1970 Dow Vintage Port

- 750 ml
94
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
$170.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
12863-750-XX3

Wine Critic Reviews:

I have always been a fan of this very fine and well-made Port. Truly balanced in character, with focused flowers, spice and cherry. Full-bodied, with a sweet palate and a fine texture...

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Sokolin 1970 Dow Vintage Port Tasting Notes:

Picture a relaxing afternoon at the lodge - the sounds of the local wilderness soothing every ache and worry in your mind, as you separate yourself from the busy city environment and return to nature. What better way to enhance this experience than with a nice, crisp bottle of Port? This wine is a showstopper from the word go, with a plethora of lovely aromatics on the nose, the most prominent being red fruit, cinnamon, and spice. Once you succumb to the smell, your palate is in for a treat, as the layered, multi-dimensional texture of the wine perfectly carries the deep, intense flavor profile of the drink.

All your senses get to participate, and it's a ride you won't soon forget. The finish is nearly endless, and leaves a stunning perfume in your mouth, subtly pushing you to pour another glass. Rekindle your love of wine with a tasteful pour of this beautiful Port.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1970
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Portugal: In many ways, Portuguese wine is the result of various cultural incursions and different traditions being brought to the region. It's a melting pot of ideas and styles, and this is perfectly reflected in the wines themselves. Portugal is home to an incredible number of unique varietals, which makes each wine that much more exciting and irreplicable. Visiting Portugal is one of the most enlightening parts of an individual's life-long wine journey, and some would say the region is still underappreciated. Open your mind to Portugal's wines and expand your horizons. Make sure to save a bottle or two for your friends!
Producer Dow
Rating 94 WS
Region Port: Oporto is the home to the most exceptional Portuguese wines out there. Located on the Atlantic coast, one of the largest cities of Portugal is also one of the most well-regarded wine regions in this European country. At its beginnings, Port wine was more acidic and dry than today. That was due to brandy, which winemakers added to wine to keep it stable before they shipped it to the UK. Later on, brandy was used to capture the sweet ripe grape flavors, which contributed to the maturing potential of Port wines. Vinho do Porto is one of the favorite dessert wines for many, given it's usually irresistibly sweet. However, other varieties are also known to win the hearts of wine enthusiasts all over the world with beautiful whites, and delicious semi-dry reds, whether they're aged in bottles or in barrels. There are more than a hundred different grape varieties in Port, but only five have made it to the top. Tinta Barroca, typical for the Douro region, and Tempranillo, known for its early ripening, are some of the most commonly blended ones. Tempranillo is also famous for its remarkable strawberry and plum hints on the palate. To get to know Port wines, one must not miss out on Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, or Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port.
Type of Wine Port: Port wines have always been different than other European wines due to their history with brandy, and today they're highly appreciated by wine enthusiasts on all the continents. Red Port wines are typically made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, and Touriga Nacional grape varietals. As for whites, most of them are based on Gouveio, Moscatel Galego, and Malvasia Fina varieties.
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Varietal Other
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