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    Dow's Vintage Port 2011
    Port - Portugal

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    • WS99
    • RP98
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 99 Wine Spectator, 98 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine & Spirits, 96 James Suckling

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 20%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 125741

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #1 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014

    Aromatic and floral, with an excellent balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. The palate starts off with fresh green figs and ends with bitter chocolate. There is fresh acidity and a notable minerality, and no hint of any raisining or overripeness on the very long finish.

    Dow's 2011 Vintage Port can be enjoyed anytime and pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts and hard cheeses like mature Cheddar or even with a soft goat's cheese.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirschand cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages.

    99 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2011 Dow Vintage Port was made from no less than 44 separate ferments from finest fruit sourced from Quinta do Bomfim (35% of the blend), Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira (42%) and the Santinho (14%) and Cerdeira (6%) estates. Just six of the best lots were used in the final blend, which consists of 40% Touriga Franca, 36% Touriga Nacional, 10% Sousao and 14% of old vine plantings. It has a beautiful, quite extravagant bouquet with copious black and red fruit, Indian spice, and hints of menthol and orange rind that unfold wonderfully in the glass. The palate is a sumptuous affair, one that is beautifully balanced with velvety smooth, plump tannins, copious black fruit with a harmonious, white pepper-tinged finish that is a decadent delight. This is one of the finest of the declarations of 2011 Vintage Ports, a sublime expression of the vintage you would be foolish not to buy. This is Dow at its best.
    Range: 96-98

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Dow's Vintage is often on release, a kernal of impacted flavor. This vintage is more like a perfect sphere. All the elements are there, from plump, superripe fruit to polished schist tannins, suspended in a round, complete integration that refuses to break apart. Smoky, bright, luscious and bold, it's a wine that's easy t o imagine being still fresh and complex at 50 years old, and it's not a reach to believe it will live well to 80 or 100. this is a blend of Cima Corgo fruit from Bomfim and Duoro Superior power from Senhora da Ribeira.

    97 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Wow. What a sexy nose with aromas of crushed berries, wet earth and pebbles. Full body, medium sweet with an intense and powerful finish. A vintage Port that leaves an impression. 5,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try in 2023.

    96 Points
    James Suckling
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    saltcreek (11/12/2013)
    Port was fine... Fortunately because the cork was dry and broke... Generally not a good sign. Other than that, service and shipping were first-rate

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