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1995 Dow Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim
- > Douro
- > Porto
Community Tasting Notes 21
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.
WineandSwords wrote: (88 points)
March 28, 2013 - popped and poured. Dark red. Floral notes in nose; light alcohol awareness; moderate port bouquet, pleasant. Should open up as it breathes. Leather notes coming out early on.
Smooth, round fruit flavors. Alcohol should blow off quickly. Good, typical flavors. Good balance. Complexity is not yet showing through. Give it an hour or so to open up.
A bit of heat in the finish.
An hour later: With some Stilton as a chaser... Rich, sweet, warm, with rounded port flavors but a little two dimensional. A decent bottle of port for the price ($42 in '09) but a bit run of the mill - not the big gun to bring out at Christmas or Easter.
No flaws but rather simple. The nose is still good, though, so smell it a lot. After 3 hours the alcohol presence is faded and it is a bit fruitier, but no other changes.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
March/April 1998, 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
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 447 (81%)
- Consumed 101 (18%)