One of the best examples from this great vintage. The port is impressive, complex and drinking..
One of the best examples from this great vintage. The port is impressive, complex and drinking well now but can also be kept.
“A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not an imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement.” 92 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Labels may be scuffed / missing as this came from a College cellar.
1985 Vintage Port Description ...
The Dow's 1985 Vintage Port is an excellent vintage port that will continue to drink for decades to come and the vintage was the first all-round vintage declared since 1975. The majority of the fruit was sourced from Dow's very own vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira, located in the sub-regions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The harvest session in 1985 was very wet, followed by a late spring and a very hot dry summer, with harvest occurring mid to late September. The resulting vintage port, bottled in 1987 is robust and will age beautifully for years to come.