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Dow’s Vintage Porto

1997 / 750 ml.

SP95ST92+RP90SP94

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Where it's produced

Country:
Portugal

Product Details

Brand:
Dow's
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
1997
Item #:
10601
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
094799020554
Status:
New

Dow's Vintage Porto  1997 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

95
95 pts.: Feb 29, 2000

Super. I love the nose of this young Port, which shows raisin, spice and a little stemminess. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with loads of ripe tannins and a long, long finish. Really racy and exciting. Even better than when tasted from barrel. Best after 2006.

94
94 pts.: Web only – 2008

Blackberry and plum character. Full-bodied, velvety and balanced. Lovely velvety tannins, sweet and long. Soft-textured yet fresh and racy. A beauty. This is would be better with a little more age, but already pretty. ’77/’85/’97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2009.

92
92+? pts.: May/Jun 2000

Good full ruby. Lightly floral aromas of blackcurrant, maple syrup, mocha, espresso and fresh herbs. Lush and medium-sweet, with very good intensity, bright acidity and a deep, tight core of fruit. Subtle and juicy rather than unctuous or powerful, and impeccably balanced. Long, youthfully aggressive finish features a note of dark chocolate and sneaky persistence. This has the grip to reward 15 years of cellaring.

90
90 pts.: 31st Jan 2000

An evolved, less massive than normal port, the 1997 Dow’s displays a dark ruby/purple color, attractive licorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well between 2004–2025.