1945 Dow

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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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1945 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:19 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The traditional Christmas Tasting was held in Tom’s pub.

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1945 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 18:15 Thu 05 Jan 2017

40% opacity, brown-orange. Dates on the nose. Thick port, I wrote. Great balance, sweetness, molasses and nice acidity.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1945 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:00 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Deep brick red, 80% opaque. Slightly soapy nose, tight and rather closed - likely to benefit from another couple of hours in the decanter. Powerful dark fruit on entry with huge levels of fruit and amazing tannic power. Massive on the mid-palate, a huge port that is amazingly youthful. Sweeter than would be expected from a Dow port, but there is an astonishing presence of youthful power rounded out with a touch of age. This delivers a gorgeous panoply of flavours on the dry and very long finish. Lots of power, but little finesse. 93/100. 15-Dec-16. Decanted 1½ hour.
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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