Dow Quinta De Senhora Da Ribeira Port Vintage 2015Product #32409

Dow Quinta De Senhora Da Ribeira Port Vintage 2015
Color/Type Dessert
Country/State Portugal
Email Wines Q3 2017 (July-sept)
Price $50 - $75
Producer Dow's
Region Port
Varietal Other
Vintage 2015

In "declared" vintages, Dow's makes it's vintage ports from fruit grown across it's Port holdings, but two great vineyards - Bomfin and Senhora da Ribeira - always comprise the wine's core.  In great years when no Vintage is declared, you get the chance to taste vintage Ports made just from these sites - in this case, the "single quinta" Port of Senhora da Ribeira.

Like most Port houses, Dow's came within a whisker of declaring 2015, deciding to hold off only when the massive quality of 2016 became apparent (Port houses generally declare only 3-4 vintages per decade and almost never two in a row).  You'll certainly taste why 2015 was so compelling here in this wine from the remote, hot, Douro Superior.  Delicious now and with 40+ years of life to come.

"The 2015 Quinta de Senhora da Ribeira, the Douro Superior quinta, is a blend of Touriga Franca 55%, Touriga Nacional 35% and Sousão 10%. It comes in at 98 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a relatively big boy on first taste, showing good structure and a mouth-coating demeanor. The delicious flavors, laced with cherry-chocolate and some mint, make it enticing, not just well structured. This is a lovely single-quinta that should age pretty well and still be approachable young. 700 cases produced."Wine Advocate 93 points

"Rich and fruity, this wine is packed with intense black-currant flavors. It is perfumed, ripe with a good tannic background. The density of the wine and the firm structure point to a long aging process. Drink this beautifully structured wine from 2026."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

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