1998 Dow Bomfim

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RonnieRoots
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1998 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 19:52 Sun 12 Sep 2010

From half bottle, from the same batch as this bottle. On the first day showing very similar to the bottle opened in 2008: green, dry, harsh, hot and disjointed. The dark chocolate and cocoa had evolved a bit, now showing more sour cherries. I didn't find it especially pleasant at this point and decided to keep most of the bottle for later tasting.

Now, three days later, it is less hot, so that's a plus. But that's about all. A weird combination of smells: cooked cabbage and paint (but not really VA). A bit softer to taste, but still dry and bitter. Some attractive flavours, but a hollow, flat ending.

At this point I wouldn't recommend this port to anyone. And seeing how it evolved in the past two years doesn't really make me hopeful for its future development. Not one of the better Bomfims.

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Re: 1998 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:26 Thu 16 Sep 2010

This didn't get better on day 4 and 5. I don't have high hopes for my remaining bottles...

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Re: 1998 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

Post by angeleyes » 23:06 Thu 16 Sep 2010

I've got a lone bottle somewhere - keep a while longer? Or palm off to an unsuspecting relative at Christmas?
Mark

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Re: 1998 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 04:44 Fri 17 Sep 2010

I would say it's the perfect Christmas present for someone who doesn't have a clue about vintage port.

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