1970 Dow

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 08:58 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Bottled by Courtenay Wines (International) Ltd of London NW11. A lovely mature red colour, brick red. A wonderful nose, rich and full of spiced mature fruit. Delicious on the palate, full of spiced fruit but still rather dry. Lots of brandy shows on the aftertaste before a lovely spiced, sweet and sticky fruit finish. The Dow dryness shows in the middle of the finish. A little too dry for my taste. 91/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 2015.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:49 Thu 08 Aug 2019

Big! Heat early and mid palate. Ready — fully evolved. A touch too hot. Lovely, but both the SW80 and GC80 were better.

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