Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009, Dop

Port Port
Douro, Portugal

$18.95 (613927)

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May 30, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This is a quite fine, fruit driven, plummy, licorice and vanilla scented port. Not a lot of complexity, but there is...

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Rhys Pender, MW
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Rhys Pender, MW

Lots of ripe black fruit, Christmas pudding, baking spice, pastry crust and stewed black cherry. The palate is sweet,...

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

A relatively balanced and powerful, fruity and firm LBV, still quite rough and tumble and youthful overall. It's...

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium-intensity aromas with steely, blackberry liquer, dark fruits, kirsch and quite fruit forward. Palate is medium-bodied and medium-sweet with flavours of blackberry, kirsch, and black cherry. It has very good acids and excellent length on the finish. Chill slightly before serving. Tasted Nov/2014

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As JS and DL point out, this is a bit rough around the edges at present. However, it has plenty of flavour (dried fruits like prune, raisins), decent complexity and solid depth. It is enjoyable now, but with a little age, this will gain some smoothness. Serve at about 16-17C. Should hold for 5 years or so. Tasted Nov 2014.

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