1960 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 19:11 Tue 25 May 2010

D60: Lovely nose: some tannin, red fruit, redcurrant. To taste soft, heat mid-tongue (unusually for a ’60, not tip), soft redcurrant fruit. Lovely.

My #1 WOTN.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by Chris Doty » 12:32 Mon 07 Jun 2010

Surprised to learn that this was many peoples' WOTN. I actually thought this was very representative of the vintage. My paper reads "Meh. Fine. A little muted, a little short. Not disjointed at all though -- actually has signs of quite good structure. Just doesn't have any fruit to speak of. Bit of alcohol, but not off putting. Just...blahhhh...."


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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by AHB » 10:38 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Middling in colour; looking mature but not tired. Fairly closed on the nose, with some spicy redcurrant. Lovely texture and full flavour, but quite straightforward and without much complexity. Drawing some air over the wine does allow more complexity to develop. The aftertaste takes time to arrive, but the finish is very impressive and seems to grow bigger the longer you wait! 90/100.
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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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by DRT » 17:16 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Apologies for the brevity of the tasting note of what was my WOTN...

"Very dry & tannic - not ready!"
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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