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Dow's 1970

Release Notes

Deep, dark colour, with tremendous concentration, lovely aromas of cherries, ripe plums and a hint of violets. On the palate, laden with fruit, excellent tannic core and a long balanced and lingering finish.  (2006 SFE Tasting Room Team)

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,05
Baumé: 3,4

Tasting Notes

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (booklet, Sutcliffe, 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

Great meaty nose, smoky and intriguing. Extraordinary gumminess. Fruit and flesh, luscious and soft. Huge impact and future. Perfect bodywork

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

I have always been a fan of this fine and well-made Port. Truly balanced in character, with focused flowers, spice and cherry. Full-bodied, with a sweet palate and a fine texture.

Score: 94/100

Steven Spurrier critic

Decanter (magazine) source
1998 tasting note year

Out of 21 wines tasted only Dow’s 1970 Vintage achieved the highest ***** rating.  Superb colour, by far the deepest of the range, full, nutty bouquet, rich caramel fruit with lots of grip, very classic, very fine.

Score: 5 Stars

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1998 tasting note year

Showing well at the definitive bicentenary tasting. Maturing nicely. Some fruit, fragrant, spicy bouquet and flavour. Hot dry finish. Now - 2020

Score: 4 Stars

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1989 tasting note year

A classic vintage Port, both fleshy and firm on the palate. Medium to deep ruby, with a fresh strawberry nose, full-bodied, with focused fruit flavors, medium tannins and a long finish.  Still needs time.

Score: 94/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1987 tasting note year

By the late 1980s still fairly deep and youthfully plum-coloured.excellent nose, fragrant, forthcoming, an almost Cabernet Sauvignon-like fruit, plus liquorice. Full-bodied, nice texture, fleshy - as Dow goes.

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.

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