Silva Cosens Ltd/W Dow - Oporto - Symington Family - Product of Portugal
Dow's 1994 Vintage Port Facts ...
- 1994 - Bottled in 1996
- 1798 by Bruno da Silva
- Portugal | Douro Valley
- Cima Corgo - Douro Superior
- Touriga Franca - Touriga Nacional - Tinta Barroca - Tinta Roriz…
- Continental Climate - Hot Summers | Severe Winters
- Serra do Marao - River Douro - Atlantic Ocean
1994 Vintage Port Description ...
The fruit for the Dow's 1994 Vintage Port was sourced primarily from Dow's very own vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim, located within the Douro Valley's Cima Corgo sub-region and Senhora da Ribeira, located further upriver in the Douro Superior sub-region. The fruit was also sourced from two south facing Symington Family privately owned vineyards, Cerdeira and Santinho, also located in the Douro Valley's, eastern Douro Superior sub-region.
Wine Advocate 1996 - Robert Parker - Dow's 1994 Vintage Port ...
"The massive 1994 is unquestionably the finest Dow I have tasted since the 1977. This opaque purple-colored wine is not as developed or flamboyant as Fonseca, but it is super-concentrated and multi-layered, with huge masses of fruit and some tannin in the finish. This is a slightly drier style than Fonseca or Graham's, but it appears to be a classic, majestic, enormously constituted 1994 that should age effortlessly for three decades or more. It is one of the stars of the vintage."
Anticipated Maturity: 2004-2030. Robert Parker's Score: 96 / 100