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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2001

Release Notes

Near opaque, blue/black colour. Huge concentration provides an aromatic explosion of violets and rockrose. This is a full-bodied wine bursting with rich plummy, cassis flavours. In the mouth, typical Dow peppery overtones and the classic drier edge. Temperature control during fermentation (robotic lagares), combined with the ripeness of the grapes gave an excellent structure and balance.

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

Tasting Notes


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2005 tasting note year

An aristocratic wine with promise. Medium-bodied, crammed with juicy ripe blackberries and redcurrants. Polished and long.

Score: Silver Medal

Joe Czerwinsky critic

Wine Enthusiast (magazine) source
2003 tasting note year

This dense wine is packed with fruit. The blackberry and anise aromas give an impression of the wine’s impressive size that is confirmed on the palate. This seems sweeter than most vintages of Dow’s flagship wine, but the extra sugar is balanced by big tannins. This is one Single-Quinta Port that doesn’t seem destined for early drinking.

Score: 92/100


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2003 tasting note year

Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, plums and roasted coffee mingle on the creamy, ripe, sweet, powerful yet balanced nose and palate.

Score: Silver Medal

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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