Dow'sLBV 2017Product code: 14345
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Dow's Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) wine is a marvellously robust offering, possessing a rich garnet hue. Woven with the allure of ripe dark fruits, particularly black cherry, it layers on notes of dark chocolate and spice. The texture is seductive; silken yet full-bodied, presenting an exquisite balance of sweetness and acidity. Maturation in seasoned oak casks lends it a distinctive complexity. Elevated alcohol content offers a warming palate, complemented by a sublime finish reminiscent of toasted almonds. Lavishly packaged, Dow's LBV wine is a stunning selection for the discerning oenophile, enjoyed with a host of fine cuisines or a fine cigar.
Deep purple with an opaque centre. Fresh, exuberant aromas of red and black fruits, mint and liquorice preface a broad palate of fruits of the forest with undertones of schist and firm, yet supple tannins. The well-toned structure combines sumptuous flavours with grip, ending with a long spicy finish.
About the Winery
Dow's Winery, nestled in the heart of Portugal's picturesque Douro Valley, is undeniably one of the world's most iconic wine producers. Specialising in fortified Port wines, this legendary winery has an illustrious history that dates to 1798, when it was founded by Bruno da Silva. Over two centuries later Dow's holds true to its roots in tradition, while continuously striving for innovation and excellence.
The vineyards are superbly located on steep, terraced slopes, largely composed of schist, a rock filled with mineral nutrients that nourish the vines. This geology in harmony with the distinctive microclimate, helps to shape the character of Dow’s striking Ports. The meticulous care for the vineyard is reflective in its visiting experience; a blissful encounter for the wine connoisseurs, enveloped in the sights and smells of serene Portuguese countryside.
Dow's Winery is renowned for its Vintage Ports that exhibit an exceptional intensity of flavour, coupled with a delicacy and balance that's rarely found. Its long-lasting finish is savoured by enthusiasts across the world, which has earned it high scores and critical acclaim wine critics globally.
In addition, the cellar door offers visitors the opportunity to taste and purchase a variety of wines from diverse vintages. The experienced staff are at hand to share the intriguing stories behind each bottle. The visitor's experience is rounded off with a tour of the rustic wine cellars, the ambiance filled with rich fragrance of aging Ports, is one of romance and enchantment.
Dow's Winery is not just a place for wine tasting, it's an pilgrimage to witness the making of the world's finest Ports in a setting of unparalleled, natural beauty. A visit to Dow's Winery, is a testament to the timeless allure of the Douro Valley. Its unconditional commitment to quality and the unstinting passion poured into every bottle never fails to impress. An experience, surely not to be missed?