Dow’s, Late Bottled Vintage Port 2016, Portugal
Tasting Note: A vintage Port with depth of flavor, concentration and well-integrated fruit.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, strawberry, red cherry, dried fig, black raspberry and black plum.
On the palate the medium-sweet, full-bodied Port has medium-plus-intensity, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose ultimately completing with a red-cherry-and-raspberry-infused, medium-plus finish.
The wine is creamy in texture with complexity throughout the length of the taste.
The wine is substantial enough to be enjoyed by itself or paired with foods such as blue cheese.
Bottle Note: Dow’s reputation rests on the quality of its Douro Valley vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora de Ribeira, from which five generations of the Symington family have produced some of the finest ever Vintage Ports. Sourced from the same vineyards, the Late Bottled Vintage is full-bodied, with intense dark fruit flavors and Dow’s hallmark slightly drier finish. From the producer of legendary Vintage Ports. Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port is produced with the finest grapes from Dow’s renowned Douro Valley Quintas and matured in Dow’s historic Boavista Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Importer: Premium Port Wines Inc., San Francisco, California
Tasting Date: November 26, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.