1970 Dow

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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.
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