerful 1977. The wine offers a classic display of black fruits, licorice, and chocolate aromas and flavors, as well as a full-bodied, muscular style with considerable tannin and firmness. Give it 10-12 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+.


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