Review: 2009 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port

Review: 2009 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port

Dows LBV 2009With this 2009, Dow has crafted an affordable late bottled vintage port that’s perfectly quaffable right from the gate. Pure raisins on the nose, with just a touch of baking spice — particularly cloves — laced in. On the tongue, there’s pure dried berries, some caramel and chocolate sauce, and a strawberry glaze. It’s lacking the brooding depth of a vintage port, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? A terrific value.

A- / $24 /

2009 Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. drifter on March 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Quite the sugar buzz off the top, very fruity then a subtle bang of port at the end. Bottoms up!

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