93 pts Robert Parker - The Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Porto Vintage 2013 is the result of a joint fermentation of Touriga Franca and Sousão, which was joined by a "lagar" of Touriga Nacional and also of Sousão. It presents a portentous structure, being still very austere and revealing a long end.
Winemaking: Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.