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Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2001

Release Notes

Ruby colour with a red rim.  Bomfim Vintage 2001 shows a lovely bouquet of red fruits and spicy aromas.  On the palate is full of jammy red fruit and notes of spices, mint and chocolate.  Very long and slightly dry finish of spicy mint and black chocolate.  Will age well for the next 10 years.

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

Tasting Notes

Joshua Greene critic

Wine & Spirits (USA) source
2014 tasting note year

A classical wine in a compact vintage, this presents the schist-driven, spicy tannins of Douro grapes along with their plump, juicy freshness. It's plummy, rich and lasting, ready to drink with an almond tart.

Score: 90 points


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2013 tasting note year

Score: Silver Medal


International Wine and Spirit Competition source
2013 tasting note year

Deep core with bright, ruby edge. Ripe, complex berry fruit nose with mulberries, cherries and violets. All continue into the lively, marvellously rich mouth. Big palate with broad, ripe fruit flavours. Hint of liquorice. Great balance and attractive lift in the tail. Enjoy now or over many years to come.

Score: Silver Outstanding


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Rich black fruit, lush middle, nice structure and depth of fruit, firm towards the back but fruit shows through.

Score: Silver Medal 2012


International Wine and Spirit Competition source
2012 tasting note year

A striking deep crimson colour leads the way to a dark sweet cherry nose.  The palate performs the delicate balancing act between sweetness and tannic structure.  Sweet stone fruit flavours give way to mellow fruit in the persistent finish.

Score: Gold Medal


Decanter World Wine Awards (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Rated 4 Stars. 

Score: Silver Medal 2012

Roy Hersh critic source
2005 tasting note year

There is a beautiful purplish-ruby hue to the youngster.  The aromatics are a bit reticent and dark berry, tar and alcohol are coaxed by vigorous swirling for a few minutes.  A  very approachable young VP, even softer in the mouth than the 1996, with delicious plum and boysenberry that lingers long on the palate.

Score: 91/100

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.

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  23. 1965
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  25. 1961
  26. 1958
  27. 1954
  28. 1952
  29. 1948

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