DOW

1970

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Origin Portugal, Port

This stands out as being one of the best vintages of Dow in the past three decades. Tasted blind in January 2011, everybody thought it much younger and probably Taylor or Graham. Fabulous colour still, rich plummy fruit, dried figs, sweet and chocolatey. A classic. L&S (Feb 2011)

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Exceptionally deep crimson with remarkably little evolution and few orangey hints. Very lively, even a hint of orange peel. Lots of concentration and life. Quite animal too. Very sweet and impressive with a great combination of richness and structure. This is serious wine with a serious future. Long and well balanced. Rating: 18.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2004)

Dow

Now owned by the Symington Family, Dow had an unusual beginning as in 1798 Portuguese merchant Bruno da Silva left Portugal and travelled to England, importing his wine over to sell. In 1862, Bruno's son John da Silva created a partnership with Frederick William Cosens and formed Silva & Cosens. The firm expanded and were eventually joined by another partner, George Acheson Warre. The company continued to thrive, and in 1877 merged with yet another port company, Dow & Co, headed by James Ramsey Dow. Silva & Cosens took on the highly respected Dow name, and simply traded under Dow & Co.

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