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Dow, Dow's Port 2011

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Vintage Port2011Dow, Dow's PortBT2 \ 0241,400.001296/98 NM24155.5555546666798.0096.00Dow0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2011 Dow Vintage Port was made from no less than 44 separate ferments from finest fruit sourced from Quinta do Bomfim (35% of the blend), Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira (42%) and the Santinho (14%) and Cerdeira (6%) estates. Just six of the best lots were used in the final blend, which consists of 40% Touriga Franca, 36% Touriga Naçional, 10% Sousão and 14% of old vine plantings. It has 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. This is Dow at its best. 5,000 cases have been declared. Tasted May 2013.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013

Wow. What a sexy nose with aromas of crushed berries, wet earth and pebbles. Full body, medium sweet with an intense and powerful finish. A vintage Port that leaves an impression. 5,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try in 2023.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2013

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. Best from 2030 through 2060. 5,000 cases made. -KM

Kim Marcus, WineSpectator.com, February 2014

The nose is firm quite austere with a mix of cassis and red cherry. The start of the palate feels
fresh with more red fruits than black the fruit underpinned by fresh green figs. There are layers
of flavour some bitter chocolate lots of complexity and depth rich cassis and black cherry at the
back with a lovely long mineral driven finish.

Derek Smedley MW, May 2013

"An aromatic, floral nose gives way to a rather austere palate that is tight and taut. Refined rather than opulent, this is a not at all showy. Much drier in style but it has hints of cassis and some bitter chocolate on the finish. Excellent balance. 5,000 cases made.

Farr Vintners, April 2013
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