1977 Dow

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Dow (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Dow (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:13 Thu 02 Mar 2017

30% opacity, Red with an orange rim. Nose a little sharp. Quite a sharp entry on the palate, mild hint of VA.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by AHB » 07:55 Sat 01 Apr 2017

Mature rose-red colour; 60% opaque. A touch of VA on the nose adds a sweet and sour twist. Sweet and smooth on entry but then the VA bites and creates an unpleasant sour and bitter edge to the palate. Dry and bitter on the aftertaste and finish with a good length of sour cranberry. Pleasant enough but a disappointing magnum compared to the way this port can show. 81/100. Decanted 2 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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