2015 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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2015 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 18:28 Sun 17 Dec 2017

From an extended tasting spread over 4 days, allowing the wine to change and develop over the course of that time.

This is a lovely deep purple colour, but with a wide rim. Perfumed nose with lots of blueberry and rock rose, lovely and inviting. A delicate, pretty and fragrant port with a high acidity core and gentle tannins. The fruit is refined and elegant with lovely flower perfumes infusing the palate. Surprisingly for Dow, the finish is a little sweet and sticky. This clearly has the acidity to last and evolve but feels like a port which will be gentle and elegant into its middle-age. 89-91. This port typifies this pretty vintage.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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