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Dow's Vintage Port 2011

Your Price: $265.00

Producer: Dow's
Optimum drinking: 2019-2045
Rating: 99 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

For its combination of power, quality and fair price, and for being the best of the best of an amazing vintage, the 2011 Dow's Vintage Port was Wine Spectator's 2014 Wine of the Year.

Dow's Vintage Ports, aged in wood for approximately 2 years and bottled unfiltered. The house has followed a policy of investing in premium quality vineyards for over a century, 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 Ports 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.

"...a beautiful, quite extravagant bouquet with copious black and red fruit, Indian spice, and hints of menthol and orange rind that unfold wonderfully in the glass. The palate is a sumptuous affair, one that is beautifully balanced with velvety smooth, plump tannins, copious black fruit with a harmonious, white pepper-tinged finish that is a decadent delight. This is one of the finest of the declarations of 2011 Vintage Ports, a sublime expression of the vintage you would be foolish not to buy." eRobertParker.com

“Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirsch and cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages." Wine Spectator

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Dow's Vintage Port 2011