1970 Dow

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jdaw1
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1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:38 Mon 26 Jan 2009

Part of The 1970 Horizontal (the definite article being most appropriate all hail organiser Axel P), in The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY, on Friday 30th January 2009.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by DRT » 23:19 Sun 01 Feb 2009

My notes from this session were lost. I recall that this wine had a flaw - VA or corked? It had the clour, structure and dryness that one would expect but the flaw could not be overcome by those things.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 16:09 Wed 04 Feb 2009

1970 Dow: lovely red, 80% opaque. Dull nose, widely and rightly described as TCA. To taste heat at the start, then grew in the mouth. Very long and large in weight, and sweet for a Dow. Second best of this ♦ flight (Bank of the Douro in Cima Corgo: Cr, D, G, OBV), second to the Croft.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by DRT » 22:13 Wed 04 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote: grew in the mouth.
I do believe the actual description from JDAW on the night was: "if you hold it in your mouth it will get bigger" :sniggericon:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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