According to Wine Enthusiast - A dry wine, the sweetness overtaken by tannins, black currant stalkiness and acidity. It works well as a more serious style of Reserve Port, hinting at aging potential.
According to Wine Spectator - A firm, crisp style, with intense chocolate and meat overtones to the rich, plush flavors of dried dark fruits and spice. There's good grip on the finish.
Winemaker Notes - Dow’s Trademark is a very fine Reserve Port in the full-bodied traditional house style. Trademark reflects the great skill and experience of the Dow’s tasters. Trademark originates from Dow’s own Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora de Ribeira estates and a carefully selected handful of neighbouring vineyards. Fruity, luscious and mellow with an attractive undertone of spice, Trademark has the slightly drier finish which has always been the hallmark of all Dow’s Port. Trademark is bottled after a light fining (with no filtration) when ready for immediate consumption and requires no decanting. Dow’s Trademark can be enjoyed after a fine lunch or dinner with friends or at any time in the evening in an informal or even a formal setting.