1977 Dow's Vintage Port
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1977, still a baby, is fabulously scented, very rich and concentrated, and has a potential longevity of at least another 30-50 years.
Medium brick-red. Aromas of coffee, prune and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a licorice, berry, custard and cream character. Firm and racy. Long and delicious. Firm and beautiful. Just ready now. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best from 2008 through 2016. (Web-2008)
94 points Richard Jennings: "Dark garnet red color; rich berry, black cherry, black plum nose; youthful, black cherry, berry, blackberry, tart black fruit, fig, tart berry palate; long finish." (8/27/2011, RJonWine.com)