Dows

Dows

In 1798 Bruno da Silva set up a company in London to import Portuguese wines. In 1862 his son John bought into a partnership with Frederick Cosens. Fifteen years later Silva & Cosens merged with the smaller Dow & Co, adopting the name of Dow due to its high reputation in the Port trade. 

They built up considerable holdings in the Douro including Quinta do Bomfim. The Symingtons had a stake in the company early in the twentieth century and became sole owners in 1961. In style the wines are drier than most, very tannic, but with pronounced fleshy fruit. Given 15 to 30 years aging the Vintage wines show great complexity. As at the other Symington properties Peter Symington has introduced robotic lagares.

  1. Dow's vintage
    Dow's Port, vintage 2003
    Port Blend 20.0% Vol
    Port > Classic Vintage Port
    Pretty and elegant, with damson fruit, smoke and spice. The palate is dense and concentrated with...
    £65.00 per bottle
  2. Dow's Quinta do Bomfim vintage
    Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Port, vintage 2006
    Port Blend 20.0% Vol
    Port > Single Quinta Vintage
    Bomfim is situated just outside Pinhâo and many of the Symington Ports are made in its winery....
    £32.00 per bottle