1985 Dow

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1985 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:17 Wed 24 Dec 2008

Light in colour, showing some age and beginning to brick. Complex nose, but showing a faint hint of Douro bake or perhaps mild VA wrapped around a core of sweet redcurrants. A silky texture, full of fruit that is wonderfully mature but still has some youthfully exuberant and spicy tannins. Lots of complexity. A good port beginning to drink well. A big aftertaste of raisins and nuts coated in dark chocolate. Delicious. 91/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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