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Dow's Vintage Port 1985

$105.99

SKU 2192

750ml

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This young wine should be allowed to age in its own bottle for at least 15 to 20 years from the time it is bottled to achieve its optimum maturity. For those who prefer to drink their Vintage Port young, 4 to 5 years are sufficient. Just beginning to drink but will also merit further ageing.
Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Dow's
Alcohol/vol 20%
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorDark ruby-purple. Powerful aromas of raisin, blackberry and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with medium sweetness and a firm, slightly chewy finish. Good fruit. Even nutty. Drying a little. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective.

James Suckling, 2008
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastA good choice for current consumption, the 1985 Dow's shows a touch of bricking to go along with developed aromas of cedar, clove and cinnamon. Cherry, plum, fennel and dried spice notes finish with a hint of toffee. Drink now-2015.

March 1, 2008
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThis is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1985 is dark-ruby/purple with a rather closed one-dimensional aroma. On the palate, this Dow is restrained, but rich, tannic, and full-bodied, yet not nearly as concentrated as one would expect. Have I missed something?

Robert Parker, January

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