Dow's Port

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Dow has been associated with the finest Port from the vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley. Production is centered on the Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira which accounts for the unique house style. The wines are superbly concentrated, intense and tannic when young, maturing towards a superlative racy elegance with age and scented with violet and mint aromas. Dow’s attractive and distinctive drier finish is the recognisable hallmark of the wines from this great Port house.

Dow's produce some superb quality single quinta port wines from the Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira vinyards.

46 products found.

Dow's Port, 2015

Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

***ADVANCED ORDERS FOR DELIVERY NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017***

Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and delivery to a UK address.


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The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a 2015 Vintage Port from Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, a vineyard to which they have a strong attachment. The current generation’s great grandfather, Andrew James Symington, took ownership of the Quinta in 1912 when he became a shareholder in Dow's, which had originally acquired the property in 1890. Together with Quinta do Bonfim it has been the mainstay of Dow's Vintage Ports for 125 years.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2015

Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port, 1x75cl, Single bottle (Price Includes UK DUTY & VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

***ADVANCED ORDERS FOR DELIVERY NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017***

Price includes UK DUTY & VAT to a UK address. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product.


The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a 2015 Vintage Port from Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, a vineyard to which they have a strong attachment. The current generation’s great grandfather, Andrew James Symington, took ownership of the Quinta in 1912 when he became a shareholder in Dow's, which had originally acquired the property in 1890. Together with Quinta do Bonfim it has been the mainstay of Dow's Vintage Ports for 125 years.
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Price: £55.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2013

Quinta de Senhora Ribera DOUBLE MAGNUM bottle

Now in stock.
Case of 1 Bottles (1 x 300cl).

Price includes Duty and VAT and delivery to a UK mainland address.
Please note that discount codes can not be used with this offer.

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position.

Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2012

Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port (MAGNUM)

Ports coming from the south facing Touriga Franca vineyards, which in 2012 achieved perfect ripeness. There are also hints of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum on the nose. Notes of Esteva (rock-rose) are also present, the result of the Touriga Nacional, which often expresses these scents. This is a vibrant wine, already quite complex and subtle. There is some spice from the relatively high proportion of Sousão. This is balanced with fresh acidity and minerality. On the palate the hallmark Dow’s drier style shows through in the long finish and ripe but firm tannins.
Drink: 2025+
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2012

Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port

Only 450 cases were produced at the Quinta’s specialist winery, where Dow’s Vintage Port has been made for over 120 years.

Exceptionally aromatic with aromas of violets, which is typical of Dow’s Vintage Ports coming from the south facing Touriga Franca vineyards, which in 2012 achieved perfect ripeness. There are also hints of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum on the nose. Notes of Esteva (rock-rose) are also present, the result of the Touriga Nacional, which often expresses these scents. This is a vibrant wine, already quite complex and subtle. There is some spice from the relatively high proportion of Sousão.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port

Crusted Port (Bottled in 2011)

Matured in cask for some 12 to 18 months before being bottled without any fining or filtration. Dow’s Crusted Port is then aged for a further three years in bottle. Vibrant and full of ripe red-berry fruit flavours balanced by rich black chocolate.

Dow's crusted port is a blend of particularly full bodied ports of very high quality from recent vintages (normally from the two or three harvests immediately preceding the bottling date). These ports are matured in cask for some 12 to 18 months before being bottled without any fining or filtration. Dow's crusted port is then aged for a further three years in bottle in the dow's cellars prior to being released for sale.
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Price: £26.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2008

Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port- CASE of 6x75cl bottles (Comes in a luxury wooden case)

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro. Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent. The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2008

Quinta Senhora da Ribera

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro.

Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.

The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2007

Vintage Port

*** 100 Points Wine Spectator ***

This has a superb nose of rich, ripe berry fruit with the typical slightly austere and firm reserve of Dow. Analytically drier than usual, it is still blessed with dense fruit on the palate, a magnificent structure, weight and impressively long finish. On this showing, Dow is a strong candidate for wine of the vintage.


Wine Spectator Awards Perfect Score to World-Renowned Port Producer Dow's 2007 Vintage Port, from the Oporto, Portugal based producer, has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Wine Spectator magazine in the May 31 issue. Only 70 wines have ever been awarded a perfect score by the magazine, who called this Port "The greatest Dow ever made.
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Price: £120.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2007

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

*** 100 Points Wine Spectator ***

This has a superb nose of rich, ripe berry fruit with the typical slightly austere and firm reserve of Dow. Analytically drier than usual, it is still blessed with dense fruit on the palate, a magnificent structure, weight and impressively long finish. On this showing, Dow is a strong candidate for wine of the vintage.


Wine Spectator Awards Perfect Score to World-Renowned Port Producer Dow's 2007 Vintage Port, from the Oporto, Portugal based producer, has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Wine Spectator magazine in the May 31 issue. Only 70 wines have ever been awarded a perfect score by the magazine, who called this Port "The greatest Dow ever made.
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Price: £68.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2006

Quinta Senhora da Ribeira

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro.

Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.

