Dow's Port, 1998
Quinta da Senhora de Ribeira Vintage port
Bottle size: 75cl
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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, directly opposite another Symington family-owned vineyard: Quinta do Vesuvio. The quinta was built close to an ancient and strategic river crossing, guarded by two 12th century hilltop castles, either side of the Douro. A small chapel dedicated to the ‘Lady of the River’ (literally: Senhora da Ribeira) has stood here for centuries and gave the quinta its name. Travellers would make a pause to pray for a safe river passage and onward journey.
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.
'Sweet, dark and rich with perfumed, plummy blackberry fruit on the nose together with some herby spicy notes. The palate is concentrated and smooth with a rich texture and spicy tannic structure acting as a foil to the sweet dark fruits. A satisfying, dense, easygoing wine. Very good/excellent 91/100' Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com
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