1983 Dow

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1983 Dow

Post by DRT » 11:58 Fri 27 Aug 2010

Date: 27th & 28th August 2010
Place: Barlborough & Wokingham
In attendance: AHB, DRT & jdaw1

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by DRT » 18:48 Fri 27 Aug 2010

JDAW: dark red, 60% opaque. Nosing of dark dried plum. Taste: mid-palate very strong acidity on side of tongue. Quite dry; not sweet. Fruit? Cherries, or cherry-ish. DRT detects a little TCA on the nose and a woodiness in the finish. Nice port, but not as nice as the FG86.
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 16:50 Sat 28 Aug 2010

The following day showing more signs of being corked. DRT was right. Sent to the kitchen for the use of Cook.

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 17:58 Mon 30 Aug 2010

A sample posted by DRT, stored in the fridge from receipt. Reported as being corked, but only appearing to be mildly so (if at all) from the nose. Thick and luscious on the palate; full bodied with plenty of dry cherry fruit and a woody / cedar core. TCA perhaps shows very mildly as a woody tone on the initial aftertaste, followed by a long finish of redcurrant jelly and cedar wood. Very tasty and pretty big port. Certainly showing much better after 10 minutes out of the fridge than reported by JDAW or DRT. Perhaps they rushed their bottle... 89/100. Drunk 30 August after 5 days of decanting.

SCP-DFW says "Lovely bouquet; very smooth palate, very gentle to drink. Nice."
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