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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Dow's Reserve Tawny Port 1982
Dow's Reserve Tawny Port 1982
(search item no. 1816)

PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $30.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Reserve Ports are Tawnies of a single year which must be matured in wood for a minimum of seven years before they are bottled. In fact, Dow's Reserve Ports are usually aged for much longer periods. They share some of the characteristics of the Old Tawnies with an indication of age, although as wines from a single harvest the individual features of each year are distinctively reflected. Conversely, aged Tawny Ports with an age indication are blended to express a consistent style with little or no variation over time. Dow's Reserve Ports have a complex appealing nutty character acquired from the long contact with oak. They are beautifully structured with delicious, delicate fruit, an enticing silky-smooth texture and a long opulent finish.
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About Dow's:

Dow's has been producing top Ports for over two centuries. One of the first companies to establish its own vineyards, Dow's acquired Senhora da Ribeira, located in the remote Upper Douro, in 1890 and Bomfim, which lies in the heart of Alto Douro, in 1896. Their respective wines, Ribeira with its soft fruit and violet aromas, and Bomfim with its concentrated intensity, provide the backbone to the recognized drier style of Dow's Ports. In 1912, Andrew James Symington became a partner in Dow's and today, five members of the fourth generation Symington family own and manage this historic house.