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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Dow's Vintage Port 1970
Dow's Vintage Port 1970
(search item no. 14168)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $182.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dow 1970 deservedly ranked amongst the centuries best Vintage Ports.
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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.