Dow's Vintage Port 1970
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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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
(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.