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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2006

Release Notes

Inky purple-black colour with a deep garnet rim. Lovely fragrant nose of blackberry, rockrose, and clove. Full and generous palate with flavours of concentrated blackcurrant fruit and bitter chocolate, liquorice and spice, coated in ripe peppery tannins. One of the finest Ribeira wines that we have produced, it is sensational now, but will age very well indeed.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,30
Baumé: 3,6

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic

World of Fine Wine (magazine) source
2012 tasting note year

Deep, opaque; lovely, rich, dark-chocolate aromas, open and opulent, floral (Touriga Nacional), with minty ripeness; initially this seems very rich and sweet for Dow (a characteristic of the vintage perhaps), fleshy and opulent, with a big tannic backbone and bittersweet dark-chocolate length and concentration.  Another very impressive wine for the medium to long term; 2020-35.

Score: 18/20

critic

International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2009 tasting note year

Fresh violets, and spicy and exhuberant fruit on the nose. Peppery on the palate with an interesting finish and good length.

Score: Gold 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.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

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  4. 2010
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  7. 2005
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  10. 2001
  11. 1999
  12. 1998


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