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DOW’S Vintage Port 2017

(Port, Portugal) $100

It’s not often that any of us gets to drink a wine that will probably go down in history as a “wine of the century.” But the 2017 Vintage Ports are just that—mind-blowing wines, already being compared to the 1945 Vintage Ports. Of the stellar 2017s I’ve tasted, this Dow’s is especially stunning. Extremely purple, it has tremendous intensity and gravitas and yet it’s so alive it seems electrified. A whirling kaleidoscope of vivid flavors flash out of the glass–violets, spices, lavender, rockrose, pepper, licorice, boysenberries and black fruits. (When I tasted this Dow’s, the flavors unfurled faster than I could write.) You could drink this exceptionally beautiful wine now or at any point during the rest of your life. It will last close to a century. (21% abv)

100 points KM

Available at K&L Wine Merchants

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