Dow's Vintage Port 1966
1966 Vintage Port Description ...
The Dow's 1966 Vintage Port was the second vintage released by the Symington Family, since acquiring full ownership in 1961 and with it introduced two privately owned vineyards, Santinho and Cerdeira to the production of Dow's Vintage Ports. Both located in the Douro Valley's, Douro Superior sub-region and both with south facing vines and a stone throw from Dow's very own Senhora da Ribeira, also located within the eastern Douro Superior.
Symington Family Estates 2006 - Symington Family Tasting Room - Dow's 1966 Vintage Port ...
"After more than four decades, this wine has reached full maturity but still has plenty of structure and balance for extended ageing for many years to come. For the first 20 years of its life, this 1966 showed great depth of fruit, supporting the fruit were strong tannins and good acidity. This is clearly seen in the excellent wine that we taste today. The fruit is still present but balanced with long almond and caramel flavours, the result of long years gently maturing in bottle. The colour has faded to a soft red/golden hue. The nose is complex, rich and long. The powerful nature of this year has suited the Dow style admirably. Dow's tends to be a shade drier than other Vintage Ports, this slightly ‘austere' style fits well with the years when there is an abundance of ripe fruit flavours in the wine."
Anticipated Maturity: 2004-2025.