It is rare to see such tremendous depth and intensity in colour as this wine displays. The freshness of the floral aromas is very attractive with a dominance of rock rose, a flower that grows wild around the hills of Senhora da Ribeira. On the palate, it is exceptionally fullbodied, rich and powerful with black fruit coming to the fore. Gorgeous, ripe fruit is balanced by the fine tannin structure. On the finish, it is typically Dow, austere and somewhat drier than many other ports. The intense fruit flavours linger long on the palate.
Charles Symington commented after selecting the final blend:
“This is one of the finest Dow’s Vintage Ports I have blended. I believe this wine more than deserves its place alongside our recent Dow’s Vintages of 2016, 2011 and 2007. In my opinion it has the potential to rank alongside the Dow’s all time
Provenance and variety make-up
• Quinta do Bomfim: 43%
• Quinta Da Senhora da Ribeira: 38%
• Quinta do Cabeço: 12%
• Quinta da Cerdeira: 7%
• Touriga Nacional: 42%
• Touriga Franca: 38%
• Sousão: 9%
• Old mixed vines (field blend): 8%
• Alicante Bouschet: 3%
Our delivery charges are based on the number of bottles in your order, and each case can hold 12 x 75cl bottles as shown in the table below smaller and lager bottles are pro rata. We do not have a minimum order requirement.
Subject to stock availability and successful payment authorisation, your order will be despatched the next working day after you place your order, or the same day if you order before 10am. Our Standard Delivery is then a next day service for most of the mainland UK from date of despatch and The Highlands and Islands areas are on a 2-3 day service normally. As most orders are delivered via our chosen courier company, we cannot offer absolutely guaranteed delivery times, however the vast majority of orders placed arrive on the next working day. Therefore, for example if we receive your order by 10am on a Tuesday we would expect you to get your order the next day on Wednesday. Orders placed after 10am on the Tuesday would get collected from us on the Wednesday for delivery Thursday. Orders placed after 10am on a Friday or over the weekend period will be collected from us on the Monday for Tuesday next day delivery. PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC DELIVERY TIMES ARE LONGER THAN NORMAL.
We are able to hold your order if you would like to organise a day when you are going to be in, to do this just indicate it in the notes box provided in the delivery area of the order process. Please add any other specific delivery requirements in the same box and we will do our best to ensure they are followed, or alternatively call us on 01472 852118 and we will do our best to help you. We use APC Couriers who deliver Monday to Friday between 8.00 am & 6.00 pm.
Please note it is not possible to specify a timed delivery, without incurring additional delivery charges, if this something you require please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Please note that all our consignments normally REQUIRE A SIGNATURE on receipt, but with Covid 19 restriction the couriers are not getting a signature at this present time. We will NOT be able to leave your order without someone taking the order in, we cannot leave your order unattended in a porch or garage etc. unless we get written confirmation from you that this is acceptable and that you will take full responsibilty if the parcel goes missing. However we are able to leave it with a neighbour or at an alternative address were they can take the goods in, please indicate this in the box for notes on the delivery page of the order process if this is a requirement. If no-one answers the door, the address will be carded in the normal manner you should contact the courier or us to get the delivery rescheduled.
Orders under £20 in value will incur a small order, £10 carriage charge to standard none surcharged UK delivery areas.
|Maximum Bottles||UK Delivery||Highlands||Islands|
|6 (Half a case)||£8.50||£19.95||£24.95|
|12 (1 case)||£8.50||£19.95||£24.95|
|24 (2 cases)||£12.50||£32.00||£32.00|
|36 (3 cases)||£16.50||£46.00||£46.00|
|48 (4 cases)||£20.50||£60.00||£60.00|
|60 (5 cases)||£25.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|72 (6 cases)||£30.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|84 (7 case)||£35.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|600 (1 pallet)||£49.00||£68.00||£68.00|
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Islands - Postcode Locations IM, JE, GY, BT, PO30, BT1, BT10, BT11, BT12, BT13, BT14, BT15, BT16, BT17, BT18, BT19, BT2, BT20, BT21, BT22, BT23, BT24, BT25, BT26, BT27, BT28, BT29, BT29, BT3, BT30, BT31, BT32, BT33, BT34, BT35, BT36, BT37, BT38, BT39, BT4, BT40, BT41, BT42, BT43, BT44, BT45, BT46, BT47, BT48, BT49, BT5, BT51, BT52, BT53, BT54, BT55, BT56, BT57, BT58, BT6, BT60, BT61, BT62, BT63, BT64, BT65, BT66, BT67, BT68, BT69, BT7, BT7, BT70, BT71, BT74, BT75, BT76, BT77, BT78, BT79, BT8, BT80, BT81, BT82, BT9, BT92, BT93, BT94, TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
|Country||1-12 Bottles||13-24 Bottles||25-36 Bottles|