Dow’s Vintage 2016 features a deep and vibrant color. On the nose, it reveals an incredible aromatic depth, in which it stands out notes of black plum and schist powder with lovely floral notes of rosemary and violets. On the palate is a dense Port, well structured, balanced and with very fine and spicy tannins.
Dow’s Vintage Port wines are made from the best grape varieties from Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira. Each property contributes to Dow’s unique and distinctive style. When young, Dow’s Vintage Ports are purple, complex and intensely concentrated, full-bodied and balanced, with very fine and spicy tannins. However, over the years Dow’s winemakers have developed a style that combines with the Dow’s grapes varieties of each Quinta: the fermentations are a little longer, resulting in a drier Port Wine, which has become Dow’s trademark. The very high percentage of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional planted at the vineyards results in the powerful structure and aging potential of Dow’s Vintage Ports.
This is a Vintage Port for early consumption, a wine full of blackberry aromas and a floral touch; a second, very intense Fonseca's wine. A good alternative that you will wish to find out for yourself. Bottled in 2000
Croft 2003 Vintage Port
This Port is fragrant and possesses wild black fruit aroma and an exotic touch.
The aroma burst from the glass: blackberry, blueberry, violets, cassis and morning dew, all with a fantastic setting.
It is full-bodied, magnificent and majestic on the mouth, with a better definition and approach than ancient Port wine. Blackberry and blueberry flavours provide a mineral sense that crosses at the finish, with an imperceptible alcohol.
This is a good choice for a Vintage Port and to savour pleasurably on several occasions.Ageing process:
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Fonseca Vintage 2009 Port
Reserve, right now, a Fonseca Vintage Port wine that will be more appreciated if consumed from 2019 to 2039.
Do not miss this opportunity to savour a great wine in a few years, celebrating the great moments of your, and of your familys and friends, life.