Dow’s is considered to be one of the leading Port houses and their wines are amongst the longest lived and most impressive. It was the first British Port producer to invest extensively in premium vineyards, and continues to make its premium Port by treading in stone ‘lagares’.
Arguably the best vintage of the 80s, Dow’s 1985 is impressive, complex and showing well now.
“A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not an imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement.” 92 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate