Dow's Christmas port?

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Dow's Christmas port?

Post by ThomasBarleycorn » 18:42 Sun 21 Oct 2018

Any info on these? In a wooden box but no date or bottling info.

Label describes a young port requiring no age.
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Re: Dow's Christmas port?

Post by DRT » 21:51 Sun 21 Oct 2018

It's a basic ruby port which was (is?) sold in UK supermarkets at a particular time of year.
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Re: Dow's Christmas port?

Post by AHB » 11:50 Thu 25 Oct 2018

DRT wrote:
21:51 Sun 21 Oct 2018
It's a basic ruby port which was (is?) sold in UK supermarkets at a particular time of year.
It's a little cruel to describe this as a "basic" ruby port although absolutely technically correct. This is a port from specially selected lotes that are blended together to make a ruby port that has tones and flavours more redolent of Christmas than other Dow ruby ports, such as Icon. I was given a bottle for Christmas 2014 and posted a tasting note of it here. It's quite enjoyable in a soft and fruity way.
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Re: Dow's Christmas port?

Post by AHB » 09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018

I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
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Re: Dow's Christmas port?

Post by DRT » 20:05 Tue 06 Nov 2018

AHB wrote:
09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
I agree with your better half.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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