NV Dow Christmas ruby reserve

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11913
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

NV Dow Christmas ruby reserve

Post by AHB » 23:12 Wed 07 Jan 2015

A ruby port, which the back label states has been made from a blend specially selected to provide "Christmas notes" of nutmeg and fruit.

Rather lightweight and disappointing. Perfectly decent ruby port with a nice soft fruitiness and gentle tannins, a touch short on the finish. Nothing wrong with the port, but never going to be a memorable drinking experience. 82/100.
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

Post Reply