Red - Fortified

1995 Dow Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • aagrawal wrote: (88 points)

    September 17, 2017 - From a 375. Cork broke on opening (used an Ah-so, use a Durand next time), plenty of sediment to decant off. Medium ruby with minimal bricking, less than expected for its age; limited aromatics on the nose, slightly raisined red fruit, primary, slight clove spice; palate is full bodied, youthful sweetness that is well balanced with fresh medium acidity, black figs, some caramel but otherwise more primary than secondary at this point, alcohol is high as expected for port but very limited heat just on the midpalate and well integrated; medium finish that is balanced and not sweet. Overall a nice port for an off-vintage single quinta, drinking well now but likely won't improve much from here. 88-89 (Not substantially different from my 2011 tasting of this wine, but scoring has dropped because I've had more experience with ports since then.)

  • baprince15 wrote: (83 points)

    July 21, 2017 - I really expected to be blown away by a wintage port aged over 20 years, but in the end this port was not particularly notable. Typical port notes with a nuttiness that overwhelmed other flavors.

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  • 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.
    89 Points

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  • 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.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 1998, IWC Issue #77 (link)

    (Dows Vintage Port Quinta do Bomfim) Subscribe to see review text.


  • 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.

Wine Definition

  • 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 Codes 094799020493, 5010867202740

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 509 (80%)
  • Consumed 129 (20%)

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