Dow’s is considered to be one of the leading Port houses and their wines are amongst the longest lived and most impressive. The firm is famous for its legendary 1896 Vintage port together with 1900, 1908, 1927 and 1945. In 2009, Dow’s 2007 was awarded a perfect 100 Points by Wine Spectator and still is the only Port produced in the 21st Century with 100 Points.
Ripe and rich berry fruits and coffee aromas. Medium to full body with sweet tannins and a long finish.
“An evolved, less massive than normal port, the 1997 Dow’s displays a dark ruby/purple color, attractive licorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well between 2004-2025.” – 90pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, January 2000