1985 Dow

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1985 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:32 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: 1985 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:54 Tue 21 Oct 2008

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1985 Dow: at D+4h. Red, slightest hint of brown. First to show blackberry, and sugar. In the very late palate quite dry, but sweet early. Needs more time, after which it will be thoroughly excellent this bottle’s four hours decanting insufficient. Baumé 2.7°, and apparently other ’85s are 3.4° or 3.5°.

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Re: 1985 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: 1985 Dow

Post by mosesbotbol » 14:12 Wed 22 Oct 2008

'85 Dow could be one of the best post-war vintages.
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