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Saratoga Wine Exchange USD 153.34 750ml

Dow's Porto Ruby 2000

Member Review by bryantlaw:

nice sweet after dinner wine

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Region: Portugal

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Winery: Dow's
Color: Red
Variety: Blend
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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: bryantlaw
1926743
0.00 5
06/06/2009

nice sweet after dinner wine


Snooth User: bryantlaw
1926743
3.50 5
06/06/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Dow's Porto Ruby

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Source: WineChateau.com
05/12/2010

Deep and lively Ruby colour. The wine is full-bodied and has very appealingred fruit driven aromas. On the palate, fresh and youthful with raspberry andcherry flavours, combined with a long and intense finish.


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Source: WineChateau.com
05/12/2010

This Forty Year Old Port is a wine of great rarity and quality. Forty years ofcareful ageing in oak casks have brought this wine to perfect balance. Thiswine represents the pinnacle of the Port blender's art. Fine amber and tawnycolour. Complex aromas of nuts, raisins and vanilla explode from the glass.On the palate hot, with predominantly flavours of dried fruits and walnuts, withgood acidity and an exquisite long finish.


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/06/2013

This Forty Year Old Port is a wine of great rarity and quality. Forty years of careful ageing in oak casks have brought this wine to perfect balance. This wine represents the pinnacle of the Port blender?s art. Fine amber and tawny colour...



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