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1995 Dow Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim
Community Tasting Notes 22
cofidis2 Likes this wine: (89 points)
July 12, 2015 - Decanted about 4 hours. The color is starting to show some bricking, which is pretty similar to most other Ports from this vintage I've had. There is some noticeable excessive match stick aromas on the nose, though some did blow off with decanting. The palate is a nice mix that still retains some red fruit and some secondary characteristics; licorice, menthol, anise. The tannins are mostly resolved, though a touch still remain. The prominent acidity on this is keeps it fresh and balances out the semi-sweet palate. The moderately long finish however is much drier than the palate and carries through from the palate. There is some out of balance heat on the finish. Overall, I'd say this is in a good place to start drinking up over the next 4-7 years. While it will age longer, at 20 years old I don't really see it getting any better from here as is the case with many SQVP's from off-years. So I wouldn't wait too long.
GoBlue2002 Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 26, 2014 - Dinner with Sturlas (Plymouth, MN): We drank this over a couple hours after opening, and it drank well throughout. Based on tasting notes I would guess there is significant bottle variation.
I'm writing this note a few days later, so from memory - anise and spice on the palate, with balanced sweetness. Great length on the finish with a fair amount of complexity.
OZCellars Likes this wine: (89 points)
February 7, 2014 - Decanted five hours before drinking. Drank very nicely, with some weight and power but not overly sweet or fruity. Went very well with a stilton and some French basque sheep cheese.
blanquito wrote: (82 points)
November 29, 2013 - Nice. Nose redolent of richness and spices with figs, cloves, dark caramel. Good balance, not too sweet, some good brightness, tangy. Quite quaffable, in a good place. Goes down easily, which is a complement for port in my book, 90 points initially... With an hour of air though, this really morphs into a different wine, with extreme sweetness like a black cherry reduction and lots of heat. Becomes harsh, medicinal, and hard to drink.
pdadams66 Likes this wine: (89 points)
April 5, 2013 - Deep dark center, red rim with signs of age.
Smokey, blackberry, creamy, stones, olives.
Sweet, smooth, blackberries and ripe plums, modest tannin and acid at this point, a little pine and mint, good length of mature red fruits.
Has developed very well and is drinking very well now.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
March/April 1998, IWC Issue #77 (link)
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By Chris Kissack
November 2003 (link) 16 points
(Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port) Good, appropriate colour - a deep purple-black. A fairly classic nose, with black fruits, figs, and a touch of chocolate. A nicely balanced palate, not overdone, with plenty of fruit at the fore. Sweet, nicely textured, with good acidity. Good integrated alcohol. An approachable, nicely styled Port for drinking now. Unlike some others I'm not convinced this will keep very well.
- Vintage 1995
- Type Red - Fortified
- Producer Dow
- Varietal Port Blend
- Designation Vintage
- Vineyard Quinta do Bomfim
- Country Portugal
- Region Douro
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Porto
- UPC Code 5010867202740
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 489 (81%)
- Consumed 113 (19%)