2013 Dow's LBV Port

91 Points Wine Enthusiast
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This superb LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Port drinks rather like a 15 year old Vintage! For a little more money than basic Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage is a far more concentrated and serious fruit selection, with Vintage-level fruit given extra years pre-aging in oak for rounded, ready flavours. Dow's lead the LBV market with a full bodied style that's powerful and chocolatey yet fresh, carrying sweetness and body to a long, complex and dry finish. Impressive wine.
$51.99 in mixed 6+ or $57.99 per bottle



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What The Critics Say

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"This wine comes from the original member of the Symington family of companies. The style of the Port, as always with Dow's, is on the dry side, giving structure as well as pure dried fruits and tannins. That suggests this LBV could age. Drink now, but it will better from 2022."

94/100 and Best Buy, Wine and Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene (2011)

"This offers more immediate pleasures than the vintage Dow's declared in 2011—it comes across as an idealized LBV rather than a baby Vintage. Formidable in its black density and red spice, fragrant with persimmon-like scents and tannins that have the grit of stone-ground chocolate, this is compellingly drinkable and delicious. Stock up for the holidays."

92/100 and Best Value Wine, Natalie Maclean (2011)

"Terrific value for this Portuguese fortified dessert wine from the Douro Valley. Aromas of blackcurrant jam and blackberry pie wrapped in smoke. Pair with holiday fruitcake, chocolate cheesecake or chocolate chip cookies. Port food pairings: blue cheese, nuts, almond torte, chocolate."

Variety Port
Region Douro
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 20.00%
Maturity Now - 2029

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