(2000 Vintage) Dow’s Vintage Ports are only produced in years of exceptional quality and represent only a very small part of the total company’s production in that year. On average only two or three times every ten years are the weather conditions sufficiently good to allow for the making of Dow’s Vintage Port. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Dow’s Vintage Ports have been landmark wines in virtually every great year, consistently setting the standards amongst all Port houses. Vintage Ports such as the remarkable Dow 1896, the 1927, 1945, 1955, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1980 and the Dow 1994 are all legends in the history of this great wine. These Ports are still magnificent today, even when 50 or over 100 years old. Few wines can claim this quality and this pedigree.
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/17/2002
Robert Parker(1977 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Buying Guide - 2nd Edition on 11/1/1989
Wine Spectator(1977 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/20/2000
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/2000