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Dow's Vintage Port 1994

Your Price: $99.00
Producer: Dow's
Optimum drinking: 2017-2040
Rating: 97 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

For over a century Dow's has followed a policy of investing in premium quality vineyards, and was one of the first port houses to buy quintas (vineyards) in the remote eastern reaches of the Douro valley at the end of the 19th century. The backbone of Dow's Vintage Port is drawn from the company's finest vineyards - the Quinta do Bomfim and Senhora da Riberia – each property contributing to the wine's unique character and class. Aged in wood for approximately 2 years and bottled unfiltered, Dow's Vintage Ports are considered to be amongst the finest Vintage Ports produced.

"The massive 1994 is unquestionably the finest Dow I have tasted since the 1977. This opaque purple-colored wine is not as developed or flamboyant as Fonseca, but it is super-concentrated and multi-layered, with huge masses of fruit and some tannin in the finish. This is a slightly drier style than Fonseca or Graham's, but it appears to be a classic, majestic, enormously constituted 1994 that should age effortlessly for three decades or more. It is one of the stars of the vintage." Robert Parker

"A blackstrap, powerful Port. Black, with intense aromas of raspberries, raisins, flowers and stems. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a long, rich finish. Tannins pull at your palate. A wine for the future." James Suckling, The Wine Spectator

"Classically concentrated nose with a dry, savoury edge to it. Luscious...it tastes rather like liquid red gems." Jancis Robinson

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Dow's Vintage Port 1994