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Dow's Port Vintage Port 2000

Dow's Port Vintage Port 2000

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Dow's Vintage Port 2000: A Collector's Gem - Detailed Tasting Note & Food Pairing

Introduction

For Port enthusiasts, the Dow's Vintage Port 2000 is a true collector's gem. This exceptional wine, bottled after meticulous ageing, showcases the brilliance of the Douro Valley and the Dow's commitment to crafting exceptional Ports.

This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory experience of Dow's Vintage Port 2000, exploring its aromas, flavours, and structure. We'll also delve into perfect food pairings to elevate your enjoyment of this remarkable Port.

Appearance

Dow's Vintage Port 2000 boasts an inky, blue-purple colour, a characteristic of top offerings from this vintage. This deep hue hints at the wine's concentration and its potential for ageing.

Aroma

On the nose, the Dow's 2000 Vintage Port is a symphony of captivating aromas. Expect a burst of floral notes, reminiscent of violets, that intertwine with enticing dark fruit characters like blackberries and cassis. Hints of licorice add complexity, while subtle oaky nuances speak to the wine's time spent in seasoned casks.

Palate

The first sip of Dow's Vintage Port 2000 reveals a powerful and structured palate. The wine is full-bodied, with abundant flavours of ripe blackberries that dominate the initial impression. As the wine opens up, layers of blackcurrant, plum, and hints of spice emerge.

Dow's signature style of extended fermentation shines through in the wine's dryness. This characteristic is balanced by the natural sweetness of the grapes, resulting in a harmonious and well-integrated texture. The tannins are firm and present, yet beautifully polished, suggesting excellent ageing potential.

Finish

The finish of Dow's Vintage Port 2000 is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. The fruit flavours persist, intertwined with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of earthiness. The firm tannins ensure a satisfying conclusion to the tasting experience.

Food Pairing

Dow's Vintage Port 2000 is a versatile wine that pairs beautifully with a variety of foods. Here are some suggestions to elevate your enjoyment:

  • Cheese: Pair the Port with robust cheeses like aged Stilton, aged Cheddar, or a Portuguese sheep's milk cheese like Queijo Serra da Estrela. The rich flavours of the cheese will complement the sweetness and fruitiness of the Port, while the tannins will cut through the creaminess.
  • Dark Chocolate: The combination of dark chocolate and Port is a classic for a reason. The bitterness of the chocolate enhances the sweetness of the Port, while the Port's fruitiness complements the chocolate's rich cocoa flavours. Opt for dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa content for the best results.
  • Desserts: Dow's Vintage Port 2000 pairs exceptionally well with decadent desserts. Consider pairing it with fruit tarts, chocolate puddings, or crème brûlée. The sweetness of the desserts will be balanced by the Port's acidity and tannins, creating a harmonious flavour profile.
  • Blue Cheese and Dried Fruits: This is a sophisticated pairing that highlights the complex flavours of both the Port and the cheese. The creamy texture and piquant blue notes of the cheese will be beautifully complemented by the Port's fruitiness and structure. Dried fruits, such as figs, dates, and apricots, add another layer of sweetness and textural contrast.

Conclusion

Dow's Vintage Port 2000 is a remarkable wine that showcases the quality and elegance achievable in a great vintage Port. Its captivating aromas, powerful structure, and long finish make it a true collector's gem. With careful cellaring, this Port has the potential to evolve and improve for decades.

Looking to Acquire a Bottle?

If you're interested in acquiring a bottle of Dow's Vintage Port 2000, look no further than The General Wine Company. We offer a carefully curated selection of fine wines, including a range of exceptional Ports. Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our offerings and explore the world of Dow's Vintage Ports.

 

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