1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:28 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Opened for lunch at a seafood restaurant in Matsosinhos.

Mature brick red colour, 30% opaque. A wonderful fragrant nose bringing lots of sweet Turkish Delight. Jellied red fruits slide onto the palate, lively and vibrant, delivering a port that is not as dry as might have been expected. A spark of light flares on the aftertaste, which brightens the aftertaste and long, fruity and delicious finish. Great port. 93/100. 21-Jun-17. Decanted 4½ hours.
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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