1985 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 23:28 Fri 15 Dec 2017

Drunk at the Carlton Club. A poor bottle, spoiled by VA. Flat and tasting very strange. The sommelier advised that the bottles from this parcel were all similar. Not Rated. Drunk 03-Oct-17. Decanted 2 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

rich_n
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by rich_n » 17:35 Wed 23 Oct 2019

Tasted at Dow's Quinta do Bomfim in Pinhao. This is rather lovely! Red fruits on the nose giving way to a more mineral taste with drying tannins alongside subtle fruits. Carefully complex, subtle rather than overpowering. Very good indeed.

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