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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2004

Release Notes

Beautifully floral with hints of violets, eucalyptus and mint as well as lifted blackcurrant fruit. On the palate, superconcentrated layers of brambly-fruit, showing also appealing nuances of mocha and chocolate, all held together by fine spicy tannins. Typical Dow peppery overtones and the classic drier edge. Great structure and power carry through into the long, full finish.

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

Tasting Notes


International Wine and Spirit Competition source
2007 tasting note year

Intense, dense with bright purple rim. Equally dense nose with violets and dark rose followed by amazing, well defined ripe apricot. All follows through to the palate. Unctuous and velvety to the feel with slow flow across the palate. Complex flavours developing all the while with chocolate and spice joining all the fruits. The tannins are there but well concealed in super ripe fruit. Tremendous balance. Powerful finish parades all the characters yet again. Deserves many years to allow full potential to develop.

Score: Gold Medal

Jancis Robinson MW critic source
2006 tasting note year

Very dark – blackish crimson. Just 500 cases of this were produced. Spicy fruit with a bit of oak still obvious. Very dry and punchy – lovely structure. As though this had liquorice ribbons wound round its core of fruit. Great lift, and very dry on the finish. For the moment, much more structure than fruit. Lovely vibrancy. This should develop very well.

Score: 18/20

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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