From the outstanding 1963 vintage, this wonderful Dow vintage port scores 92/100 Parker points and "is a classic, a monumental, rich, still tannic wine that will last at least another 30 years." Drink now - 2021.
This vintage port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
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An monumental Vintage of legendary proportions. One of the 20th Century's finest. A Vintage Port against which all others are judged. Declared by all the major Port Houses. Vintage Ports with their essential three components of fruit, tannin and elegance prodcued. Ronald Symington of the Symington Port Group, "Wonderful weather for the last three weeks, which was just what was required after the rain. The last weeks of the most perfect weather cleared up any podre (rot) that was threatening. Mostos (musts) look very nice indeed and seem to have plenty of colour even if perhaps lacking a little in guts. Graduations on the whole are very good and the grapes, especially in the early part of the vintage, produced a great deal of wine. Nights have been cool and temperatures have been very satisfactory. We have every hope that some very good wines will have been made."
The origins of Dow’s port can be traced to JJ da Silva who founded the firm in 1862. In 1868 a Warre family member joined the company and in 1877 James Ramsey Dow firm called Dow & Co. merged with Silva & Cosens and took the name Dow for the port house. In 1912 Andrew Symington managed the vineyards at Dow and in 1961 the Symington family took total control of the Dow port house. The house owns the famous vineyards of Quinta do Bomfim at Pinhao and Quinta da Ribeira. Dow’s vintage ports have a firm tannic structure which are powerful when young, but evolve beautifully into elegant, multi dimensional ports when aged.
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