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.

38 products found.

Dow's Port, 2015

Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port
Single bottle 75cl. Price Includes UK DUTY & VAT.

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.

The 2015 Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Port was produced from one co-fermented lagar of Touriga Franca and Sousão (0.7 Kg per vine) picked on September 29th, and another lagar of Touriga Nacional also fermented with Sousão.
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Price: £55.00
Stock: 2 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: 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 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: 2 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

Bomfim Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Special Offer was £34.95 now £27 Comes in Gift Box as illustrated)

This Port is made from the very best selection of fruit from Quinta do Bomfim in Pinhao. In classic years when Dow's declare a Vintage Port, Bomfim provides the backbone of these blends, but in the interim years the wines are usually of such a high quality that they are bottled as a single vineyard wine. The unique terroir and state of the art wine-making ensures that these wines are rich, opulent and with great tannic structure in true Dow's style.
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Price: £27.00
Stock: 5 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: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2005

New

Quinta do Bonfim
Presented in Dow's case
Offer NOW £24.95 | WAS £29.95

Deep red colour with complex aromas of jammy red fruits such as cherries & redcurrants. On the palate is full of jammy red fruit and notes of spices, mint and chocolate. Full bodied structure with firm tannins leading to an intense & slightly drier finish.

It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, but it can also be enjoyed on its own, providing a memorable moment in the company of good friends. Will age well for the next 10 years.
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Price: £22.95
Stock: 46 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, 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: 39 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: 1 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: 10 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1997

Vintage Port

1997 Dow's displays a dark ruby/purple colour, attractive liquorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well until 2030+

Rating 90 Points Outstanding
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Price: £69.95
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, 1985

Vintage Port (Library stock from Dows)

** These bottles are library stock from Dows cellars in Oporto and have perfect provenance ***

"Drinking beautifully now at early optimal maturity, this has at least another few years of development in front of it and many years of drinking pleasure after that. Now it is nicely developed, well integrated, juicy and ripe with a nice balance between its power, weight, and texture; it is succulent but still elegant. Delicious. Really excellent."
On-Line Publication of Spec’s Update 12/2005

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Price: £89.95
Stock: 23 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 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

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: £119.00
Stock: 5 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: 11 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1975

Dow Vintage Port Tappit Hen Size 2.1L ( Comes in original presentation case as illustrated)

A rare Dow Tappit Hen format for this vintage Port. This is ex-cellars Oporto where it has been stored since bottling. Very limited Edition - Only 200 Bottles have been released.

ranked amongst the first growth producers of Vintage Port, Dow's reputations was constructed over two hundred years and rests on the excellence of the company's Upper Douro Valley vineyards.

The Dow's 1975 Tappit Hens have been aged in perfect conditions in the Symington family's own private cellars and now after four decades of ageing are refined, elegant and drinking wonderfully.


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Price: £389.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1975

Vintage Port

This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1975 is good,fully mature, fruity and soft. Robert Parker, Buyers Guide 1989.

Rating 85/100 (very good)

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Price: £99.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1975

Vintage Port MAGNUM ( comes in original Dow's Wooden Box as illustrated)

This is a rare library release of a Dow rare Magnum format from the Symington cellars in Oporto.


This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1975 is good, fully mature, fruity and soft. Robert Parker, Buyers Guide 1989.

Rating 85/100 (very good)

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Price: £175.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1972

Vintage Port - OB

A rare bottle of Dow 1972 from the good 1972 vintage.

Very light and fruity, with extremely simple but fresh flavours, even though the alcohol dominates a bit. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, a slightly hot boysenberry nose, medium-bodied, with rather dry cherry flavours
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1966

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1966 Vintage.

"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1966 is a top success for that vintage; in fact, it would be hard to find a better port from that year." Robert Parker, Wine Buyer Guide.
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Price: £199.00
Stock: 5 in Stock