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Vintage Wine and Port GBP 109.95 750ml
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Dow's Vintage Port 1970

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Tasting Notes Deep, dark colour, with tremendous concentration, lovely aromas of cherries, ripe plums and a hint of violets. On the palate, laden with fruit, excellent tannic core and a long balanced and lingering finish. The Viticultural Year A wet winter with a cold and dry March. Warm weather in April was ideal for flowering. Spring and summer were calm and settled. Rain fell in late August and early September. Harvesting started at Bomfim on 21st September and Senhora da Ribeira on the 24th. Good weather throughout the vintage Wine Specifications Alcohol: 20% vol (20ºC) Total acidity: 4.05 g/l tartaric acid Baumé: 3.4

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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: Roy Hersh
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4.00 5
02/05/2008

(from Magnum) What a great gift to take to dinner across from Vesuvio while meeting Herman and Ellie Gerdingh from The Netherlands. Ruby centered with a pink edge, there was a significant amount of alcohol on the nose along with cinnamon spice, wintergreen mint and plum notes that were slightly overshadowed by the spirit. Still, pretty heady stuff. Just starting to show some secondary notes as we finished the bottle and I think a policeman stole the empty for his collection at home. The Dow delivered red cherry berry fruit and had such smooth appeal and gentle tannins. I wonder how this would have been had we decanted this hours earlier. It was slightly underwhelming overall, given past experience and the fact that it was an ex-cellars large format bottle. I am positive this had far more to do with the fact that we finished it rather quickly and it had virtually way too little time to properly aerate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/10/2011

I have always been a fan of this very fine and well-made Port. Truly balanced in character, with focused flowers, spice and cherry. Full-bodied, with a sweet palate and a fine texture.--Dow vertical. Drink now. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1970 Dow Vintage Port 750ml



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Tasting Notes Deep, dark colour, with tremendous concentration, lovely aromas of cherries, ripe plums and a hint of violets. On the palate, laden with fruit, excellent tannic core and a long balanced and lingering finish. The Viticultural Year A wet winter with a cold and dry March. Warm weather in April was ideal for flowering. Spring and summer were calm and settled. Rain fell in late August and early September. Harvesting started at Bomfim on 21st September and Senhora da Ribeira on the 24th. Good weather throughout the vintage Wine Specifications Alcohol: 20% vol (20ºC) Total acidity: 4.05 g/l tartaric acid Baumé: 3.4

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