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1970 Dow vintage port

Posted: 23:55 Fri 08 Oct 2010
by AHB
Deep red, 90% opaque. Lovely rich nose, incredibly complex with rose perfume and masses of fruit. Smooth and silky texture with lots of sweet fruit. Chocolate tannins mix in with the enormous levels of fruit. Big flavours; big aftertaste. Lots of chocolate and fruit, although the finish is a little short. Overall, this is a very, very impressive wine. 94/100. Drunk 25 September 2010.

Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Posted: 03:38 Tue 11 Jan 2011
by jdaw1
In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Posted: 03:40 Tue 11 Jan 2011
by jdaw1
D70: very red, with the faintest hint of purple. Nosing of cherries. To taste big, rich, full and red-fruited. Heat and acid mid-palate. Delicious. Long, lovely, and surprisingly sweet for a Dow.

Voted first by me, and first or second by everybody else. The clear WOTN.

Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Posted: 23:18 Wed 02 Feb 2011
by griff
Better than my last bottle. Sadly it was a leaker and I suspect slightly oxidised. I shall look for more.