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Dow's Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2006

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The nose displays lovely rich fresh blackberries and dark plums combined with concentrated scents of summer violets, roses, and peppery spices. Packed with flavors of dark berries, black cherries and floral hints on the palate. Crisp, long and slightly dry on the finish. Dow's 2006 Late Bottled Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts and hard cheeses like aged cheddar or creamy blue. Port is best served in classic Port wine glassware or white wine glasses. Avoid cordial or liqueur glasses as they are too small to fully appreciate the wine's aromas.

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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

External Reviews for Dow's Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Supple, with intense blueberry and dried raspberry flavors that are accented by luscious notes of allspice and hints of mint. The concentrated finish features dark chocolate and white pepper



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The nose displays lovely rich fresh blackberries and dark plums combined with concentrated scents of summer violets, roses, and peppery spices. Packed with flavors of dark berries, black cherries and floral hints on the palate. Crisp, long and slightly dry on the finish. Dow's 2006 Late Bottled Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts and hard cheeses like aged cheddar or creamy blue. Port is best served in classic Port wine glassware or white wine glasses. Avoid cordial or liqueur glasses as they are too small to fully appreciate the wine's aromas.

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