Dow's

Vintage Porto Port Blend

9.362 ratings
9.316 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

Clove, fig, dried red fruit and nutmeg. Was great after a long decant and expanded over weekend. Port is right for a homebound winter.

Clove, fig, dried red fruit and nutmeg. Was great after a long decant and expanded over weekend. Port is right for a homebound winter.

Feb 12th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

NYE pairing

NYE pairing

Jan 2nd, 2020
Joshua Fisher

Rupert symington pictured

Rupert symington pictured

Mar 7th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Little staining, moderate plus to elevated concentration. Bright ruby with a garnet rim. Rosemary, clove, thyme, game, leather, and sanguine. Cinnamon & nutmeg, tea leaves, and a tough of mint. Iodine, agave/syrup on the palate. A prolonged sweet and savory finish of elevated acidity and moderate smooth tannins.

Little staining, moderate plus to elevated concentration. Bright ruby with a garnet rim. Rosemary, clove, thyme, game, leather, and sanguine. Cinnamon & nutmeg, tea leaves, and a tough of mint. Iodine, agave/syrup on the palate. A prolonged sweet and savory finish of elevated acidity and moderate smooth tannins.

Oct 14th, 2018
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.2

Opened in a family dinner celebrating my father reaching the fine age of 70. Decanting was not an option, so I poured carefully to all glasses at one go. And indeed decanting would have been useful, not only for the very heavy sediment but for opening the wine up after such a long slumber in bottle. After a few minutes in the glass, the alcohol (20%) became less dominant and the fruit got somehow fresher, focused. Very smooth, long and satisfying.

Opened in a family dinner celebrating my father reaching the fine age of 70. Decanting was not an option, so I poured carefully to all glasses at one go. And indeed decanting would have been useful, not only for the very heavy sediment but for opening the wine up after such a long slumber in bottle. After a few minutes in the glass, the alcohol (20%) became less dominant and the fruit got somehow fresher, focused. Very smooth, long and satisfying.

Jan 1st, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Excellent, mature with loads of complexity and depth. Elegance is this wine's best attribute as it cuts a focused line from start to finish, from the nose to the long and fresh finish.

Excellent, mature with loads of complexity and depth. Elegance is this wine's best attribute as it cuts a focused line from start to finish, from the nose to the long and fresh finish.

Mar 5th, 2017
Jaime Dutton

Xmas bottles. Fond memories with Stilton and pears

Xmas bottles. Fond memories with Stilton and pears

Dec 30th, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

8.7

Surprisingly aggressive & tannic given the age. Expected more.

Surprisingly aggressive & tannic given the age. Expected more.

Dec 26th, 2015
Amy Morgan

Gorgeous black fruits, layers of complexity and concentration. Could go another decade.

Gorgeous black fruits, layers of complexity and concentration. Could go another decade.

Sep 6th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Had a long time ago but was very nice.

Had a long time ago but was very nice.

Jul 11th, 2013