1980 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1980 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 20:23 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 23:01 Fri 10 Mar 2017

65% opacity, dark red. Pepper on the nose. Rich, full, balanced, dark black fruits, hints of tobacco and leather. More to come from this port.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:53 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Deep red with little bricking, 80% opaque. Lovely nose, complex and with multiple layers of sweet fruit and mace cut with a streak of rhubarb. Smooth, gorgeous texture; lots of fruit on the palate backed by gentle dry tannins. A lovely structure, mature but with a few caramel notes adding complexity. A delicious aftertaste and a very long black licorice finish of immense length that lasts several minutes. Still surprisingly youthful this is a wonderful port. 92/100.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:42 Tue 13 Aug 2019

D80. Red-red-pink, 60% opaque. Nose of dark cherry. Palate dry, indeed, too dry. Indeed, so dry it’s hollow. Some, but only little, red fruit.

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