The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2005

Senhora da Ribeira

Near opaque, blue/black colour. Huge concentration provides an aromatic explosion of violets and rockrose. This is a full-bodied wine bursting with rich plummy, cassis flavours. In the mouth, typical Dow peppery overtones and the classic drier edge. Temperature control during fermentation (robotic lagares), combined with the ripeness of the grapes gave an excellent structure and balance.
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Price: £48.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2003

Vintage Port

94 Points - Wine Advocate

Reviews:
"The complex aromatics of the opaque, black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate, dried oak, black cherries, blackberries, copious spices, and a myriad flowers. This fresh, backward wine offers a medium to full-bodied, deeply concentrated core of spice-laced dark fruits. Softly-textured and seductive in the mid-palate, it boasts abundant layers of candied Damson plums, blueberries, black cherries, molasses, and hints of chocolate before revealing its firm structure. Extremely youthful and primary, this exceptional effort demands patience. Projected maturity: 2045+.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 42 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2003

Vintage Port (MAGNUM)

Rare Magnum Format.

94 Points - Wine Advocate

Reviews:
"The complex aromatics of the opaque, black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate, dried oak, black cherries, blackberries, copious spices, and a myriad flowers. This fresh, backward wine offers a medium to full-bodied, deeply concentrated core of spice-laced dark fruits. Softly-textured and seductive in the mid-palate, it boasts abundant layers of candied Damson plums, blueberries, black cherries, molasses, and hints of chocolate before revealing its firm structure. Extremely youthful and primary, this exceptional effort demands patience.
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Price: £149.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2001

Late Bottled Vintage Port

Brown/burnt orange fading to a clear rim. A powerful, complex sweet nose of burnt oak and dates. On the palate it expresses a roasted profile of dates, figs and demerara sugar.
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Price: £26.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2001

Bonfim Vintage Port MAGNUM (1.5L)

Ruby colour with a red rim. Bomfim Vintage 2001 shows a lovely bouquet of red fruits and spicy aromas. On the palate is full of jammy red fruit and notes of spices, mint and chocolate. Very long and slightly dry finish of spicy mint and black chocolate. Will age well for the next 10 years.

Reviews:
90 Points Wine and Spirit Magazine
"Joshua Greene
A classical wine in a compact vintage, this presents the schist-driven, spicy tannins of Douro grapes along with their plump, juicy freshness. It's plummy, rich and lasting, ready to drink with an almond tart.

Score: 90 points"

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Price: £69.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2000

Vintage Port

**94 Points** Robert Parker

Reviews
"An opaque blue/purple color (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, classic, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030." Robert Parker



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Price: £79.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1994

Vintage Port

** 97 Points Lisa perotti Brown - in Asia **
** 96 points Robert Parker **

Reviews
"Deep garnet colour. The nose is just beginning to evolve into musky, dried plum and raisin aromas with whiffs of tree bark, nutmeg, cumin and cloves. The palate is seriously big and voluptuous with medium to high acidity and a medium to firm level of fine tannins. Very long finish." In Asia.

"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.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1994

Vintage Port - Magnum - Comes in Dow's Wooden Case

** 97 Points Lisa perotti Brown - in Asia **
** 96 points Robert Parker **

Reviews
"Deep garnet colour. The nose is just beginning to evolve into musky, dried plum and raisin aromas with whiffs of tree bark, nutmeg, cumin and cloves. The palate is seriously big and voluptuous with medium to high acidity and a medium to firm level of fine tannins. Very long finish." In Asia.

"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.
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Price: £199.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1991

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1991 vintage, the 1991 Dow is an outstanding port rating 90 pts.

Review "The firmly-structured, moderately tannic, impressively coloured and concentrated 1991 Vintage Port offers a classic display of black fruits, liquorice, and chocolate aromas and flavours, as well as a full-bodied, muscular style with considerable tannin and firmness." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1995.

Parker Rating 90 Points (Outstanding)

Drink from now until 2035
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

The Dow 1983 is an outstanding port scoring 90 points on the Parker rating. Classic Dow's this wine has structure and is very sweet and round and slightly raisiny. Slight rustic edge but very ripe and round and lively with a certain freshness and punch. Long and powerful. Drinking well now but will hold for many years.
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Price: £74.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Very dark red/black center, dark red to brown rim.
Creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet.
Very complex, maturity, red currants and black cherries, herbs and smoked meats, in the middle acidity and tannin (still!), great length - 60 seconds plus of blackberries and plums.
This is an extraordinary Dow,
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Price: £84.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1980

Vintage Port MAGNUM bottle (Comes in individual case as illustrated).

Very dark red/black center, dark red to brown rim.
Creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet.
Very complex, maturity, red currants and black cherries, herbs and smoked meats, in the middle acidity and tannin (still!), great length - 60 seconds plus of blackberries and plums.
This is an extraordinary Dow.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM

Please note that this is a rare magnum format (1.5 L) presented in a Dows presentation case.

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port (SPECIAL OFFER WAS £139 now £99)

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 13 in Stock