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Dow's Porto 1985
Excellent ruby colour, with rich and complex aromas of mature berry fruit and hints of spices. On the palate good fruit flavours, full bodied, excellent round tannins and a long lingering finish. The Viticultural Year The winter and spring of 1985 was extremely wet, with a cold spell in May, and by June the vines were some three weeks behind normal development. Hot and dry weather in July and August brought development back to normal. The summer-like weather continued from early September right up to the vintage. The fine weather continued into October with a slight drop in temperature and some rain during the night of the 3rd/4th but after a few cooler days the hot, fine weather returned and remained unbroken right to the end of the vintage, with maximum temperatures of 30ºc daily. Wine Specifications Alcohol: 20% vol (20ºC) Total acidity: 3.98 g/l tartaric acid Baumé: 2.7
A very good vintage port with classic spicy red fruit aromas and flavors leading up to a long lingering finish. Tasted in early 2009, this port is well along in its development and the tannins have been tamed, but I think it could benefit from even more time aging. This review applies to a half bottle
External Reviews for Dow's Porto
Excellent ruby color, with rich and complex aromas of mature berry fruit and hints of spices. On the palate good fruit flavors, full bodied, excellent round tannins and a long lingering finish. A great classic Vintage, with concentrated, rich and potent wines.
An attractive 1985 that's starting to show well, with aromas of cherry, spice and nut. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, sweet aftertaste.--Dow vertical. Best from 2001 through 2010. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1985 Dow Vintage Port 750ml