NV Dow Crusted 1978

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uncle tom
Dow 1980
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1978 Dow Crusted

Post by uncle tom » 20:46 Sat 24 May 2008

An odd bottle with Dow on capsule and cork, but Fells name on the label.

A very nice quaff, very much in the nature of a VP of similar age, although more in the 'Portuguese' style than that of Dow.

Some time back I doubted the ability of Crusted ports to perform much beyond their 20th year, but Alex B begged to differ.

From the experiance of this bottle I'm inclined to agree with him!

Tom
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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:05 Sat 24 May 2008

I've had a 1964 Noval Crusted that was still drinking quite well. So Alex is right, they can hold up.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Post by AHB » 15:17 Sun 25 May 2008

:D

I'm delighted to see you continuing to experiment to gain the evidence of your own tastebuds.
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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