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Dow's, 2019 Vintage Port

Quinta de Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Port
300cl Double Magnum Bottles
Special Order please allow 7 days for delivery

Bottle size: 150cl

ABV: 20%


$662.15 USD

2 In Stock

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Charles Symington, fourth generation winemaker, commented, “when reviewing the top wines from 2019, we felt that the best expression of our grape varieties came from our six principal quintas. These estate wines are always the starting point from which we judge the year’s Vintage Port potential and, from there, decide what to bottle. In 2019, the various plots of vineyards within each of these estates delivered small volumes of wine with fantastic depth and complexity. We believe these wines could not have been enhanced by blending across each of our port houses’ top quintas to produce a ‘classic’ Vintage Port. Instead, we decided to blend the best performing components within each of our estates and bottle six Quinta Vintage Ports. These exciting and lively young wines represent the absolute pinnacle of the 2019 harvest. They are stunning today and I believe they will age beautifully over many decades.”

Tasting Notes The 2019 Quinta Senhora Ribeira Vintage Port contains a higher percentage of Tinta Franca (53%), a variety that enjoys the heat, which underpins its success. It has a tightly wound nose, tertiary at first with undergrowth scents permeating the black fruit, tobacco and humidor, later scents of dates, fennel and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but ripe tannins, very well balanced with a liberal sprinkling of white pepper and clove. There is a subtle crescendo that peaks towards the finish with very fine, very chiseled tannins and impressive persistence. Perhaps this will fight with the Bomfim and Symington's pick of 2019? Just 985 cases, 20% of the total production of the quinta released. Drink 2026 - 2048+.Reviewed by Neal Martin for Vinous.

Serving Tips & Storage When mature this port will need to be decanted to remove sediment. Serve at room temperature on its own or with steak and blue cheese sauce or vintage mature blue cheeses such as stilton Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Augur Blue. Vintage port is also good with chocolate - a flattering accompaniment to top quality hand-made chocolates and artisan chocolate bars. Please store on its side in a cool dark space away from heat and light. Drink from 2030-2050+.

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***94 Points - Neil Martin - Vinous***
***93 Points - Mark Squires- The Wine Advocate***

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