1970 Dow

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jdaw1
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1970 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: 1970 Dow

Post by angeleyes » 11:24 Thu 09 Sep 2010

From memory (left the tasting notes at the table again): My joint W.O.T.N. Still very much red, but translucent. Very good indeed.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:44 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Deep red, centre just transparent. Dusty, perhaps slightly peppery, on the nose. Very pleasant on the palate, but with less immediate depth than the '66 or '63 shown alongside. There is plenty of fruit, but it is straightforward and simple; it does develop depth with aeration. Tannins are now fully integrated. The aftertaste is a little empty, but the finish is dry and long and full of redcurrant jelly. Tasty port, but less impressive than the '66 or '63. 89/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 Tue 14 Sep 2010

My recent D70s have been better than this, as have yours (90 points, 91 points, 94 points).

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by Axel P » 12:07 Thu 23 Sep 2010

Tasted the wine one week after the original tasting by samples from Alex.

Very good, though I remember this wine to have been better in other tastings. Still young and with lots of power to go, but a bit one-dimensional for me.

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