1985 Dow

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jdaw1
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1985 Dow

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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by EricD » 16:52 Sun 14 Sep 2008

Dow 1985: Starting to lose its color but still somewhat dark, less hot on the nose than the 83, but to me a little less fruity. Out of the 83's and 85's we had this evening, the Dow pair seemed to be most similar in style. The 85 struck me as a little more tannic and closed, but it still had the same strong prune and bitter chocolate flavor that I liked. Excellent!

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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:25 Sun 14 Sep 2008

Dow 1985: translucent, and slightly lighter than brick red, with, to smell, far more fruit than the D83. Red fruit, maybe cherry and strawberry. But very dry to taste, very tannic, the same red fruits, great length. Very good, if one likes Dow’s drier style.

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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by SushiNorth » 20:28 Mon 15 Sep 2008

+0 Very spirity, w/ raspberry and caramel undertones
+13 chocolate, caramel, with a faint taste of oranges.

+22 (@tasting) Visually clear and slightly lighter ruby color, the Dow's 85 had a gentle fruit and chocolate nose. In the mouth it was dry, starting with chocolate and finishing with a mellow spice, with a hint of cherry in the middle and nice body and structure throughout. (95)
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by SushiNorth » 20:30 Mon 15 Sep 2008

The finished product...
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Early in decanting: Moldy cork
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Early in decanting: Residue under closure.
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by mosesbotbol » 19:47 Fri 19 Sep 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Dow 1985: translucent, and slightly lighter than brick red, with, to smell, far more fruit than the D83. Red fruit, maybe cherry and strawberry. But very dry to taste, very tannic, the same red fruits, great length. Very good, if one likes Dow’s drier style.
Certainly one of Dow's drier vintages.
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by g-man » 03:35 Thu 25 Sep 2008

Ruby with a brownish tinge, with slight bricking around the edges.

Ripe pear amongst a greenish grassy nose with backdrop of lavender.

Milky chocolate mouth feel with baked strawberries followed by dry tannins.

20 second finish that hints coffee.

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