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External Reviews for Dow's 07 Vintage Port Port Dow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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+.