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1983 Dow

Posted: 20:56 Sat 12 Dec 2009
by DRT
D+2hrs
A nice bright ruby red but quite translucent for a wine of this age. Some VA on the nose. A nice thick texture. Strawberry entry and and very, very sweet in the mid-palate. Some anicede in the finish, which lacks that classic Dow dryness.

Quite disappointing at this stage and not much to suggest it will improve :roll:

More later...

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 00:35 Sun 13 Dec 2009
by AHB
Leave it for another 22 hours, and then tell us what you think of it.

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 00:45 Sun 13 Dec 2009
by DRT
Will do. But may have another glass shortly just to see how it's doing :wink:

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 19:38 Sun 13 Dec 2009
by KillerB
What the bejeezus is anicede? Are we having a spelling trauma again?

I've had this a few times and it's never come up to scratch. I've lost interest in 1983s, I wonder if we should have a 1983 off-line to sort this stuff out.

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 20:54 Sun 13 Dec 2009
by DRT
KillerB wrote:What the bejeezus is anicede? Are we having a spelling trauma again?
According to google, this taste descriptor is used widely on this site and :ftlop: by a couple of numpties named "DRT" and "Derek T." - they must have gone to the same school :roll:

In case you are wondering, it is pronounced anis-seed and tastes like milk chocolate.

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 21:25 Sun 13 Dec 2009
by DRT
AHB wrote:Leave it for another 22 hours, and then tell us what you think of it.
D+27hrs
Less VA on the nose, but still there and annoying. Darker in the glass and thicker in the mouth. Not as sweet as yesterday and now a nice peppery warmth and dark cherry on the palate. Better, but still not great.

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 22:25 Mon 14 Dec 2009
by DRT
D+48 hours
Much better. I now cannot detect any VA on the nose. Is this possible? Thick and chewy with nice dark fruits and a reasonably long finish. I am glad that I have only downed 3 glasses before this evening :D

Re: 1983 Dow

Posted: 00:05 Tue 15 Dec 2009
by WS1
Hi Derek,

I am a fan of Dow 1983 too. It takes an awful long time to come round but then it is really great. Also because of the VA and slow evolving it is still cheap and easy to get. :)

regards

WS1