"Amazing aromas of lilac, violet, crushed blueberry and mineral that turn to black pepper and spices follow through to a full-bodied, medium-sweet palate, with a long, chewy finish. Evolves to tar and asphalt. Really held back, yet powerful grip slaps you—and makes you happy. This is mind-blowing in texture. The greatest Dow ever made. Best after 2022."
"This is without a doubt the best Dow Vintage Port ever, displaying a decadent, regal texture coupled with remarkable flavors and aromas of violets, blueberries, chalk and freshly ground pepper. It's full-bodied, medium sweet, long and extremely thick. Though the ripeness is almost too much, it retains so much grip. This is coming around now, but will not reach its best till 2020."