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1985 Dow Vintage Port 1985


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Ref: 150/C67

Scoring 87/100 Parker points and from the classic 1985 vintage, port has a surprising sweetness with a attractive fruit nose. It is elegant and soft with great texture. It will be enjoyed by any port drinker. Drink now - 2040.

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.


Price: 79.97

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A very good Vintage Port year producing Vintage Ports with intense aromas of concentrated fruit and firm tannins. Michael Symington of the Symington Port Group, "Never can the grapes have been gathered under better weather conditions than this 1985 vintage now in its last stages. 1985 Vintage will surely prove outstanding. What a pity that only 95,000 pipes were "authorised" this year. All in all, we have every reason to be extremely pleased with the 1985 vintage which has undoubtedly produced well above average quality wines throughout the region."

The origins of Dows 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. Dows 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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