1970 Dow

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1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:50 Sat 02 Jul 2016

Tasted as part of a 1966 / 1970 double horizontal of Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Warre.

Ex-cellars, removed on 23/6/16. Graham was the darkest of the four 1970 wines, followed by the Fonseca, Warre and Dow; 40% opaque. Sweet and complex nose with intertwined bitter fruit, spiced with mace. Smooth in texture with dry tannins, red apples and star fruit on the palate; a good palate presence. Dry tannic aftertaste, slightly chewy before a lovely and long redcurrant and dark chocolate finish. This is a pretty big wine.

The wine of the night vote was 4 votes for Warre 1970 and 2 for Fonseca 1970. 92/100. 26-Jun-16. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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