1972 Dow

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jdaw1
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1972 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: 1972 Dow

Post by angeleyes » 11:25 Thu 09 Sep 2010

From memory (left the tasting notes at the table again): The surprise of the night, very good indeed.
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Re: 1972 Dow

Post by JacobH » 21:19 Sat 11 Sep 2010

Yes, I agree, an unexpected delight. Well worth seeking out.
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Re: 1972 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:44 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Surprisingly good colour, but lighter than the immediately adjacent years. Slightly funky nose, showing stewed fruit and a hint of mint. Sweet in the mouth, fruit generally gone but replaced by a pleasant honey and lemon acidity. Surprisingly there is still a bit of tannin. Later in the palate some soft floral tones. Sweet and cloying honey aftertaste; with a soft finish with tannins showing clearly but dominated by sticky honey. Surprising and enjoyable. No discernable sign of the industrial alcohol that was used for the fortification. 86/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.
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