1960 Dow LBV

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1960 Dow LBV

Post by flash_uk » 13:33 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1960 Dow LBV

Post by AHB » 18:07 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Bottled 1965. Bronzed red colour, 30% opaque. Sweet red licorice strings on the nose, with candied cherry and a touch of compost. A little hollow on entry with sweetened rhubarb on the mid-palate. Mouthfilling rhubarb and rose petals on the late palate leads nicely to a big rhubarb and Turkish Delight finish that is slightly bitter but quite delicious. Served blind. 88/100.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1960 Dow LBV

Post by flash_uk » 15:34 Thu 08 Sep 2016

40% opacity, rich red-orange. Lovely mature nose - chocolate. Silky in the mouth, gentle heat late palate, smooth, cherries.

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