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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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0.00 5
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

External Review
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.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/19/2010

Comprised of an unusually high proportion of Touriga Nacional, this an atypically accessible release from a house whose wines are known for their austerity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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 - and makes you happy. This is mind-blowing in texture. The greatest Dow ever made. Best after 2022.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Aromas of blackberry and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of sweetness, fine tannins and a caressing, textured finish. Refined. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

(Barrel tasting) Chewy in texture and a real mouthful of flavor, offering layers and layers of berry, plum and spice aromas and flavors that extend into a solid finish. Remains graceful and harmonious, however, suggesting that cellaring until 2010 to 2015 will make it a real beauty.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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+.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Very grapey, with black licorice and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and an exquisite finish. Refined and well-made. Best after 2010.


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