1985 Dow

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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 19:43 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Graham's Lodge at the end of a tour of the new visitors centre. Ex-cellars.

The replacement bottle. This had a good, solid colour with a narrow rim. Despite the lack of time in the decanter, this showed a delicious esteva nose, soft and elegant. On the palate this had a soft texture and showed dry tannins with generous fruit that is mature and plentiful. The gentle tannins come through on the aftertaste giving a soft charcoal flavour to the lingering loganberry. Delicious now, but a port which will be better in 5-10 years. 89/100. 20-Jun-17. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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