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Dow's Vintage Porto 1985
Portugal / Fortified

Dow's Vintage Porto 1985

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Sweetness

Notes from Dow's:

"The winter and spring of 1985 were extremely wet, with a cold spell in May, and by June the vines were some three weeks behind normal development. Fortunately, hot and dry weather in July and August brought maturation back on track. The great weather drama stressed the vines making them work through the year creating thick skins and concentrated fruit. The summer-like weather continued from early September right up to the Vintage.

From start to finish the vintage grapes were uniformly healthy with no trace of mold, rot or other defects. 1985 was a great classic vintage, with concentrated, rich and potent wines. After inspecting the quality of the fruit there was every reason to be extremely pleased with the 1985 vintage which has undoubtedly produced well above average quality wines throughout the region.

Current tasting notes Excellent ruby color, with rich and complex aromas of mature berry fruit and hints of spices. On the palate good fruit flavors, full bodied, excellent round tannins and a long lingering finish".

Country
Portugal
Sub-Region
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Region
Quinta do Bomfim
Varieties
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Vinha Velha
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Stony schist
Winemaking
Aged in neutral vessels.