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Dow's 1983

Release Notes

A little lighter than the Graham or Warre but a typical Dow with its dry finish and indeed the wine is a little drier than most.  Elegant with plenty of body and again exceptional bouquet.  1983 is likely to prove to be a medium to long maturing wine and so unlikely to reach its peak before the end of the Century.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,00
Baumé: 2,5

Tasting Notes

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Deep ruby colour, with lovely complex aromas of ripe wild berries. On the palate, rich fruit flavours, well balanced by plenty of tannins, and excellent length

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

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

Slightly fresh meat nose. Damsons. Almost like a cherry liqueur on the palate. Alcohol at the end.  Warm spicy and heathery. Not one of the longest keepers. Slightly 'salty' finish.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1999 tasting note year

…[in] a 'vertical' context at the Dow bicentenary tasting [1998] it was more open knit than the 1980, sweeter but also lightish in style. More recently, good flavour and balance. Dry finish. Drinking well.

Score: 4 Stars

James Suckling critic

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

Very stylish and big, with a classy balance of fruit and tannin.  Deep ruby-purple, with a multidimensional nose of perfume and grapes, full-bodied, tannic and tightly knit.

Score: 94/100

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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  29. 1899
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  31. 1893
  32. 1892
  33. 1890


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