Red - Fortified

1955 Dow Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • > Douro
  • > Porto
Drink between 1956 - 1960
CT90 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • jlgnml Does not like this wine: (85 points)

    December 7, 2013 - not so good of a bottle, very light, high alcohol burn

  • petitblanc wrote: (91 points)

    July 13, 2012 - Ruby-garnet core fading to thin root beer at the rim, nice depth of color. Caramel and horsey nose. The palate shows its alcohol but is not spoilt by it, despite a general lack of material here. This bottle is showing mostly tawny, but not heavy or unpleasantly oxidized, and is really quite fine sipping because of its excellent balance. A much better showing than I was expecting based on this bottle's condition. Base neck, slightly raised cork, slight seepage. Oporto bottled EWR import.

  • jlgnml wrote: (94 points)

    November 13, 2008 - Went to the cellar to open an older port and came across this bottle with no label and unable to see the cork. To my surprise it was a Dow '55 that I did not inventory. I will drink this over the next week or two as a glass a night is all I need. The color is clean and a vibrant dark rose. The wine is not showing a lot of age, instead wonderful flavor and the taste is on the palate after 60 seconds, smooth and I am licking my lips. Oh my, wish I had a couple of more.

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #55, 10/12/2010

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/7/2013 (link)

    (Dow Porto Vintage) Bricked light medium cherry red color with ruby lights and light tan meniscus; oxidized, dirty, VA, tart orange nose; not as bad on palate as nose would indicate, but attenuated, cherry, cherry syrup, ripe raspberry palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1955
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Dow
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (81%)
  • Consumed 9 (19%)

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