Dow’s is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Symington family. Port producers since the 19th Century. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine. Dow’s owns two of the Douro’s finest Quintas, Senhora da Ribeira and Bomfim. They were acquired in 1890 and 1896, making Dow’s one of the first houses to invest in premium vineyards.
Dow’s old Tawnies are well known for their remarkable raisiny, dried fruit flavours, exquisite creamy texture and an exceptionally long, lingering finish. Dow’s 30 Year Old Tawny is made exclusively from grapes sourced at “A” classified vineyards (the highest), which include Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim and Qunita de Senhora da Ribeira, two of the very bet vineyards in the Douro valley. This enviable position is reflected in the excellent quality and consistency of the style evident in Dow’s 30 Year Old Tawny.
This 30 Year Old Port is a beautifully mature wine of great distinction. Pale and delicate, it has superb complexity and style. With a concentrated and nutty nose and full, fresh and lingering finish. It is a very skillful blend, creating an excellent balance between nutty oak and raisin fruit flavours.
"Plenty of caramel, toffee and coffee aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, very sweet, smooth, succulent finish. Mellow tawny. –JS" -Rated 89, Wine Spectator
"A superbly dense, concentrated wine so rich in flavor that it almost has a brooding, dark quality. The hint of medicinal character just gives all this intensity a lift, and goes with flavors of roasted nuts and licorice. The aftertaste has just the right acidity. Imported by Premium Port Wines, Inc. — R.V. (8/1/2006)
" -Rated 94, Wine Enthusiast