Dow’s Vintage Ports are only produced in years of exceptional quality and represent only a very small part of the total company’s production in that year. On average only two or three times every ten years are the weather conditions sufficiently good to allow for the making of Dow’s Vintage Port. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Dow’s Vintage Ports have been landmark wines in virtually every great year, consistently setting the standards amongst all Port houses. Dow's Vintage Ports are drawn from the companies' finest vineyards; Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta de Senhora da Ribeira. Each property contributes to the Dow’s unique and distinctive style. This 2016 is a small production vintage with just 5.480 cases released to the market.
Very Dow in intensity, nervous and tense as a thoroughbred. Typically Dow's in the aromatic depth with touch of black plums and shale powder with notes of rosemary and violets. Voluminous on the palate. A well toned wine of impressive structure.