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Rich, thick purple in the glass- youth with power.  Nose of plum extract, coupled with blackberry jam.  Powerful and unctuous for a red dessert wine.  On the palate, pure Port expression of dark fruits meeting iodine, old oak cask and blackberry jam.  A stunning display of power, elegance and drinkability all wrapped up in one tight package.  A hint of well hidden tannins leave the midpalate with a slightly dry sensation while the acidity offsets the very slight tannins.  The finish is shorter than hoped for but who cares?  It has a definitive bitterness that I find intriguing.  This is a really good wine worthy of 92 points.  I’m not going to lie, I just ordered a bunch for $21.  If you like Port, give this 5 star effort a go.  Salut….

dow's late bottled vintage port 2011