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Dow's 1945

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 21%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 3,38
Baumé: 2,8

Tasting Notes

Axel Probst critic

World of Fine Wine source
2015 tasting note year
One of the darkest red colors on the night. Fresh and complex co ee and fruits on the nose, fading residual fruit. A very balanced palate, with a noticeable acidity and a strong aftertaste. Now to 2040.|18

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2010 tasting note year

Pale brown colour. A little mute to begin but with coaxing and patience a wonderfully complex bouquet of coffee, figs, mushrooms, damp soil, preserved kumquat and dried cherry / mulberry emerges.  With a high level of enlivening acidity, the incredibly rich palate has layers of spice, coffee and savoury flavours well supported by a medium level of velvety tannins.  Long finish with some lingering notes of creme brulee.  Fully mature but should cellar a further 8-10 years at least.

Score: 97/100

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

One of the best of the century, rivalling 1912. This wine was mostly bottled in Oporto due to shipping restrictions. Excellent garnet colour with a ruby centre. Great aromatic concentration and complexity, showing plummy aromas, hints of maple syrup, cocoa and spice. On the palate incredible depth and length with ripe fruit flavours and a steely backbone of`tannins.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (pub 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

… seemed indestructable, with extraordinary strength and a real “bite” at the end. The bouquet is pure “wine and roses” – completely classic. Such huge dimension, structure and impact and utterly balanced between damson fruit and power.

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

Gorgeous, glorious and rich. Dark ruby in colour, with an amber edge. Full-bodied and wonderfully sweet, with intense aromas of raisin, raspberry and cherry and a long, long finish. Very rich and very fine.

Score: 97/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book pub 2002) source
1994 tasting note year

Two English-bottled [tasted in 1994] were very good, sweet, fragrant.

Score: 4 Stars

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book pub 1990) source
1989 tasting note year

Deep ruby with a garnet hue, a raisin and licorice nose, full-bodied, with raisin and licorice flavors. Slightly hot on the finish.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book pub 2002) source
1959 tasting note year

Noted [in 1959] as sweet, full but not ready.

Score: 4 Stars

More about Dow's

To learn more about Dow's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a brief Profile of the Dow's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of the two key Dow's properties, Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.  If you would like to learn even more about Dow's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Dow's website.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

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  20. 1947
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  27. 1904
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  29. 1899
  30. 1896
  31. 1893
  32. 1892
  33. 1890

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