December 17, 2007

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

By Andrew Barrow In Wine Notes
Dows Estate Selection PortAs my slightly numb head this morning testifies, this humble little bottle of port is very, very drinkable. At just £4.99 it is also rather good value although I am not convinced that the full price of £9.99 can quite be justified. My local WineRack has a stack on the counter for those tempted by impulse; they just knew I would take the bait…

Red WineWine Tasting Note: Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal.
Available from WineRack for £4.99.
Good depth of fruit and a quite lovely fresh berry edge on first tasting. The palate is rounded and rich and ends dry with a little burst of tannin. Flavours are good with hints of chocolate, coffee, plum and spice. A fine ruby port. Alcohol 19%.

A lovely warming winter tipple and great with a mince pie; hence the solitary Waitrose specimen in the photo ’cause I had eaten all the others by the time I came to take the photo; ‘ love a mincepie, I do.
Scribblings Rating – 90/100 [3.75 out of 5]

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