1985 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1985 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: 1985 Dow

Post by angeleyes » 11:29 Thu 09 Sep 2010

From memory (left the tasting notes at the table again): Good, but I only remember it had slightly more acidity than the rest.
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:47 Tue 14 Sep 2010

Mature red coloue, 70% opacity. Delicious on the nose with red licorice an ddamsons. Fabulous palate with lots of dark damson and fruity acidity. Lovely structure, with soft and gentle tannins; delightful development. A dry aftertaste, full of sweet red licorice and with an enormous sticky length. 89/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.
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