|||| $139 | Dow’s 1994 Vintage Port


1994 was an exceptional vintage for Port, widely regarded as one of the best of the previous 25 years

“The previous three years had been marred by drought, so the wet winter of 1994 was welcome. March and April were both warm and dry, with wet weather striking again in May disrupting the flowering. The weather then remained steady for the rest of the growing season; the hot days and cool nights helped ripen the grapes without sacrificing acidity. A slight threat of rain in September pushed a few producers to harvest early and rain did fall, but most producers waited until afterwards to pick.


The resulting wines were extremely rich, ripe and structured. Many are still drinking relatively young, while others have started to open up beautifully. Nearly all will have plenty of life in them yet. The majority of major Port houses declared the vintage.”
-Wine Searcher

For over two centuries the name of DOW has been associated with the finest Port from the vineyards of the Upper Douro Valley. Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st, the Symington family has built on the legacy of the preceding Silva and Dow families. Generations of Symington winemakers have worked at the Dow’s vineyards: Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, creating from them Dow’s superbly concentrated wines that are intense and tannic when young, maturing towards a superlative racy elegance with age and scented with violet and mint aromas.

“A blackstrap, powerful Port. Black, with intense aromas of raspberries, raisins, flowers and stems. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a long, rich finish. Tannins pull at your palate. A wine for the future.–Dow vertical. Best after 2008. 13,000 cases made.”
-Wine Spectator, 97 Points

“Deep garnet colour. The nose is just beginning to evolve into musky, dried plum and raisin aromas with whiffs of tree bark, nutmeg, cumin and cloves. The palate is seriously big and voluptuous with medium to high acidity and a medium to firm level of fine tannins. Very long finish.”
-Wine Advocate, 95 Points


Foxcroft Online Price: $139 per bottle

Purchase one bottle of Dow’s 1994 Vintage Port and one of Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port for $265

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