1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 21:20 Tue 11 Apr 2017

On Monday 10th April 2017 AHB, DRT, and JDAW met at the The Hawksmoor on Air Street for Port.

Links: Review; Kr65; D70; V97.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 21:50 Tue 11 Apr 2017

D70. Dark red 40% opaque. Dark cherry on both nose and palate. Big and long and excellent mature Port. Somebody correctly said ‘haughty’.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 16:50 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Dark red and mature, very attractive appearance that is 50% opaque. A lovely sweet nose, lots of soft spiced fruit canned cherry syrup. Lively, very attractive; fragrant and lovely. Soft and sweet entry, but dry and haughty on the mid-palate with some dry tannins gripping on a dry but fruit-driven palate. Long and lingering fruity aftertaste with a delicious burnt match and black chocolate finish of great length. Very lovely, initially preferred over the Krohn 1965 but the order of preference had reversed by the end of the evening. 93/100. Drunk 10-Apr-17. Decanted 12 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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