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One of the great buys in young vintages of Dow. Dark and powerful, its aromas of ripe berry, cherry and raspberry open to a full-bodied palate, wit... Read more
Big and as hard as nails. Loads of raspberry and fruit aromas, with a green stem edge. Full-bodied and sweet, with an iron backbone of acidity. Lon... Read more
An opaque blue/purple color (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, ... Read more
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One of the great buys in young vintages of Dow. Dark and powerful, its aromas of ripe berry, cherry and raspberry open to a full-bodied palate, with firm tannins and a long, sweet finish. Best after 2005.
Big and as hard as nails. Loads of raspberry and fruit aromas, with a green stem edge. Full-bodied and sweet, with an iron backbone of acidity. Long finish. Still needs time. Best from 2002 through 2012.
An opaque blue/purple color (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.
Very grapey, with black licorice and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and an exquisite finish. Refined and well-made. Best after 2010.
This young Port has superb grip. A mouthpuckering monster with masses of fruit and tannins, it has wonderful ripe, grapey aromas that carry through to the palate. Truly one of the great Dows. Try after 2010.
Opaque blackish ruby with a pruple rim. Full-bodied. Highly extracted. Quite tannic. Mild sweetness. Black Fruits, spice. Deep and brooding aromatics translate well onto an extracted and concentrated youthful palate with great structure. A long term cellaring wine. 20 years. National Champion Fortified Wine and Cellar Selection.
The black kernel of flavor that often forms the core of a Dow vintage is there in this wine, surrounded in '03 by juicy sweetness. Firm, bitter chocolate tannins are present behind the lush, honeyed fruit; savory herbs parallel the sweeter, floral tones. Rounder and more approachable than most young Dow vintages, this wine's structure is masked, and it's not clear whether it's a 20 year vintage or longer. Drink 2020 through 2030.
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