1985 Dow

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 09:00 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Deep red, very dark with little bricking; 90% opaque. Closed on the nose, showing nothing. Vigorous swirling reveals substantial bottle stink. Closed on the palate, showing perhaps a little sweetness and hints of fruit. There are generous tannins that give a dry core to the palate but this wine is well out of balance. Closed, and one to leave in the cellar for 5 years in the hope that it will improve. 80/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 2015.
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 14:59 Wed 06 Jan 2016

70% opacity, dark red, little cloudy. Nose of leather. Very dry in the mouth.

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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:34 Thu 08 Aug 2019

Dark red, 80% oapque. Big, rich and dry. Heat mid palate. Lovely, and will be lovelier in 10Y.

Berry Bros usually open two bottles for these events. Perhaps I tasted the lucky one.

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