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Vale Do Bomfim Douro Reserva 2011

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A satisfyingly rich, full-bodied and aromatic wine with assertive fruit-forward flavors of damsons and blackberries, all underlined by a vitality and freshness provided by the fine acidity.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Vale Do Bomfim Douro Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
09/08/2014

Imported by: Premium Port Wines Inc SF 50% Tinta Barroca, 20% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz Spicy and dark on the nose with hints of resin, raw meat, and lots of cracked pepper spice accenting the core of carob fruit. Soft, clean and pure in the mouth, this is not complex but has a great texture and subtle flavors that blend some red apple skins with earthy spice and some bright plummy notes. It’s a simple wine, easy to drink and well balanced in the mouth with a lovely slightly medicinal and darkly spicy note on the modest finish. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.30 5
09/08/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Vale Do Bomfim Douro Reserva

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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/20/2014

Vale do Bomfim is characterized by floral aromas and delicious dark fruit - Touriga Nacional hallmarks.



A satisfyingly rich, full-bodied and aromatic wine with assertive fruit-forward flavors of damsons and blackberries, all underlined by a vitality and freshness provided by the fine acidity.

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