Dow's Vale do Bomfim 2014


SKU 13511


When young, Bomfim wines are purple-black, austere, complex and intensely concentrated; they are characterised by very fine peppery tannins. Over the centuries, the winemakers at Bomfim have evolved a style that suits this particular vineyard; fermentations are a little longer, resulting in a drier Port Wine that has become the hallmark of Dow's. The grapes are normally extremely ripe at the time of picking, a direct result of the low-lying position of the main vineyard. Spice and pepper balance the black chocolate flavours and these are very evident in all Bomfim Ports. Abundant fruit flavours with hints of maple, raisins and ripe blackberries give elegance and poise to this wine. The very high percentage of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional planted on the estate result in the powerful aromas of mint and violets on the finest Ports from Bomfim.
Category Red Wine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Dow's
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorThis medium- to full-bodied red features lots of fresh-crushed red fruit and spice flavors, supported by lively acidity. Peppery notes show on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2018. 7,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, May 31, 2016
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Tinto Vale Do Bomfim Dow is a blend of 40% Tinta Barroca, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional and 10% Tinta Roriz, aged in a mixture of oak and stainless steel. This is pleasingly fruity and expressive this year, despite the vintage difficulties. Light but fresh, which I suspect will be a continuing theme with this vintage, this is very tasty in its youth. It has a bit better structure than the Altano Tinto (also reviewed), although it isn't necessarily more fun. As with the Altano, drink this on the younger side. It won't reward aging and it may not be this interesting a couple of years from now. There were 7,000 cases produced.

Mark Squires, August 2016

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