1955 Dow

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1955 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:11 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Mature ruby in colour. Huge amounts of bottle stink on the nose. The bottle stink flavours also dominate in the mouth. Needs a day or two to try and come round. Not rated.
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Re: 1955 Dow vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:35 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Stinky, stinky stuff. But I also noted chocolate, nice weight and a long finish.
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Re: 1955 Dow vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 20:53 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Sadly a rough bottle, not corked, just poor - but the only bottle of the night that failed to meet expectations.

Tom
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