Dow's Vintage Port 2017 - Vine Republic
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Dow's Vintage Port 2017

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Dow's Vintage Port 2017
$99.98

SKU 094799021209

750ml

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Appearance: It is rare to see such tremendous depth and intensity in color as this wine displays. Nose: The freshness of the floral aromas is very attractive with a dominance of rockrose, a flower that grows wild around the hills of Senhora da Ribeira. Palate: It is exceptionally full-bodied, rich and powerful with black fruit coming to the fore. Gorgeous, ripe fruit is balanced by the fine tannin structure. On the finish, it is typically Dow, austere and somewhat drier than many other ports. The intense fruit flavors linger long on the palate.
Category Port
Varietals
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Dow's
Alcohol/vol 20%
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Wine Advocatehe 2017 Vintage Port, bottled in May for release in the third quarter of 2019, is mostly a 42/38 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca with old vines and miscellaneous others (including about 8% Alicante Bouschet) for the rest. It was bottled about a month before this tasting after 18 months in seasoned vats, but the just-bottled sample was not actually used for fear it might be in shock. This, accordingly, was actually a pre-bottling sample. It comes in with 106 grams of residual sugar.

Mark Squires, July 2019