Jan
25
2010

Dow Porto Late Bottled Vintage 1963, 94 points

1963 Dow Porto Late Bottled Vintage

(Portugal, Douro, Porto)

A very rich ruby color. On the nose complex and with great purity of style. Intense fruit aromas, are complemented with hints of spices and violets. On the palate fresh and balanced, with an excellent tannic structure. Very soft dark berries with white chocolate and just enough tobacco. The 1963 is well balanced and aged very well.

From their site:  http://www.dows-port.com/wine.asp?id=7

LATE-BOTTLED VINTAGE

Over the last twenty five years the work done in the Dow’s vineyards and in the Dow’s wineries has resulted in constant improvement to the quality of all the house’s premium Ports. Nowhere has this investment been more in evidence than in the quality of Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Ports (LBV). Dow’s LBV is full-bodied, rich but perfectly balanced with soft peppery tannins and with a fine acidity that ensure perfect balance on the palate. The classic Dow’s dry finish is always present in the house’s LBV; it is one of the finest LBV Ports available.

Dow’s LBV has consistently won more awards that most other LBV Ports on the market and this wine has become recognized around the world as an industry standard for excellence, it is served in countless fine restaurants, on several major international airlines and most importantly it is widely appreciated by consumers in many countries around the world.

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