1958 Dow

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jdaw1
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1958 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 10:42 Mon 06 Sep 2010

Part of a vertical of Dow, and two bottles of Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, on Tuesday 7th September 2010, at The Crusting Pipe. Links:

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by angeleyes » 11:22 Thu 09 Sep 2010

From memory (left the tasting notes at the table again): Light tawny colour, quite easy drinking but seems to be fading away. Nevertheless extremely good.
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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:41 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Deep burnt sienna in colour, very light centre. Distinct fresh cranberries and tangerines on the nose. Smooth entry, full of oranges in caramelized syrup. The texture thickens nicely on the tongue. The heat tries to break through, but never quite manages it. Burnt orange on the aftertaste, and dominating the long finish. Very pleasant port giving delicious drinking today. 88/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.
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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Tue 14 Sep 2010

It sounds like a pre-WW2 Croft. Was that your impression of it?

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:49 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Very similar to pre-WWII Croft, with plenty of orange in the flavours, but more tart and acidic than a mighty old Croft.
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