1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1970 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:16 Wed 24 Dec 2008

Light in colour but big on the nose with lots of mature fruit and sweet raspberry cordial. Very elegant entry, showing the typical Dow dryness and leading to a wonderful mid-palate with enormous complexity as it shows layer after layer of structure and flavour. Warm and sweet on the aftertaste, an aftertaste which develops, mellows and returns with the chocolate flavours that reveal there is still the structure and tannin for this wine to last for many years yet. 94/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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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