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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 1999

Release Notes

Classic opaque purple colour with powerfully concentrated aromas of black fruits and intense floral and violet nuances. On the palate full-bodied tight and austere, packed with fresh blackcurrant flavours and balanced by layers of smooth tannins.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,42
Baumé: 3,4

Tasting Notes


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2006 tasting note year

Ruby red coloured. Intense nose, black ripe fruit. Nutty character. Powerful. Good mouth feel. A splash of blackcurrant on the palate at the end.

Score: Silver Medal


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2003 tasting note year

A brooding monster yet to be unleashed. Yet it still has a huge appeal of chocolate, pepper and figgy fruit with a velvety, seamless palate.

Score: Silver Medal

Joshua Greene critic

Wine and Spirits (magazine) source
2002 tasting note year

Dow’s quinta wine has traditionally come from Bomfim, near Pinhao. This is the second release from their Douro Superior quinta across the river from Vesuvio – and it is a Knockout. When first poured, the aroma seems grapey and unformed. But give it plenty of time, perhaps a day in a decanter, for the power and impact of the wine to show. It grows into a gentle giant, with the potency of oregano, as though of esteva on steroids, hard to get all of it into the mouth or the brain at once. The wine is gripping, both voluptuous and tight, tasting like an old field blend of the varied Douro vines, wild as crushed berries and herbs. Cellar it to see what it may become – perhaps the wine of the vintage.

Score: 94/100

More about Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira

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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