The Archive: Dow’s
On this page I present a selection of old tasting notes on wines from Dow’s, a Port house which grew from Silva & Cosens, a firm established by John da Silva and Frederick William Cosens in 1862. These notes are from a number of different tastings I have attended over the years, as well as bottles tasted at home, and are generally quite dated. I include only tasting notes on declared vintages and the single quinta Port, particularly that of Dow’s famed Quinta do Bomfim, and occasionally the Late Bottled Vintage style.
In recent years I have only tended to report on these wines in the context of anniversary tastings, such as my Fifteen, Twenty and Twenty-Five Years On reports, or as Weekend Wines, so look there for more recent notes. For other dusty old tasting notes, check out the rest of my Archive. (30/1/21)