Dow’s Vintage Port 2000

Fortified Port Style from Portugal
Review Date : 24-Jun-2012
Fruit sourced from ‘Quinta do Bomfin' and ‘Quinta Senhora da Ribeira' with a high proportion of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, bottled after approx. 18 months in cask. Dark, very deep, dense ruby-red colour. This has a very finely expressed and intense nose of ripe dark red berry fruits with a beginnings of savoury dried fruits and game-like secondary interest unfolding with detail, the aromatics driven by very fine spirit. Sweet and rich, the fruit is succulent and beginning to mellow, the dark red berry and peppery flavours revealing an array of interwoven nuances of red florals, hints of spices, game and undergrowth. The palate is still weighty and concentrated with plenty to unfold from its core. Substantial, but fine-grained tannins build to result in considerable structure, the spirit very refined to match. This Vintage Port is substantial, and just beginning to show some complexing development. It will continue to do so another 15-20+ years easily. 19.0/20 Jun 2012 RRP $147.95

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