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Dow's Dark Club Port

June 7, 2012
Question by: Simone, Reggia Emilia, Italy

Q:

Hello, I'm Italian and I found in a my father´s house a bottle of an old port. In front of the bottle there is:  "Dow's Dark Club Port, Silva Cosens Ltd Oporto". How is it made? And in your opinion it's a good port?  Thanks

A:

Hi Simone, Dow's Dark Club was a Reserve Port from the late 1960's to early 1970's.  A Reserve Port is a ruby style, made of young ports, possibly of several different vintages, which have been aged in large casks for 4 to 7 years before blending and bottling.  It is a style of Port which is bottled ready for enjoyment within a few years, and is not intended to be aged for the long term.  As makers of this wine, naturally we think it would have been excellent at the time of bottling, but after so many years, it will certainly be past its best.  If the bottle has been stored in good cellar conditions - consistent cool temperatures, dark, laid on its side - there is a remote possibiilty it could still be enjoyable.



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