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Dow 'S Lbv Port 2009

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An LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Port is different than a vintage port that's bottled two years after harvest. Bottled anywhere from four to six years after harvest, LBVs have been aged longer in cask and are therefore more approachable upon release.

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Currently six members of the Symington family are fully engaged in the management of Dow’s, they represent the 12th and 13th generations involved in the Port trade via their great grandmother Beatrice Atkinson and over 350 years since their ancestors played a significant role in laying the foundations of the Port trade. Together with the family’s other Port firms, Dow’s is the only surviving in... Read more
Currently six members of the Symington family are fully engaged in the management of Dow’s, they represent the 12th and 13th generations involved in the Port trade via their great grandmother Beatrice Atkinson and over 350 years since their ancestors played a significant role in laying the foundations of the Port trade. Together with the family’s other Port firms, Dow’s is the only surviving independent Port producer in the hands of just one family amongst all the great historic Port companies. Following the great investments made in vineyards in the late 19th century, the company was one of the first to build a modern winery in the region in 1964, later to be adapted to become one of the first wineries with temperature control in all its fermentation tanks. In 1997, the company built a new winery at Quinta do Sol, widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative in Portugal. This was a major investment for the Symington family. The company’s commitment to top quality vineyard ownership, winemaking and the finest Ports remains at the heart of this family business. Peter Symington and his son Charles, Dow’s principal wine makers, have between them been nominated ‘Fortified Wine Maker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge a record seven times. These awards are testament to Dow’s reputation as one of the finest premium Port producers. Read less

Member Reviews for Dow 'S Lbv Port

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Snooth User: Aquipjoe
544848257
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/22/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: jwz203
357868
5.00 5
Vintage: 1977 02/05/2008

Exceptional, decanted twice and improved in taste and feel into day 2 of drinking.


Snooth User: garrettmurray
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0.00 5
Vintage: 1977 11/06/2008

This is a test review...


Snooth User: scdude
982707
4.00 5
Vintage: 1977 11/17/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Dow 'S Lbv Port

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Vintage: 2003 03/05/2009

An LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Port is different than a vintage port that's bottled two years after harvest. Bottled anywhere from four to six years after harvest, LBVs have been aged longer in cask and are therefore more approachable upon release.


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Vintage: 2000 07/11/2007

An LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Port is different than a vintage port that's bottled two years after harvest. An LBV is bottled anywhere from four to six years after harvest. It's been aged longer in cask and is therefore more approachable upon release.


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Vintage: 1994 03/02/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 1994 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 1994 09/26/2013

Port wine- 1994 - Dow's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


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Vintage: 1977 02/05/2008

Decanted 10 hours prior to service. At 6 hours, it was overpowering and still showing some spirit on the nose and finish. The '77 Dow's needs little introduction and is a very big wine, as is its older brother from 1970. Still showing dark ruby-purple with a suggestion of age showing on the edge, but its core is opaque. Lovely fragrances that depict just picked plums I did so yesterday, a malt character which I don't often sense and an herbal note as well. The concentrated and fleshy juice is packed with powerful, dense dark berry fruit, highlighted by a touch of spicy licorice and cedar. I really like this wine yet it is young and brooding if not reticent still, kind of like driving a Ferrari in traffic. The richness and wonderfully smooth mouthfeel is met with omnipresent yet round tannins that meld into a sublime, lengthy and juicy finish that is somewhat drying. A decade from now the Dow 1977 is going to be a heck of a mature Port that won't even have reached its peak!


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Vintage: 1977 02/05/2008

This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1977, still a baby, is fabulously scented, very rich and concentrated, and has a potential longevity of at least another 30-50 years.


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Vintage: 1977 09/22/2010

This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1977, still a baby, is fabulously scented, very rich and concentrated, and has a potential longevity of at least another 30-50 years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1977 Dow Vintage Port 750ml


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