DOW's Vintage 1997

699,00 DKK / flaske

Wine Spectator 94 points
Roy Hersh 95 points

Roy Hersh (95 points):
"Inky and opaque. Scented bouquet of fresh flowers, spice and an earthy note. Full and velvety to roll across the tongue. Rich and spicy on the palate with blackcurrant and dried prune flavors. This was not a pretty baby but is starting to show greatness at just under a dozen years old. This Dow is all about symmetry, from the structure to the complementary aromatic and flavor profiles. Texturally this is already very fine and will only continue to improve from here. There is intensity and power with tons of fruit and chewy tannins for long haul cellaring; plus a memorable finish. A classic Dow that should age well until 2040+."

Wine Spectator (94 points):

"Blackberry and plum character. Full-bodied, velvety and balanced. Lovely velvety tannins, sweet and long. Soft-textured yet fresh and racy. A beauty. This is would be better with a little more age, but already pretty."