For over two centuries the name of DOW has been associated with the finest Port from the vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley. Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st, the Symington family has built on the legacy of the preceding Silva and Dow families. Generations of Symington winemakers have worked at the Dow?s vineyards: Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, creating from them Dow?s superbly concentrated wines that are intense and tannic when young, maturing towards a superlative racy elegance with age and scented with violet and mint aromas. Dow?s attractive and distinctive drier finish is the recognisable hallmark of the wines from this great Port house.
This ripe, dry style of LBV is rich, full of black fruits and a dense texture that brings in prunes, red plums and a finely judged layer of spirit. This is a fine wine, ready to drink now although it could age.?ROGER VOSS