1980 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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Dow 1980
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1980 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 20:23 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 23:01 Fri 10 Mar 2017

65% opacity, dark red. Pepper on the nose. Rich, full, balanced, dark black fruits, hints of tobacco and leather. More to come from this port.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:53 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Deep red with little bricking, 80% opaque. Lovely nose, complex and with multiple layers of sweet fruit and mace cut with a streak of rhubarb. Smooth, gorgeous texture; lots of fruit on the palate backed by gentle dry tannins. A lovely structure, mature but with a few caramel notes adding complexity. A delicious aftertaste and a very long black licorice finish of immense length that lasts several minutes. Still surprisingly youthful this is a wonderful port. 92/100.
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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