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Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 1986

Release Notes

The Quinta do Bomfim 1986 has a fine red ruby colour. The nose is packed with wild berry fruits combined with notes of pepper and spice. The palate is exquisitely textured, with concentrated black fruit flavours, good ripe tannins and a long crisp finish.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,20
Baumé: 3,2

Tasting Notes

Joe Czerwinsky critic

Wine Enthusiast (magazine) source
2004 tasting note year

While some houses now release their single-Quinta wines just two years after the harvest, others hold them until they are deemed mature. This recent release from Dow’s is a boon to vintage Port lovers who lack adequate cellaring facilities, or to restaurateurs who don’t want to hit the auction circuit. Prunes and plums combine with tea and spice notes in this fully mature wine, with subtle hints of maple sugar and anise coming up on the finish.

Steven Spurrier critic

Decanter (magazine) source
2000 tasting note year

This 1986 still has an almost impenetrable colour, warm spicy fruit with chewy, grippy tannins, but overall a deep sweetness of flavour, a superb example of these hand-made wines.

James Suckling critic

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

Very hard and closed at the moment, but still shows good fruit flavours and potential.  Very dark ruby with a black center, a grape and licorice nose, medium-bodied, with full, hard tannins, blackberry flavours and a closed finish.

More about Dow's Quinta do Bomfim

To learn more about Quinta do Bomfim here on The Vintage Port Site, read a brief Profile of the Dow's Brand, and a detailed viticultural profile of the Quinta do Bomfim.  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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  10. 1998
  11. 1996
  12. 1995
  13. 1992
  14. 1990
  15. 1989
  16. 1988
  17. 1987
  18. 1984
  19. 1982
  20. 1979
  21. 1978
  22. 1965
  23. 1962
  24. 1961
  25. 1958
  26. 1954
  27. 1952
  28. 1948


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