Region: Douro, Portugal

This was a new experience for me.  I have never had a bottle of port and was very fortunate to be given this one as a gift, and I must say it has opened my mind to include ports now in my future wine experience.

Sometimes it is difficult for me to recognize and describe the aromas and tastes of wine, but in the case of this port it hit me with a single smell and taste. Aromas and tastes include blackberry, chocolate, and dark caramel, but the flavor that stood out for me was of roasted dates; much like the bacon wrapped dates I enjoy at a local restaurant. Alcohol: 19.5% ABV, slightly dry, with a long finish.

EXCELLENT.  Be sure to check out the Dow’s Port website for much more information on their history, classic production process, and other port selections.