1955 Dow

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jdaw1
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:02 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 08:12 Thu 14 Oct 2010

D55: the same colour as D70, but not much nose. Lovely early- and late-plate, but a deep flaw about which I took no further notes mid-palate.

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by DRT » 15:42 Thu 14 Oct 2010

My note says "Strange nose. Lovely soft & delicious entry but then quite hot in the finish." As the night wore on the strange nose confirmed itself to be TCA.
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by AHB » 08:28 Sun 17 Oct 2010

A mature shade of mid-red, 40% opaque. Slightly corked on the nose. Dry and woody on the palate, full of dried cranberries and nut skins. Tasty layering and development, but always the ghost of TCA. Hot on the aftertaste, with a bit of an acidic burn but a big, dry and bitter espresso finish. Still noticeable tannins around. 87/100.
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by Chris Doty » 10:27 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Quite tricky to evaluate. There is a big piece missing from this wine (TCA?) but it feels like being just a step away from a high degree of respectability. Clearly past its prime, and lacking a certain 'umph' factor, but this had most of the components...just not all. FLAWED? Not Scored.

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by Glenn E. » 22:58 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Middling, but toward the darker end.
Nose: Faint cigar smoke, otherwise pretty muted.
Palate: Dry, a bit harsh, and somewhat hot.
Finish: Long and pleasant, but a bit hot. Tails off dry.

Score: 85 points. Another that could be categorized as "not my style" along with the Cockburn, Sandeman, and Warre.
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