Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2006 750ml
SKU: 2018

Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2006

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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.
Wine Spectator
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Mature, with singed cinnamon, mulled plum and blackberry fruit, warm ganache and a flash of tobacco all rolling through together. Still has juicy flesh on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 750 cases made, 375 cases imported.

February 28, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The nose on the Quinta do Bomfim 2006 is more masculine and reserved than the Quinta da Malvedos 2006 with tertiary/underbrush aromas and introspective dark fruits that demand coaxing. The palate is medium-bodied with very good acidity and certainly not an opulent young quinta, but edgy and tannic towards the masculine finish. It is almost austere compared to its peers and yet with impressive substance and length. Certainly not the most approachable young port, it deserves at least a decade in the cellar. Drink 2020-2045. Tasted October 2011.

December 22, 2011