"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1983 is rich, concentrated, very fruity, and magnificently perfumed, suggesting that it is going to mature early, long before the 1977. Parker 1989, Wine Buyers Guide.
Grape VarietyTouriga Nacional
The history of Dow's port began in 1798 when a Portuguese entrepreneur, Bruno da Silva, did the exact opposite of contemporary Port merchants by establishing himself in London. British partners entered the thriving company, which became Silva & Cosens, Dow & Co, and then Dow's when the two merged in 1877.