2003 Dow Vintage Port

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  • Port
  • 375ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2003 Dow Vintage Port

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2005
The complex aromatics of the opaque black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate dried oak black cherries blackberries copious spices and a myriad flowers. This fresh backward wine offers a medium to full-bodied... The complex aromatics of the opaque black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate dried oak black cherries blackberries copious spices and a myriad flowers. This fresh backward wine offers a medium to full-bodied deeply concentrated core of spice-laced dark fruits. Softly-textured and seductive in the mid-palate it boasts abundant layers of candied Damson plums blueberries black cherries molasses and hints of chocolate before revealing its firm structure. Extremely youthful and primary this exceptional effort demands patience. Projected maturity: 2025-2045+.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2006
Aromas of blackberries and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate with lots of sweetness fine tannins and a caressing textured finish. A refined Dow. Best after 2012. 8500 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2005
A dark dense wine packed with dry fruits and firm tannins. There are coffee and bitter cherry flavors. All these elements come together to produce a dry but fruity style of wine which like all Dow wines is sure to age well.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
($80) Full ruby. Knockout nose features black cherry blackberry and licorice pastille. Rich and sappy on the palate with a suave velvety texture and unusual power for a young Dow. Flavors of kirsch minerals and licorice... ($80) Full ruby. Knockout nose features black cherry blackberry and licorice pastille. Rich and sappy on the palate with a suave velvety texture and unusual power for a young Dow. Flavors of kirsch minerals and licorice are not at all overly sweet. In fact this is ultimately quite taut focused and powerful with a very firm core of fruit. Finishes firmly tannic highly aromatic and quite long. A 2003 of outstanding purity and precision in need of 15+ years of aging. May ultimately merit an even higher score.(Premium Port Wines San Francisco CA) 92(+?) points