1977 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Tue 21 Oct 2008

The morning of Tuesday 30th September 2008, at the Symington lodge with Roy Hersh’s Harvest Tour.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:46 Tue 21 Oct 2008

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1977 Dow: at D+4h. Red with the slightest hint of purple. A slight vegetative note in the nose, especially relative to the ’70. Same flavour as the ’70, definitely siblings, but far hotter, and fruit no stronger. Baumé 2.9°. Actually good port, but dwarfed by the ’70, and not obviously going to improve. Somebody identified the vegetative note as ‟tea leaf”.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 01:03 Tue 21 Oct 2008

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Also note the layout of the Symingtons’ placemats, which was partly responsible for inspiring the new /Gaia layout in the placemat software.
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by mosesbotbol » 14:17 Wed 22 Oct 2008

The Dow '77 seems to be all over the place in tasting notes. Seems to be a lot of bottle variation. Sometimes I find it "not bad- what's all the hype about?" Other times it's beyond the hype and just magical.

I'd love to have a case of the magical one. A source of Dow '77 Mag's would be quite welcome in my cellar.
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