1983 Dow

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jdaw1
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1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 10:43 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: 1983 Dow

Post by angeleyes » 11:29 Thu 09 Sep 2010

From memory (left the tasting notes at the table again): The sweetest and most easy drinking of them all. A third place for the night.
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by JacobH » 21:19 Sat 11 Sep 2010

A touch sweeter than the ’85 (and the Dow style in general). My favourite of the young bottles.
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:46 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Mid red with some bricking on the rim. Quite light in the centre (60% opacity). Some gentle sweet redcurrant on the nose, also showing a bit of heat. Slightly lighter bodied than some of the older wines at this tasting, full of fruit, but fairly straight-forward. Very enjoyable on the palate, but little depth or complexity. The tannins are almost fully integrated. The immediate aftertaste is a little hollow, but the finish is long and lingering, and full of Turkish Delight and dark chocolate. A lovely port, dinking at its peak and one to consume over the next 10-20 years. 86/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.
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