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1970 Dow's - Vintage Port Port Blend - Portugal - Douro - Red

Portugal - Douro

Red Port Blend
Producer Notes

From his new home in London, Bruno da Silva began importing wine to England from his native Portugal in 1789, thus beginning Dow's long history as a Port house. Through the challenges of sea transport and periodic war, da Silva maintained his successful business and passed it on to his son and then grandson, who joined with Frederick William Cosens, and later George Acheson Warre in forming Silva... More »

Score
94
RH 91
JR 18.5
WS 94
RP 86
Drink Dates
WS: 1999+
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JR 18.5
Source Jancis Robinson

Exceptionally deep crimson with remarkably little evolution and few orangey hints. Very lively, even a hint of orange peel. Lots of concentration and life. Quite animal too. Very sweet and impressive with a great combination of richness and structure. This is serious wine with a serious future. Long and well balanced.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 1999+

I have always been a fan of this very fine and well-made Port. Truly balanced in character, with focused flowers, spice and cherry. Full-bodied, with a sweet palate and a fine texture.--Dow vertical. Drink now.

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RH 91
Source For The Love of Port
Issue Issue 23

(from Magnum) What a great gift to take to dinner across from Vesuvio while meeting Herman and Ellie Gerdingh from The Netherlands. Ruby centered with a pink edge, there was a significant amount of alcohol on the nose along with cinnamon spice, wintergreen mint and plum notes that were slightly overshadowed by the spirit. Still, pretty heady stuff. Just starting to show some secondary notes as we finished the bottle and I think a policeman stole the empty for his collection at home. The Dow delivered red cherry berry fruit and had such smooth appeal and gentle tannins. I wonder how this would have been had we decanted this hours earlier. It was slightly underwhelming overall, given past experience and the fact that it was an ex-cellars large format bottle. I am positive this had far more to do with the fact that we finished it rather quickly and it had virtually way too little time to properly aerate.

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RP 86
Source Buying Guide - 2nd Edition (1989)
Issue B4

This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1970 is good, but for some reason has never blossomed and developed any complexity.

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Author Ricardo2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.103%
Tasted On 03/10/2008
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